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Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers, nearly equivalent to Germany and Switzerland combined or slightly smaller than California. Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands.

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Use the "JNTO TRAVEL PLANNER" for train and map information helpful in traveling around Japan.

  • By simply entering the departing and arrival station, get an overview of train transfer method, fares, and travel time.
  • By simply selecting the arrival airport and major train stations around Japan, find routes to stations nearest your destination.
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Read the "Usage Guide" and use this service for a safe and enjoyable trip in Japan.

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The Tezuka Osamu Manga MuseumHyogo

The Tezuka Osamu Manga Museum is in Takarazuka, where the world famous manga creator lived for 20 years from the age of 5. Based on concept that Tezuka Osamu advocated throughout his entire lifetime, love for nature and respect for the preciousness and sanctity of life, the Museum was inaugurated in 1994. Its permanent collection on his life and works includes 336 articles which are displayed under two categories; "Takarazuka & Tezuka Osamu" and "Tezuka Osamu, Writer." Three thematic exhibitions are held annually in the special exhibition hall. There is also a hall where his original animated films are shown and a library where visitors can read his books.
Address & Access
Address: 7-65 Mukogawa-cho, Takarazuka-shi, Hyogo
Admission Fee: 700 yen
Closed: Wednesdays (except national holidays), Dec.29-31, Feb. 21 until the end of the month
JR Takarazuka Station/On foot/8 min.

Tourist Facilities of Japan

The Tezuka Osamu Manga Museum