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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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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 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 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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84 reviews 84 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
36 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Taipei, Taiwan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

There are surprises everywhere you look. I love all movies produced by Studio Ghibli and I don't think I can come here enough times! The moment I laid my eyes on the museum, I'm in love with every stairs, every paths, every plant and every brick of this place. We spent 4 hours in the museum but still not enough.... More

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

If you are a fan of any Studio Ghibli movies, this is a must-do experience. Visiting the museum is fun from the moment you enter the grounds; a giant Totoro greets you, and the outside of the building is beautiful and very unusual. There isn't much English here, but that doesn't matter because you can still enjoy almost everything. Included... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
52 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Book your tickets well in advance for this if you are a fan of anime. They can be purchased on the museums website and collected at the museum. Easy to get to from Tokyo. Probably takes 3-4 hours to make your way through the museum

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Houston, Texas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
52 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I booked the tour through Janpaican.com from US. The tour is guided. We enjoyed it very much. The museum is nicely done with a lot of exhibitions to allow us appreciate the work of Ghibli. It is easily to spend half day in the museum. Also museum shop is wonderful to get souvenirs.

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Singapore, Singapore
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

JTB Singapore are blood suckers making you get a room if you want the tickets. Try other JTBs. Its our second visit. The museum looks good even though its been a few years since our last visit. The 10am visit looks to be the favourite of tour groups, try other timings, it'll be smoother. 20mins from Shinjuku to mitaka by... More

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