Tezuka Osamu Manga Museum 手塚治虫記念館

The Tezuka Osamu Manga Museum
The Tezuka Osamu Manga Museum

Learn about Japan's Walt Disney, the creator of Astro Boy

The Tezuka Osamu Manga Museum is dedicated to the life and art of the famous manga artist and animator Osamu Tezuka, known as the Walt Disney of Japan.

Quick Facts

Osamu Tezuka is best known for creating Astro Boy

The museum has hundreds of manga on display

How to Get There

The museum is an eight-minute walk from Takarazuka Station and five minutes from Hankyu Takarazuka Minamiguchi Station.

Creator of one of pop culture's most iconic figures

The city of Takarazuka in Hyogo Prefecture is the hometown of renowned Japanese manga artist, cartoonist, animator, film producer, medical doctor, and activist Osamu Tezuka. Tezuka is most famous for creating Astro Boy (also sometimes known as Atom Boy), one of the nation's most iconic pop culture figures.

Takarazuka life

Born in Osaka in 1928, Tezuka grew up in nearby Takarazuka, where he spent a large portion of his formative and early adult years. In honor of his incredible achievements, the city of Takarazuka established the Tezuka Osamu Manga Museum in 1994, five years after the artist's passing.

Explore Osamu's imagination

Here you can explore the world of Osamu's incredible imagination and see why many call him the “Walt Disney of Japan.” Home to a number of different displays showcasing Osamu's work as well as an impressive manga selection, it is worth visiting for those with even a passing interest in Japanese popular culture.

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