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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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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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you’re a fan of Studio Ghibli, then this is a pilgrimage! Note that you need to pre-plan months in advance if you want to visit this place, tickets are often sold out within 20 minutes of being made available. They are strict with ticket...More

Thank msg84
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took our 2-year-old and we all loved it. She is a big fan of "Kiki's Delivery Service" and was delighted by all the Kikis and Jijis she spotted throughout the museum. Yes, there was a 15-20 minute wait in line to...More

1  Thank sujpark3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was amazing! Lovely to see the process in creating the films and to see Mei and the Kitten bus which wasn't subtitled but didn't need to be. You can't take photos inside but made the experience more special as we weren't sure what...More

Thank orwinian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Ghibli Museum is catered to a very small group of people. People who watched and loved the Ghibli movies. In general, it was a very unique and special experience. There were a lot to do and read in the museum, and they had a...More

1  Thank victorcyho
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're really into your studio Ghibli stuff or have kids who are then this is a great place for you. If you don't really follow it much then you'll find it a bit of a bore and I wouldn't advise it (particularly for the...More

1  Thank Lazyman4hire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I myself am a lightweight Ghibli fan. I've seen the mainstream movies - Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, Spirited Away, The Cat Returns - but haven't yet got round to completing my Ghibli Bucket List (i.e.: all of the remaining). So whilst I adore each and...More

2  Thank joyvwhite
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so magical my parents loved it! We could only visit on Saturday so it was very crowded. The short film was adorable and the merchandise at the gift shop was a very good price. Delicious ice cream too!

Thank Tessa P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Like going back to childhood :). If you are a Ghibli lover such as myself, you will surely enjoy. It's pretty hard to get tickets, but at least for me it was definitely worth it.

1  Thank EFox K
Reviewed 16 October 2017

If you like the Studio Ghibli films, you will love this small museum. If you're not familiar but appreciate animation, you'll still like it. You do have to buy your tickets ahead of time. We did so online on the 10th. It's a short train...More

2  Thank CHRIS24H
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Buy your tickets in advance and GO! This whimsical museum is a must-see if you've loved Studio Ghibli films. I give kudos to the museum for trying to cut profiteers out of the ticket business; the tickets are very modestly priced but some companies are...More

2  Thank pkg12200
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Juliana B
10 October 2017|
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Response from yongcarmenjw | Reviewed this property |
I visited the Museum on a weekday during the Golden week, at the 4pm slot. -2 hours will be more than sufficient to fully cover the museum, it's only 2 storeys, with a basement and rooftop. -Yes the staff will politely... More
Juliana B
10 October 2017|
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Response from markoboston | Reviewed this property |
I agree, 2 hours is enough, especially if you don't have children, as a floor of the museum is aimed at children, and you could skip that without them. We only needed an hour and a half, but we were not intensely interested... More
Gabrielle P
26 September 2017|
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Response from Merissa D | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I haven't encounted this myself, I booked the tickets through viator who arranged the entry fee along with a drop off. It might be worth sending the museum a quick email to ask if it's possible to gain access even... More