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Ghibli Museum

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Address: 1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 570-055777
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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When we confirmed to visit Japan, the thing I did is to reserve tickets for Ghibli Museum. Loved his movies for years, so touching! In the Museum, detailed his life and his... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

When we confirmed to visit Japan, the thing I did is to reserve tickets for Ghibli Museum. Loved his movies for years, so touching! In the Museum, detailed his life and his studio, which we could see a lot of examples of how the drawings were finished and movies were made! Recommend to every fan of his!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Ghibli Museum is surely a wonderful place to visit. It doesn't have map and direction for visit a normal museum, it is not normal, it is so creative, everyone loves it! In the museum, you can find how the Cartoon movie made, the drawing rooms and office. There is a lovely short movie to watch, music is beautiful! Only issue... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I'm only giving this museum three stars because my teenage sons who are huge Ghibli fans were determined to like it and would have been very disappointed if we hadn't gone. I too love a lot of the films and was expecting to be enchanted with the place. The only thing I really thought was worth while was the actual... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We have a young Ghibli fan in our family and so booked our trip to the Ghibli Museum the required three months in advance through JTB Australia. It was one of the absolute highlights of our two-week Japan trip. The walk along the canal from Mitaka station is highly recommended - it's a lovely green, cool path. Your ticket includes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

You have to reserve tickets in advance. To get there if you not with a bus tour you have to study google maps first. This small wonderland is about animation. Big children can learn about movie production process small children can play around adults can get a cup of coffee. The visit ending with short animation movie projection. Well done.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

As a hard core fan of Studio Ghibli films and characters since young, this trip to the museum was absolutely exciting! I booked about 3 months in advance, so it is wise to book up quite early as tickets do go quite quickly! The journey to Mitaka is quite simple. If you can find a subway line that goes to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It was wonderful museum that focuses on the Studios past productions. Most of the staff only spoke Japanese other than those in the gift shop and cafe.The signs for the exhibits were in multiple languages but the exhibits were all in Japanese only. The initial movie was great as it consisted of music and visual only with some sound effects... More 

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Bacoor, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Probably the fun-nest museum I've been to. Whether you're familiar or not with Miyazaki-sensei's works, you are bound to enjoy this place! I assure you, you'll be grinning from ear to ear during your stay. That's how awesome this place is! So magical and unforgettable! As a rule, you can't take pictures inside the museum, only outside. There's a Ghibli-themed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Even for those who are not familiar with Japanese, the Ghibli Museum is a visual delight to those who are fans of Studio Ghibli animation. There are amazing exhibits showing sketches and props from their films, and beautiful displays showing animation that need no translation. For children there is a cat-bus play space (no adults allowed, sadly), and on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A must-see place for everyone who visits Tokyo. A piece of Japanese anime-history and a charming little museum. Mr. Miyazaki himself has designed the building and the design of the interior was inspired by the spa in his movie Spirited away (we had a guided tour and that's what the guide told us, anyway). There was an incredible amount of... More 

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Address: 1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 570-055777
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Mitaka
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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