[JAPAN] Doraemon / Fujiko F. Fujio Museum – Kawasaki

doraemon

AnakJajan sure that many of you might be already familiar with Doraemon character rite?? Being a 90’s kids, we spent our Sunday morning watching cartoons, some of our favorite cartoons were created by Mr. Fujiko F. Fujio such as Doraemon, P-Man, etc

Dorami
Dorami
Dorami Statue in front of Noborito Station
Dorami Statue in front of Noborito Station

Doraemon

Fujiko F. Fujio Museum also known as Doraemon Museum is located in the suburb area of Kawasaki. The museum was built in order to preserve Mr. Fujiko F. Fujio’s manuscripts of mangas he drew.
We’ve been wanting to visit this place since they open it 3rd September 2011 and our dreams finally came true. We finally visited this place on our trip last May 2014.

Kawasaki
Kawasaki

We went to Fujiko F. Fujio Museum on early May 2014, the weather was really nice that day (lucky us) around 18C, but it was quite windy so if you are going to visit on early May, I recommend you to wear thin jacket or cardigan.

Doraemon

WHERE IS IT?? HOW TO GO THERE??
Fujiko F. Fujio Museum is located in Kawasaki area near Yokohama. The reason they chose this location is because Mr. Fujiko F. Fujio used to live around there for years where he created countless manga characters for children to fall in love with.

Kawasaki
Kawasaki

The location is not that far from Tokyo, just like Japan version of ‘Bekasi’ from ‘Jakarta’. It took us around 54 minutes 460yen/person subway ride from Asakusa (2 times transfer from Asakusa Tobu/Subway – Tokyo Metro Ginza Line // Omote-Sando – Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line // Yoyogi-Uehara – Odakyu Odawara Line Express, Noborito Station)

Shuttle bus at Noborito Station
Shuttle bus at Noborito Station

The easiest way to get there is from Noborito Station because Kawasaki City provides shuttle bus between Fujiko F. Fujio Museum and Noborito Station (10minutes ride for 210yen adult or 110yen children).

Doraemon

doraemon

After you reach Noborito Station, just exit the station and you will find a cute bus station with Nobita and Doraemon’s footsteps. The shuttle bus operates every 10-15 minutes between the station and the museum, just wait for while and a cute blue bus with Doraemon or P-Man picture will come. You can pay using cash or IC cards (Pasmo/ Suica/ etc), using IC Cards is slightly cheaper, 4yen adult or 7yen children.

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TICKET??
Admission fee 1.000yen for Adults and University Students, 700yen for High School and Junior High School Students or 500yen for Children (4 years or older).
THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT INFO YOU HAVE TO READ! Reservation is 100% REQUIRED!
You have buy the tickets first from Lawson convenience stores using LOPPI automatic ticket machines. The tickets are on sale two months in advance starting on the 30th of each month.

We were planning to take picture and make a step by step guide about how to buy the ticket by yourself using LOPPI machine, but apparently all of the menus are full in Japanese only so we gave up and ask for the staff there to help us buy. Just say “Fujiko Doraemon Museum Ticket” to the Lawson’s staff and he/she will help you immediately.

Lawson Japan - Loppi Ticket Machine
Lawson Japan – Loppi Ticket Machine

Specific entry date and time slot must be selected when you purchase the ticket, there are 4 time slots 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 16:00. You can buy it at any Lawson stores within Japan, AnakJajan recommend you to buy the ticket as soon as you reach Japan because the tickets are often sold out during peak/holiday season.

You can stay as long as you want, but remember you must enter the museum no later than half an hour within the reservation time schedule so don’t be late okay??

WHAT TO DO?
As soon as we reach the museum, the staff will give you a gadget that will be used inside exhibition area, it’s an audio guide where you can play and listen to the story at every section of exhibition area.

Audio Guide
Audio Guide

There are two exhibition area displaying Mr. Fujiko F. Fujio’s original art work and collection also a lot of info about how comic book was drawn back then, how Mr. Fujiko F. Fujio started to draw comic books, what kind of character he made, etc.
Two things I love the most are being able to see the original comic drawing from him and the reproduction of Mr. Fujiko F. Fujio’s work studio. But unfortunately visitors are not allowed to take picture inside exhibition area so I can only show you the Audio Guide gadget.

