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Address: 1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka 181-0013, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 570-055-777
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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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Tokyo Studio Ghibli Museum Afternoon Tour
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This was made for the child in all of us. I was last here in 2015 and since than they have repainted, updated and changed the roof and made a fun upgrades around the place... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Walnut Creek
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was made for the child in all of us. I was last here in 2015 and since than they have repainted, updated and changed the roof and made a fun upgrades around the place. Ghibli Museum has a great attention to detail and thinks of everything. No pictures' inside, the idea being that you do not pay attention to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'd already read about the museum from the museum guide that's available for sale there (my friend had gone) and it was everything I had hoped it would be - a beautifully designed building with small exhibits to to make you smile. My favourite thing was the 3D zoetrope - but also just loved seeing characters, models and frames from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great museum for anime lovers. Interesting exhibits and history. An awesome place to visit for all group ages.

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Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Gave me an insight into the animation movie. The whole design of the museum is miraculously created by the talented man himself, Hayao Miyazaki. Teens who are fans of the works can spent whole day here.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is small but extremely charming and worth the short trip outside of Tokyo. Only 1 train from Shinjuku station and then the Cat Bus from Mitaka takes you to the door. You can't miss the bright yellow bus covered with cats at Mitaka station! We aren't even die hard Ghibli fans but enjoyed this museum so much. We... More 

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Waiuku, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a Hayao Miyazaki or Studio Ghibli fan you really must add this to your trip when visiting Tokyo. Getting tickets was a task in itself and it really looked like it was not going to happen, however, after a lot of effort our travel agent, she managed to secure them for us and it was definitely worth... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth your time if you can get tickets. A beautiful and creative small museum build to create wonder, delight and curiosity in its patrons. *Pro tip: if you're staying in Tokyo visit the Ghibli shop on the basement level of Tokyo station, on charter lane, before your visit to the museum. You will find it well stocked with a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience housed in a small on the outside large on the inside three story whimsically painted building. Lots of history, technique, demonstrations and even a movie. Most of the exhibit is indoor so it's great for rainy days. 10 min walk from the subway. Tip - buy tickets in advance online. 10% discount and at times they sell out!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'll start with the negatives, because there's only two: there are no other-language guides for the exhibits, and the museum is rather small. Everything else was amazing though - the architecture was the real standout, as the whole building felt dreamlike and evoked the same feeling of being a child that the films do. The exhibit rooms were wonderful, and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun for adults and kids. Get tickets in advance. Don't forget to bring your passport because they occasionally ask for your ID to make sure it matches the tickets. There is a Ghibli short movie to watch. Then you are free to explore. Some exhibits just take your breath away if you are a fan.

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