Neon and 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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Coca-Cola Bottling Plant and Gallery – Ebino, Japan

Pretty much all of Coca-Cola’s Japanese bottling plants offer a guided tour and/or gift shops, mini-museums, restaurants, or other special facilities for visitors. The Coca-Cola West bottling plant in Ebino City, Miyazaki Prefecture, has something a little special for both Coca-Cola and sign enthusiasts: A gallery of vintage Coca-Cola memorabilia dating back to the early …

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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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The Tokyo Ginza Morinaga Globe

The Morinaga neon globe in Tokyo's Ginza district at the time of its erection in 1953.

  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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Kakimoto Co., Ltd.

Kakimoto Co. Ltd. is a very small but energetic neon signage company based in the Ota-ku ward of Tokyo. Established in 1990, Kakimoto has 10 employees who not only design neon signs, but neon art as well. Some of their artwork has been featured in various neon art expositions, displays, exhibitions, and art galleries in …

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