Doraemon

Right beside the exhibition area, you can find handsome version of Giant from the hilarious Woodcutter’s Spring episode.

Giant, where are you??
Giant, where are you??
Handsome Giant
Handsome Giant

On the People’s Plaza area there are reading area with extensive comic collection, children playing area, gachapon machine and also photo box.

Reading area
Reading area

Doraemon

Coin changer, gachapon, photobox
Coin changer, gachapon, photobox

There are two choices of gachapon machine with different items inside and each cost 200yen. Luckily AnakJajan manage to get the items we wanted, Doraemon and Handsome Giant 🙂

Gachapon
Gachapon

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Our gachapon
Our gachapon

Each visitor also can watch Doraemon’s short movie in the theater.

Short Movie
Short Movie
Theater
Theater

Don’t forget to play at the outdoor garden area too where you can find a magic pink door a.k.a ‘Pintu Kemana Saja’ from Doraemon where he always uses it to go anywhere. I wish I have this magic door so I can travel to Japan everyday!! Make sure you take picture as much as you can!!

'Pintu Kemana Saja'
‘Pintu Kemana Saja’

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doraemon

doraemon

Me and Dorami posing
Me and Dorami posing

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Selfie area
Selfie area

You also will find a playground area with three huge concrete pipes where Nobita and his friends always play at.

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Can you see the doodle inside the pipe?
Can you see the doodle inside the pipe?
Doraemon and Mr. Jajan
Doraemon and Mr. Jajan
Mrs. Jajan
Mrs. Jajan
P-Man
P-Man

doraemon

doraemon

EATING??
You can order heavy meal or some snacks/dessert at Museum Cafe inside the Museum. Their food are more expensive than usual cafe meal we had at Tokyo, but it is worth it, all of the menus are really appealing with kawaii cute and creative decoration, it’s definitely feast for the eyes and tummy.

Doraemon

Doraemon

You will find a lot of character in their dish such as a bowl of Ramen topped with nori that looks like Suneo, Pork Cutlet Rice Bowl with huge Giant face on top, etc.

Doraemon

Service there was also really good (I think this whole Japan trip we never experienced any bad service at all), don’t hesitate to ask the staff to help you taking picture okay??
Their menu book already came with english description in it so you don’t need to ask for english version menu anymore.

Doraemon

Because we were planning to visit Ramen Museum https://anakjajan.com/2014/08/04/japan-shinyokohama-ramen-museum-yokohama/ later, we need to save some space in our tummy, so we only ordered two dishes Doraemon’s Rice Casserole with Tomato Soup 1.230yen and Doraemon Tiramisu inspired by “Great Demon” 720yen and both dish were surprisingly delicious.

Doraemon

Doraemon’s Rice Casserole with Tomato Soup 1.230yen
Baked rice with generous cheese on top and served with tomato soup. AnakJajan really like the combination between creamy cheese from the rice and the acidity from tomato soup, both were complementing and balancing each other. We did hope there are more meat inside the rice though, but other than that this dish was good and comforting.

Doraemon's Rice Casserole with Tomato Soup 1.230yen
Doraemon’s Rice Casserole with Tomato Soup 1.230yen
Doraemon's Rice Casserole with Tomato Soup 1.230yen
Doraemon’s Rice Casserole with Tomato Soup 1.230yen

Doraemon Tiramisu inspired by “Great Demon” 720yen
This dessert is MUST ORDER!! It was super pretty and delicious at the same time. Mr. Jajan also enjoyed it very much.
A cup of light tiramisu served with thick matcha sauce and a scoop of coffee ice cream. It was soooo good especially when you pair the matcha sauce, tiramisu and ice cream in one bite.

Doraemon Tiramisu inspired by "Great Demon" 720yen
Doraemon Tiramisu inspired by “Great Demon” 720yen
Doraemon Tiramisu inspired by "Great Demon" 720yen
Doraemon Tiramisu inspired by “Great Demon” 720yen

Besides Museum Cafe, there is one stall in the garden area with several chair and table selling breads and drinks.

Breads and drinks
Breads and drinks

SHOPPING??
Souvenir shopping is mandatory thing to do, don’t you agree?? There are two places where you can buy souvenirs.

