museums

Cute cat can’t care about culture as it ignores “Do not enter” sign on samurai house in Fukushima

Feudal warriors’ home fails to intimidate fearless feline.

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Foreign tourists pick the top 10 must-visit museums in Japan

These collections of samurai armor, ancient artifacts, and futuristic technology are sure to pique your interest.

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Legendary crescent moon katana, one of Japan’s Five Swords Under Heaven, now on display in Tokyo

One of Japan’s most beautiful and important katana is proving popular with history buffs and young ladies alike.

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Hatsune Miku goes retro sci-fi with God of Manga-style makeover

Vocaloid star Hatsune Miku meets the “God of Manga,” Osamu Tezuka, in new exhibition.

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The top 20 places to visit in Tokyo, as chosen by travelers

From elegant gardens to stoic shrines and museums of fine art, Tokyo is full of places to stimulate the mind, soothe the soul, and please the senses.

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Marvel Age of Heroes Exhibition opens in Tokyo, and we stop by to experience the heroic display

Giant statues, themed food, and exclusive merchandise are all part of the event at Roppongi Hills.

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My Neighbor Totoro, Castle in the Sky kitchens to be recreated in life-size at Ghibli Museum

Special exhibition looks back on the amazing depictions of food in Studio Ghibli’s anime films.

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Final Fantasy artist Yoshitaka Amano anthropomorphizes katana made from a meteorite

Illustration and blade that inspired it to be shown together at Tokyo museum.

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We visited Fukuoka’s Museum of Mysteries and we still have no idea what we saw

Who knew you could find so much in such an isolated location?

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Japanese science museum in deep doo-doo after displaying false facts about poop

Oopsie-poopsie! This science museum reminds us all of the importance of doing proper research.

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Art-loving feline attempts to enter cat exhibition at Hiroshima museum

Will the cute black cat receive the red carpet treatment or will he be refused entry at the door for not having a ticket?

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Every Ghibli movie poster is part of this beautiful postage stamp set going on sale this month

Totoro and Kiki are ready to help deliver your letters.

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“Selfish” Studio Ghibli producer apologizes while announcing price reduction for art exhibit

Producer of Spirited Away and The Wind Rises wants to make exhibit as accessible as possible, offers partial rebates to advance ticket purchasers.

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Massive Ghibli Exhibition opening next in Tokyo with artwork spanning Nausicaa to The Red Turtle

The official Ghibli Museum is closed for now, but look forward to a double dose of animated fun in July!

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Tokyo retro kimono photography service provides customers with gorgeous snapshots of the past

Slip into the Taisho Period of Japan’s past as you slip on a kimono from this unique part of the country’s history.

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Tokyo’s Ghibli Museum set to crack down on ticket scalping and resales with pre-entry ID checks

Want to get in to see the Catbus? Then the name on your passport better match the one on your ticket.

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Tokyo museum’s current exhibition offers a dose of retro style and romance from 100 years ago

A special art exhibition dedicated to important people in the life of poet and painter Yumeji Takehisa (1884-1934) is currently underway in Tokyo.

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We visit the awesome new Samurai Museum in Shinjuku【Photos】

Experience the samurai spirit first-hand with original swords and armour at the recently opened Samurai Museum.

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Lifelike dolls created by legendary Goyo Hirata amaze Twitter users, leave us speechless

Japan is full of national treasures, from beautiful nature spots to old architecture, but one of the most interesting classes of national treasures is the living kind. Masters of their crafts, these national treasures often represent the heights of Japanese arts — including doll making! But we’re not talking about G.I. Joe figures or Barbie dolls, we’re talking about works of art that look less like toys and more like real people frozen in time.

Goyo Hirata was exactly that kind of artist, and once you see some of his creations, you’ll agree that he was definitely deserving of the status of Living National Treasure. Though Hirata passed away in 1981, his work is still celebrated today and no less amazing.

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Over 20 Museums, Galleries and Zoos in Tokyo are free for today only!

Today (October 1) is Citizen’s Day in Tokyo, celebrating the independence and welfare of the area’s residents. And what better way to do that than by giving them free access to over 20 of Tokyo’s cultural attractions from museums to art galleries to gardens and even zoos.

Now, considering it’s Citizen’s Day you might be thinking that such a deal is only open to people living in Tokyo, but no! Anyone who can get out here today and today only can get free admission to the following places.

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