Visiting the Doraemon Museum in Kawasakiドラえもんミュージアム

The Doraemon manga and anime had always been part of our childhood and we were excited to visit the Doraemon Museum (officially known as Fujiko F. Fujio Museum) in Kawasaki city. The museum was built to honour Doraemon’s creator, Mr Hiroshi Fujimoto (pen named Fujiko F. Fujio), and it features lots of fun activities as well as display.

多啦A梦,俗称小叮当,一直是我们童年成长的一部分。这次到东京决定到访多啦A梦博物馆一游。博物馆位于川崎市,主要是为了纪念多啦A梦的作者藤子不二雄先生。

From Tokyo, it is just a 40 minutes train ride to Noborito Station. From there, we took the Doraemon bus to theDoraemon Museum. Tickets reservation is a must and can be bought at the Loppi station in most Lawson.

The museum has 7 concepts, mainly Manga, Playful Spirit, Science Fiction, Communication, New Discovery, Nature and Hospitality, catering to all generations, young and old.

从东京出发,乘坐火车40分钟即可抵达登戸站。从那里,我们坐哆啦A梦巴士到博物馆。门票预订是必须的,可以在多数Lawson的Loppi自动贩卖机购买。

Inside, there are much to explore. From exhibition room display works of Fujio san, to playrooms for the kids and a 100 seater theatre that screen works exclusive to this museum. We spent some time exploring the museum before heading to the open rooftop where most of the life size displays are. This is a wonderland for Doraemon fans!

博物馆里可以看到许多藤子不二雄先生的作品展示,以及为小孩们准备的娱乐室,和一间专门为这个博物馆设计的剧院。我们花了一段时间探索博物馆,然后前往开放的屋顶。

The Anywhere Door. One of the most used items in the manga series. This door takes you to anywhere in the door!

任意门是哆啦A梦最常用的道具之一,它能带你到世界的任何一个角落!

This is the manga room, where visitors can grab a Doraemon manga and read.
Here is Doraemon reading himself while enjoying his favourite snack, the Dorayaki.

Most Doraemon manga/anime are short chapters/episode. There are, however, some long stories (known as 大長編Daichōhen) where Nobita and friends usually explore other worlds or universe. The stories are usually very good and emphasize on friendship.
This is the second Daichōhen, Nobita no Daimakyō.

哆啦A梦漫画通常都是短编,但也有长篇故事,都是大雄的XX冒险之类。

As mentioned, prior reservation is required for visiting theDoraemon Museum. This is because the museum is opened to a limited number of visitors everyday. There are only 4 openings a day (at 1000hrs, 1200hrs, 1400hrs, and 1600hrs). If you missed the timing, you will have to wait for the next slot.
Even with a limited number of visitors each time, the Doraemon cafe is usually crowded with long queues. We did not manage to get in. Would love to try out the Dorayaki.

如前所述,参观博物馆需要提前预约。这是因为博物馆每天都向少数游客开放。每天只有4个开放时间(分别为10点,12点,14点和16点)。

即使每次参观人数有限,多啦A梦咖啡馆通常都挤满了排长队的人。我们这次无缘进入。

Doraemon is hugely popular in Asia even till today. If you are a fan of this robot cat, make sure to drop by the Fujiko F. Fujio Museum the next time you are in Tokyo.

多啦A梦在亚洲直到今天都非常流行。如果您喜欢这只机器猫,请记得到访藤子F不二雄博物馆。