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Ankipan and dorayaki
Ankipan and dorayaki

First is a small shop located at garden area literally beside the cafe, you can buy cute snacks as souvenir here such as Doraemon’s Ankipan (Memory Bread) that Nobita used for exam, or Doraemon’s favorite food that is Dorayaki, Dorami cookies, etc.

doraemon

doraemon

doraemon

Dorami cookie, ankipan and dorayaki
Dorami cookie, ankipan and dorayaki

And second is a huge souvenir shop on the bottom floor where you can buy a lot of types of souvenirs, such as ‘Baling-baling Bambu’ aka Bamboo Propeller hair tie, t-shirt, snacks, keychain, DVD, etc.

Souvenir shop
Souvenir shop
Souvenir shop
Souvenir shop

Overall, our visit to Doraemon / Fujiko F. Fujio Museum was a memorable and nostalgic experience. We are so happy that our dreams finally came true. Btw, Stand By Me Doraemon the new movie of Doraemon has been released on 8 August 2014, based on Doraemon manga series the movie is made with 3D computer animated film technology, we saw the trailer at museum theater an it was suberb. Let’s travel!!

Stand By Me Doraemon the movie 8-8-14
Stand By Me Doraemon the movie 8-8-14

FYI: there are a lot of things that we want to share with you about Japan, all of the post will be listed in ‘Japan Series‘ post.

Meanwhile this is the list of travel Japan blogpost that have been published:

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Address:
Fujiko F. Fujio Museum
10:00-18:00
2-chome 8-1 Nagao, Tama-ku, Kawasaki-city, Kanagawa Prefecture, 214-0023

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28 thoughts on “[JAPAN] Doraemon / Fujiko F. Fujio Museum – Kawasaki”

  1. This one’s on my bucket list! Semoga bisa kesana soon, amiin haha. BTW, you guys look super good! Mrs Jajan, I dig your outfits! 😀

    1. Aaah makasih Irene ♡ smoga bs kesana yah, klo uda main disana skalian mampir ke ramen museum, jd stengah hari doraemon, stengah hari ramen museum. Will share about it later, tmpt fav nya Mr.Jajan soalnya 🙂 jd postnya musti keceh hahaha

  2. Dokodemo doa a.k.a pintu ke mana saja
    kayak impian setiap anak yang nonton doraemon deh
    termasuk aku juga, kalau bisa pengen punya, 1 aja 😄

  3. I’m Planning to go there.. But i read an article in japan-guide that u have to bought the ticket 1 month before or u should buy online at govoyagin.com with more expensive than u bought yourself…is it that complicated to get the ticket??coz i’m going japan for 8 days,so if i buy at the 1st day i’m arrived can i get the ticket to go there??please share some info..thanks..

    1. Yes, you can buy it on the 1st day when u arrive in Japan. Did u read my blog post on the above? I did share some tips and information about when and how to buy the ticket, hopefully the information can be helpful for u

  4. Thankyou for sharing this post! So helpful!
    But, we have to leave the museum after 90 minutes? 😭 maybe it is not enough.

  5. Love your post. Glad I stumbled upon when searching for the Doraemon Museum. Thanks for the tip. I thought I really must buy 1 month ahead. Just as long once I arrived in Japan I can buy at Lawson right? Tnx tnx 🙂

  6. halo saya mau ke jepang tgl 22 april, rencananya akan ke museum doraemon ini either tgl 28 atau 29nya, kira2 bisa nggak ya tgl 22 itu langsung beli tiket doraemon? secara ini one of bucket list juga. terus apa kereta yg menuju ke kawasaki hanya dapat dijangkau dari asakusa? arigatoo..

    1. Bisa kok, memang disarankan secepatnya beli tiketnya sesampai dijepang, tgl 22 beli utk tgl 28 atau 29. Darimanapun bisa kok, yg dari asakusa hanya contoh saja, utk detail rute dari stasiun pilihan kamu ke kawasaki bisa mggunakan hyperdia app yg pnrh aku cerita di ultimate guide 🙂

  7. thank you Mrs.jajan infonya komplit sekali deh jadi excited bacanya >.<. Mrs.jajan punya info tentang museum studio ghibli? rencana april mau ke sana tapi masih bingung heheee…FYI I'm a huge fan of anakjajan on instagram :3

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