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.
15 minutes walk from Oizumi Gakuen Station.
2-10-5 Higashi Oizumi, Nerima-ku
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.
3 Chome-29-5 Kamiogi, Suginami, Tokyo
20mins walk from Ogikubo Station
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.
1st basement floor, DNP Ichigayatamachi Bldg., 1-14-1 Ichigaya-tamachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
1min walk from Ichigaya Station
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.
15 minutes walk from Mitaka Station
1 Chome-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka, Tokyo
5. Fujiko. F. Fujio Museum
Fujiko F. Fujio is a manga creator who is most known for the character "Doraemon." You can fully interact with Doraemon and many more characters created by Fujiko F. Fujio and get to see his actual drawing works at this museum. They offer cute dishes with many characters at the museum cafe. So, if you have a chance to visit the museum, don't forget to check out the cafe!
Shuttle bus service run from Noborito Station
2-chome 8-1 Nagao, Tama-ku, Kawasaki-city, Kanagawa Prefecture
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!
Foot Town inside Tokyo Tower, 1st and 3rd floor
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.
5-min. walk from Yurikamome Daiba Station; 3-min. walk from Rinkai Line Tokyo Teleport Station
DiverCity Tokyo Plaza 7F
1-1-10 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
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