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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
88%
Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions 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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

My Girlfriend and I really enjoyed this Unique Museum. My GF is a fan of Hayao Miyazaki movies,but i enjoyed museum as much hers I went to Fujiko F Fujio museum the previous day and while the doraemon cafe was good,it's a liittle boring(Only good for child and fans) The Ghibli museum however has so many things to see and... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This museum focuses on creating a quirky atmosphere. I'd have liked much more information about the films (and a better range in the gift shop, from which we bought nothing).

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

If you're a fan of Studio Ghibli films (think Hayao Miyazaki - Totoro, Nausicaa, Castle in the Sky, etc.) you will love this place. It's a museum/studio that is dedicated to Ghibli's films and their artists. The museum itself is a maze of mock workrooms, displays, interactive objects, magical objects, and playrooms dedicated to the worlds created by Ghibli. Displays... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We are big fans of the Miyazaki movies, so loved every exhibit at the museum. The museum feels more like a quirky mansion, with fun staircases and bridges that get you from exhibit to exhibit. I am surprised that one reviewer thought the main attraction was a shop - my husband and I thought the shop was actually small and... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Always pretty hyped up about this place because of their "no photos" rule, so I have always been dreaming of how wonderland-ish this place might be and I guess it is pretty much a "worth it to visit once but, thats about it." First of all I purchase the ticket about 3 days prior, after checking for availability online, it... More 

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Sydney
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Made the pilgrimage like many other Japanese and foreign tourists. It is booked out 4 weeks in advance. I did expect more, but the kids enjoyed and hey, they get in for free. Not enough translation into English. Nice 20 minute movie (in Japanese) I had not seen before, good exhibits to show how animation works and a reconstruction of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The museum is a beautiful building and the main attraction is the giftshop with stuff you also can buy online. If you want some indepth or extra's on top of the fascinating movies, dont go. Everything is in Japanese and there is nothing featured in the whole museum of the best movies that came out in 90s and 00s (so... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Advise to fans - plan ahead by visiting the Ghibli Museum webpage and purchase tickets in advance. Tickets are available in selected countries or from JTB. I booked my tickets through Voyagin (instead of Viator as I wanted to try their service). The fee charged by Voyagin (Similar in Viator's case) was nearly 5 times the price of the tickets... More 

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Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

いつ来ても素敵な場所! 3回目位だと思いますが、毎回やってるショートムービーや特別展示があるので楽しめますよ! 小さい映画館「土星座」の天井には青空が、壁には色とりどりの草花が描かれ、映画が終わると窓が開いて日の­光が射し込みます。映写機も見えるのがいいですね! 先月の特別展示はちょうど「くるみ割り人形展」やっていました! ファンタジックで大好きな作品。 館内は撮影禁止なので、外のレストランで食べた写真をアップしておきます! It is a great place whenever it may come! Although I think that it is only the 3rd time, since it is about the short movie and special exhibition which are done each time, he can enjoy himself! After various [ a blue sky ] flower in a wall is drawn on the ceiling... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We went to this museum because our friend has an obsession with all things Ghibli and so didn't really know what to expect but we really enjoyed ourselves. The museum is beautifully arranged and shows the original drawings, ideas and films of the cartoon characters which was so impressive and makes you feel like you are in a dream land.... More 

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