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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
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

For fans of Japanese animation, the Ghibli museum is a must see, as is the gift shop which is expensive, but some of the goods are exclusive and can't be found elsewhere. Be sure to book tickets in advance.

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Lund, Sweden
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42 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

As a big fan of Ghibli movies, here is the holy temple to pilgrim. The building itself and the design of the whole museum is a realization of Ghibli world. Inside it there are many stuff and paintings and scripts from their work for the movies; it's amazing to see that to make one movie how much preparation it's actually... More

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Sweden
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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Let's start with the most important piece of information you need to know - you need to have bought your tickets in advance. The museum sells tickets to international visitors through overseas travel agents and you can find them on the museum webpage. We only found this out a week before we left for Tokyo and there were no tickets... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Get a ticket before you get here! This ticket can be bought at some travel agencies overseas before your departure, or bought in LAWSON convenience stores' computer station/ticket machine thingy. A shuttle can pick you up from the nearest train station, all info is on the website. This place is CROWDED! Go during a weekday and you might have better... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Ghibli Museum showcases the work of Studio Ghibli, a well known Japanese Anime studio. Some of the popular movies are "Spirited Away" and "Kiki's Postal Service". Characters such as Totoro, and the Cat Bus. A wonderful experience for young and old. Allocate a whole day to visit and to experience the area in the vicinity of the museum also. You... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

" Do me and especially yourself a favor , visit the Ghibli Museum " said my friend Niels , when I told him I was going to Tokyo . I was already done arguing with Niels before I even knew the guy , so today I did visit the tangible imagination of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli . Unfortunately ,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The bus that picks you up from the station took too long and as there was no shelter, we baked in the hot August sun. You have to pay extra for the bus; it isn't included in the admission ticket price. The museum is aimed at under 5 year olds and it was packed with small children on the day... More

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Bromley
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I feel disloyal to criticise and I really wanted to love this place. I was disappointed that our favourite films like Spirited Away & Mononoke were not featured apart from the gift shop, and it seemed to be more for under 8 year old kids. That said it is a good place and I would still recommend it for Miyazaki... More

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Brussels
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My kids (15 and 11 y.o.) and I made the trek to Mitaka (a suburb of Tokyo) in order to see the Ghibli museum, as we are all fans of films like Spririted Away, Princess Mononoke and Howl's Moving Castle. We got the tickets via a travel agency (they are not for sale on the door and must be pre-booked).... More

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Long Island NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We enjoyed our visit for all the reasons everyone else has talked about. Consider combining this with the Tokyo Edo Open Air Architectural Museum. There is a temporary Ghibli exhibit at the open air museum that is worth seeing. There is a scale model of the Spirited Away bath house that knocked our socks off.

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