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Tokyo Manga Museums – Wonderlands for Manga Fans

The distinctive manga is a well-known facet of popular Japanese culture. In Tokyo, you will find a number of captivating museums devoted to manga which will capture the interest of the visitor.


Toei Animation Gallery

This well-reputed gallery displays many interesting exhibits related to the Toei Company, a firm which has produced an array of groundbreaking animated features in Japan. Over the course of more than 50 years, this company has been engaged in the field of animation, commencing with the production known as 'Hakujya-den' which had the distinction of being Japan's pioneering full-length animation feature in colour. Within this museum's permanent exhibits you will have the opportunity to observe early productions as well as currently running works. Additionally, this gallery regularly stages temporary exhibitions that typically run for a period of three months. All of these are engrossing exhibits as you might expect from a major production firm.


Suginami Animation Museum

This entrancing establishment is devoted to the complex world of anime in Japan. At this captivating museum, you will have the opportunity to enjoy, experience, learn and gain a first-hand understanding of this Japanese art form. This museum will appeal to a broad selection of visitors irrespective of their age or individual preferences. Here you will be able to obtain an enthralling insight into the world of anime through the course of time. Visitors will have the chance to learn about the latest sophisticated production techniques employed in creating anime as well as the technology behind these developments.


Tokyo Animation Centre

Anyone with even a passing interest in Japanese anime is sure to be enthralled by the Tokyo Animation Centre. Here you will find an array of fascinating exhibits relating to the world of anime. At this centre, you will have the opportunity to view various presentations at a large monitor which displays popular anime features and related offerings. You will also see a number of additional monitors which display the latest information regarding the world of anime in Japan. Another interesting feature at this museum is the miniature charity concerts that are conducted at the centre's recording facility. Another charitable feature here is the auctions which present a variety of items relating to anime from the Japanese production companies.


Ghibli Museum

No tour of Tokyo's manga museums would be complete without visiting the distinctive Ghibli Museum. This remarkable establishment was created with the objective of showcasing the popular productions of the well-known Japanese animation specialist Studio Ghibli. This establishment combines the concepts of a technology museum, children's museum and a museum for the fine arts whilst focusing on the techniques and art of animation. Interesting features at this museum including the one of a kind 'Catbus' as well as a rooftop garden, bookstore, cafe and a well-designed theatre where short film presentations are staged. A choice of accommodation that you could consider from which you can reach this museum would be Somerset Shinagawa Tokyo, which is amongst the conveniently located Tokyo serviced apartments in the city.


J-World Tokyo

The splendid J-World Tokyo will be a highlight for the manga lover as it is based on popular series that run in the publication called 'Weekly Shonen Jump'. The series on which this establishment is based include 'Dragon Ball', 'Naruto' and 'One Piece'. Manga lovers, particularly children, will be enthralled by the innovative features to be found at this distinctive museum. Within J-World Tokyo you will find various themed areas where visitors will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in enjoyable activities in the worlds of the manga series themselves. You will also find many other features related to the well-known characters of these manga series.