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Ghibli Museum

1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
+81 570-055777
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Mitaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The brainchild of award-winning Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki, this museum includes a theater showing film excerpts, a whimsical... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We took the train from Tokyo centre to the train station and then walked to the museum. The walk through the park to the museum is well worth it, and we felt like it gave us a glimpse of the Studio Ghibli world. The museum itself is quite small, we enjoyed the free short feature film at the cinema, and... More

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We visited here on a national holiday so I was expecting chaos but it was actually pretty ok. Like all the other reviewers have mentioned, you need to get tickets in advance because you're chances of getting them once you are in Tokyo are slim to none. Our ticket admitted us at noon so we showed up at 11:30 expecting... More

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This museum is very much worth to see. Take train from Tokyo, easy to get here. Bought our tickets in the local shop where a shop assistant helped us manage to get tickets for amazing prices.

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Bahrain
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12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Studio Ghibli has financial problems and they’ve decided to halt production of films for the time being, but the fandom for their catalogue spans time, space and crisscrosses the globe, people from around the world go out of their way to visit this small but intricately designed, handsomely crafted, decorated and lovely museum in the distant peaceful and beautiful Mikata... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

I loved this and was a unique experience. Even with the advance ticket system it was still over crowed and I felt a little rushed. I loved it but my partner who isn't a ghibli fan found it boring, so I wouldn't go unless this is your thing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

What an amazing museum! Studio Ghibli is so fascinating and the museum just gives a glimpse into the amazing talent that is Hayao Miyazaki. Make sure to book your tickets in advance as they are near to impossible to buy in Japan (they can be bought in the Lawson shops). I bought mine 2 months before I went and luckily... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I have been to Tokyo many times but always didn't get the chance to visit this museum because of time and the difficulty of getting the tickets. This time I told myself I needed to put aside a afternoon for this place and I'm glad that I did. Bought my tickets from Voyagin which they charged a little more but... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

If you a fan of Hayao Miyazaki, this is the place you must visit. Love this museum, it was so beautiful and gave me lots of childhood memories (i love totoro and kiki's delivery). Spent long time in the gift shop! An excellent experience! We bought the ticket ahead at JTB USA, Inc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is an absolutely magical place that children and adults alike will love. Great atmosphere, great organisation, great value! A must see when in Japan.

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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

For fans of Japanese animation, the Ghibli museum is a must see, as is the gift shop which is expensive, but some of the goods are exclusive and can't be found elsewhere. Be sure to book tickets in advance.

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