museums

Stay at an old samurai residence in the heart of a “Little Kyoto” warrior town

Swords, armour and ceremonial items are just some of the samurai secrets awaiting you inside this secluded compound.

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You can now visit a recreation of Evangelion’s Tokyo-3 and live there in miniature form in【Pics】

Applications for the Tokyo-3 residence permit program are now open at Small Worlds Tokyo.

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Tokyo’s Ghibli museum to reopen this month, but only for one group of people

Staggered reopening planned for anime mecca after nearly half-year closure.

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Even Spirited Away’s Yubaba wants you to wear a mask for coronavirus safety

Character from Studio Ghibli’s most fanciful anime world wants you to take real-life precautions against coronavirus infection.

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Ghibli Museum video takes us into the steam punk elevator and up the spiral staircase【Video】

The museum speaks to us as we encounter some of its cutest anime characters. 

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Ghibli Museum virtual tour reveals what’s inside the female toilets【Video】

“This week, we introduce you our secret favourite place ‘women’s restroom'”.

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Secretive Ghibli Museum starts video diary to give glimpse inside anime attraction【Videos】

The shrine to Hayao Miyazaki’s anime studio famously doesn’t allow guests to take photos or videos, but now it’s sharing its own!

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Japan’s poo museum opens online, offers turds of virtual fun worldwide during stay-home period

The Unko Museum reconnects you with your poop and takes your mind off the crap of social distancing.

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Ghibli Museum extends coronavirus closure, gives new scheduled reopening date and other good news

Totoro misses you too, but at least he’s letting us know when we can start buying tickets again.

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Japan’s legendary Brother Katana might not be brothers after all? Investigating the mystery【Pics】

Two of Japan’s most beautiful blades are said to be linked at birth, but a closer look makes some scholars think twice.

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How did samurai swords and armor evolve over time?【Part 2】【Photos】

We’re back for another look at how the arms and armor of samurai developed, and this time we learn why they ditched their otachi for uchigatana.

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How did samurai swords and armor change over time?【Part 1】【Photos】

Samurai fought on the field of battle for a thousand years, and during that time their arms and armor went through a fascinating evolution.

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Hayao Miyazaki’s concept art and ideas for the Ghibli Museum to be revealed in new exhibit

The legendary anime director’s sketchbook serves as the inspiration for a new exhibit on how the museum was created.

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An up-close look at one of Japan’s five Ryuseito swords, forged from meteorites【Photos】

One of Japan’s most beautiful blades is now on display, and owes its existence to some dude who just wanted to eat some potatoes and pickles.

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Check out these photos from the British Museum’s beautiful Manga special exhibition【Photos】

The London landmark gives manga the fine-art treatment.

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Real-life Rurouni Kenshin reverse-blade katana, forged by master swordsmith, now on display【Pics】

The sakabato, one of the most famous swords of the anime/manga world, is now part of the real world.

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Japan’s Roofless Museum holds many man-made marvels from the Sphinx to the Parthenon

We travel into the depths of suburbia in search of Moai and ancient Pakistani Priest Kings.

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This hotel has one of the coolest katana collections in Japan, and admission is totally free【Pics】

Centuries of samurai history are on display, and we’ll teach you what to look for in appreciating the beauty of a Japanese sword.

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Japanese castle’s new Ninja Museum sends you on an interactive shinobi mission through history

The castle closest to Tokyo expands its English explanations and adds a Fuma ninja clan infiltration experience.

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Amazing new Tokyo art exhibit lets you create cherry blossoms just by touching light【Video】

One of the city’s best art museums just got better with a special springtime sakura upgrade.

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