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Ghibli Museum Mitaka

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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka 181-0013, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 570-055-777
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The house is beautiful and presentations are engaging. Would be better if they have more interactive display, offer theme food and more items in their store. May i suggest a cat bus for adults as well? The no photo taking is a bummer, they are...More

Thank tinetan168
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not what we expected. The short film was excellent. This really is a museum in the traditional sense, so not so exciting for kids I think, though they have tried in places. The mark nearby in Mitaka is excellent and well worth a walk through...More

1  Thank JCHigham
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got tickets via Lawson online as it was hassle free and not subjected to exorbitant reseller margins. The system was relatively easy to use. We were at first worried that the date and slot we wanted would be quickly snapped up. But we realised...More

Thank foongl447
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, arrange to get tickets in advance. Yes, know your trains to get there. Everything about this museum drops you into this wonderful world. Look around and check out every minute detail from hinges to door knobs. Creative art is all around you. I loved...More

1  Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This pretty museum made me feel like I were in the Ghibli films! Children can enjoy riding on the bus-shaped cat from “My Neighbor Totoro.” Near the museum, you can find Studio Ghibli. If you want more Ghibli goods, I recommend Kiddy Land and Donguri...More

Thank Roam810270
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, the good: the museum itself is wonderful if you are a Ghibli fan. It is small, but full of little details that would make you smile. The exhibits are interesting and well-designed, and watching an exclusive short film in the theatre was fantastic, knowing...More

Thank VanillaMochi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is not in central Tokyo, and quite a ride away. Tickets are extremely difficult to get. For foreigners, we can only buy online on the 10th of every month, for following month tickets. Tickets were sold out within 1 hour when we bought...More

Thank radioactive_traveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The difficulties in getting the ticket gave me great expectation for this museum, but end up huge disapointment after the visit. it is more of a Tororo museum rather than a Ghibli museum, 80% of the display is about Tororo. Rooms are small and crowded...More

1  Thank Bzbuzz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is small, cute, and a glimpse into the creative mind of Hayao Miyazaki. However, here are a few things from our experience that marred it: 1. It is way too busy! Like many reviewers we got tickets months in advance and hoped this...More

Thank 535ChrisS535
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tickets are only available in advance! How to get them varies from country to country, but tickets go on sale for the next month on the 10th of every month (so for example, August 10th tickets go on sale for the entire month of September)....More

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Thiago Nalio C
12 October 2018|
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Response from DJuna B | Reviewed this property |
They do check the passports and it may make a difference. if you login to your ticket account you should be able to contact Lawson directly. I would do it before your visit day approaches so you have communication time, I... More
Matt S
1 October 2018|
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Response from Aoife C | Reviewed this property |
To be honest, a lot of them make an appearance, so the focus isn’t too heavy on any one of them. I would definitely watch laputa castle in the sky and kiki’s delivery service though, and then as many others as you feel like... More
Beat M
12 September 2018|
Response from sand2skis | Reviewed this property |
Hi there! It's quite subjective and a lot depends on how much of a fan you are of Ghibli movies. I'm not a huge fan but I was there for about 3 hours, and yet I missed the roof area. Although I have to admit spending quite a... More