The Fujiko F. Fujio Museum (藤子・F・不二雄ミュージアム), also informally known as the Doraemon Museum, is a fanciful art museum found in the suburbs of Kawasaki. It is based on the work of Fujiko F. Fujio (nom de plume of manga artist Fujimoto Hiroshi) who is the creator of Doraemon, an influential series about a robotic cat from the 22nd century who travels back in time to befriend a group of kids. The museum requires advance reservations.

Doraemon has been around for decades and remains extremely popular today. So although the museum is aimed at children, it also appeals to adults who grew up with the series. While not large, it has a pretty extensive collection of Fujiko F. Fujio's work, including original artwork from Doraemon, 21-emon, Kaibutsukun, and several of Fujiko's other series. An excellent English audio guide is included with admission and has a lot of commentary on Fujiko's life and the various artwork on display.

The second, more hands-on half of the museum is aimed towards small children. It features a theater displaying an original short film, a manga reading room, and several play rooms. A few life-size statues of Doraemon characters, that you can touch and take pictures with, are found outside around the museum grounds. There is also a cafe selling Doraemon themed dishes, and a well stocked gift shop with character goods from Doraemon and Fujiko's other series.

Getting there and around

The Fujiko F. Fujio Museum is most easily accessed from Noborito Station, which lies along both the Odakyu Odawara Line (20 minutes, 270 yen by express train from Shinjuku, frequent departures) and the JR Nambu Line (30 minutes, 320 yen from Kawasaki Station, frequent departures). A shuttle bus (10 minutes, 210 yen) operates every 10-15 minutes between the station and the museum.

Alternatively, the museum is about a 15 minute walk from either Mukogaoka Yuen Station on the Odakyu Odawara Line (20 minutes, 270 yen from Shinjuku) or Shukugawara Station on the JR Nambu Line (25 minutes, 320 yen from Kawasaki).

