Ghibli Museum

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  • Address: 1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-0013, Japan
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +81-570055777
  • Ticket Price: 1000 JPY
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Specialty Museums

A Ghibli studio is the home of Totoro- a character that is associated with nature and nostalgia that can only be the sweetness of our childhoods. Based on the movie “Tonari no Totoro” (the English title is My neighbor Totoro) has a world-wide fan following over a wide age-group. This museum has art and figurines inspired by the movies from the studio production and art work of creator Hayao Miyazaki. His animation films are known for their endearing quality and coming of age story-lines among others. The museum was also designed my Miyazaki and it shows how story-boarding and animation actually work. The building is a mini-maze with no specific sequence of what to look at first. For those who have not watched a Ghibli studio movie, it is still a wonderful experience because it has a retro theme worked in with the sweetness of an animated film for children. It will leave you starry-eyed and wanting to be part of a magical journey forever.

It has a cute cafe as well where you can enjoy a themed snack.

Do not miss a visit to the Ghibli Museum and follow this 3 days in Tokyo itinerary.

  • It would help to be aquainted with Miyazaki's movies like My Neighbour Totoro, Ponyo and ProcoRosso.
  • They strictly forbid photography inside the museum but the cafe and the park in which the museum is situated are great places to picnic.
  • The tickets have to be bought in advance and so the venue is not very crowded.
  • Wear comfortable casual clothes.
  • Tickets for each month up to three months ahead will be sold from the 1st of every month.  So booking ahead is compulsory.

  • Bus: Mitaka station to Museum- 200 yen one way and 300 yen for round trip.
  • Train: JR Chuo Line Mitaka station-approx. 15 min. walk along the TamagawaJosui "Waterworks" to the museum.

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  • Ghibli Museum Address: 1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-0013, Japan
  • Ghibli Museum Contact Number: +81-570055777
  • Ghibli Museum Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Ghibli Museum Price: 1000 JPY
  • Best time to visit Ghibli Museum(preferred time): 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Ghibli Museum: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 29.05% of people who visit Tokyo include Ghibli Museum in their plan

  • 73.63% of people start their Ghibli Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Ghibli Museum

Monday, Thursday and Friday

92.3% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ghibli Museum

People normally club together Airport Terminal 2 Station and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building while planning their visit to Ghibli Museum.

People also prefer to start their day with Ghibli Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • The Ghibli Museum is whimsical and brings out your inner child. The building is beautiful and the exhibits are amazing! I love the short films, which are on rotation and only shown here. Tickets are only 1000 yen (about $10), but need to be bought in advance from somewhere like Lawson. I've been here three times and each time discover something new. If you are a Ghibli film lover, this place is a must!

  • This was a long time dream coming true. This museum is simply amazing. If you manage to get your tickets from their website like I did the entrance fee is ridiculously cheap. Once inside you get to see how they work and they have created those wonderful film of animation. The amount of work of time and the amount of work can be felt and experience through the visit. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes the Ghibli movies. And I would visit it a second time if I have the chance. Also I visited at 4pm which is a little late, I think the 2pm entry would have been better as the place is big.

  • I love this place. I couldn’t understand any of the exhibits or the short film but I still loved it. It’s a shame they don’t (didn’t) have any English in the exhibits. It would have made it much more enjoyable. Considering how popular this place is you’d think they would try to cater to as many nationalities as possible. Still love the place though.

  • Uh...WOW! Amazing place. I can't put it into words how beautiful and fun this place is. The free short film, with the free gift of a frame from the film, who does that? Loved every minute. This was our sons dream come true. The displays are simply magical. The entire building is like a maze of discovery. The staff are so friendly and welcoming. Only down side is the pricing in the gift shop, but, a lot of the items are available only there. Make sure to follow the instructions to book your tickets. The travel agency where we picked ours up from was a bit of a challenge to find lol. Be early and enjoy.

  • Great place for any Ghibli fan. The food was great, the little movie theater was worth going to see, and the gift shop had a lot of Ghibli exclusive items. And the cafe was great too. Would recommend for anyone interested in Ghibli. The area near the museum is great, kichijoji and the park is such a nice place to stroll through.

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