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Monday, 3rd August 2015
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Tokyo's Snoopy Museum to open next year

The latest tourist attraction that has been announced for Tokyo is likely to be a massive hit with Peanuts fans visiting Japan.

A museum dedicated to Snoopy is set to open its doors in March 2016 and will feature original artwork and vintage memorabilia relating to everyone's favourite beagle.

The destination for the new Snoopy Museum may come as a surprise to many, as Roppongi, where it will be situated, is best known for its dance clubs and high-class restaurants.

Tokyo's newest attraction will be a collaboration between local agent Sony Creative Products and the Charles M Schulz Museum and Research Center in California, which was named after the famous creator of the comic strip.

Artefacts will be loaned to the new museum from the Research Center on a six-month rotating schedule, meaning the exhibits are likely to change each time tourists visit.

An initial closing date of September 2018 has been slated for the museum, which is not intended to be a permanent feature, but if it proves popular, may stay open for longer.

Snoopy fans will be able to complete their visit with a trip to an onsite themed cafe, as well as getting the opportunity to purchase exclusive items from the gift shop.

Anyone lucky enough to be in Japan for either Christmas or Halloween may wish to join in the festivities at the Snoopy Museum, as it will be holding seasonal events to mark such occasions.

The biggest Snoopy fans will want to ensure their place to visit when advance tickets go on sale in December this year.

Snoopy has a special place in the hearts of the Japanese and last year a tea house themed around the character was opened up in Oita Prefecture, which proved popular.