Finally, winter is officially over !! YEIIYY, It's time to enjoy my favorite month, MARCH ^0^/ It is still a bit windy here, in Tokyo, but slowly I can start wearing SPRING CLOTHES \(^0^)/
Okay, this post is just a warm up ! I decided to be super productive this month and catch up with my postponed stories !!
Last December 2012, I had this super opportunity to have a whole one day visiting
FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM !! Who doesn't know him ??!! He is the creator of the famous blue cat, DORAEMON and many other famous characters, like PERMAN, NINJA HATTORI-KUN, OBAKE NO Q-TARO ! Well, for my readers who have been reading Japanese Manga, you must have known those characters. This museum is a MUST VISIT SPOT for anyone who is going to visit TOKYO,JAPAN !! ^0^ ^0^ ^0^ ^0^
I must say this museum is not as humongous as Tokyo Disney Land, but I really recommend it because it is located in a very peaceful city called KAWASAKI. Mr Fujiko F Fujio spent a very long time living in this city and that is the reason why his museum was built here. You will need to take train and bus to get here. Just check the website here : (http://fujiko-museum.com/english/) The best part is, once you get to the station it is SUPER EASY TO SPOT the bus going to the museum !!
IT IS SUPER COLORFUL WITH FUJIKO F FUJIO's CHARACTERS ALL OVER IT !!
LOOOKKK DOOOWWNN !!
I KNOW, IT'S SUPER CUTE RIGHT ??!!!
OH MY GOD ! I FORGOT TO INTRODUCE HER!!
I was accompanied by my close friend from Japanese Languange School, YOUKO!!
She is like a big sister to me ^w^
We rode the bus and it took quite some times to reach the museum.
However, you can entertain yourself by paying attention to the little details inside the bus.
LOOK AT THE HAND HOLDER !! THERE'S A FACE WITH EYES AND NOSE ^0^/
AND LOOK AT THE BUTTON ! You have to push it in order to let the driver know where is your destination !! I LOVE THE HAIR ACCENT ON IT !! HAHAHAHAHA !!
Once you arrived, prepare your ticket !! Not like any other amusement park, YOU HAVE TO BOOK THE TICKET IN ADVANCED. AND YOU CAN ONLY GET IT AT LAWSON (Convinience Store), JAPAN. There is this ticket machine called LOPPI. If you don't know how to buy, you can ask the cashier to help you. The Admission time is also decided. BE CAREFUL, GUYS!!
EXAMPLE OF THE TICKET ^w^
The price is around 1000 YEN and cheaper for younger kids ^^v
When visiting most of museums in Japan, taking pictures are not allowed. It goes the same way with Fujiko F Fujio Museum. There is this restricted part where you are not be able to use your camera. However, you can still take pictures outside the building and on the roof garden !
Take times enjoying this place. Pictures really say a thousand words, right ?! Take as many as you can and pose like these cute kids !! ^0^
OR SOMETHING SILLY LIKE ME ??!! HAHAHAHA !!!
GET READY TO ENTER THE WORLD OF FUJIKO F FUJIO !!! \^0^/ \^0^/
You will experience the artistic side of someone who dedicated his life creating master piece !!
YOU WILL BE ACCOMPANIED WITH A TALKING REMOTE CONTROL WHILE TOURING THE 1st and 2nd FLOOR !
It is available in many languanges, so don't worry guys !!
I'm sorry I can't upload any pictures from those 2 floors because they consist so many private things like the making of the characters, history, replica and some original pieces of the mangas.
MY TIPS : TAKE YOUR TIME EXPLORING ! Listen to the remote guide and you can really feel how passionate he was while making characters.EVERY DETAILS ARE IMPORTANT,GUYS and I think YOU WILL REALLY NEED ONE WHOLE DAY HERE !!
Okay, I will also give you another tips. This suggestion is based on my experience, but feel free to enjoy this place your way too !! ^0^
Let's Begin The Tour Plan!!
2. THEN,THIS IS THE IMPORTANT PART !
One of the things which attracted me to come was THE RESTAURANT ! They serve so many cute special foods with Fujiko's characters on them. If you are willing to have that experience, GO STRAIGHT TO THE RESTAURANT TO TAKE A QUEUE NUMBER. I waited for 2 HOURS!! HOWEVER, IT WAS SUPER WORTHED !!!!!!!
LOOK, LOOK !!
THIS IS MY GIANT'S KATSU DON
SUPER RICE VOLUME, DELICIOUS !!
SUNEO RAMEN WAS SO MOUTH WATERING and I COULDN'T IMAGINE HOW THEY ARRANGED THE SEAWEEDS INTO A FACE !
I WENT TO THE MUSEUM NEAR CHRISTMAS TIME.
GOT LUCKY WITH THE SANTA DORAEMON STRAWBERRY MILK ^0^/
HAPPY FACES v^o^v ITADKIMASU !!
Sorry if the pictures suddenly turned into a night background, because I had to wait super long time to have the amaing meal !!
LOOK AT THOSE QUEUING NUMBERS !!AAAAAAAAAAAAA
3. NOW, MOVE ON TO HOW TO KILL THE QUEUING TIME !!
You can do SOOOOOO MANY THINGS!!
A: ENJOY THE ROOF GARDEN DAY AND NIGHT
The roof garden is something that you SHOULD NEVER MISS !! There are so many life size characters and let me tell you, GET YOUR CAMERA READY !!!
YEAAPP, I WON'T UPDATE TOO MUCH ITEMS OF THE GIFT SHOP HERE, YOU SHOULD SEE THEM YOURSELF!!! HEHEHEHEHE ^0^
C: STILL NEED TO WAIT ANOTHER HOUR ?!
TAKE PURIKURA, RELAX AT THE LOUNGE and WATCH SHORT DORAEMON MOVIE!
THEY ARE ON THE SAME FLOOR ^0^/
COLOR MAKES US RELAX, YEAAHHH ^0^
PURIKURA (SORRY IT'S BLUR ToT)
THE MOVIE TICKET (AGAIN, SORRY IT'S BLUR ToT)
I REALLY HAD A BLAST IN THIS TINY YET SO INSPIRING MUSEUM !!
Youko was super nice and really patience waiting. I couldn't ask for a better friend !!
So, to end this post, I want to show you how cute Youko style is !!
She really dresses up well everyday and I do admire her look ^0^
HER BANDANA IS SO CUTE, RIGHT ?!
THOSE FUR !!! LOOK SUPER WARM,FLUFFY ^^
AND A SOME SHOTS OF MY LOOK TOO, hehehehe ^o^
I WAS WEARING AN INDONESIAN BATIK SKIRT.
TO MAKE IT MORE MODERN, I ADDED THE CAT HAT!! SMILE ^0^