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.
Built to commemorate the International Year of the Child, each floor is dedicated to a different theme: swimming in the basement pool, activity and performance spaces on the lower levels, unstructured play in the third floor climbing wall and playhouses, music on the forth floor, and an outdoor playground on the roof.
This rotating collection of both Japanese taiko drums and drums from around the world welcomes visitors to bang on the drums on display upstairs and purchase their own drums, flutes, dragon masks and other festival attire downstairs.
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