Fujiko・F・Fujio Museum Visiting Tips

Also known as Doraemon Museum

By Evangeline Neo    - 2 min read

The Fujiko・F・Fujio Museum was opened in 2011, housing an enormous amount of original artwork by the late artist. It takes about an hour to get there from Tokyo but it is well-worth the trip to see the original drawings and take some photos with your favourite Doraemon characters. There are English audio guides available and they lend them out for free so you can understand most of the exhibits. It will take you around 2-3 hours to finish everything and 4 hours if you are taking a meal there.

How to buy the tickets

Tickets need to be bought in advance from Lawson convenient stores equipped with a LOPPI machine and it costs ¥1,000 per adult ticket. I suggest buying them 3-4 days in advance to your visit to ensure that you can get your ideal date and time. There are 4 slots a day to enter the museum: 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm. You have to enter within 30mins from the start of your slot and you are welcome to stay inside for as long as you wish until the museum closes at 6pm. Note that they do not operate on Tuesdays.

Although all the instructions on the LOPPI machine is in Japanese, you can ask the sales assistant at the counter for help and they will know what to do. Remember to use a simple English name as the machine may get cranky with complicated names like mine: エヴァンジェリン ネオ.

Getting there

It takes nearly an hour to get there by train from Tokyo via the Odakyu Line to Noborito Station (登戸駅). Once you get off, go down a flight of stairs and follow the sign that says "藤子・F・不二雄ミュージアム". You should see the museum's blue shuttle bus at a bus stop. There are a total of 4 different bus designs so it depends on your luck which one you will board on. The bus fare is ¥210 one-way.

If you want to save money and take some photos on the way, for example of signboards decorated with the characters, I suggest to walk from Mukogaokayuen Station (向ヶ丘遊園駅). You can follow a canal with a narrow garden right next to it, and that is where you can spot all the character signboards.

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Singaporean comic artist and blogger from Evacomics!

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