One of Japan’s most famous animation studios, Toei Animation, has its own little museum.
There a two different permanent exhibitions. In the first, you can learn more about the history of the animation company as well as some of the most popular anime series. The other is more interactive and includes a digital dance corner, a reading area where you can sit and read different mangas, and a few photo spots.
Other facilities include a gift shop and an outside courtyard, a Digimon vending machine and blackboard where guests can show off their drawing skills.
How to buy tickets for Toei Animation Museum
Admission to this museum is free, however, you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire and wear a sticker before entering.
How to get there
The best way to get to the museum is take the Seibu Ikebukuro Line to Oizumi-gakuen Station and walk around 15 minutes. This way, you can also stroll through the iconic Anime Gate, located just outside the station.
Please note that there is no car parking facility near the museum.
Things to do nearby
The Toei Animation Museum is located in Nerima, a suburban neighborhood not too far from Ikebukuro. The area is home to many classic Japanese animation studios like Toei Animation, Studio Gallop, and AIC. It is also the birthplace of the Nerima Daikon Brothers and the blue earless cat, Doraemon. Places of interest in the area include the Harry Potter Studios and Chihiro Art Museum.
Frequently asked questions
How long do you need for Toei Animation Museum?
The museum shouldn’t take you more than 1 to 2 hours.
What is Toei Animation famous for?
Some of Toei’s most famous series include Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball, and Digimon.
- 0.8 km from Ōizumi-gakuen Station
- 1.5 km from Shakujii-kōen Station