Photo/IllutrationVisitors can gain simulated experience flying the new Boeing 737 Max plane with the newly installed flight simulator at the Museum of Aeronautical Sciences in Shibayama, Chiba Prefecture. (Photo taken with a fish-eye lens by Atsuo Negishi)

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SHIBAYAMA, Chiba Prefecture--Two of the most recent state-of-the-art flight simulators are making their debut in Japan here at the Museum of Aeronautical Sciences.

The simulators are being featured in the museum's new two-story Taikenkan annex, constructed as part of a major facelift to celebrate its 30th anniversary in early August.

A life-size model of an airline cabin will also be installed in the fall at the museum, located in Shibayama. The town is adjacent to the city of Narita, which hosts Narita International Airport.

The facility has also been renovated to include a spacious hall for events, including an upcoming origami workshop, which will teach visitors how to make the perfect paper airplane.

The museum said the renovations were aimed at making visitors feel closer to aeronautics and airports and increasing their interest in its displays on the subjects.