The Unko Museum is anything but crappy

ByJason Gatewood
Sep 29, 2021

The Unko Museum is anything but crappy

We knew it was bound to happen eventually; Japan is home to the first restroom-themed restaurant, our toilet technology is talked about and adored far and wide, and we even invented this 💩 emoji. So, of course, Japan should be the first to have a museum dedicated to all things doo-doo. If you’re hankering to know all about Mr. Hanky, then head over to the Unko Museum and brace yourself!

Located near Odaiba, Tokyo Teleport Station, on the Rinkai line, is the closest access by metro, about 30 minutes from Shinjuku Station. The museum is hosted on the second floor of the Diver City Tokyo Plaza. As you can probably guess, unko means poop in Japanese, but don’t worry because you’ll never forget it after leaving here!

Un-teractive Un-telligence

The museum offers plenty of hands-on exhibits and spaces to learn about and, yes, even play with digital poo. Learn about how humanity has dealt with cleaning up after its #2s since the beginning of time. There’s also an area where you can learn about unko in modern times – poop pop culture – and see everything from books to toys that are inspired by or deal with dookey as an art form.


A large part of the venue is dedicated to creating spaces where you can get it on the ‘gram and show your friends you’ve spent a crappy day at the Unko Museum. From floating pastel swirly poops to interactive floaties in a giant toilet held by Unberto (unbelt), the poopy mascot, you can impress/gross-out your followers with your own hot take on the exhibit.

Smooth Move

The temporary interactive excrement exhibition is only around until October 31, 2021, so let’s get things moving!


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Our Tokyo based collaborator is a tech nerd, Japanophile, train nut, and a veritable fountain of information on Japan. His current goal is to watch Evangelion and actually "get it", sing every permutation of "Hotel California" at any karaoke gathering, ride every bullet train line, and sample all varieties of ramen throughout Japan. Catch more of his musings at ·