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Ghibli Museum

Address: 1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 570-055777
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Tokyo Studio Ghibli Museum Afternoon Tour
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Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Mitaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The brainchild of award-winning Japanese animation director Hayao...
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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olten, switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

If you like studio Ghibli films, this is a must! Unfortunately they do not let you take pictures, so you just have to go to the museum yourself to see it. Basically you'll see drawings from the actual studio, books they read to inspire the stories and drawings, how animation is usually made the old fashioned way, and experience a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

I actually finally made a visit to Japan in March 2013. It was an absolute dream come true. Since a child, I have adored Miyazaki's work and being able to have this experience made me shed tears of joy. I was so overwhelmed by the beauty and magic, and actually had to pinch myself to check I wasn't dreaming. A... More 

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Having visited before I was hoping the rest of our party would enjoy a visit to Miyazaki's wonderland and they did. This is an easy little trip to Mitaka on the outskirts of Tokyo by train. Tickets have to be booked (up to 3 months)in advance and you have to choose a specific date. Entry includes a little 15 minute... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Lots to see and do! Suitable for kids and people who likes animations. Book in advance because its packed!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This place is great! There were a lot of kids there when we visited, which made it a little hard to see some of the exhibitions, but it was fantastic none the less! The building has an incredible and interesting design, and the museum is full of little hidden gems (although we struggled to know what they were due to... More 

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Lennox Head
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We are massive Miyazaki fans so a trip to the Ghibli Museum was the first thing pencilled in on our Japanese dance card. It’s a bit of a trek from central Tokyo to Mitaka, but the Tokyo underground and JR lines are pretty cheap and easy to use; if you miss one train just wait 4 minutes for the next.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This place is great to visit, but you have to get tickets in advanced. I booked ours online about 3 months in advance, and you get a voucher to print out, which you take with you to hand to the receptionist once you get to Ghibli museum. I thought the displays from all the different films were really cool. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Super easy to find. We visited on a Saturday so there was an influx of children, but I imagine it's just as busy otherwise everyday. The building itself is very beautiful, and the amount of thought and planning that has gone into the interior design is baffling. There are lots of little details for you to discover. There is a... More 

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chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

For the 1,000 yen, a chance to visit the world's only Ghibli museum, see an original short film, & visit Woodberry's Frozen Yogurt 1 stop away? Super worth it. The museum is especially great for kids (I wish I visited when I was a kid), with a library, a gift store, 2 restaurants, & a theatre. The exhibitions and products... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

it seriously doesn't get any better than visiting ghibli museum after growing up loving totoro! admittedly, you might not be as entertained if you don't adore studio ghibli movies, but even though i hadn't see any other studio ghibli movie before visiting (i've watched nearly all of them now!), it was one of the best experiences we had in japan.... More 

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