AnakJajan are sure that many of you might be already familiar with Doraemon character rite?? Being a 90’s kids, we spent our Sunday morning watching cartoon, some of our favorite are created by Mr. Fujiko F. Fujio such as Doraemon, P-Man, etc.
Fujiko F. Fujio Museum is 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 the opening on 3rd September 2011 and our dream finally came true. We finally visited this place on May 2014.
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.
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.
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)
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).
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.
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 so we gave up and ask for the staff to help us. Just say “Fujiko Doraemon Museum Ticket” to the Lawson’s staff and he/she will help you immediately. More info on following link http://l-tike.com/fujiko-m/english/
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.
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, what kind of characters he made, etc.
Two things I love the most are being able to see the original 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.
Right beside the exhibition area, you can find handsome version of Giant from the hilarious Woodcutter’s Spring episode.
On the People’s Plaza area there are reading area with extensive comic collection, children playing area, gachapon machine and also photo box.
There are two choices of gachapon with different items inside and each cost 200yen. Luckily AnakJajan managed to get the items we wanted, Doraemon and Handsome Giant 🙂
Each visitor can also watch Doraemon’s short movie in the 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!!
You also will find a playground area with three huge concrete pipes where Nobita and his friends are usually playing together.
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 in 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.
You will find a lot of characters 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.
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.
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’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 nicely. It will be more prefect with more meat inside the rice though, but other than that this dish was enjoyable and comforting.
Doraemon Tiramisu inspired by “Great Demon” 720yen
This dessert is a MUST ORDER!! It’s 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 together in one bite.
Besides Museum Cafe, there is one stall in the garden area with several chair and table selling breads and drinks.
Souvenir shopping is mandatory thing to do, don’t you agree?? There are two places where you can buy souvenirs.
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.
And second is a huge souvenir shop on the bottom floor where you can buy a lot of souvenirs, such as ‘Baling-baling Bambu’ aka Bamboo Propeller hair tie, t-shirt, snacks, keychain, DVD, etc.
Overall, our visit to Doraemon / Fujiko F. Fujio Museum was a memorable and nostalgic experience. It’s definitely the place to go at least once in a lifetime if you love Doraemon. Let’s travel!!
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30 thoughts on “[JAPAN] Doraemon / Fujiko F. Fujio Museum – Kawasaki”
Thanks for sharing Julia! I guess 90 minutes is not enough in there, right? 😀
Sama2, lain x ke jpang wajib kesana okay. Itu sesuka kita kok mau stay brp lama, ga dibatasi kok. Mau seharian jg gpp
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! 😀
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
love it! as a huge fan of Doraemon myself i never been there. need to go soon. btw, nice article tons of information there.
Glad that u enjoyed our post, i’m a huge fan of doraemon tooo 🙂
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 XD
Yup, salah satu alat dr doraemon yg paling diinginkan 🙂
been thare on 2013, and once is not enough XD i want to visit fujiko f fujio museum again!
i be travel to japan on DEC 2014,it is possible to book the ticket during that time?Or need to book in Singapore?
I think it’s still possible if you are not booking it for a big group of persons. Please make not on the closing days. U can check it on their website
Halo Anak Jajan,
Aku kepo deh, kalian pake kamera Fujifilm tipe berapa ya?
Tipe x-m1 🙂
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..
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
If as you said we can but it on the 1st day we arrived, then how long did you stay in japan? bcs i thought we can only buy 1 or 2 months in advance? I don’t quite get this hehe. can you please explain more. im planning to go for 5 days. do you think its possible to buy 1 day in advance?
I mean, you better buy the ticket once you arrive in Japan to secure your spot on your desired date of visit. Of course you can buy it 1 day in advance, but there’s a chance that the available slot are fully booked already.
I really like your pictures. Do you mind sharing what type of camera did you use?
We used two cameras for this post, fujifilm x-m1 27mm and canon eos 600d 50mm 🙂
Thankyou for sharing this post! So helpful!
But, we have to leave the museum after 90 minutes? 😭 maybe it is not enough.
U’re welcome. 😊 you can stay as long as you want, i remember writing about it on the above
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 🙂
Yup, just straight to Lawson when u reach Japan 🙂
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..
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 🙂
Mau tanya tas coklat yang dipake mrs.jajan merk apa yaa? Terus dulu belinya dimana?
Halo. Tasnya merk dan beli di Stradivarius jakarta 🙂
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
You’re welcome, have fun ya April nanti 🙂
Kebetulan kalau museum studio ghibli kita ga visit, setauku sistemnya juga sama harus reservasi dulu.