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Ghibli Museum

1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 570-055777
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Tokyo Studio Ghibli Museum Afternoon Tour
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Mitaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.5 of 5 stars 466 Reviews
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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Everett, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

My brother and I went here during our trip to Japan and had a great time. Even though it was mostly young kids here we didn't feel out of place; there was plenty of things to interest adults. Any fan of the Ghibli films will see the many references to all the different movies throughout the exhibits. For those who... More 

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Brisbane, Qld
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

These were the only tickets that we purchased before we left Australia. They are released 3 months ahead of time and you need to get in asap. We caught the bus from the train station. It was bus stop nine, but isnt marked so well. If you head for #8 which is across a walkway and down the stairs, when... More 

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Singapore
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17 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

1) Tickets must be purchased before your visit. The museum website lists some local travel agencies in your country that may help to sell the tickets, but are seriously marked up (my local agent was selling at ¥6000 per ticket; includes guide and transport - totally unnecessary). Best is to get from Lawson's (a convenience store) when you arrive ;... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This museum really evokes the feel of Ghibli films the moment you enter the gate, with vines climbing a whimsical 3-story building. The exhibits are very interesting and demonstrate the film-making process (which looks even more painstaking than I'd imagined). The kinetic exhibits were my absolute favourite and they were very cleverly displayed. There is a unique movie playing on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

If you are a Ghibli fan, this museum is a must! It is a truly unique experience. Be prepared for crowds, even if it's a weekday. However, the museum offers such a detailed view into Miyazaki's world than you would get anywhere else that it is definitely worth it. I just wish it were larger! There are many subtleties that... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Took my 18 year old daughter on a JTB tour to this museum as the only way we could get tickets. We needed to book much earlier. However, we were looked after really well by the lovely Kaori, who made our trip so much more enjoyable. Information is hard to find in English, so not sure what we would have... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A fitting tribute to the work of the master Hiyao Miyazaki and the incredible creative team behind "Spirited Away" ; "My Neighbor Totoro" ; "Spirit of the Heart" etc etc etc So many books to look at, storyboards on walls, desks, all available to be perused. Happy staff make for a very pleasant visit. Not too crowded over all, but... More 

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Singapore, asia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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Australia
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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
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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Singapore
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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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