Snoopy Museum Tokyo Newly Opens in Machida
Report on my visit at Snoopy Museum Tokyo
Snoopy Museum Tokyo, which originally opened in Roppongi during 2016-2018 and moved to Osaka and Nagoya. And then, it’s finally back to Tokyo on the 14th December, 2019. The new Snoopy Museum Tokyo just opened at Minami-machida Grandberry Park which also just opened in Machida City, Tokyo day before the opening day of the snoopy-themed museum.
Snoopy Museum Tokyo at Minami-machida Grandberry Park
Snoopy Museum Tokyo, which is now one of the most popular trendy spots in Tokyo, has about two times more space than the first museum in Roppongi which attracted over 1 million visitors during the two and a half years.
You can enjoy seeing the history of Charles M. Schulz and the drawings he made at the permanent exhibit room. Additionally, there is a special exhibition with a unique theme which changes regularly. A gigantic lying Snoopy also welcomes you at Snoopy Room. At the end of the museum, it offers the chance to experience the cute Peanuts dishes at Peanuts Cafe and buy souvenirs including the exclusive items you cannot get except there at Brown’s Store.
How to Get to Snoopy Museum Tokyo
Snoopy Museum Tokyo is located within 4 mins walking distance from Minami-machida Grandberrypark Station (南町田グランベリーパーク駅) of Denentoshi Line. You can get to Minami-machida Grandberrypark Station from Shibuya Station by Denentoshi Line and it takes about 30-40 mins. From Haneda and Narita Airport, shuttle buses are available directly to the nearest station.
How to But Tickets
You can buy on-site tickets for Snoopy Museum Tokyo there if there is availability. However, it’s recommended to book the tickets in advance for your visit to make sure and to admit cheaper. You can buy the tickets online here.
Snoopy Museum Tokyo
Access: 4 mins walk from Minami-machida Grandberrypark Station (Denentoshi Line)
Address: Snoopy Museum Tokyo, 3-1-1 Tsuruma, Machida City, Tokyo 194-0004
Business hours: 10:00-20:00
Closed: 1st January and 18th February, 2020
Ticket Price (On-site): 2,000 yen(Adult)/1,000 yen(High and Junior High School)/600 yen(4 year old to Elementary School)
Ticket Price (In advance): 1,800 yen(Adult)/800 yen(High and Junior High School)/400 yen(4 year old to Elementary School)
Official Website: https://snoopymuseum.tokyo/
▽About Snoopy Museum Tokyo in Roppongi▽
One of the trendy landmarks in Roppongi, Tokyo Snoopy Museum Tokyo is coming to a close finally. The museum with the theme of the popular American comic strip Peanuts has drawn numbers of fans all over the world since it opened in April in 2016. And then, Snoopy Museum Tokyo will be closed in September in 2018.
The museum is just a paradise for fans of Snoopy or Peanuts, where you can enjoy seeing, shopping and eating with the 70 unique characters at the 3 sections: the gallery with about 200 artworks, the gift shop and the Peanuts themed cafe.
Today, I have just got the chance to enjoy the Snoopy world at the museum and would like to share my experience to you.
Don’t miss the last chance to enjoy the heart-warming world at Snoopy Museum Tokyo.
Firstly, at the entrance, you are welcomed by 5 Snoopy statues which are designed as Snoopy of each period from the one walking on four legs in the early to the current and familiar one.
Staff at the ticket counter hand in an admission ticket with Peanuts comic newspaper strips printed on it. The strips are from newspapers published with the same date as your visit one in a random past year.
Just after entering the first room of the gallery, you see the giant mosaic on the whole wall with the design of Snoopy and Charlie Brown. It’s found that it consists of 4,500 comic strips up close.
Lots of artworks by the author Charles M. Schulz with a theme are displayed at the gallery part, and the theme is changed every six months. The gallery offers well-selected newspaper comic strips, animation, paintings (some of them are never-before-published), vintage items related to Peanuts and Charles M. Schulz and so on.
“LOVE IS WONDERFUL” is the theme of the gallery this time, and about 200 artworks representing loves of various characters from Charlie Brown and the red-haired girl to Lucy and Schroeder. Of course, Snoopy’s love is represented. You can also watch the 2 original short movies about love of Peanuts characters.
Anyway, do you know Snoopy fell in love and got brokenhearted on the wedding day? Surprisingly, his brother Spike, who is also his best man, ran off with his bride. How poor he was…
The next exhibition is the final one, and the museum will come to its grand finale with the theme “FRIENDSHIP IN PEANUTS”. The various types of friendship in the Peanuts will be focused on. Let’s visit the final exhibition to feel the essence of Peanuts.
BROWN’s STORE is the gift shop which is located next to the gallery section. It offers over 600 various items with the theme of Snoopy including the limited 200 items with the theme of the current exhibition. There are original mugs, T-shirts, stationery, postcards, posters, souvenir snacks and so on. The gift store will renew its lineup along with the change of the exhibition on 21st April, 2018.
(I bought two mugs and a notebook!!)
Snoopy Museum Tokyo also owns the special cafe named Cafe Blanket with theme of Linus’s blanket. Cafe Blanket serve original dishes related to the theme of the current exhibition. There is a big blue table at the center of the cafe in the motif of Linus’s blanket. On a fine day, you can have a seat outside and relax quietly at the busy metropolitan area Roppongi.
-Sally & Truffle’s Open-Faced Sandwich (Left photo) /1,630 yen
-Snoopy Dish Combo -The Warm Puppy Select- (Right photo) /1,480 yen
You can get a free cute coaster with your drink order.
▽Peanuts Hotel’s just opened in Kobe!▽
Grab the last chance to visit Snoopy Meseum Tokyo by September in 2018!! If you have been there before, you can enjoy the new theme of the museum. For more information about Tokyo, check these articles below!!