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Ghibli Museum

1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
+81 570-055777
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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 young children, Activities for older children
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

If you a fan of Hayao Miyazaki, this is the place you must visit. Love this museum, it was so beautiful and gave me lots of childhood memories (i love totoro and kiki's delivery). Spent long time in the gift shop! An excellent experience! We bought the ticket ahead at JTB USA, Inc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

This is an absolutely magical place that children and adults alike will love. Great atmosphere, great organisation, great value! A must see when in Japan.

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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

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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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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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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