Neon/LED Signs

Beppu Tower

The Beppu Tower has been one of the top tourist attractions of the city of Beppu in Japan’s Ōita prefecture since 1957. Beppu Tower was originally designed to be a radio station tower, but it became home to some of the local TV stations instead. In addition, it became a popular tourist attraction due to its …

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The Glico Man of Osaka

Osaka, Japan’s Dotonbori shopping district is home to a multitude of neon, LED, and electric signs of all kinds. The most famous neon sign of all in Dotonbori also happens to be one of the world’s oldest: the “Glico Man” sign! The Glico Man sign was unveiled to the Japanese public in 1935 to advertise …

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The Glico Museum – Glico Man Exhibition 2016

The Glico Museum is a museum that Pocky stick lovers worldwide need to put on their to-see lists when they visit Japan! In addition, sign enthusiasts visiting Japan during the summer of 2016 might want to consider checking it out since it has a summerlong exhibition dedicated to Osaka’s “Glico Man” sign! The exhibition explores …

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Tombori River Cruise

In addition to the Japan Night Walk Tour, another great way to see the famous signs of Osaka is the Tombori River Cruise! This cruise goes right down Osaka’s Dotonbori River and straight into the Dotonbori shopping district itself. You will get to see Dotonbori’s famous signs up close as the boats cruise right pass …

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Japan Night Walk Tour

While not really a museum of any kind, the Japan Night Walk Tour is a 45 minute long walking tour of the city of Osaka at night hosted by the Osaka Convention Tourism Bureau. The tours are led by local tour guides. In their own words, it aims to show the people of the world …

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The Tokyo Ginza Morinaga Globe

  If you’re a fan of kaiju, or Japanese monster movies or you spent any amount of time shopping in Tokyo’s Ginza district during the 1950s-1980s, then you are most likely familiar with this sign. This giant neon globe once adorned the top of the Wako Department Store at Ginza Crossing. It advertised the Morinaga …

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NichiSo Neon Co., Ltd./Nisso Neon

NichiSo Neon Co., Ltd. (Nisso Neon) is an outdoor signage company located in Sakado, Saitama Prefecture. Established in 1987, NichiSo has become a respected company over the past several decades and has mastered the art of all forms of outdoor signage including neon. Company Location:   Homepage URL: http://www.nissoneon.co.jp/

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