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Ghibli Museum

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Address: 1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka 181-0013, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 570-055777
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The brainchild of award-winning Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki,...

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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Good Visit for Established Fans

Cute little museum which will lasts a couple of hours. A nice visit mainly for fans of the studio's animation, otherwise it is hard to really identify with and appreciate the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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New York
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cute little museum which will lasts a couple of hours. A nice visit mainly for fans of the studio's animation, otherwise it is hard to really identify with and appreciate the place. The studio is located in the nice local town of Mitaka and near Kichijogi, so it is a nice way to plan a day around the area. It... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice day out (despite the typhoon!). Unless you were a really big fan of the films, I'm not sure how much you'd get out of this place as an adult if you weren't visiting with kids. 2h with kids was about right, you'd probably have it done in 30mins otherwise. Highlight is obviously the cat bus (one where everyone is... More 

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Portland Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm not sure why this museum is rated so highly. It's fairly small and has only a small collection of animation cells. A theater shows a short anime about every 20 mins or so. There are a few exhibits but also no English translation so not sure exactly the significance of what you are seeing. There's a giant stuffed cat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Of course, plenty of families with children, but the adults can have so much fun, too! You can connect to your childhood, inner child etc., through Ghibli's work. For me, the best part was sitting on a "Cat bus". That was fun! Need to book in advance, best to go for the 10:00 am, the first session. Take the special... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have loved Ghibli for a while, and absolutely loved being able to visit here when on my trip to Japan recently. Ticket prices were very reasonable, however make sure to bring a packed lunch because the food is somewhat expensive (well, compared to other food in Japan). A couple of hours here is just bliss. (We were however here for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I were really looking forward to visiting this place as we both love the Ghibli films. We visited on a Friday and the place was PACKED. Be prepared to be standing for long amounts of time and moving super slowly through all the rooms and gift shop as you have to wait in a huge line to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just walking through the front door to the Museum you can see the car and attention to detail they put into the building. There are beautiful stained glass windows on all floors of the museum. The natural light filling out the colors in each window pane. There are no photos allowed but you really don't want to take them. As... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A perfect example of the spirit of Ghibli. The building was wonderfully crafted with lots of nooks and crannies filled with Ghibli memorabilia. My favourite thing was the short film screening - each visitor has gets one ticket for a screening at the time of entry - you can then go anytime you like. You definitely need to book a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything I expected/anticipated from Studio Ghbli, fantastical museum filled with characters of various films. Little cinema in the building plays shorts exclusive to the museum, giant totoro sitting in the window, and characters everywhere for you to spot. Definitely a must for fans. The ticketing system, whilst adding some hassle, certainly pays off in terms of limiting the number of... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved, loved, loved visiting the Ghibli Museum. I wasn't too sure what to expect. Our travel agent booked it for us but I checked Trip Advisor and it was one of the top things to do in Tokyo. So decided to go for it. It is quite far out of town in the suburbs. We took a taxi which cost... More 

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