You may think that the Peanuts gang from Charles M. Schulz wouldn’t be popular or too well known in Japan but you’d be mistaken. Universal Studios in Osaka has loads of on site stores decorated with, and selling any kind of merchandise you can think of with Charlie Brown and the rest of the gang. However the character with the most likes and fans would have to be the lovable beagle, Snoopy.
And now that love has gone one step further with the announcement that a dedicated Snoopy museum is opening up in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo. The museum is a joint venture with the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center located in Santa Rosa, California and is the first of its kind in the world.
And even better, the museum is a convenient 7 minute from the nearby Roppongi train station.
And like all things of their kind in Japan, you’ll also be able to purchase limited edition exclusive items from the store located in the museum.
The museum will also be hosting various exhibitions at different times of the year with one running from April 23rd until September 25th called My Favorite Peanuts. The exhibition will feature up to 60 pieces of Peanuts artwork created by Charles’ wife, Jean.
For more info, head on over to the official site for details on how and where to buy tickets.