A tour of manga museums around Japan.

The anime that people watched when they are a child is something unforgettable.

Japanese comic books are now created as animation and are broadcasted all over the world, thus there should be many tourists who like Japanese anime. Many of us got excited about the adventures that the characters had such as Kamen Rider, Astro Boy, and Candy Candy. In Japan, there are many museums that can bring back such excitement. Having museums of manga all around the country may be unique to Japan. Please enjoy the masterpieces that have different types of beauty from the paintings of Van Gogh or Renior.

Mitaka no mori Ghibli Museum
Mitaka, Tokyo has the museum where you can meet with Totoro or Ponyo. The world of Studio Ghibli will make children smile. Some short animations that can be seen only here are also broadcasted!
Closed on Tuesdays
Open hours: 10:00-18:00
1-1-83 Shimorenjaku Mitaka City, Tokyo
TEL: 0570-055-777

Kawasaki City Fujiko F Fujio Museum
This is a museum where you can see the original drawing of Fujiko F Fujio who created Doraemon. This museum has the space where you can feel the kindness that his works has.
Open hours: 10:00-18:00
Closed on Tuesdays
2-8-1 Nagao Tamaku Kawasaki City, Kanagawa

Ishinomori Mangakan
This is the museum of Ishinomori Shotaro who is known as a creator of Kamen Rider and Cyborg 009.This museum has the precious original drawings and broadcasts the original animation, and you can enjoy “Ishinomori World.”
Open hours: 9:00-18:00 (or until 17:00 from December to Feburary)
Closed on the third Tuesday
2-7 Nakase Ishinomaki City

Takarazukashiritsu Tezuka Osamu Kinenkan
Please enjoy the manga, anime, and anime making experience in the museum. Let’s go to Tezuka Osamu world from the entrance hall that looks like the one that appears in “Princess Knight”!
7-65 Mukogawacho Takarazuka City, Hyogo
Closed on Wednesday (check their website before going)

Igarashi Yumiko Museum
This is the museum of Igarashi Yumiko who created Candy Candy that is a milestone of girl comics. Here, you can do the cosplay of princess and experience girls’ dream. Let’s post photos of you becoming a princess on Instagram.
Open hours: 10:00-17:00 (9:00-18:00 during “Golden Week” and summer)
Closed on the third Tuesday
9-30 Honmachi Kurashiki City, Okayama

Before deciding to go to the manga museums throughout Japan, please come to Sakura Currency Service that has the best rates. In Japan, cash is more useful than cards.