A Full Day of Fun at Grandberry Park - Shopping and Snoopy All in Urban Tokyo!
- Published: Aug 09 2023
Are you a fan of visiting outlet malls in Japan? Let us introduce you to Grandberry Park, a massive shopping mall that promises a day full of excitement. You can find outlets offering everything from high-end products to popular outdoor brand goods at reasonable prices, as well as various amusement facilities like a movie theater and arcade. Adjacent to the shopping mall, you'll also discover the delightful Snoopy Museum Tokyo and a charming park perfect for picnics and exercising. Unlike many shopping malls located in the suburbs, Grandberry Park is just a 33-minute train ride away from Shibuya, making it super easy to access. Keep reading to learn more about this amazing shopping complex!
*This article was written in collaboration with Grandberry Park.
About Grandberry Park
Established in 2019, Grandberry Park is a sprawling complex full of stores, restaurants, outlets, a museum, and a movie theater, covering an impressive area of about 87,000 square meters. With an astounding 240 stores, you can find an extensive array of products, from high-end fashion items to trendy must-haves, practical household items, and outdoor goods. When it comes to dining options, you won't be disappointed either, as there are more than 40 restaurants and cafes catering to various tastes. Moreover, you can easily enjoy the natural beauty of Tsuruma Park nearby or immerse yourself in the whimsical atmosphere of Snoopy Museum Tokyo.
Access to Grandberry Park
The nearest station to Grandberry Park is Minami-machida Grandberry Park Station. You can reach it in about 33 minutes from Shibuya Station without needing any transfers by taking the express train on the Den-en-toshi Line. If you opt for the local train, the journey will take approximately one hour. Once you arrive at the station, Grandberry Park is right in front of you, right past the ticket gates, making access incredibly convenient.
Grandberry Park Area Map
As you pass through the Station Court and enter the Central Court, you'll be greeted by a vibrant array of stores lining both sides of the street. The main stores and restaurants are concentrated in this area, creating a bustling and lively atmosphere. Head in the direction of the Wonder Theater and you'll eventually spot Snoopy Museum Tokyo and PEANUTS Cafe, tucked away behind the GiGO game center and movie theater. Beyond them lies the lush Tsuruma Park, home to Tsuruma Forest, Playground of Forest, and Sports Field.
Snoopy Museum Tokyo
Situated next to Grandberry Park, Snoopy Museum Tokyo is the only satellite of the Charles M. Schulz Museum in California, U.S.A. Boasting both permanent and regularly changing special exhibitions, this museum is a true treasure trove for Snoopy enthusiasts. Upon entering the first floor, you'll find a ticket booth and a workshop space where visitors can partake in exciting hands-on activities. One such workshop allows guests to craft their very own Snoopy plushie! To ensure a spot at the workshop, reservations can be made through the official website.
The second and third floors serve as exhibition spaces. The permanent exhibition provides a captivating glimpse into the life and creative journey of PEANUTS comic creator Charles M. Schulz. You'll also have the chance to immerse yourself in the world of PEANUTS through a delightful display of the characters, photos, videos, reproductions of original comic strips, and vintage goods. It's worth noting that the theme of each exhibition is carefully selected in collaboration with the museum in the U.S., with a collection of original artwork specially brought in for display in Japan.
During our visit, the special exhibition revolved around "~Food in PEANUTS~" exploring the favorite and least favorite foods of Snoopy and his pals. We couldn't help but chuckle at Snoopy's adorable expressions while munching on his beloved doughnut or grimacing at the taste of coconut.
The biggest highlight of Snoopy Museum Tokyo is undoubtedly the SNOOPY ROOM. As you step into this white-walled sanctuary, you'll be greeted by an enormous SNOOPY that is about 8 meters long lying in the center, surrounded by an ensemble of smaller Snoopy statues, each posing with a unique expression. The moment you enter, an involuntary gasp might escape your lips, and you'll find yourself unable to resist capturing numerous photos.
