Setagaya-ku, Tokyo


The long-selling series, “Sazae-san”, is representative of Japanese anime. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the original author, Hasegawa Machiko, the ” Hasegawa Machiko Memorial Museum (currently an annex of the Hasegawa Machiko Art Museum)” opened on July 11, 2020. Here, you can experience the world of three major characters, “Sazae-san”, “Apron Obasan” and “Ijiwaru Baa-san”, while at the same time, you will come to understand the author, and all the works are on permanent display. There is also a SHOP & CAFE in the hall. Along with the Hasegawa Machiko Art Museum, you can learn about the achievements of Hasegawa Machiko, Japan’s first female manga artist.

Address1-30-6 Sakura-shimmachi, Setagaya City, Tokyo
(Opposite side of the HASEGAWA MACHIKO ART MUSEUM.)
Opening hours10:00 ~ 17:30 (Last entry 17:00)
Admission feeRegular 600 yen, University and High School Students 500 yen, Junior High and Elementary School Students 400 yen
Official Sitehttp://www.hasegawamachiko.jp/

Sightseeing Spot in This Area

The station nearest to the Hasegawa Machiko Art Museum is Sakura-shimmachi Station, with statues of characters from Sazae-san at the station’s North, South, and West Exits. Moreover, at the “Sazae-san Street” in the Sakura-Shimmachi Shopping District is a Sazae-san-themed cafe. A short distance away you can find a Setagaya City sightseeing destination, the only valley in the Tokyo metropolitan area’s 23 wards – Todoroki Valley (as pictured). At 15 minutes by car away from the Hasegawa Machiko Art Museum, come visit this oasis in the heart of the metropolis.