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Ghibli Museum

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Address: 1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka 181-0013, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 570-055777
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

The brainchild of award-winning Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki,...

The brainchild of award-winning Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki, this museum includes a theater showing film excerpts, a whimsical children's play zone, a rooftop garden, and exhibits related to his movies, including Spirited Away.

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Step into the Ghibli Universe

Even if you are not into anime, this museum is a delightfully creative and whimsical place for people of all ages. It is not an amusement park, but is a showcase for Hayao... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Carol W
Brush Prairie, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We made a long trip just to get to the ghibli museum just to find out that we were supposed to book our tickets months in advance. It was a huge disappointment.

Thank Natasha N
Brush Prairie, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even if you are not into anime, this museum is a delightfully creative and whimsical place for people of all ages. It is not an amusement park, but is a showcase for Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's creativity. Bridges and balconies, spiral staircases, it is truly a portal into Miyazaki's imaginative storybook world. Studio Ghibli movies include "My Neighbor Totoro",... More 

Thank Carol W
Gilroy, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Apparently even in 2015, you cannot buy tickets online for this venue, but instead have to visit some half-baked kiosk in a crappy convenience store. 0 stars for being aggressively unfriendly towards guests wanting to take part ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a must-see for anyone visiting Tokyo with kids. We knew little about the Ghibli museum, but left as big (and little) fans. Getting there was part of the fun. In a suburb outside the bustle of your big Tokyo spots - a lovely walk along the canal brought us to this crazy purpose-built labyrinth of fun. Its... More 

Thank AnthonyAO
Daejeon, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a beautiful museum, really, really worth visiting, whether you've only seen 1 film, or love them all! Easy to get to -- get the train from Shinjuku station to Mitaka. You can get a bus from there, but the walk is really lovely, all you have to do is follow the sign posts. There are people who speak English... More 

2 Thank SelinaKyle75
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is totally number one on the list if you are a fan of the studios movies! There's always things from the movies all over this place. Right from the moment you enter the door (after you passed that security guys) you can find bath house from spirited away tucked in a pot of plant in your right, almost unseen... More 

Thank JasmineKei
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For Ghibli fans or anime fans in general, this should be a priority to go see. Note that you cannot purchase tickets at the venue. You must book in advance online or at Lawsons. It was highly enjoyable, staff members are very friend. Some very cool rooms inside. I'm giving it 4/5 because it was fun, but nothing super amazing.... More 

Thank JimmBro88
Werribee, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ghibli Museum provides a fantastic look in to the world of animation from one of Japans most famous animation houses. The museum is in a convenient location (one train and a bus or short walk) from Tokyo and you should allow roughly 4 hours for your visit. The exhibitions very well presented.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pre bookings for entry is a must for this museum either online or viator. We bought it with a tour company who offered a bus to location, with a local guide for the trip to the museum. Entry is for only 2 hours , and we met at a local hotel in Shinjuku. The tour guide and bus took us... More 

Thank pentacles22
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a tour here, and the tour guide helped us get to the museum and came in with us to walk through all the rooms before giving us free time. This was incredibly helpful and insightful in showing us little secrets in some of the rooms that we may not have noticed and telling us the story behind some... More 

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