The Kengo Kuma-designed Kadokawa Culture Museum in Tokorozawa Sakura Town is a must-see if you find yourself in Saitama. Opened in August 2020, the Culture Museum displays Japanese arts and culture, with a focus on books and manga.
Walk up to the fourth floor and see the impressive ‘bookshelf theatre’, a library with 8m-high shelves holding a whopping 50,000 books. The theatre houses the full collection and publications of Kadokawa, the manga publisher, which you’re welcome to read to your heart’s content – just be sure not to take the books outside the building. Stick around for the Play with Books, Interact with Books projection mapping light show, every half hour from 10.30am.