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【Tokyo 1-Day Trip】A Character-Filled Course

If you want to fully enjoy Tokyo, a place that is filled with things to see and do, in a single day, then it would be best to build a plan and check the transportation before you go! In this series, 10 courses for a fun-filled day out in Tokyo will be showcased, ranging from the simple, standard courses, up to express courses. Below is a model course for a day that is full of characters from famous animated series. 【Total time: 6 hours】

<1> Go to Tokyo One Piece Tower & Meet the Straw Hat Crew

Tokyo One Piece Tower is a large-scale theme park where you can experience the world of the hit anime series, ONE PIECE. Inside this park are 9 attractions that were inspired by the Mugiwara no Ichimi (Straw Hat Crew). Check out the shows, restaurants, and merchandise!

(C) Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha, Fuji Television, Toei Animation (C) Amusequest Tokyo Tower LLP

【↓ 15-minute walk or 6-minute drive to the next spot】

Phone: 03-5777-5308
Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM (last admission at 9:00 PM)
Closed: Irregular
Admission fees:
Adult: 3,000 JPY for pre-sold ticket and 3,200 JPY for same-day ticket

Tokyo One Piece Tower

Inside Foot Town, Tokyo Tower, 4-2-8 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo

<2> See Precious Original Drawings and Exhibits at Snoopy Museum

Representing the first overseas branch of the Charles M. Schulz Museum in the U.S. that is considered as the holy ground for Snoopy fans, the Snoopy Museum in Tokyo was opened on April 2016. Here, valuable original drawings of Snoopy are put on display in line with the exhibit themes that change every 6 months. You can also have a lot of fun at the shop, cafe, and other spots at the museum!

(C)Peanuts Worldwide LLC

【↓ 3-minute walk from Daiba Station to the next spot】

Phone: 03-6328-1960
Hours: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM (last admission at 7:30 PM)
Closed: None
Admission fees:
General: 2,000 JPY for a same-day ticket, etc.
Access: 7-minute walk from Exit 3 of Tokyo Metro Roppongi Station
8-minute walk from Exit 5 of Toei Subway Roppongi Station
※Museum will be open for a limited time until September 2018

Snoopy Museum

5-6-20 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

<3> Eat Snacks Inspired by Fuji TV’s Chibi Maruko-chan and Sazae-san

You need to check out character shops that can only be found at this spot, including the Chibi Maruko-chan Cafe that is famous for its cute menu, and the Sazae-san Shop that is the only one of its kind in Japan. Aside from snacks, you can also purchase limited edition merchandise as souvenirs.

(C) Hasegawa Machiko Art Museum (C) Sakura Production/Nippon Animation

【↓ 5-minute walk to the next spot】

Phone: 03-5531-1111
Hours: Depends on the facilities and shops
Closed: Depends on the facilities and shops
Access: 3-minute walk from South Exit of Daiba Station on the Yurikamome Line

Sazae-san Shop
Phone: 03-5500-6075
Hours: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Chibi Maruko-chan Cafe
Phone: 03-5500-5841
Hours: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM (last order at 6:30 PM)

Fuji Television Network

2-4-8 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo

<4> Buy HELLO KITTY Kongari-yaki at DiverCity Tokyo Plaza!

The piping hot and soft kongari-yaki (baked treat) that is baked at the shop daily is perfect as a souvenir. Enjoy it in different flavors, such as plain and custard. You can even have it served together with their famous soft-serve ice cream in a cup bearing the design of your favorite character!【TokyoWalker】

DiverCity Tokyo Plaza

1-1-10 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo

[This article was originally published in Walkerplus on 09.07.2017]

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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