The fifth in all of Japan (following Nagoya, Sendai, Kobe and Yokohama) and the first in Kyushu, Anpanman Museum opens in Fukuoka on April 18, 2014. The space is huge, about 8,790 square meters and occupies both the 5th and the 6th floor of the Hakata Riverain Building. The glass atrium lets sunshine in and gives a very outdoor-like experience minus the rain and other bad weather. There’s a main stage with scheduled performances, slides, sandboxes, many displays and of course lots of shops and places to buy food or sit down for a meal. This will definitely become a popular place for families living in or visiting Fukuoka. Scroll down to see photos taken by Fukuoka Now at the pre-opening press event on April 15, 2014. Enjoy Anpanman’s messages: “Love and courage”, “kindness and friendship” and “100 times genki (energy)”.
Address: 5 & 6 F, Hakata Riverain Building, 3-1 Shimokawabata-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
Open: 10:00~19:00 (Last entrance 18:00) *seasonal
Closed: Jan. 1. and maintenance days
Entrance fee: ¥1,500 (over 1 year-old)
Official website (Japanese only)
福岡アンパンマンこどもミュージアム in モール
入館料：1,500円（税込 / 1歳以上）
Flying high above in the huge atrium is the star, Anpanman!
The stage staff get everyone up and dancing!
Anpanman teaching the kids dance steps
Currypanman and Shokupanman are there too
The main stage area
OK everybody! 1, 2, 3 pose!
Uncle Jam looks on from the sides with approval.
One of the many stores selling Anpanman goods
This is “anko” (red bean paste) flavoured popcorn.
Another shop with everything Anpanman!
Have your photo take here by a professional and it’ll will appear like you are in the animation.
Of course there are several places to eat – and all with fun menus.
These are sand boxes. There are other facilities for burning off energy too such as slides and a space to throw soft balls around.
Dozens if not hundreds of Anpanman goods for sale.
Mother and child playing
In the kitchen
More souvenir goods
This is the 2nd most popular souvenir good sold at one of the stores. You can screw it onto any PET bottle and enjoy your drink with an Anpanman character.
Some alone time
A bakery producing a crazy collection of Anpanman baked goods.
Hmmmm, which one to choose?
Kurokke Kid looks good!
Kids getting creative
It is a museum, so naturally there is a display of Anpanman items from many years ago.
More of the historic display
The floor map – for the 5th and 6th floor
Shot to the exterior. Hope you enjoyed the report!