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Suginami Animation Museum

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Address: 3-29-5 Kamiogi, Suginami, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3396-1510

This is the "Museum of Japanimation."

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FREE admission and nice history of Japanese animation

If you're into Japanese animation I would highly recommend this stop at the beginning of your visit to Tokyo. There is an audio tour in English too (which you don't get at the... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2016
Portland Oregon
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Portland Oregon
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

If you're into Japanese animation I would highly recommend this stop at the beginning of your visit to Tokyo. There is an audio tour in English too (which you don't get at the Ghibli) which provides interesting facts as you walk through the exhibit from the first crude animation techniques, to Speed Racer, to modern anime. Some nice hands on... More 

3 Thank jportlandor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

I love cartoon a lot so I decided to go there. There are some videos with English subscription for you to see how they make it. There was a machine for you to do voice over. But it is a bit difficult to play if you don't know Japanese. There is a library with a lot of old videos that... More 

1 Thank garfieldHk
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2015

Quaint museum on Japanese animation, wish we had more time there, you can spend hours there, recommend to anyone a fan of Japanese animation

1 Thank xraymike85
Newtown, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2014

This small but free museum was worth seeking out during my trip. It's got the usual activities for this type of museum; you can trace pictures on a lightbox desk, and watch some shows/movies in a little theatre. What I remembered most was: in the back corner of the museum are some exhibits of different animators’ desks, accompanied by videos... More 

1 Thank Kevin M
Jakarta, Indonesia
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2014

It was a very interesting place. Not big, but my kids love it. There's a room where you can learn how to draw, make cartoons, dub sounds..theres also a complete library where you can read mangas and find many interesting facts about it. Unfortunately, most of the books are of course, in japanese..so..

Thank Rismaneswati28
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2014

In my view this is a nice animation museum but its very small. We enjoyed the English explanations on most exhibits and that its free. If you have time or happen to come in at the right time you can also watch Anime on their cinema. If you are into manga you will enjoy the library where you can freely... More 

Thank Xymyz
Oberlin, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2013

Certainly if you are into animation, you shouldn't miss this. Very nice facility - lots of activities for children and well explained history of animation. Most explanations in English as well.

2 Thank Sue S
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Reviewed 24 August 2013 via mobile

Don't arrive at 5.30pm on a Saturday as you're likely to find it closed like we did! And allow plenty of time to find it! But we did find lots of nice places to eat at the nearby Ogikubo station :)

4 Thank AmyTravelsTheWorld
Manchester, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2012 via mobile

We tied this in with a visit to the Ghibli museum. You need to get the Kanto bus from Ogikubo station- we speak virtually no Japanese but all the people at the bus stop & on the bus were SO kind and made sure we found our way! The museum is on 3rd & 4th floors of the building (though... More 

4 Thank thelittlechap
Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 1 January 2012

Visit this lovely museum in the cold weather, learn about the history of 3 big firms establishing this museum. There are range of animation with long history (50 years), various items were displayed here. You can find here from anime scenarios, storyboards, configuration data, original drawings, celluloid pictures, to advertising posters. It takes time at the entrance gate to wait,... More 

4 Thank albert j

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