I’m a huge fan of Snoopy and the Peanuts gang, and he’s all the rage in Japan. He’s on people’s clothes, he’s on their coffee mugs, and he’s on their accessories. Now he’s got his own Museum!!
The Snoopy Museum is open everyday (except public holidays) from 10am – 8pm. It’s in a really nice location too, within a 10-minute walk from Roppongi station or Azabu-juban station on the Tokyo Metro. This area is renown for its nightlife, but there a plenty of things to do during the day like shopping at Roppongi Hills, checking out the Mori Art Museum, getting the best 360 degree view of Tokyo (with Tokyo Tower in it!) at Mori Tower, or visiting the Snoopy Museum.
The museum runs different exhibits all year round, changing seasonally. I got to see the current “Love is Wonderful” exhibit, featuring all the Peanuts gang’s love stories. It’s generally always busy here, but the crowds are stagnated to avoid clusters of people as best as possible. Visit their site to make sure your preferred session isn’t booked out.
Inside the exhibit you can see dozens of carefully selected comic strips, paintings, a few short films, and various Peanuts merchandise. There’s also an extremely nice (albeit expensive) cafe and Snoopy shop at the end if you want to get some souvenirs.
The prices are as follows:
Adults : ¥2,000
University/College students : ¥1,400
Junior/Senior high school students : ¥1,000
4 year olds ~ Elementary school students : ¥600
Children under 3 : Free
However, if you can read Japanese then booking more than one day in advance at a blue Lawson store can save you up to $4US and a potential queue. Sometimes it is booked out due to being so busy, so if you really want to see the exhibit then get there 15 minutes early!