Doraemon (Do-ra-e-ma-ru playing in my mind) is a significant part of my childhood. I can clearly remember how excited I am to go home after school just to watch my favorite robotic cat who has a lot of cool items in his pocket. I’ve always wanted to have the “take-copter” so I can fly too. Since my first Japan trip back in March 2014, I’ve planned to visit both Fujiko and Ghibli museum, however the tickets are quite difficult to obtain (most of the times, it’s sold out). Fortunately on my 3rd Japan trip, I was able to buy one for Fujiko, aka Doraemon museum.
Fast forward to the day of my visit, I got off at Noborito station. From there, I searched for the bus stop of Fujiko museum buses. You won’t have a hard time looking for it because the buses are cartoon-themed – some are Doraemon blue in color, while others are full of Fujiko’s famous cartoon characters.
Tickets have a timed entry so make sure to arrive there just in time. While waiting, you can take photos of the mini toys displayed outside. After several minutes, the super friendly staff asked us to fall in line, and guided us towards the entrance of the museum. I borrowed a free English player/machine too so I can have a guide while checking Fujiko’s creations/drawings.
Most of the parts of the museum have photo restrictions. Mostly, it’s comprised of the original illustrations, things, and first copies of Fujiko’s comics and shows. Personally, I felt amazed and astounded by his passion to create great works with moral lessons and his awesome eye for detail.Continue Reading