If you thought about traveling to Japan, or if you're curious about the many things you could see there, you'll like this post.
In the time I go there, I hope, but I think I'll need several trips to see so many interesting things there.
Many of these things are not in this post, but some of the interesting and unusual museums you can find in Japan.
I hope you like
Museum of kites (Tokyo)
is a museum highly recommended although we are not fans of comets. The museum Tako-no-Hakubutsuka exposed kites of all ages, including fans from other Asian countries to them, such as China. The mainly material they are made of is bamboo because of its qualities: it is a material strong and resilient, flexible and lightweight. We can also see kites made with handmade paper called Washi, which is made from trees of the variety Kohzo. The museum occupies the 5th floor of the building Taimeiken, where the famous restaurant of the same name. The restaurant owner, Shingo Modegi, was one of the great fans of kites in Japan and founded the museum. Other museums of comets in Japan, but it has more than 3,000 units in its exhibitions. The Japan Association of Amateur Kites is based here.
Remind me not to go to this
Museum of parasites (Tokyo)
As the name suggests, the museum features an extensive exhibit on most parasites that can become lodged in the human body or that of our pets. The museum was founded thanks to the concerns of four university professors specialized in parasitology. Over the years collected tens of thousands of pests and decided to found a museum for display. Since parasites who have stayed in the male testes produce increased their size to unusual dimensions, to a worm over 8.8 m in length found in the intestines of a citizen of Yokohama in 1986 became infected after eating sushi. Three months after eating sushi in trout began to appear in your stool large portions of the worm. After being treated by doctors, three months later got completely expel the worm. (closed Mondays). Admission is free.
It is a complex of different buildings that were moved from different parts of the country. It is a kind of Japanese traditional village in the form of museum in which we teach the history, culture and traditions. It is crossed by a steam train.
The Museum of the tea ceremony in Hida Takayama
More expensive than some but worth it. The museum consists of two buildings, one more modern than the other but both respected, more or less traditional Japanese architecture. Among them, a garden style marked Nippon with its Zen garden, stone lanterns, pine trees cut, etc.. One building is for tea ceremonies, there are from small rooms to large halls for meetings much more dimensions. The other building is the showroom. It has two floors which are exhibited not only bowls of tea but all kinds of tools for tea ceremony as well as accessories and even paintings and screens.
Toy Museum (Tokyo)
Anyone who visits the museum had wanted to be a child in this country. Regardless of age of the visitor, the Japanese children's toys have nothing to do with the toys we played the rest of mortals. The Japanese boast of having the most innovative toys, the safest and the most original, and true. The museum displays more than 9,000 toys covering a period from the early nineteenth century XXI. It was not until the 60's when Tokyoites authorities decided to found the museum and the burgeoning tourism and western show what had been the history of toys in Japan. After several trips to Europe and America, museum officials realized that, like painting or literature, Japanese toys were completely different to the rest of the world. They thought then that it was a good idea to expose Japanese toys, considered by Westerners at least, different.
and the town's oyster bars, Toba offers a popular boat trip in the Toba Bay out to Iruka Island to a see a dolphin and seal show. The recent movie The Cove, filmed down the coast in Taiji, raised rather serious questions about the dolphins in Japan's dolphin shows. Watching a dolphin show can never really be the same again with the knowledge that most of the dolphins on display are the lucky survivors of dolphin hunts which end in the bloody slaughter of their fellow creatures. Ornamental Chinese style boats chug in a circle between the pier near Mikimoto Pearl Island, Toba Aquarium and Irukashima (Dolphin Island). Get on and off any boat on the course.
Laundry Museum (Tokyo)
As the name suggests, this museum will find articles Laundry of the last century and how they have evolved: washing machines, irons, etc. It has a library of over 8,000 volumes on these matters
Snuff and Salt Museum (Tokyo)
The snuff existed in pre-Columbian America. It was during the sixteenth century when it was carried to other continents and came to Japan. This museum brings the history of these two products in Japan, since the salt was for centuries a vital importance for the Japanese economy. Being an element viital for feeding the population, there were numerous studies, projects and experiments of how to get the salt and the best methods for this. Both products were monopolized by the Japanese government for centuries.
Criminology Museum (Tokyo)
Located at Meiji University, the museum. Founded in 1929 with the purpose of collecting all the instruments used until that time in the arrests and interrogations of detainees. The museum was originally created to expand students' knowledge of law and criminology, but was later opened to the general public by the great interest aroused. It has more than 200,000 objects including swords can be seen, tourniquets, ropes and all kinds of gadgets used for torture. The museum features exhibits significant names such as "Torture in the Edo period," "Torture and Tribunals", "Implementation and Corrective Methods" or "History of Criminology" and made of steel guillotine in the French style.
Ramen Museum (Yokohama)
The Yokohama Ramen Museum Shin-diveros exposes the utensils that through history have used to make noodles. It also houses there are all varieties of this commodity in the diet of the Japanese. Such is the passion of the Japanese people to this foodstuff that have even created a museum-park dedicated to this dish where, in a city built in the style of the 50, you can visit the ramen restaurants of that era. The ramen is just a noodle soup, but it is a common dish in the daily life of the Japanese. Such is the importance of this dish has even given names to the characters of the manga, like Naruto (egg shell is sometimes placed in the bowl of ramen for decorative purposes).
Swords Museum (
is said that in the sixteenth century, before Japan closed its borders to the outside, the Spanish merchants came here hoping to sell their steel weapons as they did in Toledo. The Japanese politely declined his offer, since they had making swords for centuries in a far better quality steel than the Spanish. There was at that time more than 200 schools which taught how to forge iron and how to shape it. Sometimes it took months to finish a job, so it was perfect finish and unmatched quality. Many of these swords were decorated by artists and today are exhibited in this museum. This museum is often overlooked by tourists, but houses an extensive exhibition of Japanese swords. The visitor can see for yourself the beauty of these objects, used not only in many of the oriental martial arts.
Museum of the buttons (Tokyo)
This small museum is special for hosting one of the largest collections of buttons in the world. Buttons from Germany, Hungary, Turkey, etc.. Buttons all over the world and times (since the sixteenth century), of different materials made of pearls, bone, ebony, gold or silver. Most significantly, the museum is perhaps historically, the garments with which the Japanese never wore wore buttons, and the museum houses a collection of the first that came into use in the country. Address: Tokyo, Chuo-ku, 1-11-8 Nihonbashi Hamamachi, 5 minutes walk from the subway station Higashi Nihon Bashi Asakusa line.
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