Unko Museum in Japan
Poop may just be a daily stinky part of our lives, but Japan has somehow managed to make it aesthetic, cute, and fun. The Unko Museum – unko (うんこ) is Japanese for “poop” – in Japan lets its visitors get down and dirty with a bizarre toilet-themed experience like never before.
Interactive poop-themed areas to explore
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The museum is separated into 6 different areas, each with a different charm and a punny shitty name of their own: Unstagenic, Unteractive, Untelligence, Unko Factory, KusoGame Centre, and Unberto Room.
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Unstagenic – a photogenic unko stage – features multiple aesthetic photo spots that are especially poop-ular with visitors. Snap a pic with pastel-coloured poop or strikingly vivid neon poop signs to express your love for excrement.
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Unteractive is an area that features interactive unko exhibitions, such as colourful toilet bowls that produce an unko plush of a random colour when visitors sit atop of them and shout “unko”.
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The museum also has a retro arcade area called KusoGame Centre, which features “shitty” games that visitors can play.
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Poop merch for the memories
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If you want to purchase a souvenir for the crappy but precious mmrs you’ve made at the museum, head over to Unko Factory, where you can choose from a selection of unko-themed merchandise.
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There is also a popular photo spot – the Unko Mart – where the items featured there are sorted according to their colours. Unfortunately, the goods in the Unko Mart are only there for aesthetic purposes and cannot be bought.
Leave your mark before you go
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The museum’s Untelligence – unko intelligence – area allows visitors to leave their mark by drawing poop on the walls. Don’t worry, your poopy masterpiece won’t be flushed away. If you don’t fancy yourself an artist, you can simply look at and enjoy the crap drawn by other people.
Getting to the Unko Museum in Japan
If you are planning a trip to Tokyo, be sure to keep the Unko Museum in mind. Being an exciting poop-themed playground that is suitable for all ages, the museum is sure to amuse anyone who’s not above a bit of toilet humour.
Address: 1 Chome-1-10 Aomi, Koto City, 135-0064 Tokyo
Admission fee: ¥1,600 (~USD13.22) for those who are 12 years old and above; ¥900 (~USD7.43) for elementary school children; free for kids below 6 years old.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11AM-8PM | Sat-Sun 10AM-8PM
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