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Get your dancing paws ready for a Snoopy-tastic experience!

Charles Schulz and Snoopy fans are rejoicing as Roppongi Hills in Tokyo becomes the home of the very first Snoopy Museum in the world. In association with the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, California, the exciting new Snoopy Museum will be located a short seven-minute walk from Roppongi Station.

 

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Peanuts fans might find it a little strange that a Snoopy Museum is going to open in Japan, but anyone who has visited the country can attest to the popularity of Schulz’s black and white beagle here. The smiling pooch, along with other Peanuts characters, is on all sorts of merchandise, so it’s obvious the research center in Santa Rosa has properly done its…research.

Fans of Schulz and Snoopy can expect to find rotating exhibits where they’ll learn about the creator of Peanuts and his characters. The first exhibit, opening April 23 and running until September 25, will be called My Favorite Peanuts, and will feature 60 of the original Peanuts cartoons, personally chosen by Schulz’s wife, Jean. The exhibition will invite museum goers into the warm world of Peanuts, letting them in on the secrets behind the well-known characters.

Visitors who have finished exploring the world of Snoopy can stop in at Brown’s Store or grab some food at Cafe Blanket. You’ll be able to buy exclusive merchandise only found at the museum store and sample themed drinks and food at the cafe named after Linus’ famous security blanket.

Admission will work a lot like the Ghibli Museum in Tokyo, where you must buy tickets in advance for specific times that dictate when you can enter the museum. Once you are inside though, there isn’t a time limit for how long you can stay. These tickets are available at Lawson convenience stores and on the Lawson ticket website for 1,800 yen (US$16.50) for adults. If you can’t buy your ticket in advance, the museum does sell tickets on the day of, but only if there are spots available. Same-day tickets cost a little more at 2,000 yen ($18.30) for adults.

Museum Information
Snoopy Museum Tokyo
Address: Roppongi 5-6-20, Minato-ku, Tokyo
東京都港区六本木5-6-20
Open 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (entry until 7:30), 7 days a week
Website

Source: Snoopy Museum Tokyo
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