From the peculiar and the quirky, to the outright bizarre, there is no shortage of interesting and weird museums in Japan. If you need somewhere to go on a rainy day, or you’re just really in the mood for something completely off-beat, we can definitely recommend a visit to one of these far-out Japanese museums.
Cup Noodles Museum
If you’re craving a hot cup of instant noodles (especially after seeing the featured image above), then you will love the Cup Noodles Museum in Tokyo! Some people might think that a whole museum dedicated to some strands of dehydrated wheat flour and tiny packets of flavouring is ridiculous, but we disagree… it is endlessly fascinating!
Meguro Parasitological Museum
Trying to lose weight and really want to ruin your appetite? Then the Meguro Parasitological Museum is for you! This small museum in central Tokyo specializes in all kinds of parasites and is only recommended for those with strong stomachs. Don’t forget to visit the gift shop for some lovely parasite-themed souvenirs!
Tobacco and Salt Museum
“They go together like tobacco and salt”, said no one ever. Yet this small museum near Shibuya Station makes perfect sense when you learn that salt and tobacco were both state monopolies in Japan for hundreds of years. If you feel a bit thirsty after perusing the museum’s impressive collection of amazing salt and tobacco memorabilia, head next door for a refreshing drink at the conveniently located cafe.
Sapporo Sewerage Science Museum
Have you ever dreamed of travelling through a Japanese sewer in a submarine? Neither have we, but after discovering that the Sapporo Sewerage Science Museum in Hokkaido has simulated the experience through the magic of computer technology, we can’t wait to try it! This museum is extremely popular with local schoolchildren.
We hope you enjoyed this short introduction to some of the many weird and wonderful museums in Japan. If you prefer something a bit more traditional, like a tea ceremony or a kimono makeover, then check out our website or contact us today!