Never mind its official name: as far as most fans are concerned, this Kawasaki tourist spot is simply The Doraemon Museum. Named after the pseudonymous artist that created its star attraction, the Fujiko F Fujio Museum presents work by the late Hiroshi Fujimoto, including some 50,000 Doraemon sketches and other blue-cat bits and bobs. It's a very touchy-feely, hands-on affair, with minor wings dedicated also to the more esoteric aspects of the artist's personality - look out for the 'A Bit Mysterious SF' sci-fi section, if you dare.
As with the Ghibli Museum in Kichijoji, the Doraemon Museum deals with its vast swathes of visitors with a precise pre-ticketing system, so don't turn up on the day expecting to get in. For information on how to make a reservation, head straight to the official homepage.
|Venue name:||Fujiko F Fujio Museum||Contact:|
2-8-1 Nagao, Tama-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa
|Opening hours:||10am-6pm/ closed Tue and Dec 30-Jan 3|
|Transport:||Shuttle bus from Noborito Station (Odakyu, Nambu lines)|