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Ghibli Museum Mitaka

Open Now: 10:00 - 18:00
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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 4 days ago

We managed to get tickets online before our trip and made use of the bus from the train station which was really helpful. The museum is really cool and has lots of interesting exhibits. Maybe better if you speak Japanese, but there were lots of...More

Thank Hollie4077
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a huge fan of the Studio Ghibli films, I was determined to make a pilgrimage to the museum. My expectations were correspondingly high. Unfortunately I was a bit disappointed because the Studio Ghibli Museum is really more organized for Japanese kids than it is...More

Thank aerach
Reviewed 1 week ago

You cannot buy tickets at the Museum or from Ghibli directly. You must complete the order form on the JTB USA Travel Agency site > 3 months from the desired month of your Museum visit. My kids grew up with Miyazaki movies, watching Totoro at...More

Thank AnalyticalTraveler11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Ghibli museum exceeded my expectations. If you do your research, you’ll know what the theme of the rooms are beforehand as there is no English in the museum. True fans will appreciate the layout of the museum, with several levels of well curated exhibition...More

Thank globetrotting-elissa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m looking at the previous reviews and wondering why would anyone not do their research before heading down. If you’re a true Ghibli fan, you would know you need to purchase an advance ticket. I got my tickets online - they are available on the...More

Thank dblim
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It took a lot of effort to get there and we were let down. The museum is in a single Disney-like house, but there are really only 3 exhibit rooms (which, granted, have nice things, like original drawings and animation cels.) But the rest of...More

Thank JQ2009
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big fan of Ghibli Studio and finally get to visit this museum. The last time we cane we didn’t have tickets as you can’t purchase on the spot. If you have seen the movies you will be enchanted by this place. Most of the text...More

Thank Keithlhk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was so much fun, even with a majority of the exhibits not translated into another language. I think that's what helps lend to the magic of the place; you focus more on what's in front of you than words. I loved that there...More

1  Thank waterglaistig
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked these tickets months in advance and were really looking forward to the visit but found it a bit disappointing. The building itself and displays are visually very engaging but the lack of information translated (either on the displays or available as a leaflet)...More

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My spouse and I took this tour because we weren't sure we could navigate transportation from our hotel in the business district. So worth it! Not only did we get to see the museum but we were taken to additional sites related to his work...More

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Thiago Nalio C
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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
Hey there! When I went a few months ago they just asked for my first and last name and I showed my ID for the name and was good to go! I also put the wrong number down but they never asked for it!have a good time!
Matt S
1 October 2018|
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Response from Aoife C | Reviewed this property |
To be honest, a lot of them make an appearance, so the focus isn’t too heavy on any one of them. I would definitely watch laputa castle in the sky and kiki’s delivery service though, and then as many others as you feel like... More
Beat M
12 September 2018|
Response from sand2skis | Reviewed this property |
Hi there! It's quite subjective and a lot depends on how much of a fan you are of Ghibli movies. I'm not a huge fan but I was there for about 3 hours, and yet I missed the roof area. Although I have to admit spending quite a... More