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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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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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Tokyo Studio Ghibli Museum Afternoon Tour

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Good experience to people familiar with Japanese animation

Tickets are not easy to get to enter the museum, The building itself is really cool, but inside, in my opinion, it's just worth if you've seen and liked Ghibli's films (especially... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Tickets are not easy to get to enter the museum, The building itself is really cool, but inside, in my opinion, it's just worth if you've seen and liked Ghibli's films (especially My Neighbor Totoro). First floors features really incredible animation exhibits, but other than that, there's not that much to see. It's around 20 minutes from Shibuya, so it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The Ghibli experience is, of course, lovely if you're a fan of the studio's animations - Spirited Away etc. But it's also an escape; tucked away in a woodland in a suburb of Tokyo and carefully designed to remove you from modern life into a rural and magical place. Tickets have to be booked well in advance (book well before... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We bought our tickets through JTB Australia before we left Melbourne as we had heard that tickets can be difficult to get a hold of. We visited Mitaka on Saturday 28th March 2015 - we didn't catch the shuttle we actually walked from the station to the Ghibli museum. It's well signposted and not really that far - there are... More 

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

There is a bus to go to the Museum. It's cheaper for buying a round-trip ticket. Adult: 210yen(one-way) , 320yen(round-trip). However, it's absolutely not necessary. We took the bus from Mitaka station to the museum and then walk back to another train station (Kichijoji). By doing so, we were able to visit the Inokashira Park. The scene is beautiful. And... More 

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Eagle Pass, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I'm sure that the museum is as amazing as everyone else here says it is. I however did not get to see the museum because I booked my tickets through Voyagin. Knowing how limited the tickets are I booked through Voyagin's online service about a month in advance of my trip. It cost $50 which is much more expensive than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It was raining today so we were not able to explore outside. But the exhibits and film showing was wonderful and well worth the long walk in the rain! I would come back again. My three year old loved the cat bus and he enjoyed the museum displays. His favorite books/films are Ponyo, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, and... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My daughter and I both enjoy Ghibli Studio Movies. The museum was very interesting and fun. The attention to details was great even for those who are not that familiar with the movies. Even the gift shop was educational. A short (never seen) film was also a treat. The cafe continued with the theme of the museum and the outside... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Ghibli museum was such an interesting place but I am glad we went with a tour as everything is in Japanese, apparently not to favour 1 language, and we were provided with bits of information that we would have missed. It was very crowded and warm but worth it as you see all original story boards and short story film...and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My students love Ghibli movies so visiting the museum was the highlight of their trip to Japan. Reservations have to be made in advance and the museum is still crowded even with reservations. Easily a 90 min to 3 hour visit depending on how long you want to explore and shop while maneuvering through the crowds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My Son is a big fan of Ghibli drawing and have collection of dvd as I was not into it but when we got there, It was most amazing museum kept from the olden days of This Japanese man who create the work, Showing exhibition of his writing, drawing, pictures etc.lots of books and paperwork left as it is. It... More 

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