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Ghibli Museum

1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
+81 570-055777
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Tokyo Studio Ghibli Museum Afternoon Tour
Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Mitaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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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 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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Singapore, asia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Pros: If you are a fan of Totoro, Kiki, Chihiro, Sheeta etc.. and you want to get your hands on those Ghibli goodies then this is the right place for you. Cons: Mosquitoes, Far away from the usual bustling cities, the yellow ghibli bus ride can be tricky with their tickets. If you buy 1 way ticket, throw your ticket... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We grew up knowing Totoro and were therefore really excited to be going to Ghibli's Museum. We bought tickets ahead of time (highly recommended) and went on a Saturday afternoon. It was jam packed, rather hard to browse when there were so many people. This because both tourists and locals love this place. There are technically 3 levels making up... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I'm a newly converted Hayao Miyazaki fan so bringing myself to the Ghibli Museum was a must on my visit to Tokyo. The museum contains some really fascinating exhibitions and i believe that even if you're a non Ghibli fan, you'll still have a great time there. The museum has a strict rule on banning photography because they want you... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I'm not a Ghibli follower, but went along anyway. As with anything touristy in Japan weekdays are best. There was a lot of school groups there on the day I visited. I didn't think it was yamanote line on a Friday night at 12pm packed, but the gift shop was the most popular place there. Skip the gift shop and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I must admit I knew very little about the art of animation and nothing about Hayao Miyazaki. It was my Japanese wife who wanted to visit this museum and purchased the tickets online before we departed Australia. Nevertheless, I found Ghibli Museum fascinating and delightful. The museum is beautifully designed to compliment the fantasy worlds created in Miyazake's animation films... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

This is a relatively small place but really well laid out. We went with Sunrise tours and had an English speaking guide who poinyed out loads of interesting things that we would have missed if we'd gone alone. It was quite informative and interesting to see the history of animation etc... However the gift shop didn't sell half as much... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We took the train from Tokyo centre to the train station and then walked to the museum. The walk through the park to the museum is well worth it, and we felt like it gave us a glimpse of the Studio Ghibli world. The museum itself is quite small, we enjoyed the free short feature film at the cinema, and... More

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We visited here on a national holiday so I was expecting chaos but it was actually pretty ok. Like all the other reviewers have mentioned, you need to get tickets in advance because you're chances of getting them once you are in Tokyo are slim to none. Our ticket admitted us at noon so we showed up at 11:30 expecting... More

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This museum is very much worth to see. Take train from Tokyo, easy to get here. Bought our tickets in the local shop where a shop assistant helped us manage to get tickets for amazing prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Studio Ghibli has financial problems and they’ve decided to halt production of films for the time being, but the fandom for their catalogue spans time, space and crisscrosses the globe, people from around the world go out of their way to visit this small but intricately designed, handsomely crafted, decorated and lovely museum in the distant peaceful and beautiful Mikata... More

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