The Fujiko F Fujio Museum was also known as the Doraemon Museum, this is the art museum that you can find un the residential area of Kawasaki. This is based on the work of Fujiko F. Fujio as the manga artist Fujimoto Hiroshi as the creator of Doraemon – this is the influential series tell you about the robotic cat come from the 22nd century to travel back at the time to befriend with a few kids. Keep in mind that this museum requires you to get advanced reservations.
Explore the World of Doraemon in the Fujiko F Fujio Museum
1. Go to the Doraemon's World and see the secret gadgets
After you enter the museum, then you will get your own talking phone or known as the Ohanashi Denwa which also one of the secret gadgets or known as himitsu dogu in the Doraemon Series. You are able to listen to all of the stories of exhibits because it works as same as the audio guide. This device is available in Japanese, Chinese, English, and Korean. Once again, Himitsu Dogu is the secret garden or tools came from the future in the Doraemon comics. If you input the number to the talking phone, then you are able to listen to the explanation of that work in your selected language.
2. Witness the original drawings of Fujiko F Fujio
The original drawings of Fujiko F Fujio were displayed in the first section. As these works are very valuable and taking pictures in this area is forbidden, so you should remember this warning. You are able to listen to the story or other minor details behind these drawings by using your talking phone. One of the popular photo spots was known as Kikori no Izumi (the Woodcutter's Well) was waiting for you when you arrive in the end section. A well-known story in the Doraemon series, the clean giant was seen in this area flying out of the well. Giant or also known as Big G is one of the main characters in the Doraemon series. He was powerful, bad-tempered, bully, but sometimes he was nice as well.
3. Photo spots in the outside
In the Fujiko F Fujio Museum, you will find out the open space with so many attractive spots where you allowed to take pictures with the characters of Doraemon and other series as well. This area surrounding by green thanks to to the forest that closes in this area and makes this place is so beautiful to sit back and get relaxation as well. There are many scenes in the outdoor area like the clay pipes, dokodemo door (anywhere door) and so on. With so attractive scenes, you will think some interesting poses to take a picture here.
4. Souvenirs only available in this museum
There are two souvenir shops on the top floor which also known as the Fujiko-ya and close to the exit which known as the Museum Shop. Fujiko-ya just right next to the museum cafe and offers you with so many limited edition stuffs. From many of those goods, you will find the Anki-pan rusk, dorayaki as the favorite food of Doraemon and so on. Then the museum shop offers you with figures based on many characters and different types of sweets.
How to Get Tickets?
Keep in mind that tickets should be purchased in advance from the Lawson convenience store which been featured with the LOPPU machine and it cost around 1000 yen for adult. This is better to purchase it around 3 or 4 days in advance before your visit to ensure that you can get the ideal date and time. All of the instruction in the LOPPI machine was Japanese, so you can ask for the sales assistant.
How To Get Around?
This museum does not have a very spacious area and the best way to enjoy this place by walking as you can take a closer look for the drawings and other unique things here.
What Should I Wear?
Do not make it so complicated because all you need is a modest outfit or casual outfit that makes your visit more enjoyable by exploring many things here,
Best Time to Visit
This place opens from 10 am to 8 pm, however, it requires advance reservation. This museum will close in Tuesdays, during Golden Week and December 29 to January as well.
Will I Need a Guide?
As mentioned before when you enter this museum then you will get your talking phone where you can listen to anything related to the story and other information. So, it is pretty similar to your audio guide in many preferred language. So, you hiring a guide might not necessary.
How To Get There?
Take a walk from Sukugawa Station around 15 minutes, 16 minutes if you walk from Mukōgaoka-Yūen Station.