The Suginami Animation Museum is an innovative and interactive anime museum in Tokyo. It focuses on the details the evolution of animation culture in Japan, and is a worthwhile visit for anime fans.

Permanent exhibition

A display at the museum. | Photo by Lucy Dayman

The permanent museum display occupies just one floor. There’s also an additional cinema floor that hosts rotating exhibits, and a library of anime films that’s open to the public.

Museum facilities

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Try your hand at anime creation. | Photo by Namiko Matsuo/Suginami ward Sangyo Shinko Center 杉並区産業振興センタ

Other notable facilities include an Anime production experience and workshop space as well as a nursing room.

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How to buy tickets for Suginami Animation Museum

Entry to this museum is free.

How to get there

The museum is a 20-minute walk from Ogikubo Station. If you don’t fancy walking, you can take the Kanto bus going to any destination from the No. 0 or No. 1 bus stops at the north exit of Ogikubo Station. Hop off at Ogikubo Keisatsusho-mae (Ogikubo Police Station) — from there it’s less than a 2-minute walk.

The museum is located on the third and fourth floors of the Tokyo Suganami Kaikan building.

Things to do nearby

After you visit the museum, you should head to Inazuma Cafe. Located a short walk from Ogikubo Station, the walls of this minimalistic café are covered with artistic scrawlings by the best in the anime business.

Frequently asked questions

How much is entry to the Suginami Animation Museum?

Entry is free. We like that.

How long do you need for the Suginami Animation Museum?

1 hour should be enough at this museum.