A permanent poop museum is opening in Tokyo on August 9

Tabea Greuner
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Tabea Greuner
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A major success since opening in March earlier this year, the temporary Unko Museum (‘unko’ is Japanese for ‘poop’) in Yokohama is about to get a permanent site in Tokyo’s amusement district Odaiba. This new museum, set to be a colourful celebration of the cute poop emoji, will open on Friday August 9 on the second floor of the huge shopping mall DiverCity Tokyo Plaza

Based on the concept of ‘Max Unko Kawaii’, which literally translates as ‘the maximum cuteness of poop’, this new Tokyo museum is a much bigger venue than its predecessor. It will also feature a revamped design, plus some new additions.

Unko Museum Tokyo

Unko Museum Tokyo will sport a new main area housing a turd-spitting poop-shaped volcano. We know, it sounds ludicrous, but we also can’t wait to see how the actual installation is going to look like. The rest of the museum, however, is divided into several zones, each named after an unko wordplay – 'un'teractive, 'un'sta-genic and 'un'telligence. 

Unko Museum Tokyo

The museum will also get a rainbow-coloured souvenir shop. Named the ‘Unko Factory’, it’s stocked with a wide variety of poop-shaped merchandise that are bound to set off a few giggles.

Unko Museum Tokyo

Gamers should head straight to the ‘Kusogame Center’, where seven different kuso (Japanese for ‘shit’) games await: dive into piles of toy turds, create your own love story between you and unko, or catch falling poop-shaped toys with both of your hands at the new ‘Unko Shirahadori’ game. 

Unko Museum Tokyo

On top of that, even the museum’s mascot Unberto – a walking, wallowing turd figure that carries around its own toilet – gets its own namesake room. Walk through the toilet seat-shaped door and discover its mysterious depths.

You can still visit the original, though temporary, Unko Museum in Yokohama until September 30. Looking for more unusual Tokyo experiences? Check our list of the city’s weird but wonderful museums and vending machines.

For more information on the Unko Museum Tokyo, check the official website (Japanese only). 

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