We recommend that you use your smartphone to read the QR code on the wall and link it to the camera on the ceiling. This will let you take a picture with the giant Snoopy from above, which is difficult to do with a selfie! If you like the picture taken, you can download and save the photo for an additional fee.
Once you've had your fill of the museum's wonders, make sure to stop by the store on the first floor. Prepare to be charmed by a splendid selection of postcards, perfect for sending to friends and family, as well as everyday items adorned with delightful Snoopy designs. And don't miss the chance to take home a very cute Snoopy Museum Tokyo original stuffed animal. By the time you leave, your bags will undoubtedly be filled with cherished memorabilia from this enchanting place!
*Workshops are held in Japanese only.
*The “Food in PEANUTS” exhibition ended on Sunday, July 9, 2023. (We visited the museum on May 24, 2023.)
*Using the "SNOOPY ROOM CAMERA" is free, but it costs 600 yen to download one photo.
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How to Buy Tickets for Snoopy Museum Tokyo
Snoopy Museum Tokyo tickets can be purchased on the official website from 2 months to 1 day prior to the date of admission. You can print out the tickets at convenience stores or download them via QR code. In both cases, tickets will be exchanged for a MAP at the ticket counter. During the "LUCY IS HERE" exhibition starting from July 15, 2023, visitors will receive a limited edition card in place of the MAP.
We recommend you buy tickets ahead of time as they're only sold on the premises if the museum hasn't hit full capacity. Buying the tickets in advance also nets you a 200 yen discount!
Nestled right beside Snoopy Museum Tokyo, PEANUTS Cafe is a delightful themed cafe that captures the essence of Snoopy and his lovable friends. Step into this cozy haven, and you'll be treated to a mouthwatering array of food, beverages, and limited-edition items, all inspired by the iconic Peanuts characters. The best part? You don't need a Snoopy Museum Tokyo ticket to savor the treats and drinks here!
PEANUTS Cafes can be found throughout Japan, including Nakameguro, Harajuku, Nagoya, and Osaka, with each boasting a unique concept. The Snoopy Museum Tokyo branch, enveloped by lush greenery, exudes a welcoming sense of openness. With a focus on the museum itself and outdoor picnics, the cafe offers a special menu that perfectly complements the current exhibition. It's the ideal spot to visit after exploring and enjoying the museum.
When you order a drink at this charming cafe, it will come with an adorable Snoopy coaster, available in three delightful designs. For an unforgettable picnic experience in the nearby Tsuruma Park, consider indulging in the take-out-only Peanuts Gang Picnic Box (2,480 yen). This delectable box includes light yet satisfying foods like salad, waffles, chicken, fries, corn dogs, and refreshing beverages, all thoughtfully accompanied by a Snoopy picnic sheet.
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Recommended Shops at Grandberry Park
Grandberry Park isn't just about luxury brands! It's also a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, boasting prominent names like mont-bell, as well as popular cookware brands like Le Creuset and T-fal Store. With such an array of enticing options, it might be hard to explore everything in a single day. But fret not! We've got you covered with recommendations from our expert editorial staff. Check out their top picks below!
Snow Peak, one of Japan's leading outdoor brands, holds a special place in the hearts of countless outdoor enthusiasts. Renowned for its mountaineering and camping equipment inspired by the wonders of nature, Snow Peak seamlessly combines functionality with a deep appreciation for the outdoor lifestyle. If you're on the hunt for Snow Peak products in Japan, Grandberry Park is an absolute must-visit destination!
Snow Peak Cafe & Dining
Situated within the Snow Peak store, this cafe and restaurant offers an incredibly unique dining experience. Everything, from the tables and chairs to the tableware, are products sold by Snow Peak, resulting in an outdoor camping vibe that feels refreshing and new. The menu is a delightful blend of flavorful curry, succulent steaks, and a selection of tantalizing snacks such as marinated olives that pair perfectly with your favorite alcoholic beverages. And that's not all! Tea lovers will be delighted by the diverse drink menu featuring teas from various regions across Japan. Furthermore, they offer a pet-friendly food menu, allowing you to enjoy your meal together with your beloved pets on the charming terrace.
