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The first stage of anime park Nijigen no Mori’s Godzilla attraction is now open for a limited time

Get a glimpse of the Godzilla Museum, which pays homage to the giant monster’s legacy.

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Mr. Sato got a tiny figure of himself made and put in the Evangelion area of Small Worlds Tokyo

Look for Mr. Sato’s mini in the Tokyo-3 world!

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Okinawa’s new STEM Resort educational play center now open, is a kid’s colorful dreamland

Need a place in Okinawa to bring your kids? This is it!

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Over 30,000 goldfish on display at Art Aquarium, Tokyo’s newest Instagrammable spot

Art gets a bit more aquatic in this new museum!

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Tokyo art gallery encourages visitors to steal its art

Become a real life art thief without any consequences!

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Demon-slaying Dojigiri, one of Japan’s Five Swords Under Heaven, now on display at Kasuga Shrine

Legendary blade is a an official natural treasure, and presented in a uniquely beautiful way.

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Japanese snack package craft artist holds first Tokyo exhibition in Ikebukuro, offers autographs

Make sure to guzzle your fill of snacks beforehand, because these sculptures are mouthwatering.
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Reconnect with art at the Trowel Picture Museum in Fukuoka

We visit a museum for the common but under-appreciated Japanese art of kote-e.

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Space museum collaborates with Sailor Moon, lets you experience the Silver Millennium and more

Makes us wonder why other space museums aren’t doing this.

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New York City’s Yuji Ramen is coming to Japan’s Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum next month

In an instance of “reverse importation,” the American eatery’s noodle soup will soon be featured at Japan’s preeminent ramen museum. 

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Amazing exhibition of Japan’s legendary “cursed katana” is going on right now【Photos】

Don’t forget to purify your soul before heading to this museum’s display of samurai swords that were designed to do just one thing: kill.

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Japanese designers create a knit hat to help you look like Buddha

Japanese designers help you share your religious zeal (or irreverent sense of humor) with this quirky new hat that’ll make you look just like a statue of Buddha!

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Gorgeous Japanese prison built at turn of the century to become hotel

When staying at this century-old correctional facility, you might hope they lock you up and throw away the key.

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All aboard the Catbus at Ghibli Museum’s 15th Anniversary Celebration!

Okay, there isn’t actually a working Catbus there, but you can see the next best thing!

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World’s first Snoopy Museum opens in Tokyo’s Roppongi Hills

Get your dancing paws ready for a Snoopy-tastic experience!

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Heads up—Japan’s Ghibli Museum will be closed for two months as of this May

If you’re planning to visit Tokyo’s world-famous Ghibli Museum later this year, you may want to reschedule.

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These figures for an upcoming ukiyo-e exhibit are perfect for cat-lovers and art-lovers alike!

Especially if you have an appreciation for the macabre!

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“Buddhists’ Disneyland” the Pure Land Cave is the trippiest place on earth

In Kaohsiung, Taiwan, there stands a massive Buddhist complex set up by the half-century-old sect Fo Guang Shan. It is a sprawling 30 hectares (74 acres) and contains the nation’s largest monastery, a 36-meter (132 foot) tall Buddha statue, as well as an enormous Buddha Memorial Center in the shape of a pyramid.

However, for our correspondent Kowloon Kurosawa the real action could be found in the Pure Land Cave. It’s an attraction rumored to have been patterned after Disney’s It’s a Small World ride. However, as we’ll soon see, Buddhism is not so much a “small” world as it is a creepy and psychedelic one.

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Fukushima Gainax’s anime museum opens in April

Visitors to Fukushima Prefecture will soon be able to visit Kuso to Art no Museum – Fukushima Sakura Yugakusha, or the Museum of Fantasy and Art – Fukushima Sakura Yugakusha. The museum, which officially opens April 1, was founded by a subsidiary of animation production house Gainax, which will also be setting up an anime studio at the same site under the name Fukushima Gainax.

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Admission is $30 and all the paintings are fakes – so why is the Otsuka Museum of Art so popular?

The Otsuka Museum of Art is a place of extremes. It’s the biggest exhibition space in Japan, housing masterpieces of Western art from antiquity to the modern day. The route around its 1,000 artworks is 4km long (2.5 miles), and it takes a full, tiring day to see it all. And with a 3,150 yen (US $29.22) adult admission fee, it’s also Japan’s most expensive gallery.

The works on show are, quite literally, too good to be true. The Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Guernica, Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, Rembrandt’s self-portraits: everything is here. And every single one of them is a replica. But why are so many people prepared to pay through the nose to see prints of masterpieces?

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