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Ghibli Museum

1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka 181-0013, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 570-055-777
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka 181-0013, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 570-055-777
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"gift shop"
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"mitaka station"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you love ghibli this museum is something you cannot miss. If you are interested in animation movies and how they are done, this also an amazing place to visit. Personally I am not the biggest fan of ghibli movies, but I still had a...More

Thank krizan82
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First of all if you are not a fan of Ghibli and their animations, this museum is not for you. If you like animation and especially the wonderful imagination of Miyazaki Hayao, this is a must see museum. You need to pre-order your tickets. You...More

1  Thank Tom H
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

First you have to go your tickets waaay in advance to go. This museum is not really for kids, it explains a lot of how they made the films and the art behind them, It’s cool but I wish it was more theme park like....More

Thank carla g
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Firstly, get tickets ASAP. We were wanting to come here about 1 month out, and all tickets through JTB were sold out. On the 10th of every month they release new tickets, and it took us around 40 minutes to purchase just due to the...More

1  Thank 1993Kiwi
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

We booked our tickets online as it was hard to book the tickets. The bus to the museum was also painted with ghibli studio characters and was a cute sight. The walk from the train station was easy but we decided to talk the bus...More

Thank Lin Y
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

First off, make sure you buy advance tickets 3 months ahead! I purchased mines thru JTB and managed to get my first choice date which was on a Saturday. We were pretty excited to attend since we were “lucky” to score these tickets. Tickets sell...More

Thank Sltieu
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

We bought tickets online on the day they were released for the time we'd be there and many were already sold out! Lucky to get ones for a day we were Tokyo, I would definitely recommend buying in advance to insure you aren't disappointed! Tickets...More

Thank amyyt13
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We are only casual fans of Studio Ghibli but enjoyed this museum for its hands-on exhibits, displays of art and animation done in an original and creative way. Worth a morning visit but bring food - or buy a hot dog from the stand for...More

Thank Susan C
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We had such a wonderful time at this amazing place, highly recommended! Tickets might be a bit hard to get so book them as soon as possible.

Thank TorKL
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

I'm very glad that I heard over a year ago that tickets to the Ghibli museum needed to be purchased several months ahead of time, because it would have been devastating to come to Tokyo and miss this museum. For those of you who were...More

3  Thank Natasha I
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Lisa O
10 May 2018|
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Response from 8pairs | Reviewed this property |
My experience also is that they are strict on times. It does not hurt to ask though.
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Shiera R
28 March 2018|
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Response from sand2skis | Reviewed this property |
Yes, provided Lawson has tickets still available. Ghibli limits the number of tickets sold for each day and no tickets are sold at the door. You can buy at Lawson stores (via their instore Loppi machines) or through the... More
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Elle B
10 March 2018|
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Response from sand2skis | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, two hours will probably be adequate, although that depends on how deep an experience you wish to have. There are quirky and fascinating stuff around that many visitors will just walk by and not blink. Whereas if... More
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