NIKE FACTORY STORE
The world-famous sports brand NIKE also has a store here! Here, you'll discover a fantastic selection of sports shoes, including the ever-popular Air Max, Air Force, and skate shoes. If you're a sneakerhead, you'll be delighted to explore the collectible Jordan series and NIKE's trendsetting sports sandals that have taken the world by storm. The options are endless, with a wide array of breathable sportswear designed for men, women, and children, all combining style and functionality in perfect harmony. Whatever you're searching for, you're sure to find it here!
KUZE FUKU OUTLET
KUZE FUKU is a Japanese gourmet store based on the theme of "harmony" that was first established in Nagano Prefecture. Feast your eyes on its impressive array of gourmet products, such as "dashi" soup stock, various seasonings, sweets, jams, and so much more, all crafted with select ingredients sourced from various regions of Japan.
When we asked the store staff about their recommendation, they introduced us to the "Homemade Strawberry Mixer" which you can use to make strawberry milk with ease. Also don't miss the chance to try the "Adult Shake Shake Mentai," a tantalizing blend of salmon and spicy mentaiko (cod roe). If you know Japanese, the names of the products alone will make your mouth water! Many of the items don't take much space, making them perfect to bring back home either for your own use or as a gift for your loved ones.
AKOMEYA TOKYO sells mainly rice-related products. From delectable rice toppings to convenient instant soups and an assortment of seasonings that elevate every meal, AKOMEYA TOKYO is a haven for food enthusiasts seeking to add a dash of magic to their dining experiences. For those seeking the finest rice from various regions across Japan, you'll be spoiled for choice with a collection of small packages of premium brand-name rice. AKOMEYA TOKYO also boasts an enchanting selection of tableware, including stylish bowls and chopsticks, for all your cooking and eating adventures. According to the staff, the chopsticks are especially popular among tourists.
Prepare to be captivated by an assortment of products infused with rice, including an exquisite lineup of cosmetics and household items like soaps, hand creams, and lotions. They even sell fragrances made using the finest plants, fruits, and vegetables from different regions of Japan. Embrace the essence of Japanese charm with AKOMEYA TOKYO's wide variety of products, each a testament to the country's rich heritage.
*Please note that the prices shown in the photos were accurate as of May 24, 2023. The prices and product availability may change at any time.
GiGO is short for "Get into the Gaming Oasis," and as its name suggests, the arcade chain promises an exhilarating experience for gaming enthusiasts of all ages. Located within the vibrant wonderland of Grandberry Park, GiGO's Wonder Theater is a gaming haven with entertainment options ranging from the classic crane game machines and print sticker machines to heart-pounding rhythm games and race games. Families with young ones will delight in the "FUN VILLAGE with NHK Characters" within Kids Discovery, which has a plethora of fun items for children to play with.
The crane game machines offer a chance to indulge in the joy of winning at a mere 100 yen per game. We were thrilled to discover a crane machine filled with limited-edition items from popular works, and one of us managed to snag the stuffed animal they had their heart set on! If you're eager to experience the thrill of Japanese arcade games, GiGO is an absolute must-visit destination.
Grandberry Park's Information Center
Once you exit Minami-machida Grandberry Park Station, you will be at the Station Court. Here you will find an information center where you can learn more about the Grandberry Park complex in English. Feel free to ask the staff for a map in your language as well as a list of stores where you can do some duty-free shopping. If you need Japanese yen in cash, there is also a foreign currency exchange machine. And of course, if you have any questions, the staff will be more than happy to help.
Grandberry Park warmly welcomes families and furry companions alike, making it a perfect destination for anyone and everyone seeking a memorable experience. As you stroll through this enchanting haven, you'll find many families enjoying quality time together, and there's no shortage of adorable creatures frolicking and playing, adding an extra touch of joy to the atmosphere.
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The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.