Anime-Lovers' Kaiyodo Hobby Museum

10,000 figures on display deep in the heart of Shikoku

 By Sandra Isaka   Nov 25, 2015

In July 2011, the famous Osaka-based company, Kaiyodo, remodeled the gymnasium of a recently-closed elementary school in the town of Shimanto and opened a museum there that showcases many of its collectable figurines and model kits. There are over 10,000 items on display - including a multitude of animation characters, giant dinosaurs, and much more. The museum is located in a remote area of Kochi Prefecture, not far from the famous Shimanto River.  Also nearby, be sure to visit the fascinating Kaiyodo Kappa Museum, dedicated to Japan's most popular mythical creature.

Photography by Sandra Isaka
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