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Ghibli Museum

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Address: 1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka 181-0013, 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
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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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Made for kids, enjoyable for adults

You have to buy tickets months in advance in order to get into the museum on the date you'll be visiting. We did so, and arrived at the museum around ten minutes before it opened... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Boston
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

You have to buy tickets months in advance in order to get into the museum on the date you'll be visiting. We did so, and arrived at the museum around ten minutes before it opened. There was a long line of happy people waiting to get in, taking pictures of the giant totoro in the ticket booth. The outside of... More 

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Brisbane, Qld
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We had no hesitation in visiting the Ghibli Museum again. We were only there 8 months previously but there was a different main display and movie. They also had cherry icecream. If you are a fan it is a must!

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Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

First thing you need to do if you decided to go to Ghibli Museum is to book the ticket in advanced, like waaaaayy advanced just in case because they have entrance time so the guests for the day are very limited. We booked ours 3 months in advanced from JTB Australia online and get the confirmation letter sent to our... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I have read about people booking through Lawson shops and finding that the museum is booked up, but you can arrange in advance. I did this in the UK through the Japan specialist agency that deals with Ghibli bookings. You get your tickets in advance and then simply need to turn up on the appointed day. There is no timing... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

To get to the museum is a little complicated: the tickets machine around Lawson stores don't make it easy for non-Japanese speakers. When you finally overcome these troubles and get to the museum the problems are over: great animation stuff especially on the 1st floor. Prepare to be delighted. Info is English would be appreciated and that's the only criticism... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We wanted to go, but couldn't go. You have to get tickets at Lawson beforehand, and when we tried to do it, the machine said all booked for the month.

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My family and I enjoyed our trip to Ghibli Museum, even when my dad wasn't into animation or cartoons, I could see that he enjoyed the place. I recommend that people get the 10am ticket if they want to eat at the restaurant, since the restaurant opens at 11 you have a bigger chance to go on early with less... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We caught the dedicated Ghibli bus to the museum from bus stop 9 outside Mitaka station (yellow bus decorated with Ghibli pics, ¥320 adult return). We arrived at the museum before 11am and there was no queue (Huge queue around 12pm) We already knew there is no photography allowed inside but still disappointing as there are so many sights you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My teenager is a Ghibli fan and so eventually we had our agent add this to our itinerary. It was very disappointing. It was a very hot and humid day and we arrived at 9am for a 10am entry. Our taxi left us at the gate and we sat on the ground with a few more people waiting for the... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

First, the museum offers general history of animations with some ghibli tastes to it, which is fascinating. You can watch a short movie of the month (in Japanese), and so much more of how Ghibli movies were made and about the world of Hayao Miyazaki. My fiancé has watched My neighbor totoro, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Castle... More 

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