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Ghibli Museum Mitaka

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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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1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka 181-0013, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 570-055-777
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I enjoyed the experience but it was very crowded and busy when we went. It would be nice for some English subtitles but can’t complain with the overall experience very interesting.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank K3842OImichaelk
Reviewed 5 days ago

You will find this place amazing if you are a ghibli fan. For just 1000 yen, we were able to tour the works of Hayao Miyazaki and we even got to view an exclusive film made by Miyazaki himself. We also bought little Totoro stuff...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank carinnasaldana
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You'll stand in awe admiring all the works, the initial sketches, his inspirations, the creative process, the displays for other works...and you'll leave feeling a whole new level of respect for the team at Studio Ghibli. One thing I'd caution is that the gift shop...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jeremyt24k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this museum through Japan Awaits. They secured the tickets for us and had them delivered to our hotel. They were great communicating with us in advance on getting the tickets delivered to our hotel. The museum itself was quite interesting, but I will...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ekricket
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most sought after tickets in Tokyo. The Ghibli Museum, is a lovely Museum in the Mikata west of Tokyo. Although tickets can be bought through Lawson, it is quite difficult if you can’t understand Japanese. There are tours available that visit museum,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Somassi
Reviewed January 7, 2019

We are huge Studio Ghibli fans. Visiting the museum was one of our top objectives when we decided to visit Japan. I did a trial run over the summer to see if I could secure tickets through Lawson. It was a big mess, so I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
7  Thank epascrapper
Reviewed January 4, 2019

We purchased tickets and transportation for our visit to the Ghibli Museum. We arrived early and waited outside for our turn to enter the museum. Museum entry is strictly regulated which keeps crowds down. The area surrounding the museum is a lovely park. Once we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Steffig4
Reviewed January 3, 2019

If you’re a Miyazaki fan, then you have to go. Really amazing to see behind the curtain. That said, the museum is small, and when we were there it was very crowded. Buying tickets (if you don’t live in Japan) is not simple, therefore it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
8  Thank Rick E
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

We went the first day of our holiday in Japan which got us off to a great start on our adventure. Japan Awaits organised the tickets which were waiting at our hotel and the driver showed up, took us on a fascinating drive through the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Lucy F
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

A museum that truly achieved what the founder desired. Personal, interactive and educational. Love the small short film at the start of the tour.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank wyeng
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February 12, 2019|
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Response from Ekricket | Reviewed this property |
I’m not familiar with theLawson portal. If you booked it through Trip Advisor, their support team should be able to help.
January 4, 2019|
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Response from 436donc | Reviewed this property |
When we entered the museum they did not check our passports at all. So it should not be a problem however if you are worried have the travel agent you brought the ticket through correct it
January 4, 2019|
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Response from LittleOrangeLuC | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. As long as you carry the ID with you to the museum it should be fine.