Sure, this is Studio Ghibli's museum. If you do not know anything about it, it is the Studio that brought you movies like Spirited Away, Porco Rosso and Castle in the Sky. The work of Hayao Miyazaki. Disney partnered with them and brought all their work to America basically.
That said, for sure it is highly recommended you watch at least the movies I mentioned above before going to the museum as you enjoy it much more.
But regardless, there is a lot of great stuff that relates to animation directly so if you like animation you will have a good time there.
Well it was a good ride on the subway/train from Tokyo to Mitaka. Do not remember how long exactly but probably 45 minutes. Once you get to the station you need to go down a level (street level) and walk to the bus platforms/station on the right. You will see one on the corner, almost where a pathway/sidewalk besides a canal starts, with a ticked vending machine. You will also see Studio Ghibli's mascote/logo. Buy the ticket and wait for the bus. Or you can walk (directions on their site).
At the Museum
The place is like a big house with couple floors and also an outside area for everyone to explore. Inside, each room has something going on, something to show and their shop is also pretty cool. The main issue in certain cases is in the rooms there is virtually no English whatsoever. So yes, pretty hard if you cannot read Japanese but it does not mean it is all ruined for us foreigners. There are some pamphlets in English and after all this is about animation so a lot of things you will absorb thanks to the visual aspect.
Worth mentioning a couple things: tickets MUST be purchased in advance, ideally outside Japan. Several places sell them (google is your friend). If in Japan, only a convenience store carries them and you will need to buy there, using their ATM like machines. The ticket has a date/time for your visit.
Overall a great place and great experience, even with tons of content in Japanese only. Would definitely go back. When I went, I was there with my daughter (13) and she had a blast and told me she would come back indeed.
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