The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum (宝塚市立手塚治虫記念館, lit. "Takarazuka's Tezuka Osamu Memorial Hall") was inaugurated on April 25, 1994, and has three floors (15069.47 ft²). In the basement there is an "Animation Workshop" in which visitors can make their own animation, and a mockup of the city of Takarazuka and a replica of the table where Osamu Tezuka worked.
On the ground floor on the way before the building's entrance, are imitations of the hands and feet of several characters from Tezuka (as in a true walk of fame) and on the inside, the entry hall, a replica of Princess Knight's furniture. On the same floor, is a permanent exhibition of manga and a room for the display of anime. The exhibition is divided into two parts: Osamu Tezuka and the city of Takarazuka and Osamu Tezuka, the author.
On the first floor are held several exhibitions and are available a manga library, with five hundred works of Tezuka (some foreign editions are also present), a video library and a lounge with a decor inspired by Kimba the White Lion.
There is also a center of glass that represents the planet Earth and is based on a book written by him in his childhood called "Our Earth of Glass".
You can take a virtual tour of the museum using Google.
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Last visitors must enter the museum 30 minutes before the closing time.
|Individual||Group (30 or more)|
|Adults||700 yen||560 yen|
|Students||300 yen||240 yen|
|Children||100 yen||80 yen|
Takarazuka City Tezuka Osamu Manga Museum
Address: 7-65, Mukogawa-cho, Takarazuka, Hyogo, Japan Postal Code 665-0844
(This is the e-mail address direct to Takarazuka office, Tezuka Productions)