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Address: 1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka 181-0013, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 570-055-777
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10:00 - 18:00
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The brainchild of award-winning Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki,...

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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Tokyo Studio Ghibli Museum Afternoon Tour
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Absolutely Magical

This is a pilgrimage to any Hayao Miyazaki fan. Tucked in a quiet suburb in Mitaka, Studio Ghibli is truly a magical place to visit. Since we came from the U.S. we booked our... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a pilgrimage to any Hayao Miyazaki fan. Tucked in a quiet suburb in Mitaka, Studio Ghibli is truly a magical place to visit. Since we came from the U.S. we booked our ticket through the museum website. using the '(2) Sales online by LAWSON TICKET'. I highly recommend using this option since it only requires you to reserve... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went early and didn't realise how lucky we were that we did. We arrived at about 10 30am and when we saw the line at about 12pm it went on well past the entry gates. Everything inside was done so creatively and with love. Sketches, interactive pieces and even a large Catbus and a sculpture of howls castle. There... More 

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Selangor, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're a ghibli fan, this is DEFINITELY something you don't want to miss! If you're not, it's something you'll enjoy just as much! I'm not a huge studio ghibli fan, but my partner is. But let's start off with the tickets, because without them you won't be able to enter the museum. The tickets were definitely a challenge to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Getting there was easy from Shinjuku to Mitaka Station via the Chuo Line. We had secured the 10am slot and intended to take a leisurely walk from Mitaka Station to Ghibli but alas it was drizzling so we took the shuttle bus instead. There was an orderly queue outside the museum where everyone waited patiently. Soon it was time to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ghibli Museum is a unique place to visit when in Tokyo. Everyone will say that you won't get many opportunities to book a ticket unless you have someone local to help you, get a travel agent to get it for you or pay extra via an online concierge service. It's best to plan your visit way in advance, as far... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tickets are hard to come by - I had to go through an agent to get ours. No photography allowed too which can work for or against you. Not much to photograph since the place works on the sentimental feelings that the Ghibli characters evoke in the visitors. The actual tickets are awesome and worth saving - they are film... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really loved the museum!! I went with my friend and we actually bought our tickets through auction website which we werent allowed but we didn't know at the time. When we arrived the worker pulled us aside and he let us buy another ticket because the tickets we bought werent valid because it wasnt my name on the ticket.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the Ghibli Museum with my husband and teenage son who are both Studio Ghibli fans. I’m not a Studio Ghibli fan but still really enjoyed the museum. It’s a great family museum. It provides an interesting insight into animation and the making of the movies. There’s not much information provided in English. As a fan, my husband would... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is such a big fuss trying to get the tickets to go to the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka. Everything is tightly controlled by the Museum, from the dates that they release the tickets purchase, to the time set for entering the Museum that day, down to all the limited things you are able to do inside the Museum. All... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum and its location takes you to another place altogether. You don't have to be a serious Ghibli fan to appreciate the wonders of animation. This is not a 'theme park' so don't come expecting what a similar experience. To save on tickets make sure you buy it in Japan or get someone in Japan to but it for... More 

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