museums

Permanent video game art museum now being built in Japan

Real estate developer with ties to famous game developer spearheading project south of Tokyo.

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We check out Otaru’s real-life locales that inspired scenes in hit anime Golden Kamuy

Our reporter takes a northern pilgrimage to an important port city in Hokkaido in search of runaway trains, skewered sweet dumplings, and more.

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Fight like a ninja in a samurai town, with sword-fighting experience at Kyoto Toei movie studio park

Learn Japanese katana techniques from movie actors and film your own sword-fight in an Edo setting. 

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Spirited Away’s No-Face, Yubaba appear in seaside park in Japan as Ghibli museum exhibit opens 【Vid】

Special traveling Ghibli exhibit makes its first stop in Kanagawa.

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Dojigiri, the millennium-old katana said to have slain a demon, is now on display in Tokyo【Pics】

One of the Five Swords Under Heaven is now under the roof of this downtown museum.

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Samurai Ninja Museum Tokyo With Experience is true to its name, lets you slice with real katana

Hands-on history in Tokyo’s most historical neighborhood.

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TeamLab Borderless moves from Odaiba to Azabudai with new exhibits for 2024

Japan’s most incredible interactive light museum gets a new home in Tokyo.

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Gorgeous Pokémon x Kogei art exhibit combines Pokémon creatures with traditional Japanese crafts

Exquisite fine-art versions of the most popular Pocket Monsters.

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Pikachu Van Gogh Pokémon card pulled from museum promotion for “safety and security” reasons

Limited-edition card dubbed a safety hazard for guests and workers.

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Details of the Pokémon/Van Gogh art museum crossover are just as adorable as we’d hoped【Pics】

Pikachu portrait with grey felt hat plushie, exclusive Pokémon card, and an honestly clever way to teach people about art history.

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Tokyo government opening anime art archive museum this fall

Ikebukuro continues its rise to top-tier otaku destination.

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We learned how to make a calligraphy brush from the masters of Kumanofude in Hiroshima

Who better to learn from than the very best?

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Tokyo’s coolest open-air museum gets even cooler with hot summer nights event

Edo Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum wants to take you back in time to an old-school summer festival.

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Harry Potter walk-through museum is now open in Tokyo, and here’s what you can see there【Photos】

Warner Brothers Studio Tokyo Making of Harry Potter lets you visit everything from the Great Hall of Hogwarts to the closet Harry lived in at the Dursley’s.

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Stay dry with Japan’s top 10 indoor attractions for rainy days, as voted by tourists

Good ideas for bad-weather days!

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Master Lego builder’s Great Wave off Kanagawa making move across ocean for Hokusai event【Photos】

Japan’s only Lego Certified Professional recreates Japan’s most famous painting.

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Real-life Rurouni Kenshin katana forged based on sword of series’ most merciless villain【Photos】

Kenshin vs. Shishio museum exhibit displays Sakabato and Mugenjin.

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Perfectly recreated 1960s Japanese apartment lets museum visitors go back to mid-Showa era【Pics】

Matsudo Museum recreates Tokiwadaira Danchi, and a day in the life of old-school Japan.

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Yokai Modeling Awards return to Kagawa after 5-year hiatus

Finally, a return to normalcy.

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Ghibli Park benches spark debate in Japan

One person’s cute anime flourish is another person’s hostile design.

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