Having grown up loving Snoopy’s holiday movies (Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas), I lined up for the chance of gaining entry to the newly opened Snoopy Museum Tokyo (April 23, 2016). You can order tickets online, or you can line-up with the hope of being able to buy a standby ticket. We did get a ticket (after a two-hour wait) to see the opening exhibition MY FAVORITE PEANUTS which is running until September 25 (Sun), 2016. If you are a die-hard Snoopy fan, this is a great history museum that chronicles both Charles M. Schulz life and work. Since the museum is very history based and entails a lot of reading I do not recommend for younger children, I think teens and above will enjoy spending 1-2 hours reading the comics and learning the progress of Mr. Schulz’s life.
Snoopy Museum Tokyo
The Snoopy Museum Tokyo is a mini take on the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, California, which is a mecca for Peanuts and Snoopy fans. The Snoopy Museum Roppongi is the first international Snoopy Museum, which is sure to delight the maniac Japanese fans. Every six months, the Snoopy Museum will introduce new exhibitions curated by the Charles M. Schulz Museum.
The opening exhibition of the Snoopy Museum is MY FAVORITE PEANUTS, featuring sixty of Charles M. Schulz’s original Peanuts cartoons, personally selected by his wife, Jean Schulz. There is also a video when you first enter the museum in which Jean (and other select people) share their stories behind their favorite Peanuts artworks.
If you have time and the crowds are not horrific (assuming the crowds will continue through the summer of 2016), I would recommend shopping at the Brown’s store for some cute omiyage (souvenirs) and maybe have a bite at the cafe.
How to get tickets to the Snoopy Museum Tokyo (info from the official website)
To ensure you have a great visit, the Snoopy Museum recommends purchasing tickets in advance. Admission is divided into five-time slots per day, and there is a limit to the number of visitors that can be admitted per time slot. (You are required to enter the museum within your admission time slot, but there is no time limit for your stay)
1) From 10:00 to 11:30
2) From 12:00 to 13:30
3) From 14:00 to 15:30
4) From 16:00 to 17:30
5) From 18:00 to 19:30
Tickets can be purchased at all Lawson stores, or through the Lawson ticket website, and picked up at all Lawson stores. 2 month prior reserved tickets will go on sale on the 20th of each month. If you live outside Japan you can order tickets by following the process on this page.
Snoopy Museum Tokyo Details
Address: Roppongi 5-6-20, Minato-ku,Tokyo
Business hours: 10:00 to 20:00 (admission until 19:30) Open 7 days a week
Admission cost: Adults 2,000 JPY, University/College students (with valid student ID) 1,400 JPY, Junior high/High school students (with valid student ID) 1,000 JPY, Youth 4 and up/Elementary school students 600 JPY, 3 and under free
Access: 7 minute walk from Tokyo Metro Roppongi Station, and 10 minute walk from Tokyo Metro Azabu Juban Station
Website (in English): http://www.snoopymuseum.tokyo/en/
Snoopy Museum Tokyo
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