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A Must-See for Snoopy Lovers! A Complete Guide to the New Snoopy Museum

The character Snoopy and his friends are loved the world over. In 2016, the Snoopy Museum opened in Roppongi for a limited period, and this winter, it moved to the Tokyo suburb of Minami-machida. This article introduces the charms of the newly improved, bigger, and better Snoopy Museum.

About the Snoopy Museum

The Snoopy Museum is the only official offshoot of the Charles M. Schulz Museum in California—the Snoopy fans’ temple—and as such, it showcases Schulz’s accomplishments and the charms of the characters from the world of Snoopy, exhibiting materials relating to Schulz and his precious original drawings.
It takes around 35 minutes to get to Minami-machida Grandberry Park, which is where the museum is located. Take the express train on the Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line from Shibuya.

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Facility Information

Opening Times: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm (Last entrance: 7:30 pm)
Closed: Open year-round (Closed February 18 and August 18)
Admission Fee: (Advance Tickets) Adults, University/college students: 1,800 JPY, Junior/senior high school students: 800 JPY, Elementary school students (4 years old and up): 400 JPY
(Same-day Tickets) Adults, University/college students: 2,000 JPY, Junior/senior high school students: 1,000 JPY, Elementary school students (4 years old and up): 600 JPY
*Admission Periods:
10:00-11:30 am, 12:00-1:30 pm, 2:00-3:30 pm, 4:00-5:30 pm, 6:00-7:30 pm / No limit to how long you can stay. Same-day tickets can be bought from the museum ticket window as long as not all the advance tickets have been sold. Please check availability on their website on the day of your intended visit.
Access: About a 4-minute walk from Minami-machida Grandberry Park Station on the Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line

Snoopy Museum

3-1-1 Tsuruma, Machida-shi, Tokyo

Rediscover the Charms of the Snoopy Characters in the Permanent Exhibition

In the permanent exhibition space on the third floor, the Opening Theater makes full use of its multi-screens, showing new, original animations; the Charles Schulz Gallery focuses on the life and works of author Charles Schulz; and the Peanuts Gang Gallery features nuggets of trivia using 3D reproductions of drawings, vintage goods, and images, as well as popular episodes from the Peanuts comics. The brightly colored reproductions of original pictures and comics displayed all over the walls are a must-see.

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When you have finished in the third-floor gallery, head out onto the terrace. Made to look like a golf course, there is a golfing Snoopy standing on the green lawn with a whole wall of Snoopies behind him. It is fine to take photos here, so why not take a snap with Snoopy to remember your visit! From the terrace, you can see Tsuruma Park next door, and it is said that when the weather is fine, it is possible to see Mt. Fuji.

See Valuable Original Works from the Schulz Museum in the Special Exhibition

The Special Exhibition is curated from treasured original artworks loaned from the Charles M. Schulz Museum and is changed every 6 months. The first display, “HERE COME THE BEAGLE SCOUTS!”, features Scoutmaster Snoopy running around the hills with Woodstock and his bird friends in tow. Enjoy the story with these unique, jolly companions as they deliciously toast marshmallows and get to grips with life in a tent and in the great outdoors.
Special Exhibition Dates: December 14, 2019 (Sat) - June 28, 2020 (Sat)

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At the start of the Special Exhibition floor is the Woodstock Room made in the image of Snoopy’s close friend Woodstock. It features a collection of all kinds of books on Snoopy as well as wall projections of original short animations.

Relax in the Snoopy Room

The new highlight of the Snoopy Museum is the newly-created Snoopy Room. Several large Snoopies wait to greet the guests in this spacious white room. Cute Snoopy figures are arranged in a variety of poses, such as a skating Snoopy and a miming Snoopy, but the highlight is indisputably the giant Snoopy with a total length of 8 meters. Just seeing the contented expression on Snoopy's face as he sleeps soundly atop Linus' blanket will make you feel at peace.

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Find Exclusive Goods at the Museum Shop

BROWN'S STORE is the place to find Snoopy merchandise not available anywhere else. The store displays a variety of items, such as Snoopy soft toys, stationery, general goods, and collaborations with popular brand names. Since many of these goods can only be found in the store, it is a good chance to get something to remember your visit by or find a souvenir for a special someone. It is impossible not to find something you'll like!

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*Please be aware that goods can and might sell out.

Take a Break at the PEANUTS Cafe

The PEANUTS Cafe, set up in the annex adjoining the museum, allows you to enjoy the greenery of the park while being immersed in the world of PEANUTS. Inside the cafe, the decorations alone will delight Snoopy fans, with his familiar red-roofed doghouse and tile art showing different Snoopies through the ages. Its varied menu has multiple options, from the Skillet Pizza to the Picnic Basket and Plates (3,800 JPY (excl. tax) for 2 people) that was based on the picnics put together by the Peanuts gang. If the weather is fine, you should try the Picnic Box (2,200 JPY (excl. tax)) from the takeout menu. You can eat it in the park right outside the cafe.
Opening Times: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)

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So, how about it? There are still many more charming things to see and do at the Snoopy Museum. It is worth making the journey here to see for yourself!

*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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