Ghibli MuseumCurrently Closed
- 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 Museum
Ghibli Museum - Review
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.
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Ghibli Museum Information
- 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.
How To reach Ghibli Museum by Public Transport
- 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.
Restaurants Near Ghibli Museum
- Patteserrie Cote-Du-Bois
- La Forte
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Things to Know Before Visiting Ghibli Museum
29.12% of people who visit Tokyo include Ghibli Museum in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
73.63% of people start their Ghibli Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Ghibli Museum
92.3% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ghibli Museum
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Ghibli Museum, Tokyo Reviews
This place is great. A lot to see. the gift store is pretty good but most of the stuff there you can buy in other places. they have a restaurant that opens at 11AM. Photography is not allowed inside the building but its allowed anywhere outside, including the garden on the roof. there is a park nearby if you want to walk around after being done with the museum.
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.
If you love Ghibli, then this is a good museum. Tickets are hard to come by and must be purchased way in advance, but the base price of around ¥1000 is reasonable. Everything is in Japanese however, so if you are interested in the behind-the-scenes aspects and can't read Japanese, you might want to reconsider going. Also, the store is quite small (you can find more selection from Ghibli stores located around Japan). But overall a fun experience, especially the short movie. I recommend coming early when the museum is less crowded. Also expect lots of stair climbing.
A must visit if for fans of Ghibli Films, but really it is a great visit for anyone that can appreciate arts and animation. There is lots to see and do, especially for little ones. On top of it all there is a very quaint restaurant called Straw Hat's and they serve very good food and deserts and it is totally worthwhile to visit while here. The Museum is also located in a big park, with lots of green space and things to see, a very wonderful setting. The only bad thing would be getting tickets, as the tickets are hard to obtain as they tend to sellout. So plan ahead and try to order them early!
The Ghibli museum was a wonderful treat! Great for fans of the animation to see some "how it's made" stuff in a beautiful building. You get to see a special viewing of a short that they rotate. They are not in or subtilted in English, but the story is easy to glean from the well done animation. Large gift shop. This is something that you should get your ticket in advance for as they do limit admission.