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Must Visit Anime And Manga Museums In Japan

Marie MooreMarie Moore
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Posted on August 11, 2018
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Updated last June 21, 2022

Visiting Japan soon? If so then you should check out our post on where to buy Studio Ghibli goods in Japan and summer festival foods! Since many of our wonderful TokyoTreat Japanese candy box subscribers often have aspirations of visiting the country their Japanese snacks originated from we decided to compile a list of must visit manga and anime museums across Japan!

Ishinomori Mangattan Museum – Miyagi Prefecture

The Ishinormori Manga Museum opened in 2001 to commemorate the work of Shotaro Ishinomori, the manga artist who created the immensely popular Kamen Rider Series, Super Sentai Series, and Cyborg 009.

Address:〒986-0823 Miyagi-ken, Ishinomaki-shi, Nakaze 2-7
Open hours:March – November: 09:00~18:00 (ticket window closes at 17:30)
December – February: 09:00~17:00 (ticket window closes at 16:30)
Holidays: March – November: every third Tuesday / December – February: every Tuesday
Access: 12 minute walk from JR line Ishinomaki Station.
Admission: Adults ¥800, High school/middle school ¥500, elementary school ¥200


The Ghibli Museum – Mitaka, Tokyo

Established in 2001, The Ghibli Museum showcases the work of Studio Ghibli animation studio and their well loved films like My Neighbour Totoro, etc. It's a must visit for any Studio Ghibli fan but be warned, tickets must be purchased in advance, which you can find out more information about here.

Address:〒181-0013, Tokyo, Mitaka-shi, Shimorenjaku 1-1-18
Open hours: 10:00~18:00
Holidays: Closed on Tuesdays (check here for more detailed info)
Access: 15 minute walk from JR Mitaka Station.
Admission: Adults ¥1000, Age 13-18 ¥700, Age 7-12 ¥400, Age 4-6 ¥100


Suginami Animation Museum – Ogikubo, Tokyo

The Suginami Animation Museum is perfect for Anime lovers as it goes deep into how Anime is made and its history as well as future. It especially focuses on computer animation and has a movie theater where they screen Anime.

Address: 〒167-0043 Tokyo, Suginami, Kamiogi, 3−29−5 Suginami Kaikan
Open Hours: 10:00~18:00
Holidays: Mondays
Access: 20 minute walk from Ogikubo Sation
Admission: Free


Kyoto International Manga Museum – Kyoto

The Kyoto International Manga Museum was opened in 2006 and has a collection of over 300,000 items! The museum has lots of large spaces to chill around and read their manga, perfect for any manga fanatic!

Address: 〒604-0846, Nakagyo-ku, Karasuma Oike
Open Hours: 10:00~18:00
Holidays: Wednesdays
Access: 2 minute walk from Karasuma Oike Station
Admission: Adults ¥800, High/middle school ¥300, Elementary school ¥100


Toei Animation Museum – Oizumi, Tokyo

Toei the animation studio behind well loved shows like Dragon Ball, One Piece and Sailor Moon has opened a new museum last month showcasing various exhibits from the above shows as well as special limited exhibits. like the Pretty Cure exhibit currently running. It definitely seems worth a visit for those interested!

Address: 〒178-8567, Nerima-ku, Higashi Oizumi 2-10-5
Open Hours: 9:30~17:00
Holidays: Mondays
Access: 15 minute walk from Oizumi Gakuen Station
Admission: Free


Tokyo Anime Center – Shinjuku, Tokyo

The Tokyo Anime Center hosts various limited time exhibits as well as events with voice actors, and auctions of anime goodies. If you're in the area it's well worth a check to see if there's any exhibits of your favourite series going on.

Address: 〒162-0843 Tokyo, Shinjuku-ku, Ichigayatamachi 1-14-1, Ichigayatamachi Building B1F
Open Hours: 11:00~20:00
Holidays: Tuesdays
Access: 5 minute walk from Ichigaya Station
Admission: Free


Fujiko F. Fujio Museum – Kawasaki, Kanagawa

Fujiko F. Fujio Museum showcases the creator duo's most famous work Doraemon as well as various other works and is well worth a visit for fans of the series! Though be aware, like the Ghibli Museum you must purchase tickets in advance.

Address: 〒214-0023 Kanagawa, Kawasaki, Tama-ku, 2-8-1 Nagao
Open Hours: 10:00~18:00
Holidays: Tuesdays
Access: 15 minutes walk from Mukougaoka Yuen Station or Shuku Gawara Station
Admission: Adults ¥1000, High/middle school ¥700, Elementary school ¥500, Under 3 free


What do you think of these museums? Would you like to visit? Let us know in the comments!

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