Unko Museum
Unko Museum

The poop museum in Tokyo has gone online – and you can visit for free

The Unko Museum online lets you play poop games, look at toilet art, and even chat with a poop mascot

By Youka Nagase
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Since the Japanese government declared a state of emergency to curb the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, we've all been urged to stay home. That means we're looking for things to do on Golden Week that don’t involve going outdoors – and now that list includes a visit to Tokyo's famously bizarre Unko Museum.

The poop museum, which found a permanent home in Odaiba last year, is moving its crap-tastic artworks and fun-filled activities online from May 1, so you can enjoy them in quarantine. The online museum is separated into different areas, each with a name that plays on 'unko', the Japanese word for poop. 

Unko Museum
Unko Museum

Although you won’t be able to take a photo with the museum's massive turd-spitting poop-shaped volcano, the Un-teractive Area features the all-time favourite ‘unko shutter’ game, where you have to click the shutter at just the right time to capture a speeding neon-coloured poop. 

Unko Museum
Unko Museum

The Un-stagenic Area will be stocked with several poop-themed wallpapers you can use during your on-nomi video chat sessions. Why not surprise your friends – or your boss – by dialing in with a mysterious floating turd above your head?

Unko Museum
Unko Museum

The Un-telligence Area will feature the museum's collection of poop art created by celebrities. If you want to have a go at making your own art, download the toilet bowl template and show off your best poop-inspired drawings.

Unko Museum
Unko Museum

Lastly, Unko Museum’s official Instagram is hosting regular live sessions (in Japanese) from May 1 with the museum mascot, Unberto, who will answer all your burning questions about poop. Exact times for the crappy Q&A have yet to be announced, so keep an eye on the museum's Instagram account. To complete the experience, you can visit the Unko Museum online shop and purchase some turd-shaped gummies, hats, plushies and fashion accessories.

The online Unko Museum will be open to the world at 1pm JST on Friday May 1.

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