Yokohama Anpanman Children's Museum
Yokohama Takashimacho: Amusement park
Yokohama Anpanman Children's Museum: Yokohama Takashimacho
Yokohama Takashimacho / Amusement park
Open 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm) daily.
Free admission to ground-floor shops; Y2,200 for museum
Average visit time: 30-120 minutes
Tickets for the museum must be reserved online in advance. (Note that some photos are from the museum's previous location.)

Aimed squarely at the six-and-under crowd, this popular mini-museum and shopping zone is devoted to the cartoon-pastry hero and his many plush and collectible friends. The second and third floors of the building house the actual museum, which includes a large play area, while the ground floor is filled with fourteen different shops selling toys and goods.

In addition to all the character-themed goods you could possibly imagine, there's also a cafe-bakery selling Anpanman-themed baked goods and a full-fledged restaurant. Admission is free for ground-floor shops, and the main reason to fork over Y2,200 for the museum entrance fee is the live-action theater, which puts on shows throughout the day.

Tickets to the museum need to be reserved in advance - check their website for details. The ground-floor shops are open until 6pm, and the museum is open until 5pm, with last entry at 4pm.

Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Minato-Mirai 6-2-9.
3 minutes from Shin-Takashima (Minato-Mirai line)
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