Things To Do in Japan With Kids: Anpanman Museum

16 May

While we were in the Yokohama area, we spent a morning at the Anpanman Children’s Museum. To say that my kids enjoyed this place would be an understatement. They could have spent days here! It is the perfect place to go if you have a toddler/preschooler.

Admission was 1000 yen per person (about $11?), including kids. The admission gets you into the museum. If you just want to shop/eat there, it is free. (Warning: The food and products there are expensive. 5000 yen for a child’s T-shirt? No thanks!)

There were a lot of cute photo-ops everywhere! I’m not including my cutest pictures on this blog though, because I’m not comfortable sharing too many photos of my kids with the world🙂.

Unlike Disneyland, we didn’t have to wait in line forever to get a picture with a character. We got to give high-5’s to Melon Panna-chan, Anpanman, and Baikinman!  I would give yourself at least 2 hours to explore the Anpanman Children’s Museum. It would be a great place to go on a rainy day (but it’s about a 15 minute walk from the train station).

In addition to the museum in Yokohama, there are also locations in Sendai and Nagoya.

Have you been to the Anpanman Museum? Do your kids love Anpanman as much as my kids do? My son loves it so much I am throwing him an Anpanman-themed birthday party in a few weeks.

 

11 Responses to “Things To Do in Japan With Kids: Anpanman Museum”

  1. kmaruyam May 16, 2012 at 1:59 PM #

    Natsukashii! We went there during our Sakura trip in March – April 2010. In fact, I would say we took many of the same pictures — particularly like your #2 pic. We liked the “play” ramen yatai there.

  2. AdelaideBen (@Adelaide_Ben) May 17, 2012 at 9:32 AM #

    Hehehe… likewise! We visited here in 2010 (August)… in fact I was just about to do my blog post on it too. A great place to visit for children familiar with Anpanman (but perhaps not so interesting for children who haven’t at least a reasonable understanding of the characters)… then again, if you’ve never heard of Anpanman, you’re hardly going to go to the museum I suppose.

  3. Asianmommy May 19, 2012 at 5:06 PM #

    Thanks for the tips–would love to make it over there someday!

  4. Nami | Just One Cookbook June 1, 2012 at 4:56 PM #

    My kids went there 1.5 year ago and they loved it. Glad we went at least once because my kids “graduated” from Anpanman stage soon after that. Did you try the bread from the bakery? They are really cute but I think it cost like $3 each or something… just for memory but price is like Disneyland…

    • Hiragana Mama June 5, 2012 at 8:42 AM #

      Yes, we tried the bakery and let our daughter choose just one because they are so expensive! I couldn’t believe how expensive everything was.

  5. silver price June 2, 2012 at 7:17 AM #

    Had a great day at the Anpanman Children’s Museum with my sisters children. The museum is near Landmark Tower in Minato Mirai, Yokohama. There is lots to do for the kids with a restaurant and shops as well. Probably worth a half day trip if you are in town.

    • Hiragana Mama June 5, 2012 at 8:41 AM #

      Yes! There are lots of great Chinese restaurants nearby too.

  6. gold price June 10, 2012 at 2:04 PM #

    Had a great day at the Anpanman Children’s Museum with my sisters children. The museum is near Landmark Tower in Minato Mirai, Yokohama. There is lots to do for the kids with a restaurant and shops as well. Probably worth a half day trip if you are in town.

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