The Snoopy Museum Tokyo

ByMichael Stigall
Jul 25, 2022

The Snoopy Museum Tokyo

Snoopy Museum Tokyo is an exciting addition to the museums of Tokyo. The Peanuts comic strip characters are popular in Japan but are collectively eclipsed by Snoopy, the dog, to the extent that most people probably couldn’t tell you who Charlie Brown is. Snoopy is, however, a serious draw, and the presence of this wonderful museum demonstrates that.

It was the first Snoopy Museum outside of the United States, starting as a temporary museum open for two and one-half years in Roppongi. All the Snoopy museums are dedicated to the art of Charles M. Schulz. The original founding museum— the Charles M. Schulz Museum—is located where Schulz lived in Santa Rosa, California.

The second exhibition at Snoopy Museum Tokyo, “Hello again, Snoopy,” started on October 8th, 2016, and ran until September 2018. After that, the museum reopened at a permanent location in Machida in 2019 on a plot twice the size of the original exhibition. There is much more greenery at the new location and a café and a gift shop for all of your Peanuts-related needs. In addition to the many wonderful exhibits showcasing the art and life of Schulz, they also offer interactive workshops where you can do things like making your own Snoopy plush doll. 

This museum may not be the most Japanese thing on our list of recommendations, but it is a fun attraction with something for everyone to enjoy. You can purchase tickets in advance with a small discount on the website or onsite at the museum.

Snoopy Museum Tokyo 

10:00 to 18:00 (admission until 17:30) / Open 7 days a week
Address: Tsuruma 3-1-4, Machida-shi, Tokyo

Wei-Te Wong from Taipei City, Taiwan, Republic of China, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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