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Equal parts a children's, fine art, and technology museum, Ghibli Museum Mitaka 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 Mitaka to your Mitaka travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Mitaka route builder app.
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Book a tour if you can that includes tickets. Waited all morning to ensure I was ready to go online on the 10th and get tickets - was 353 in queue and then when I got to my turn it kept saying it is..... more
Book a tour if you can that includes tickets. Waited all morning to ensure I was ready to go online on the 10th and get tickets - was 353 in queue and then when I got to my turn it kept saying it is..... more »
The struggle of getting tickets is the only downside to the museum, but there are plenty of online resources and forums to walk you through how to do this. We got there 30 minutes before opening...
The struggle of getting tickets is the only downside to the museum, but there are plenty of online resources and forums to walk you through how to do this. We got there 30 minutes before opening... more »
Really cute museum! It’s quite small but the exhibits are so well thought out and detailed. As a Ghibli fan it was so awesome to see so many intricate references and objects placed throughout - even the building itself if so quaintly Ghibli themed; the non-Ghibli fans I went with also found it just as cool. Make sure to catch the exclusive film they show in the theatre, they are currently showing ‘Looking for a Home’ and it’s such a lovely little film. The gift shops are also great with many Ghibli themed souvenirs to take home. All the staff were so lovely and helpful and the overall atmosphere was impeccable. The cafe was also themed in a nice subtle way and the food was good and not overly overpriced! If you have more time do have a walk around the surrounding park, it’s great for a picnic. Buy tickets in advance!! And do note you cannot take pictures inside.
It’s an experience for all those who love Ghibli. You MUST buy tickets in advance, either online (which then show up in an app that you have to download, requiring a Japanese phone number, or you can choose to pick up the ticket at a Lawson) or through a Lawson convenience store. The main building is whimsical inside, but no photos are allowed, which is a massive shame. You’re only allowed to take photos outside. Upon entry, you’re provided with one ticket (per person) that features a random clip of a scene from a Ghibli movie (see photo), which you use as a ticket for the mini film theatre inside the main building. The short films are rotated throughout the year, and currently they have 10 short films. There is also a small exhibit that rotates their display. This ensures people return. There is a small cafe to the side of the main building, with a limited menu to satisfy hunger, along with an ice cream stand to one side. There’s nothing on the menu to cater for those with dietary restrictions, so make sure you bring your own food if you do have concerns in this area.
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