The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum
Osamu Tezuka, known as the “God of Manga”, once lived in Takarazuka for about twenty years, between the ages of 5 to 24 years old. In his honor, the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum was established in the city in 1994. This anime-manga museum is a world of Tezuka’s works, where characters such as Astro Boy and Sapphire from The Princess Knight would be happy to meet you. Popular sections include a library with around 2000 copies of Tezuka’s works available for reading, and the Anime Studio, in which you can have a taste of animation production. Come see, touch, and feel the world of Tezuka Osamu.
- 7-65 Mukogawacho, Takarazuka City, Hyogo Prefecture
- Opening hours
- 9:30 ~ 17:00 (Last entry: 16:30)
- Every Wednesday (except public holidays), December 29-31, February 20 to the last day of February. The museum might also close temporarily.
- Admission fee
- Adults 700 yen, Junior High and High School Students 300 yen, Elementary School Students 100 yen
- Official Site
- Official Social Media Accounts
Sightseeing Spot in This Area
The Takarazuka Grand Theater (as pictured) is a mecca for fans of the Takarazuka Revue, and has brought fame to the city of Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture. The city is surrounded by Mount Rokko and other nearby mountains. The tranquility in the neighborhoods is the reason why the city is widely recognized throughout the country as an ideal place to live. Nakayama Temple is a popular place for those praying for a safe childbirth. Within the temple is also the Nakayama Temple Tomb, also a famous sightseeing destination. There is also the venue of the Takarazuka Kinen race, the Hanshin Racecourse. Recently, in addition to the horse-racing crowd, it has even attracted those who are only there to watch the adorable horses, thus evolving into a family-friendly location.
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