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Ghibli Museum, Mitaka

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Equal parts a children's, fine art, and technology museum, Ghibli Museum enchants visitors with its atmosphere of whimsy and fun. Devoted to the work of Studio Ghibli's animated films, the museum features a playroom, a rooftop garden, a bookstore and reading room, a sit-down cafe, and a gift shop. Identify your favorite characters and stills from movies like "Spirited Away," and view museum-exclusive short films in the basement movie theater. Add Ghibli Museum to your Mitaka travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Mitaka route builder app .
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  • From Studio Ghibli movie lover I loved every millimeter of this museum. Is small, sometimes childish, but the atmosphere is the classic one of their animated films and you can't help but feel you too a little kid, when you find yourself in front of the reproduction of the study of Miyazaki with his brushes, pencils and colors, or when you see the sketches of the characters you know very well. Nice and fun short we've seen in the cinema room, we were afraid to not understand anything but we were lucky, in short they didn't speak much but rather were verses! Nice idea to give as entrance a film frame. To all this I have to do just a small comment: I would have preferred that the cartels of explanation next to some installations or drawings were also in English, because some, I think one of the oldest, unfortunately I didn't know them.
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  • Location: Earth station Mitaka line JB01 or JC12. The terminal station. Exit, signposted Ghibli Museum. Further two options: either walk minutes 25-30 signs. Or by bus number 9. Museum ticket: 10-number each month offers for sale to the next. Take apart very quickly. Two options-either on the site itself (there are English keyboard layout), or through tour firms, kick in Google "ticket to Die" and several sites will show. Only consider myself a ticket worth 1000 yen. I bought through the firm for 5000 yen. Learned about this price much later. You cannot take pictures inside, outside only. Three floors, each storyboard anime walls, themed zones, even under Office Miyazaki. Perhaps not so much the museum itself is filled with, and still immersed in the atmosphere. But ticket-a piece of film that you can watch in Cham Museum) a small thematic shopping Division and two cafes complete the walk. I have to visit a museum with a bite at the Cafe took 2:00))
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  • 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 p...  more »
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  • Amazing place! Fun AND fascinating! You can’t take any pictures inside ( though you can in the outside areas) so it makes you actually take real notice of what is there, which once you get over the urge to take photos, is really nice. Recommend for anyone who loves Ghibli, and to be honest, even for those who haven’t really seen any / much Ghibli stuff. You can buy some food and gifts inside, and you get a showing of something unique and Ghibli that not many other people will see. The park surrounding it is nice too. You only need 2-3 hours to have a good look around, and it really isn’t expensive. Though tickets MUST be booked in advance and go pretty quick. So if you are heading to Tokyo, research this sooner rather than later!
  • YOU MUST BOOK TICKETS IN ADVANCE! Only 10,000 yen per person. Super fun for kids and adults alike! Ghilbi was a whimsical and fun experience! Not being overly familiar with his work, we went not really knowing what to expect! We were pleasantly surprised and enjoyed walking around and through all the nooks and crannies of this place. There was a short film inside a beautiful theatre room that ran on repeat through out our visit, a few permanent galleries and one special exhibit. It was cool to see how animation evolved and how their technology changed through out the years! A few interactive elements as well! The line up to get into the cafe to have lunch was super long, so we settled for a hot dog and soup at the snack bar just beside the cafe - both quite tasty! It was pretty busy inside despite the ticket entry times being staggered but it wasn’t too bad. Definitely a fun way to spend a few hours even if you haven’t seen a film! A more recent mention from Tiff was “The Red Turtle” - awesome film!
  • Great place if you are a fan of the animation. Giant house with areas that are very unique. You have to catch the bus from the train station to get here which is easy. You should all know that you cannot take pictures inside. I only gave it a four star because the building is actually not that big. The good part is they let you watch this short film clip which is exclusive to the museum. Remember to buy tickets in advance!
  • Fantastic museum that celebrates the history of Studio Ghibli! Since your not allowed to take photos inside you most definitely have to go and see it all in person and enjoy what has to be the most creative and most relaxing museum I have personally ever visited. By visiting you will also get a chance to see an exclusive film that can only be viewed there, so you have another fantastic insentive with that too! It's very popular so make sure to book very far in advance so you don't miss out on ticket sales. And overall, enjoy the magic that is Studio Ghibli!!
  • 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 the month before - about 1am UK time, and they sold out in less than 3 hours so check when they are available and set an alarm! Inside the museum are some great rooms, set out really well (no photos allowed inside at all), and a roof garden. Also there is a café and short unique film screening (only available at the museum). Great for adults and a couple of extra bits for the kids too.
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