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Bookshelf theater at the Kadokawa Musashino Museum

November 6, 2020

Kadokawa Musashino Museum

The Bookshelf theater is an eight meter bookshelf with 50,000 books. It has been referred to as a “forest of books”. The theater is in the Kadokawa Musashino Museum. It is the pièce de résistance of the beautifully designed book and culture museum in Sakura Town. Part of the museum opened on August 1st and the grand gallery held its first exhibition. A very special commemoration exhibition “Kengo Kuma: The Birth of an Art Space Connected to Nature – Transcendent Architecture in Stone and Wood.

Bookshelf Theater

Kadokawa Musashino Museum is just one of the many offerings at the new Sakura Town Shin Tokorozawa. And the Bookshelf Theater, pictured above, is just one of nine areas across the five floors of the Kadokawa Musashino Museum. It is on the top (fifth) floor of the museum. Along with the Musashino Gallery and a restaurant and cafe.

Kadokawa Culture Museum Tokorozawa
From the museum website

Kadokawa Corporation (publishers) announced the major “Cool Japan Forest Project” development Sakura Town in Shin Tokorozawa. A detailed preview into the development came out earlier in this year in one of Kadokawa’s magazines:

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The museum combines a library, art gallery and science museum. It looks absolutely stunning. One section, not surprisingly given Kadokawa’s reputation as a manga publisher, is dedicated to manga and light novels. There is also an anime museum within the Kadokawa Museum. You can see details by floor in this post here (click).


Kadokawa Musashino Museum Hours

The museum is open from Wednesdays to Mondays, closed on Tuesdays. It opens from 10 am to 6 pm, except for Fridays and Saturdays when it opens until 9 pm. (Last entry is 30 minutes before closing time everyday).


Tickets cost 1,600 yen for adults, 1000 yen for students and 700 yen for elementary school aged children. Booking is now open on their website (quick link). At the moment (July 16th) the calendar is wide open, but it may book up soon.

Phone number: 0570-017-396. The phone is manned from 2 pm to 5 pm on weekdays only.

All images from the Sakura Town official website unless otherwise stated.

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Ten minutes walk from the Higashi Tokorozawa Station.

By car: the resort is about an eight minute drive from the Tokorozawa Interchange of the Kanetsu Expressway. Parking costs 200 yen for 30 minutes. However, the maximum you pay on a weekday is 600 yen and 1,800 yen on the weekend. The Sakura town main car park closes at 8 pm from Sunday to Thursday and at 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. “Dai Ni” and “Dai San” car parks are open 24 hours.

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November 6, 2020
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Sakura Town
3 Chome-31 Higashitokorozawawada
Tokorozawa, Saitama 359-0023 Japan
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