Toei Hero World Namco Action Museum Closes
The popular museum for Toei’s past and current tokusatsu heroes closed its doors on Sunday, January 15, 2017.
Toei Hero World Namco Action Museum closed on Sunday, January 15, 2017.
Toei Hero World was a popular indoor museum in Japan for Toei’s past and current tokusatsu characters. It originally opened in December 2013 and was located in Chiba, Japan. The museum not only featured tokusatsu memorabilia, but also had interactive play areas and character meet-and-greet sessions.
The last hero greeting included Kamen Rider Ex-Aid (Level 2), Kamen Rider Black, Kamen Rider Gaim (Kachidoki Arms), Kamen Rider Zangetsu, Kamen Rider Drive (Type Tridoron Drive), and Zyuoh Eagle of Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger.
On a news post on their website and Twitter account, Toei Hero World thanked fans:
東映ヒーローワールドは2017年1月15日(日)をもって閉館いたしました。3年間、多くのお客様にご来館をいただき、本当にありがとうございました。ご愛顧いただいたすべての皆様にあらためて厚く御礼申し上げます。 東映ヒーローワールド #東映ヒーローワールド pic.twitter.com/62Bj3vyKSi
— 東映ヒーローワールド (@TOEIHEROWORLD) January 16, 2017
Toei Hero World closed on Sunday, January 15, 2017. It was the last day of our three year business term. Thank you so much for visiting. We would like to express our gratitude to you all and thank you for your patronage.
Fan reaction on Twitter was positive, as noted by the post’s replies. Many thanked Toei Hero World and their staff for their hard work, and also of their fond memories of their visits to the museum.
Members of the TokuNet team also shared photos from their past visits to Toei Hero World:
Source: Toei Hero World Twitter, Toei Hero World official site
January 19, 2017 at 6:55 am
I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS!! I’m SOOO DEVASTATED! I was planning to go this year as it was one of the things on my bucket list! First Ultraman land and now this!!?? YEEEAAARRGHHH!!
April 30, 2017 at 3:51 am
I will be going to Tokyo this summer with my son, and he’s a big fan of Kamen rider, too bad the museum is closed. Will there be anywhere else that we can meet some of the Kamen rider characters?