1. The Flying Snoopy at Universal Studios Japan, Osaka
    Photo: Natthapon Ngamnithiporn/DreamstimeThe Flying Snoopy at Universal Studios Japan
  2. Snoopy Museum
    Photo: Keisuke TanigawaSnoopy Museum
  3. Snoopy Museum
    Photo: Keisuke TanigawaSnoopy Museum

6 best Snoopy attractions in Japan

Hang out with Snoopy and the Peanuts gang at these fun museums, cafes and theme parks around Japan

Kaila Imada
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Kaila Imada
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Japan is a hub for all things kawaii. From Hello Kitty to Pokémon, you’ll find restaurants, stores and even theme parks dedicated to these world-famous characters. While the beloved feline and pocket monsters have their origins in Japan, the country also adores Snoopy, the anthropomorphic beagle created by American cartoonist Charles M Schulz.

Snoopy and the entire Peanuts gang are wildly popular in Japan. You’ll find many attractions dedicated to Snoopy, Woodstock and Charlie Brown – there’s an entire museum, cafés and even a ride at Universal Studios Japan. Consider yourself an ultimate Peanuts fan? These are the top Snoopy things to do in Tokyo and across Japan.

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Tokyo’s very own Snoopy Museum, which relocated from Roppongi to Grandberry Park in Minami-Machida in 2019, features plenty of original Peanuts drawings, art, vintage collectibles and a number of Schulz's early works. There are also special exhibitions which rotate every six months as well as workshops to create your very own Snoopy souvenir (advance reservations for workshops can be made here).

The museum is also home to a gorgeous Peanuts Cafe as well as The Brown's Store, where you can stock up on limited-edition Peanuts merchandise.

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The Peanuts Cafe at The Snoopy Museum (see above) is particularly spacious. The menu specialises in picnic-inspired meals, with finger food served in dainty picnic baskets, along with cast iron pizzas, fresh salads and more. 

The café's picture windows let in lots of natural light while looking out to the surrounding greenery, which makes you feel as if you are sitting outside. One section of the cafe even features a massive red frame in the shape of Snoopy's doghouse, with table seating underneath.

Looking for somewhere more central? There’s another, albeit smaller, Peanuts Cafe and merch shop located in Nakameguro.

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Everyone’s beloved beagle gets a Japanese twist at the gorgeous Snoopy Cha-ya in the onsen town of Yufuin in Oita prefecture. The Japanese-style teahouse boasts a selection of cute dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, like the Snoopy Bungo Chicken Tempura plate topped with edible cut-outs of Snoopy and Woodstock.

Got a sweet tooth? Opt for the Snoopy pancakes served with matcha ice cream, warabi mochi (bracken starch jelly) and drizzles of kuromitsu (brown sugar syrup). You can also browse  the adjoining merchandise store to stock up on takeaway treats and confectionery gifts including Snoopy dorayaki.

Snoopy Cha-ya also has outposts in other Japan cities including Kyoto, Ise and Otaru.

Snoopy Chocolat, Oita
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Snoopy Chocolat, Oita

Japan is known for its impeccable sweets and confectionery, and you’ll find lots of them especially cute chocolates at the dedicated Snoopy-themed chocolate store in Yufuin. Next door to the Snoopy Cha-ya, this store stocks exclusive treats like pistachio-flavoured chocolate, nuts covered in chocolate, and roll stick chocolate wrapped in classic Peanuts comics. Snoopy Chocolat also has its own line of merch including eco bags, coin pouches, mugs and more.

Currently, there are two Snoopy Chocolat shops in Kyoto, one in Okayama and this outpost in Yufuin. You can also shop at the Snoopy Chocolat online store.

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The Flying Snoopy at Universal Studios Japan, Osaka
Photo: Natthapon Ngamnithiporn/Dreamstime

The Flying Snoopy at Universal Studios Japan, Osaka

No visit to Universal Studios Japan is complete without a ride on The Flying Snoopy. The adorable attraction is set up inside The Universal Wonderland area, complete with giant Snoopys you can sit in along with figurines of Woodstock, Charlie Brown, Lucy and Linus. Unlike some of the more adrenaline-pumping rides in the park, this one is definitely kid-friendly. USJ is also home to Snoopy's Backlot Cafe, a hamburger shop inspired by the entire Peanuts gang.

Snoopy Town, Yokohama
Photo: Snoopy Town Yokohama Minato Mirai

Snoopy Town, Yokohama

Can’t make it out to the merchandise shop at the Snoopy Museum? Fret not. Japan is home to several Snoopy Town stores where you can browse through shelves after shelves of official Peanuts merchandise and souvenirs. The Yokohama outpost in Minato Mirai is one of the largest in Japan. This is the only shop to pick up exclusive merchandise featuring sailor Snoopy.

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