Fujiko F Fujio Museum 川崎市 藤子・F・不二雄ミュージアム
A must-see museum for any serious manga or anime fan, particularly Doraemon fans
At the Fujiko F Fujio Museum you can dive head-first into the fantastical world of Doraemon, a cartoon character as familiar in Japan as Mickey Mouse or Pokemon.
- Genuine sketches and other original artwork by the writers
- An extensive library of Doraemon manga in the free reading zone
- The Anywhere Door and other life-sized props from Doraemon's world
How to Get There
The museum is easily accessible by train from many points in Tokyo and Yokohama .
Three stations are within reasonable walking distance: Shukugawara on the JR Nambu Line, Mukogaoka-Yuen on the Odakyu Odawara Line, and Noborito, where these two lines intersect. It is also near the Japan Open-Air Folk House Museum .
The area is about 20 minutes from Shinjuku and downtown Tokyo via the Odakyu Line. Visitors coming up from Yokohama Station can come via the JR Nambu Line, which takes over 30 minutes.
Museum tickets must be purchased in advance at a Lawsons convenience store on the Loppi electronic terminal
Doraemon manga sold over 100 million copies in more than 30 countries worldwide as of 2015
The museum opened on September 3, 2011, Doraemon's birthday
The origins of a futuristic animated friend
Doraemon gained worldwide exposure from an English-language cartoon that came out in 2016, but the robot cat has been a beloved part of Japanese childhood since he first appeared in a comic in 1969.
This museum explores the creative genius behind Doraemon's creators, Fujiko F Fujio, the pen name for manga duo Hiroshi Fujimoto and Moto Abiko, through exhibits containing original sketches, tools and more.
The way to get the most out of the exhibits is to pick up an audio guide when you enter the museum. The English-language recordings are natural and easy to understand, and you can move through the museum at your own pace.
After the tour, you can visit the manga library to test your Japanese reading skills with some authentic comics, grab a bite at the cafe, or take some fun photos outside with realistic props based on the Doraemon universe.