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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (132 reviews)
“in advance” (135 reviews)
“mitaka station” (73 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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Reviewed 3 days ago

A must visit for a Ghibli Fan! You are also able to get cheap tickets if you know where to look, definitely worth it for my case. The content is just good enough for a day of visit so the repeat visit will not be...More

1  Thank Try Prihatono N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tickets were extremely hard to get. If you're planning on going, make sure you look for tickets three months prior to your visit to Japan!!! (I wish this was a joke) Very easy to get to, a wonderful park nearby that we got to walk...More

2  Thank Shadan D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a long-time Ghibli fan, I honestly expected more considering the massive hype and need to reserve a spot months in advance. That's not to say I came away disappointed, but like in most things, the hype doesn't fully reflect reality. With all that being...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For any fan of Ghibli, this museum is highly recommended. I’m not a huge fan, but my husband and kids are. They loved it! I was pleasantly surprised and thoroughly enjoyed my time here. It’s a beautiful building and even though it’s all in Japanese,...More

Thank Texaroo2
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Are you a Studio Ghibli fan? An anime fan? An animation fan? Then this isn't a matter of "should you or shouldn't you?" because the answer is: YES, you must absolutely go! Now that you've decided to go, you have to procure tickets. Tickets sell...More

2  Thank Pam S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is a really interesting experience, especially the displays on the process of animation itself. I'm not a massive fan to say the least - I think I've only seen two films by the Ghibli studio - but I thoroughly enjoyed the two hours...More

Thank Eugene N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Must do experience if you're a fan of Ghibli animations - still a good visit if you're not. Getting a ticket in advance is a must - you cannot buy tickets there at all. Best way is online, tickets for outside the country are released...More

Thank Jamie P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are huge Miyazaki fans and just Loved this place!!!!! However if you do not speak/understand fluent Japanese you must have a guide. Nothing is in English. Plus the tickets are next to impossible to get and the place is super expensive so plan ahead....More

Thank hajoforbes
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Would recommend to anyone who appreciates the works of Studio Ghibli! It's beautiful, and it definitely worth the trip. Even if you don't know many of their films, it's a wonderful experience for everyone! You have to buy your tickets in advanced so don't turn...More

Thank wendeelara
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all if you are new in Japan you can not buy tickets at this museum directly. They have no cashiers for tickets. Secondly you can buy and reserve your tickets at a Lawson at the red electronic box. It has many options it...More

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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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