Welcome to a paradise where manga lovers gather
Welcome to a paradise where manga lovers gather

It's been very cold in Tokyo these days, but how are you spending your holidays? I try to borrow as much manga as I can at TSUTAYA on Friday night so that I don't have to leave the house as much as possible.

I was a hikikomori member of society on weekends, but since I moved to the Chuo Line last year, I have been to many places.

This is "Tachikawa Manga Park" !

Tachikawa's proud subculture spot "Tachikawa Manga Park"
Tachikawa's proud subculture spot "Tachikawa Manga Park"

Tachikawa Manga Park is a manga-centered library (not available for rent) with the purpose of "enjoying the cultural value of manga to many people." It is about a 10-minute walk from the south exit of JR Tachikawa Station.

The usage fee is 400 yen for adults and 200 yen for children. The admission fee is a coin locker fee for storing shoes, and once you enter, you can use the facility throughout business hours.

The key to the coin locker is the admission card
The key to the coin locker is the admission card

◆ This is amazing in "Tachikawa Manga Park"

Passing through the gate, it's a paradise for manga lovers! First of all, I would like to introduce the charm of the facility.

Part 1: Overwhelming number of books

In the hall, you can read all-you-can-read manga displayed up to the ceiling. The current collection of books is about 40,000 (!), And we have a wide lineup of the latest popular works, classic masterpieces, and maniac works that are rarely seen in bookstores. In addition, there are plenty of magazines and picture books that the whole family can enjoy.

Come on
Come on

Read as much as you like
Read as much as you like

There is also a valuable book of "Norakuro"!
There is also a valuable book of "Norakuro"!

Manga is categorized by its own genre, and there is also a recommendation corner. If you have a book you want to read, you can find it smoothly using the search system.

Takarajimasha's "This manga is amazing!" Corner
Takarajimasha's "This manga is amazing!" Corner

There is also a recommendation corner for the manga unit "Manga Night"
There is also a recommendation corner for the manga unit "Manga Night"

Since Gorgo is "science, technology, industry"
Since Gorgo is "science, technology, industry"

This one may be faster for what you are looking for
This one may be faster for what you are looking for

Part 2: The reading space is interesting

Furthermore, the reading space inside the building is a must-see for manga lovers. In the space based on tatami mats and wood, there are also spaces such as lofts and closets. After all, it's best to lie down and read manga!

Cozy as if you were at home
Cozy as if you were at home

It's okay to lie down
It's okay to lie down

The person who thought about this would definitely like the closet
The person who thought about this would definitely like the closet

Like Doraemon
Like Doraemon

Part 3: Change your mood with a light meal or on the terrace

If you get tired of reading, you can change your mood by drinking a drink or eating light meals such as curry, takoyaki, and sweets. There is also a terrace for visitors, and it feels good to expose your body to the wind.

Warm your own meals
Warm your own meals

I can drink alcohol
I can drink alcohol

But winter is the gelato
But winter is the gelato

Of course you can read manga on the terrace
Of course you can read manga on the terrace

◆ Infiltrate the popular event "Manga Painting Class"

In addition, various manga-themed events are held at Tachikawa Manga Park. This time, I took a look at the "Manga Painting Class" held in odd-numbered months.

The "Manga Painting Class" is a workshop for elementary and junior high school students who learn how to draw manga from a professional manga artist, Ichiro Tojo. It was a popular event that filled up quickly every time, so it was crowded with elementary school students on this day as well.

Mr. Ichiro Tojo
Mr. Ichiro Tojo

Art supplies will also be provided
Art supplies will also be provided

Participants will first copy their favorite manga and the teacher will teach them how to draw.

Try to imitate your favorite manga
Try to imitate your favorite manga

When the practice is over, it's real. Draft a manga manuscript paper with a pencil and finish it with a pen.

The pen is also authentic
The pen is also authentic

It's a two-hour event, but the children's concentration doesn't diminish even for a moment, but rather they don't have enough time. It is exciting to think that a future great writer may be born from this. By the way, when I was a kid, I used to draw and play manga with my sister.

Everyone loves to draw
Everyone loves to draw

Event information will be posted on the official website at any time, so if you are interested, please check it out!

◆ I'm not alone anymore

I used to think that manga should be read by myself. The sight of adults and children reading manga in an open place makes me feel strange at first, but as I get used to it, it makes me feel more comfortable with friends. Above all, you don't have to worry about time like "manga cafe", so it is recommended for people who want to fully immerse themselves in the world of the work.

It is crowded on holidays, so if you want to read slowly, weekdays are better. There is also a weekday limited passport.

A variety of customers, including singles, couples, and families
A variety of customers, including singles, couples, and families

Even those who have been away from manga lately will surely be absorbed in going to a children's event. If you live near you and like manga, please come visit us!

Well, I'm sorry to say that ...
Well, I'm sorry to say that ...

See you in the "A" room
See you in the "A" room

[Tachikawa Manga Park Facility Overview]
Location: 3-2-26 Nishikicho, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo Tachikawa Children's Future Center 2F
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10: 00-19: 00, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 10: 00-20: 00
Tachikawa Manga Park
Address:3-2-26 Nishikicho, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo
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