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Address: 1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka 181-0013, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 570-055-777
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10:00 - 18:00
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The brainchild of award-winning Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki,...

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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Tokyo Studio Ghibli Museum Afternoon Tour
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Charming collection of works

This museum is small but extremely charming and worth the short trip outside of Tokyo. Only 1 train from Shinjuku station and then the Cat Bus from Mitaka takes you to the door... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is small but extremely charming and worth the short trip outside of Tokyo. Only 1 train from Shinjuku station and then the Cat Bus from Mitaka takes you to the door. You can't miss the bright yellow bus covered with cats at Mitaka station! We aren't even die hard Ghibli fans but enjoyed this museum so much. We... More 

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Waiuku, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you are a Hayao Miyazaki or Studio Ghibli fan you really must add this to your trip when visiting Tokyo. Getting tickets was a task in itself and it really looked like it was not going to happen, however, after a lot of effort our travel agent, she managed to secure them for us and it was definitely worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth your time if you can get tickets. A beautiful and creative small museum build to create wonder, delight and curiosity in its patrons. *Pro tip: if you're staying in Tokyo visit the Ghibli shop on the basement level of Tokyo station, on charter lane, before your visit to the museum. You will find it well stocked with a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience housed in a small on the outside large on the inside three story whimsically painted building. Lots of history, technique, demonstrations and even a movie. Most of the exhibit is indoor so it's great for rainy days. 10 min walk from the subway. Tip - buy tickets in advance online. 10% discount and at times they sell out!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'll start with the negatives, because there's only two: there are no other-language guides for the exhibits, and the museum is rather small. Everything else was amazing though - the architecture was the real standout, as the whole building felt dreamlike and evoked the same feeling of being a child that the films do. The exhibit rooms were wonderful, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun for adults and kids. Get tickets in advance. Don't forget to bring your passport because they occasionally ask for your ID to make sure it matches the tickets. There is a Ghibli short movie to watch. Then you are free to explore. Some exhibits just take your breath away if you are a fan.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would go back to Japan just for the Ghibli museum. Stepping in to the building is like stepping in to one of Miyazaki's animations come to life. The museum is designed to within an inch of its life, it’s beautiful and perfectly whimsical. The exhibitions are equally pretty; they're all really interesting and many are interactive. A real highlight... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even if you are not a Ghibli fan or not really know Ghibli, I bet you will still love this Museum. And for fans like me, wow, it is like the most sacred temple in the world of Ghibli (because you will never be able to visit Hayao Miyazaki's house). "Let's lose our way, together" is the slogan of this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I are in Tokyo celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and could not visit without going to the world famous Ghibli museum. Getting to the museum is really straightforward and was simple to plan once you know that it is Mitaka station you are aiming for. We popped this info into a Tokyo rail route planner and it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I have two important advices. First, you should not confuse the Ghibli studio with the Ghibli museum. The Ghibli studio is not open for the public to see. Second, buy your ticket many days in advance: this is a very popular attraction. The museum is a really great activitie for anyone who has watched at least one Ghibli studio's movie.... More 

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