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Ghibli Museum

1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka 181-0013, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 570-055-777
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Tokyo Studio Ghibli Museum Afternoon Tour
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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka 181-0013, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 570-055-777
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1 - 10 of 696 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

You can see Miyazaki's many work desks and studios (definitely mad scientist), his early sketches--Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle and others. The animation process is detailed in stunning ways, including incredible multi-media exhibits that highlight the art of illusion and character motion. There are several...More

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 2 days ago

lovely day out, museum has a cafe and shop so could stay most of the day. very interesting anime animations films, very cute. definitely bring a camera

Thank pepperpot2013
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You will love this place if you are a fan of studio ghibli's animation. Unfortunately taking photos is prohibited inside the museum. The museum itself is quite tiny, so the allocated 2 hour is more than enough. To get there, catch a train to Mitaka...More

1  Thank Vanilangelic
Reviewed 5 days ago

Having only seen a handful of Studio Ghibli films I wouldn't count myself as a huge fan of Miyazaki's work, but I didn't need to be to appreciate this stunning museum. It featured beautiful exhibits, short film showings, interactive areas and displays showing how some...More

Thank rakadactyl
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great museum. 1. Please remember to book in advance! 2. Excellent for Ghibli fans, or if you have watched some of the productions before. 3. Great cafe there. 4. The journey itself is worth the time, you see different part of Tokyo. 5. There's a...More

2  Thank SoonWai
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a Trip Advisor user and for whatever reason I didn't look up Ghibli on the site or I would have known to buy tickets in advance. We didn't realize until we made the trek to Mitaka and found out that they were sold...More

1  Thank ChristinaDenver
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have wanted to visit for so many years. Was so happy when it finally happened. Important note: you must buy tickets in advance. Tickets go up 3 months before the month you want to go. They sell fast so try to make sure you...More

1  Thank Zutot6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I bought the ticket in website before one month. There can see my favourite Totoro and the castle of sky. It's worth for me. I bought many souvenir. It's so amazing!

Thank daniel m
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes buying tickets is a little tricky as you need to plan ahead and in my case stay up till 2am on the 10th May to get the ticket release on the website for June. But it is well worth the effort. It is a...More

Thank Tony G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you do not live in Japan, to get in you need to procure tickets in advance before you visit; you cannot wait in line and instruction are on the museum website. The Ghibli Museum is a bit out of the way from Tokyo's main...More

Thank yufliu505
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11 July 2017|
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Response from Nikki E | Reviewed this property |
You can purchase advanced tickets through the Studio Ghibli website (sorry, can't link here but google title should be: 'The official site of Ghibli Museum, Mitaka in Japan'). This site is where I pre-purchased my ticket up... More
30 May 2017|
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Response from MonarchX | Reviewed this property |
When I purchased mine it required the "group leader" to submit ID details online and bring (in my case Passport) when you go. They did check at the entrance. So guessing it will be a problem worth sorting out in advance.
14 May 2017|
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Response from Karen T | Reviewed this property |
The museum is located in a suburb of Tokyo. Unless you happen to be staying in the immediate vicinity, I do not think it would make sense to take a train and bus just to see the outside of the building. I loved the museum... More