招き猫ミュージアム

Japan’ s Largest
Maneki-Neko ( “Beckoning Cat” ) Museum

Invite the three Blessings: Health, Wealth and Good Luck!


Visitor Information

Opening hours from 10:00 to 17:00 (admission until 16:30)
Closed Tuesday, year-end and New Year holidays (Open on Tuesday if a holiday)
Admission fee Adults 300 yen, university/high school students 200 yen,
      free for junior high school students and younger.
Parking space 46 vehicles (M park). Initial 30 minutes is free. Parking service is available.

Access Map

Train

Nagoya station

[From Nagoya station] (About 50 minutes)

Nagoya Sta. --› JR Chuo Line --› Ozone Sta. --› Meitetsu Seto Line --› Owariseto Sta.

 

plane

 Kansai International Airport

[From Kansai International Airport] (About 3 hours)

Kansai Airport --› JR Limited Express “Haruka” --› Shin-Osaka Sta. --› JR Tokaido Shinkansen “Nozomi”
→Nagoya Sta. --› JR Chuo Line --› Ozone Sta. --› Meitetsu Seto Line --› Owariseto Sta.

 

 Haneda Airport

[From Haneda Airport] (About 3 hours and 15 minutes)

Haneda Airport International Terminal --› Keikyu Line --› Shinagawa Sta.
 --› JR Tokaido Shinkansen “Nozomi” --› Nagoya Sta. --› JR Chuo Line --› Ozone Sta.
 --› Meitetsu Seto Line --› Owariseto Sta.

 

 Chubu International Airport

[From Chubu Airport] (About 1 hour and 20 minutes)

Chubu International Airport --› Meitetsu Airport Limited Express --› Kanayama Sta.
 --› JR Chuo Line --› Ozone Sta. --› Meitetsu Seto Line --› Owariseto Sta.

 


Traditional Japanese “lucky god”,
the beckoning cat

The beckoning cat, a lucky charm for inviting good luck and wealth, was born in Japan about 150 years ago during the Edo era. Generally, a beckoning cat raising its right paw is said to invite “money” and a beckoning cat raising its left paw to invite “people and customers”.

It is no exaggeration to say that the beckoning cat is a traditional Japanese lucky god: it has been beloved by the common people since the Edo era.

The Maneki-Neko Museum collects and exhibits about 5,000 beckoning cats from all over Japan. Since the museum is a place that invites blessing, it is filled with customers' comments like “Won the lottery”, “Found a good partner”, “Became healthy” etc... Beckoning cat lovers call the museum a “Place of Good Fortune” of beckoning cats and it has accumulated a world class collection of beckoning cats from all over Japan.


The “Three blessings” of
the Maneki-Neko Museum

Blessing through creation

A "painting experience section" where you can enjoy painting on a beckoning cat yourself.

Over 10 design are ready for you, such as beckoning cat money boxes, cat shaped dishes, mugs and more.

Enjoy painting with zaffer (blue paint) and create your very own beckoning cat item that will invite personal blessings to your life.

 I tried to paint a beckoning cat to look like my cat. It turned out great.

(Female, 32 years old)

 Since there are a great variety of items to choose from,

I would like to have all of them.(Male, 50 years old)

 I painted an item and gave it to my mother as a gift, she loved it.

(Female, 26 years old)



Blessings from souvenirs

“Omodakaya,” located next to the Maneki-Neko Museum,

is a beckoning cat shop under the direct management of Yakushi Gama,

the most beloved kiln in Japan. The shop carries many popular items

that are well suited for souvenirs, such as adorable beckoning cats and cat goods,facecloths, and incense.



Blessings at the café

After painting or buying souvenirs, enjoy a relaxing moment with tea and sweets at our cafe.
The tea is served in a beckoning cat-shaped teapot!