Snoopy Museum Tokyo – Your Guide
Tokyo's Snoopy Museum is the city's latest and most original museum. Find out everything you need to know about this romp through the world of Peanuts with us.
Dive into the world of Peanuts at Tokyo’s Snoopy Museum. A fun, family-friendly museum, here you can learn about Snoopy’s creator Charles M. Schulz and of course, the much-loved beagle, Snoopy himself. With special exhibitions changed every 6-months, exclusive Snoopy merchandise to pick up and the wonderful Cafe Blanket, it is a guaranteed great day out.
Find below everything you need to know about Tokyo’s Snoopy Museum, including a run through of what you can expect to find there, all important ticket information and details on how to get yourself there.
Snoopy Museum Overview
Opened on April 23, 2016, the Snoopy Museum is one of Tokyo’s newest and most novel museums. Although popular worldwide, Snoopy is adored in Japan, making it apt that Tokyo should be the site of the world’s first dedicated Snoopy museum. That is, if you discount California’s Charles M. Schulz Museum, with which the Japanese museum collaborates. Every 6-months, the Snoopy Museum introduces a new exhibition curated by the people at Charles M. Schulz, each time offering something fresh and interesting for visitors to delve into.
Giving visitors the chance to see never before displayed artwork, original Peanuts cartoons and rare Snoopy artefacts, Snoopy aficionados will not be left wanting. However, even the casual fan is guaranteed a good time, the museum being packed with fun for the whole family.
Gift shop Brown’s Store is another big hit with visitors to the museum. A fan’s paradise, the store stocks pretty much anything Snoopy-related you could imagine. From stationary and confectionary to artwork and clothing, there’s a souvenir to suit all budgets. A large store with plenty to browse, make sure you dedicate some serious time to Brown’s Store.
Having seen the museum and done your shopping, don’t forget to head to Cafe Blanket. Fittingly, find in the centre of the room a large blue table modelled after Linus’s famous blanket and a whole host of other Snoopy related artefacts dotted about. Serving a wide array of coffee, tea and desserts in a warm, laid-back atmosphere, Cafe Blanket is great for a post-museum sit-down. The outdoor terrace is an excellent option if the sun is shining.
For some food that is a little more hearty, head to the food truck at the museum’s entrance. The food is West Coast themed, so expect hot dogs, fresh lemonade and delicious smoothies. Perfect for a snack before or after your visit.
The special exhibitions are rotated every 6-months, making the idea of repeated visits very appealing! These exhibitions revolve around a different theme each time and display a different range of exclusive Snoopy curiosities.
The museum’s first ever exhibitions was entitled “My Favourite Peanuts” and lasted from April 23rd to September 25th. It showcased original cartoons selected by the cartoonist’s wife, Jean Schulz, along with stories behind the artwork. Chronicling the life and work of Snoopy’s creator, the museum proved itself to be very history based in its first exhibition, which perhaps came as a surprise to some. A mosaic of snoopy cartoon strips which came together to create a giant portrait of Charlie Brown and Snoopy proved especially popular.
The second special exhibition at the Snoopy Museum was entitled “Hello again, Snoopy”. As opposed to the first, which focussed its gaze on Snoopy’s creator, the second was much more Snoopy-centric. Containing original comic strips, animations and a new batch of exclusive Snoopy merchandise, it once again demonstrated the museum’s brilliant originality and charm.
Snoopy Museum Tickets
There are two ticket options: advanced purchase or on the day.
It is strongly recommended that visitors buy their tickets in advance. Why? Advanced tickets come with a 200 yen discount and you are able to choose the time slot that best suits you rather than turn up and hope that there is room. There are five time slots per day: 10:00-11:30, 12:00-13:30, 14:00-15:30, 16:00-17:30 and 18:00-19:30. There is limited space in each time slot, booking in advance thus gives you a little peace of mind.
How to get your advanced tickets? Only available at least two days in advance, tickets can be bought at any Lawson convenience store with a Loppi machine (automated ticket machine) or from the Lawson website. If buying them through the website, though it is only in Japanese, Google Translate makes it pretty easy. Once bought, your tickets can be picked up from any Lawson store.
Advanced tickets cost 1,800 yen for adults, 1,200 yen for university students, 800 yen for junior to senior high school aged children and 400 yen for children aged between four years and elementary school age.
If you’d rather just turn up to the museum and hope for the best, tickets are slightly more expensive. It is advised you plan your trip for a weekday to avoid excessive crowds.
10.00 – 20.00
¥ 1,800 – 2,000 (Adult)
5-6-20 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Map & Access
To access the Snoopy Museum you have two options:
A 7-minute walk from Roppongi Station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line and Toei Oedo Line)
A 10-minute walk from Azabu-juban Station (Tokyo Metro Namboku Line and Toei Oedo Line)
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