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    • HOTEL METROPOLITAN KAWASAKI
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      Set 6.3 km from Omori Hachiman Shrine, HOTEL METROPOLITAN KAWASAKI offers 4-star accommodation in Kawasaki and features a fitness centre, a restaurant and a bar. Located around 6.3 km from Showa no Kurashi Museum, the hotel with free WiFi is also 6.5 km away from Miwa Itsukushima Shrine. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage space and currency exchange for guests. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a wardrobe, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. At HOTEL METROPOLITAN KAWASAKI every room has bed linen and towels. A buffet breakfast is available every morning at the accommodation. Uramori Inari Shrine is 6.7 km from HOTEL METROPOLITAN KAWASAKI, while Motosumi-Bremen Shopping District is 6.7 km away. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 7 km from the hotel.
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    • Dormy Inn Kawasaki Natural Hot Spring
      Mid-range
      Situated in Kawasaki, 5.6 km from Omori Hachiman Shrine, Dormy Inn Kawasaki Natural Hot Spring provides accommodation with a spa and wellness centre and private parking. This 3-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space. The accommodation features a sauna, hot spring bath, restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. Miwa Itsukushima Shrine is 5.9 km from the hotel, while Uramori Inari Shrine is 6 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 7 km from Dormy Inn Kawasaki Natural Hot Spring.
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    • Kawasaki King Skyfront Tokyu REI Hotel
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      Located within 10 km of Yumemigasaki Zoological Park, Kawasaki King Skyfront Tokyu REI Hotel in Kawasaki provides a shared lounge, as well as free WiFi. The property is around 14 km from Kawasaki Todoroki Stadium and 15 km from Todoroki Arena. Guests can make use of a bar. The rooms in the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Each room has a shared bathroom with free toiletries. All rooms will provide guests with a fridge. There is an in-house restaurant, which serves a variety of European dishes. You can play table tennis at Kawasaki Tokyu REI Hotel. When guests need guidance on where to visit, the reception will be happy to provide advice. Kawasaki King Sky Front Tokyu REI Hotel is close to Haneda Airport and offers not only a large public bath, but also stylish and open work space, a fitness room, and even a ping-pong table for free! We also recommend the Runtrip BASE TAMAGAWA running course that takes you around Haneda Airport and the Tama River Sky Bridge! Easy access not only to Tokyo, but also to famous tourist destinations in eastern Japan such as Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, and Shizuoka. It is a base for sightseeing in Japan. The perfect location with a view of the Tama River and Haneda Airport right in front of the hotel. At night, you can even enjoy the night view of Tokyo beyond the airport. The hotel also has a spacious grassy park next to the hotel. This is a lifestyle hotel that supports everyone from adults to children, whether you are on a business trip, on vacation, or just enjoying an extraordinary time.
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    • slash kawasaki
      Mid-range
      Ideally located in the Kawasaki Ward district of Kawasaki, slash kawasaki is set 6 km from Omori Hachiman Shrine, 6.2 km from Miwa Itsukushima Shrine and 6.4 km from Uramori Inari Shrine. Featuring a terrace, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. Guests can enjoy American dishes at the restaurant or have a cocktail at the bar. All guest rooms in the hotel are fitted with a kettle. At slash kawasaki all rooms include bed linen and towels. Tokujo-ji Temple is 6.6 km from the accommodation, while Gonsho-ji Temple is 6.7 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 7 km from slash kawasaki.
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    • HOTEL Enmichi
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      Situated in Kawasaki and within 5.6 km of Omori Hachiman Shrine, HOTEL Enmichi has a restaurant, non-smoking rooms, and free WiFi. This 3-star hotel offers luggage storage space. Miwa Itsukushima Shrine is 5.8 km from the hotel and Uramori Inari Shrine is 6 km away. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a kettle, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. At HOTEL Enmichi rooms include bed linen and towels. Tokujo-ji Temple is 6.2 km from the accommodation, while Gonsho-ji Temple is 6.3 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 7 km from HOTEL Enmichi.
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    • Richmond Hotel Premier Musashikosugi
      Luxury
      Conveniently located just a 5-minute walk from JR Musashi Kosugi Station, this hotel features free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour front desk and coin launderette for guests’ convenience. The station provides direct access to Shibuya, a 13-minute ride, and Yokohama, a 15-minute ride away. Each room at Richmond Hotel Premier Musashikosugi comes with modern facilities like a flat-screen TV and an air-purifier/humidifier. An electric kettle with tea bags and a mobile charger are also provided in the room. Special amenities for female guests and children are available at the front desk. Premier Musashikosugi Richmond Hotel offers drinks vending machines and in-room massages at an extra charge. Laptop can be rented from the reception for a fee. Todoroki Athletic Field is a 6-minute drive from the hotel. JR Shinagawa Shinkansen (bullet train) Station is a 10-minute train ride away. On-site Richmond Diners restaurant offers a Western/Japanese breakfast buffet. Various meals are also on offer for dinner.
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    • Sotetsu Fresa Inn Kawasaki-Higashiguchi
      Mid-range
      Located on a 5-minute walk from Kawasaki Station, Sotetsu Fresa Inn Kawasaki-Higashiguchi offers comfortable rooms with a flat-screen TV and free internet access. The Sotetsu Fresa Inn Kawasaki-Higashiguchi is in close proximity to shopping areas. From Kawasaki Station it is a 10-minute train ride to Yokohama and Tokio Shinagawa. Haneda Airport is a 15-minute train ride away from Keikyu Kawasaki Station. Rooms are air-conditioned and feature a colourful contemporary decor. They are equipped with a refrigerator and an electric kettle. Sotetsu Fresa Inn Kawasaki-Higashiguchi features coin-operated laundry facilities. Services include luggage storage. Public parking is available near the hotel, at a charge. Sotetsu Fresa Inn Kawasaki-Higashiguchi offers a la carte breakfast options at Excelsior coffee shop on the first floor from 07:00 to 10:00. Drinks vending machines are available throughout the hotel.
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    • Hotel The Lotus Bali (Adult Only)
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      Hotel The Lotus Bali is an adult-only accommodation located in Kawasaki. Rooms come with a flat-screen TV and DVD player. You will find a kettle in the room. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bath robes, slippers and free toiletries. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Tokyo is 18 km from Hotel The Lotus Bali, while Yokohama is 11 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 7 km away.
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    • JR-East Hotel Mets Kawasaki
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      JR-East Hotel Mets Kawasaki is set in Kawasaki, within 6.3 km of Omori Hachiman Shrine and 6.4 km of Showa no Kurashi Museum. With a restaurant, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Motosumi-Bremen Shopping District is 6.7 km away and Grandtree Musashikosugi is 6.9 km from the hotel. The units in the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV. Staff at JR-East Hotel Mets Kawasaki are always available to provide information at the reception. Miwa Itsukushima Shrine is 6.6 km from the accommodation, while Uramori Inari Shrine is 6.7 km away. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 7 km from JR-East Hotel Mets Kawasaki.
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    • Kawasaki Nikko Hotel
      Luxury
      A one-minute walk away from JR-Kawasaki Station, Kawasaki Nikko Hotel offers rooms with Wi-Fi6 and Smart TV. The hotel building features shopping and dining options. Each room at Kawasaki is equipped with air conditioning, an ensuite bathroom and a hairdryer. A minibar and writing desk are also provided. Guests can have meals and snacks at the hotel’s Natura Cafe & Restaurant, or have drinks at the signature Yakanhiko Bar, which features sky views. Kawasaki Nikko’s guests can also sing their hearts out in the hotel’s karaoke rooms, or pamper themselves at barber/beauty shop. Massage services are also available. A 5-minute walk from the main street, Kawasaki Nikko Hotel is a 15-minute train ride from Haneda Airport, Tokyo City and Yokohama City.
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