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Shigeru Mizuki Museum

Shigeru Mizuki Memorial Museum

The Shigeru Mizuki Memorial Museum (水木しげる記念館, Mizuki Shigeru Kinenkan) is a museum dedicated to the life and works of Shigeru Mizuki. It is located in Sakaiminato on Shigeru Mizuki Road.

About

The museum focuses on providing information and displays about Mizuki and the world of yōkai, containing many sculptures of Mizuki's characters as well as yōkai artifacts from Mizuki's personal collection from all over the world. It is the final destination of Shigeru Mizuki Road, and receives a healthy number of visitors, particularly tourists during Golden Week or summer vacation.

The museum was first proposed in 1996, with the goal of opening in April 1999, but Sakaiminato's financial difficulties at the time put plans on hold. However, Mizuki Road's ability to attract customers greatly exceeded expectations, so to cope with the massive rise in tourism support for the museum strengthened. The museum opened on March 8, 2003, Mizuki's 81st birthday. On it's opening day it received 1,747 visitors.

On March 8, 2012, the museum had it's first renovation since opening and installed several new displays.

Displays

  • GeGeGe no Entrance
  • Shigeru Mizuki's Manga World
  • Mizuki Gallery
  • A Half-Asleep Lifetime
  • NonNonBa and Me
  • Yōkai Cave
  • Yōkai Square
  • Hall of Lifetime Scrolls
  • GeGeGe no Food Court

Business Information

Business hours

  • 9:30am to 5:00pm
  • Admission ends 30 minutes before closing
  • Open year round

Admission fees

  • General admission - ¥700
  • Students (junior and high school) - ¥500
  • Students (elementary) - ¥300
  • People with disabilities and their caregivers - ¥300.
  • Groups of 20 people or more - ¥100 per person

Audio guides

  • Smartphone audio guides are available for free in Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean and Russian.
  • Non-smartphone devices are available for ¥100 in Japanese and for free in other languages.

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