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Updated: October 6, 2023

Tokyo Polytechnic University Suginami Animation Museum 東京工芸大学 杉並アニメーションミュージアム

3F Suginami Kaikan Building 3-29-5 Kamiogi, Suginami City, Tokyo

Explore the rich legacy of Japanese animated arts at the Tokyo Polytechnic University Suginami Animation Museum

Though animation first came to Japan in the early 1900s, it didn't boom until the mid-century. In 1963, influential manga comic book artists such as Osamu Tezuka made his TV’s anime series a blockbuster known as "Mighty Atom" which focuses on the futuristic world view, profound story, and free-flowing thoughts. As this series was so successful, many animes have been created so far. It indicated the course of Japanese anime afterward.

Starting with the likes of Tezuka's Mighty Atom, the Tokyo Polytechnic University Suginami Animation Museum provides a comprehensive look into anime's past, present, and future, while also curating hands-on workshops and screenings in the museum theater. Though smaller than the renowned (and incredibly difficult to reserve) Studio Ghibli Museum, Tokyo Polytechnic University Suginami Animation Museum is free to enter, and even offers an audio tour in English.

How to Get There

  • Ogikubo StationJR Chuo LineTokyo Metro Marunouchi LineOgikubo Police Station bus stop2 min on foot


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Opening Hours

  • 10:00-18:00

    *Varies depending on screening or exhibition schedule
    *Last entry 30 minutes before closing
  • Closing days: MondaysNew Year's holidaysIf a scheduled closing falls on a public holiday, the facility will remain open on the holiday and close the next day.



Facility Info

  • RestroomsNon-smoking areasWiFi
  • JapaneseEnglishChinese (simplified)Chinese (traditional)Korean
  • Automatic doorsElevatorWheelchair accessible elevatorOstomate restroomsDiaper changing facilitiesBreast feeding roomAccessible communication formats

For updated information on opening hours, closings, prices, and more, please check the official website or ask the facility directly.