Fujiko F. Fujio Museum

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  1. Doraemon Fujiko F. Fujio Museum
    ©Fujiko-Pro; Photo: Kisa Toyoshima
  2. Fujiko F. Fujio Museum
    Photo: ©Fujiko-Pro
  3. Fujiko F. Fujio Museum
    Photo: ©Fujiko-Pro
  4. Fujiko F. Fujio Museum
    Photo: ©Fujiko-Pro

Time Out says

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.

Note that tickets are not available at the door and must be purchased in advance at Lawson convenience stores nationwide. Tickets for the following two months are released on the 30th of each month.


2-8-1 Nagao, Tama-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa
Shuttle bus from Noborito Station (Odakyu, Nambu lines)
¥1,000, high school and junior high students ¥700, children ¥500
Opening hours:
10am-6pm, closed Tue

What’s on

Fujiko F. Fujio SF Short Stories Exhibition

Fujiko F. Fujio is known for his famous manga series like Doraemon and Kiteretsu Daijyakka, but at this exhibit you can dive into his short stories known as ‘sukoshi fushigi’ (meaning ‘a little mysterious’ in Japanese). The drawings are similar to his usual animation, but feature an eerie plot that’s geared more towards adults.  There are rare drawings and manga from stories including ‘Minotaurus’ Plate’ from 1969, which is about a man who tries to save a girl from ‘cow-men’. Another exhibit highlights 1978's ‘Ryuketsuki’, a story about a town with a widespread virus that turns people into vampires. There's also ‘Mimitaro’ from 1976, which features a boy with psychic powers.  Take a break at the café on the first floor to try dishes inspired by Fujio's stories, including a rabbit-themed cheesecake (¥1,200) from Hyonhyoro or a bright red cassis-flavoured Ryuketsuki drink (¥680). The museum shop on the first floor has a range of exclusive merchandise including tableware, T-shirts, stationery and even a skateboard.

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