One thing I learned about living in Japan is that they take the word weird to a whole new level.
I knew Japan had a knack for things which are considered a little bit weird for people from other countries, but still, I was not prepared for this. As a child I was told that Poop is dirty, had limited colors and something I definitely should not be playing with but Japan found another approach to this by creating pop-up museum dedicated to “poops” which can be found in Yokohama, aptly named as: Poop Museum or as the Japanese calls it the “Unko” museum.
LOCATION AND DETAILS
Address: 〒220-0011 Kanagawa-ken, Yokohama-shi, Nishi-ku, Takashima, 2-chōme−14−9, Asobuild, 2F
Ticket price: 1,700 yen for adults/ 900 yen for kids
Please refrain from buying resale tickets from other website. They cannot guarantee admission for resale tickets.
Opening/Closing hours: Everyday, 10:00AM – 9:00 PM
* Extended until September 30, last entry each day is at 8:30 PM
WHAT TO SEE INSIDE
Unko Museum is located within Asobuild which also houses various attractions and cafes. It’s conveniently located across the station and the building itself is visible once you step out of the Yokohama station.
This is where you will see a big POO balloon and a wide game area where kids can play various games such as stepping on colorful poos. The balloon ejects little poos every now and then which the kids love to catch.
This is an area dedicated to feed the “gram”, it houses pastel colored poos, a tea and cake room where you can have a poo-themed tea party and a couple poo area among others.
This area is where kids and adults alike can exercise their artsy side and come up with their own original poo drawings. It also dedicates one wall that educates the visitors about poo in general, there are drawings created by famous Japanese artists which you can view as well.
- Aso Buiding also hosts different attractions and activities such as Escape rooms and VR rooms.
- They will open a pop-up museum in Tokyo’s Odaiba Divercity on August 9, 2019
- Visit Unko Museums’s website for announcements and future events here: https://unkomuseum.com/
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