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Ghibli Museum

1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
+81 570-055777
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As featured in Tokyo for young kids
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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Orlando, Florida
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129 reviews 129 reviews
33 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We bought tickets 3 months in advance of our trip through the internet with JTB in Miami as you can't buy them there. Friends in Japan were envious of us obtaining tickets as they are hard to get there. We took a couple of trains (use a JR pass to save also bought ahead of going to Japan) to get... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

For Ghibli fans it's a must. The exhibition is very nicely done. I particularly liked the way the museum presented the process of anime making. Fun for the kids but also very interesting for the adults.

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Our family visited Ghibli Museum in Mitaka back in 2009 and our boys were 9 and 7 back then. Ghibli Museum is just a short train trip from Tokyo, we stayed in Shinjuku and it's about 20 min Shinjuku station to Mitaka station and Tokyo train system is so efficient which made it so much easier to plan the itinerary.... More

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

For a fan of Ghibli like me this place was absolute heaven. The museum is small but perfectly formed. The exhibits are all beautiful and there is a theatre showing museum exclusive films. It is designed to be explored so you can tackle the museum in any order you like. Kids will love the stairways and tunnels as well as... More

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Tachikawa, Japan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My friends visiting from Europe are big fans of ghibli, so I decided to take them here. This is my second time visiting and was just as exciting as my first. Incredible displays, cute short animation. The cafe had healthy options, much to my relief as a vegetarian. The gift shop wasn't too crowded as we decided to go there... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

As a huge Ghibli fan, the Ghibli museum was an absolute must for us to visit. Very easy to get from c.Tokyo and placed in the beautiful town of Mitaka. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the museum. An absolutely beautiful building with incredible displays. The gift shop is incredible too!

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Well worth making the trip to the area. Must watch the movies before going, it gives a real kick to the experience. My neighbour Totoro is a classic. Take your time, it is really worth it. Also have a wander through the parks behind it, there are some interesting spots to see on a sunny day.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

If you are a big fan of Ghibli, you have to visit it! Was a little bit difficult to buy the tickets (if you don't speak japanese), but worth it, you feel like a child, the ambientation was brilliant, love this experience.

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Stockholm
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85 reviews 85 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A great little museum for all Studio Ghibli fans. Short films, unique to the museum, are shown every 20 mins,don't miss them. Even though we enjoyed the museum a lot it is probably not worth the 40 min trip from Shinjuku if you do not know the Ghibli characters.

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Graham, Texas
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The museum itself is not large, but it's very interesting. It's a fantasy type place dedicated to anime, but it's very enjoyable even if you're not interested in anime or manga. Doesn't take long to go through and you're free to roam as long as you want. You can take food to eat on the patio of the cafe, which... More

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