Anpanman Museum (Yokohama Anpanman Kodomo Museum), Yokohama3.9
This complex of a hands-on museum and a shopping mall featuring the popular cartoon characters, Anpanman (Bean Bun Man) and his friends, is located in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture. In its paid areas on the 2nd and 3rd floors, there is the museum area which includes the Hiroba-square with a stage where the Anpanman shows are held, the Pan Kojo (bread factory) where you can experience bread kneading, the Minna-no-Machi (our town) that reproduces the world of Anpanman, the Anpanman-go vehicle that you can play inside, along with the workshops, the ball pool and areas where babies and toddlers can play safely. In the free admission area on the 1st floor, there are Anpanman-themed shops, a food court, a bakery with character breads and a photo studio. Extremely kids-friendly.
Guide map https://www.yokohama-anpanman.jp/map/ (Japanese)
Purposeexperience,kids,family,shopping,let's hang out!,Rainy Day
Airport/Sta.Tokyo International Airport (about 17km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
2.0a month ago
Update: it's been a few years since my last visit, and the museum had moved to a new venue. In the process, unfortunately, they reduced the number of activities offered. Now, it's mainly the 3rd floor with 10 small areas and a show stage that offers 2 different 12.5 minute shows per day. Much smaller than previously! Nonetheless, they jacked up pricing to 2,200 JPY per person - which I clearly classify a rip-off now. This, i reduce my former 4 star rating to 2 stars.
Also, the place is probably most appropriate for toddler age kids.
Our toddler daughter was happy, and that's what counts. Admission of JPY 1'500 is per person, which makes it quite steep. Area itself is quite small.
4.0a year ago
2.5 year old loved it. Spent 2 hours running around. Entrance fee a bit high but you get a fun show, meet the characters & lots of staff keeping the place clean & tidy. We've nicknamed it pre-school Disney as it reminds us of Disney a lot. Nice variety of prices in the gift shop so the kids got a cheap little something to take home with them which really made their day extra special. 4/5 stars as it would have been nice to have been able to take the stroller in with us rather than having to park it up outside & more activities would be nice but overall it was great fun & we would recommend it to others.
5.03 months ago
It's indeed a kids paradise. If your children loves Anpanman, this is the best place to bring. On the first floor is free entrance and a lot of souvenirs shop, snacks, foods, games and place to eat like cafeteria. When you come, they will check both your kid and parents' body temperature. They also tell us to always wear mask. So it's pretty safe to go. And on the second and third floor is the Anpanman museum itself. We went there last year during the renovation, so not so much to do. But now, we are not going there again because the ticket were sold off 😅. Hopefully can come there again. My daughter loves is so much.
3.02 months ago
Of your kids are into anpanman, go for it!
Just expect your wallet to feel lighter as you walk towards the exit.
4.0a year ago
A very huge and nice place perfect for bonding time with little kids. Not only do they have a musical show for entertaining the kids...inside there also are a food court, few souvenir shops that has super cute items, a Photo boothe, a space where kids could play on little houses and rides... and the staffs were very polite and friendly.