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Ghibli Museum 三鷹の森ジブリ美術館 Museums / Kichijoji

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The Mitaka Forest Gihbli Museum captures the essence of the works of Miyazaki Hayao, Japan’s most prominent anime director. The museum isn’t just a collection of displays of Totoro or Laputa; rather, it is an interactive experience where you can walk into the movies and play in spaces that are inspired by the movies. Part of the Ghibli Museum includes a park, which brings a breath of fresh air and greenery to Tokyo. Tickets can be bought in advance at Lawson convenience stores, and they come with a specific time and date in which one can visit. The museum is in high demand, and if you want some choice in the times, or want to visit during weekends, plan to book the tickets a month or more in advance. Visitors from abroad can purchase tickets through a JTB travel agent, which also offers tickets for the same day inside Japan if they are still available.

Categories Museums
Nearest Station Mitaka
Address Within Mitaka Inokashira Park, 1-1-83 Shimo-renjaku, Mitaka-shi , Tokyo
Telephone 0570-055-777
Home Page (In Japanese)
Business Hours 10:00am-6:00pm; Closed Tue
Price Admission: Adults: 1,000yen, 12-17years: 700yen, 6-11years: 400yen

11 Reviews for Ghibli Museum

  • Ghibli Museum
  • (2019-05-06)

  • Ghibli Museum
  • (2014-09-10)
  • This place is great for the family, especially if you love Ghibli! I wish it was bigger though since it was just a small two story high building (and I wanted to go on the cat bus!). Ghibi Museum is a beautifully made place for fans as well as non-fans to visit and admire their exhibits.

  • Ghibli Museum
  • (2011-07-16)
  • This place is truly magical and utterly beautiful; I’m not ashamed to say that ten minutes into my first visit I was brought, quite literally, to tears. This place is a poignant representation of the genius that has spurred some of the greatest anime masterpieces of all time. It’s a truly delightful museum and, considering the cheap entrance price and the plethora of delightful wonders it boas... Read More

  • Magical
  • (2010-11-15)
  • Like walking into one of Miyazaki's films, the Ghibli Museum is a feast for the eyes and ears. After being greeted by Totoro just passed the gates, the organic, asymmetrical building is immediately striking and lends a sense of magic charm. Each visitor is given three stills from a Miyazaki film, a great souvenir as opposed to the pricey gift shop. Inside the exhibitions focus on the methods of ... Read More

  • 3 times and counting!
  • (2010-08-15)
  • Wicked good fun! Always a treat to return here as well to see their rotating exhibits on display. (Saw a great Wallis and Gromit one on the first trip, next one on Italian art work) Great animated films as well to see inside too!

  • Great for kids and adults, too.
  • (2009-09-04)
  • Although a bit outside the main center of Tokyo, it was definitely worth the trip here. My friend is an animator and we are both fans of anime, so it was a treat to come here and learn about the animation process. Original drawings and cels are on display, and visitors get an understanding of the methods used to create animated movies. Several interactive displays convey the magic of animation... Read More

  • Ghibli Museum
  • (2009-05-24)
  • The Ghibli Museum invites you to 'lose your way' in magical whimsy. It actually succeeds. The very structure of the building is a delight, and even the windowpanes, decorated with Ghibli art, brings viewers a sense of wonder unparalleled. There is a gift shop (be careful to spend your life earnings; it would be very easy to do so) and a cafe where you can sit and take a breather. Even the grounds ... Read More

  • For the fans
  • (2008-10-23)
  • It's very difficult to recommand or not this one. I love the Ghibli (pronounce Djibouli if you ask some help) animes but I think this museum is more for people like me than for those who don't know Miyazaki. inside you will see a lot of artworks, a lot of relative stuff and even a short film especially made for the museum. I heard it changes sometimes. For me it was about a whale. I enjoyed i... Read More

  • Ghibli Museum
  • (2008-06-17)
  • This museum requires a reserved ticket from Lawson in order to go. I thought that meant it wouldn't be too crowded. I was very wrong. Despite the reserved ticket system, the place is still incredibly full of people on the weekend. I really suggest trying to go on a weekday or you still wont be able to see much. Overall though, it's a great museum and certainly unique. The "neko-bus" for chil... Read More

  • Ghibli Museum
  • (2007-10-01)
  • For any die-hard fan of Hayao Miyazaki, the Mitaka Ghibli Museum is a must see. It's a good place to visit if you have small children. In many ways, it's more of a tribute to the principles of animation shown through Miyazaki's characters than simply a walkable montage of his films. The museum features short films and exhibits that can't be seen anywhere else, and if you have small children, ther... Read More

  • Ghibli Museum
  • (2007-10-01)
  • I was very excited before the trip, because I love Ghibli movies and have watched almost all of them since child. The museum is about another 20 minutes away from Mitaka station, it's fine if the weather is nice, but it was raining heavily when I went, so the experience wasn't pleasant. The museum is inside a small park, at the entrance there is a sign telling the direction so you will not get los... Read More
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