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Address: 1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka 181-0013, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 570-055-777
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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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Tokyo Studio Ghibli Museum Afternoon Tour
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Outside of the strain of acquiring very competitive tickets prior to entering the country (the tickets for February when i went sold out in 2 days and tickets must be purchased... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Outside of the strain of acquiring very competitive tickets prior to entering the country (the tickets for February when i went sold out in 2 days and tickets must be purchased outside of Japan unless you're Japanese) this museum is perfect for Ghibli fans. The building embodies all of Miyazaki's charm, the exhibits are fun and everything has the same... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is very cute. I was very impressed by the presentation of the cartoon film making process. The souvenir is a real film of the cartoon which is very cute.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Ghibli museum in Mitaka is absolutely stunning. It fills you with childlike wonder without feeling like you are at a playground. There are so many interactive displays and lots of laughter to fill your ears. HOWEVER there are elements which may disappoint some people, please read ahead to determine whether visiting this museum is for you. 1. You MUST... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited on a Monday afternoon, there was a crowd but not that big. We booked the tickets in advance through the Lawson ticket website. From Mitaka station, we rode the bus to the museum. Get there early, as people will need to line up for the ticket check before being allowed inside according to the time you picked. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're into animation movies, then you must have heard Studio Ghibli's production. Hollywood might remember Spirited Away, the movie that was nominated for Best Animation Feature Length in Academy Awards. The museum is quite far from Tokyo. It is located in Mitaka, a small city on western side of Tokyo. From Mitaka train station you must use the bus.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For any Ghibli or animation fan, this is a must. Absolutely beautiful and incredibly detailed. As you cannot take photos inside I wasn't sure what to expect, but I loved it! I think we ended up staying here for 6 hours (including a visit to the cafe), so very worth the money.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our 2yr old daughter had a blast. Watching her jump around the cat bus was a laugh. Souvenirs were reasonably priced. Super busy but queues are managed effectively. Book online in advance or get turned away like we saw happening to one group. If you have a young kid (or middle aged neckbeard - quite a few of those) who... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You must visit and you must reserve tickets online. You can find out more on the Ghibli site but be sure to book at the minute cos tickets get grabbed very quickly. Any Ghibli fan or not-yet fan will enjoy the wonderland of Ghibli Museum. The special exhibit is spectacular and the storyboards are such a joy to look at.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is easily accessed by bus. I came on a Monday and it wasn't too crowded. The entire place has captured the charm and it was better than expected. They even had an outdoor garden at the rooftop which was lovely, via the spiral staircase. Do not miss the grape soft serve they have at the small cafe beside... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a fan of Ghibli, this is definitely one to put on your list. This is really more of a museum (vs fun park for the kids). See and learn how the animation is done, see one of the first movies made at the Ghibli theatre, and see the artists' studios with sketches of the characters and scenery... More 

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