Unko Museum in Yokohama offers interactive, colorful exhibits all about poop

unko poop museum yokohama japan

Joining such attractions as the long-running and popular Cupnoodles Museum, visitors to Yokohama this spring have another must-see destination to add to their itinerary, and it’s all about poop.

As reported by Kotaku, the Unko Museum (literally, Poop Museum) will open in Yokohama, a port city located a short distance to the west of Tokyo, on March 15th inside the Asobuild building and run until July 15.

It showcases colorful and cute replicas of poop in a series of interactive and Instagrammable installations that are also intended to be educational. Admission costs ¥1,600 for adults and ¥900 for elementary school students, and is free for preschoolers.

unko poop museum yokohama japan

unko poop museum yokohama japan

unko poop museum yokohama japan

unko poop museum yokohama japan

unko poop museum yokohama japan

For want of a better phrase, poop is big business in Japan, and the Unko Museum is hoping to ride a wave of interest in poop.

A poop-themed kanji-learning book for kids was a massive bestseller in Japan in 2017.

In 2014, the “Toilet?! Human Waste & Earth’s Future” exhibition at the Miraikan museum in Tokyo also introduced the science behind poop and the technology behind lavatories in an exciting and accessible way, which even included poop hats and a giant toilet slide.

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