Japan is obviously famous for Anime and Manga. But also having museums about manga? That’s more than amazing! Below is the only 5 exclusive Manga heaven just for you!

1. Toei Animation Gallery

The gallery exhibits historically valuable materials of Toei company, which has produced many animations over a half century, beginning with “Hakujya-den”, the first full-length color animation in Japan. There are planned exhibitions that switch every three months and a permanent exhibition that introduces early works and current broadcast works. All of them are very valuable materials unique to a production studio.

Toei Animation Studio

Toei Animation Studio. From Wikipedia

Access:
15 minutes walk from Oizumi Gakuen Station.

Address:
2-10-5 Higashi Oizumi, Nerima-ku

Hours:
9:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m. (last admission 4:30 p.m.)
Closed on Mondays

Fees:
free

Website:
http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tag/ 

2. Suginami Animation Museum

The first facility in Japan where visitors can enjoy, learn, experience and understand Japanese anime in a structured way, beyond generations. The museum offers a comprehensive view of all aspects of anime, from its history to its future.


Access:
3 Chome-29-5 Kamiogi, Suginami, Tokyo

Address:
20mins walk from Ogikubo Station

Hours:
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (last admission 5:30 p.m.)
Closed on Mondays

Fees:
free

Website:
http://sam.or.jp/english_home 

3. Tokyo Animation Center

Limited-time exhibitions will take place in the main space inside the center, creating a PR booth that mainly features a large monitor showing popular movies and other offerings. Other monitors are placed at various locations to show the newest anime-related information from Japan. In addition, charity “mini concerts” are held in the recording studio inside the center, and anime charity auctions are held in the event space with unique items from anime-related companies. 

Tokyo Animation Center

Tokyo Animation Center. From Wikipedia

Access:
4F Akihabara UDX, 4-14-1 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Address:
2mins walk from JR Akihabara Station

Hours:
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Closed on Mondays

Fees:
free

Website:
http://www.animecenter.jp/

4. Ghibli Museum

Located in Mitaka, just outside of central Tokyo, the museum is a must-see for fans of the films. The museum itself is whimsically designed in the distinct style of the studio’s films, and many of their famous characters are there, including a life-sized robot from “Castle in the Sky” on the rooftop garden.

Ghibli Museum

Ghibli Museum. From Wikipedia

Access:
15 minutes walk from Mitaka Station

Address:
1 Chome-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka, Tokyo

Hours:
10:00 a.m. / 12:00 p.m. / 2:00 p.m. / 4:00 p.m. (you have to pick one of those times to enter the museum)
Closed on Tuesdays

Fees:
1,000 yen, 700 yen JHS/HS students, 400 yen elementary school, 100 for toddler above 4 yrs old. You need to buy the tickets BEFOREHAND at a Lawson’s convenience store.

Websites:
http://www.ghibli-museum.jp/en/

5. J-World Tokyo

In J-WORLD TOKYO, there are attractions through which you can enjoy the world of the three most popular series in the history of Weekly Shonen Jump: “Dragon Ball”, “One Piece”, and “Naruto”. As an attraction related to Dragon Ball, there is a 3D attraction in which you can search for 7 dragon balls in an enemy base using Dragon Radar or beat various enemies by shooting “Kamehameha” together with Goku. There are also various areas, including the Heroes Arena, which features characters of popular series such as “Gin Tama” or “Hunter X Hunter”, “J-WORLD KITCHEN”, where you can enjoy foods designed in the motif of Shonen Jump comic series, and a store, so you can fully immerse yourself in the world of Weekly Shonen Jump.

J-World Tokyo

J-World Tokyo. From Wikipedia

Access:
– 15 minutes on foot from Ikebukuro Station on each line
– 5 minutes on foot from Higashi-Ikebukuro Station on the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line

Address:
3F Sunshine City World Import Mart
3-1-3 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

Hours:
10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.  (Last admission 9:00 p.m.)

Fees:
Adults 800yen, children 600yen

Website:
http://www.namco.co.jp/tp/j-world/en/ 

6. Tokyo ONE PIECE Tower

Attractions, live entertainment, and restaurants are all set around the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a young man who forms a crew called the Straw Hat Pirates and seeks out the ultimate treasure (One Piece). Here in Tokyo One-piece Tower, visitors can experience the world of “One Piece” in attractions like Luffy’s Endless Adventure, featuring dynamic visuals that trace the main character’s memory and unveil why he must go on fighting; Chopper’s Thousand Sunny Tour, which invites visitors to explore the Straw Hats’ pirate ship; and Nami’s Casino, run by the money crazy crew member.

Also with Sanji’s Oresama restaurants, Cafe Mugiwara serving original gourmet dishes and Mugiwara shop carrying limited-edition merchandise, let’s join the Luffy crew to the amazing adventure!

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Sanji’s oresama restaurant

Access:
Foot Town inside Tokyo Tower, 1st and 3rd floor.

Hours: 

– Park: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Last admission 9:00 p.m.)
Hours may changed on December 31st and January 1st
– Sanji’s oresama Restaurant: 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Last order 9:00 p.m.)
– Cafe Mugiwara: 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Food: Last order 9:00 p.m. / Drinks: Last order 9:30 p.m.)
– Mugiwara Store: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Fees:
Adults (13ys and older) 2,000yen, Children (7-12ys) 1,500yen, Children (4-6ys) 1,000yen

Website:
http://onepiecetower.tokyo/en/ 

Bonus: Gundam Front Tokyo

Gundam Front Tokyo is a paid admission (partly free) outdoor facility that offers the experience of the world of the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam. A must-see feature is Dome-G, where famous scenes of the Gundam series and newly created computer graphic images of outer-space battles are projected around an enormous dome, 16 meters in diameter. Gunpla Tokyo, in the admission free zone, displays more than a thousand completed plastic models of Gundam sold from 1980 onward. The facility promises to entertain fans and newcomers alike.

Life size Gundam at Odaiba

Life size Gundam at Odaiba. From Flickr

Access:
5-min. walk from Yurikamome Daiba Station; 3-min. walk from Rinkai Line Tokyo Teleport Station

Address:
DiverCity Tokyo Plaza 7F
1-1-10 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo

Hours:
10:00 a.m.
– 9:00 p.m. (last admission 8:00 p.m.)
Admission times are divided into 3 hour sections on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays
Tel:
03-5579-6283

 

Thumbnail image is from Wikipedia