We made a last tour of MONA exterior in the afternoon before leaving. I particularly liked the Spectrum Chamber connecting to Amarna.
PHAROS is the new wing of MONA, and built to evoke the ancient lighthouse of Alexandria. It is more a theme park of ideas and installations.
The general collection in MONA is called MONANISM. It tends to vary over time, but a few pieces really stood out for me.
Cloaca Professional mimics the human digestive system, through a set of chambers that progressively break down human food into poop.
Hound in the Hunt is an exhibition of various paintings at MONA, and the technique for creating them developed by Tim Jenison.
The exterior of MONA, or the Museum of Old and New Art, has a few large scale sculptures and the museum architecture is also interesting.
Super Trick Art is yet another of those 3D art places that you pose in front of. The lighting is a bit dark in places.
The Game Museum at Huis Ten Bosch contains a display of various gaming consoles past to present as well as various arcade machines.
The Porcelain Museum at Huis Ten Bosch is full of rooms of porcelain displays, a second hall with upholsteries and a third hall with pottery.
The Stadhuis replica in "Amsterdam Square" in Huis Ten Bosch has a magnificent crystal and glass museum called "Gyaman Gallery".
We visited a recreation of Kasteel Nijenrode containing the Teddy Bear Kingdom, an extensive collection of teddy bears from around the world.
We also visited the Nagasaki Peace Museum, which was similar to the one in Hiroshima but on a smaller scale.
They say the Hiroshima Peace Museum is quite confronting - we found it terribly crowded and quite hard to see some of the exhibits.
On the first day, we landed in Haneda Airport and took the train to Asakusa to check into the hotel. We then headed to Mitaka for the Studio Ghibli museum.
Mega Web History Garage is a museum located at the basement of Venus Fort and features historic cars, motorsports and nostalgia.
Nara is the ancient capital of Japan. We begin our visit at the Okumura Museum, with an interesting earthquake simulator.
The Ghibli Museum is dedicated to the creative output of Studio Ghibli - an animation film studio featuring director Miyazaki Hayao.
We explored Wellington and Featherston today, including WETA, Dry Creek Quarry (Helms Deep/Minas Tirith) and Hutt River (River Anduin).