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Address: 1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 570-055777
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The brainchild of award-winning Japanese animation director Hayao...
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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Tokyo Studio Ghibli Museum Afternoon Tour

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Great for Ghibli Fans of all ages

The Ghibli Museum was a wonderful and exciting experience. Great for Ghibli fans of any age, we're in our twenties and had a great time. The place is made to look like a sort... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Ghibli Museum was a wonderful and exciting experience. Great for Ghibli fans of any age, we're in our twenties and had a great time. The place is made to look like a sort of fairytale house, and has moving dioramas and animations which are simply mind-boggling. It's colourful, artistic, interesting and beautiful in the best possible ways. If you're... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

It is simply amazing at the first sight. It was like walking into another world. This place was just different with other museum. The manga that produce from Ghibli Studio was unique, dark art and creative. I enjoyed walking around at the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

So, obviously as I am sure most of the other reviews detail, it was an amazing experience, really unique, creatively and artistically constructed. 100% worth a visit if you are a fan of the work, or at least can appreciate art/ animation. BUT - there are a few things I want to point out that I wish we knew before... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Lovely little museum, but being a fan of less popular movies, I was disappointed to find hardly any exhibits on them, like Princess Mononoke. It was a little too much overload of the popular films like Spirited Away and Totoro, so if you are into those, it would be good for you. All the plaques for the exhibits were in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Getting there is very simple, the instructions are pretty clear, especially from Mitaka Station. Inside, there's a theatre where you can watch a short film. Other than that, just explore the area. Most of the information do not have English translations, but imo, it's unnecessary to have translations anyway, as the exhibitions are pretty self-explanatory (i'm saying this because i... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

For the Studio Ghibli fans, this is certainly the place to visit. Here you will be treated to the amazing sights of various movies you've grown up watching. Understand the work that went into creating your beloved films, and discover more that you've not heard of before. There is also a cinema that shows Ghibli shorts every now and then.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Great place to visit even if you are new to this type of art or unfamiliar with the creator. It is a little out of Tokyo city but well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

If you've been watching the works of art made by Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli and you've become a fan of their animations, then surely, you've heard of this museum and surely, you'd wish to go there at least once in your lifetime. Just like all the other fans said, going to the Ghibli museum is a dream come true.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The magic of Ghibli is beyond ages. This Museum is a piece of art by itself, featuring original sketches, and interactive animation props. Free shuttle bus, and paid bus (decorated in pure Ghibli style) are available. The fact that you are not allowed to take photos inside, is totally understandable, as it forces you to enjoy the Ghibli experience at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Let's face it, if you're a Miyazaki and Ghibli fan, you'll be visiting here no matter what the reviews say. It's a treasure trove of all things Ghibli, one you can spend hours in looking at each item and enjoying every second. The screenings in the in-house cinema are a dream, the shop itself took a ton of my money... More 

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