Trip Planner Asia  /  Japan  /  Kanto  /  Tokyo Prefecture  /  Mitaka  /  Museums  /  Ghibli Museum

Ghibli Museum, Mitaka

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.4/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web
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. Use our Mitaka tourist route planner to visit Ghibli Museum on your trip to Mitaka, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • Definitely worth it if you've ever enjoyed a Ghibli movie in your life. Very cute and lots of sweet little peculiarities in the building. Unlike any other museum I've seen and the movie included in th...  read more »
  • This is one of the best theme museums I've ever been. It's very small but it gives you a real feeling of a conversation with the master about his past and future masterpieces. It's not easy to get tic...  read more »
  • Reservation in advance is required for admission. Into large luggage deposit at the underground deposits. And a lot of fun even for adults, such as fluffy the cat bus, there are screenings of anime on a monthly basis. Ate a hot dog takeaway meal has the restaurant was very crowded, so 500 yen. Is high. Eating here is not recommended. The hotel is prohibited including the rooftop is OK.
    show original
  • Not just great for the kids, this is a MUST visit if you're a fan of Studio Ghibli's works or have a love for art and animation. So many moments I was almost moved to tears, such a beautiful experience. I really loved the exhibition where the artists' sketches and paintings were just pinned to the walls with no glass or anything to protect it. Such trust and respect the Japanese people have with no one daring or even thinking of touching or grabbing at it. And the souvenir store will have you easily killing half an hour as you debate what to buy - pretty much worth the splurge!
  • This is a must-see for any fan of Studio Ghibli. I spent ten days in Tokyo and this place alone justified the flight time. The exhibits in this museum are absolutely fantastic. They combine 3D figures with mechanical motion to provide stunningly beautiful displays. There are also rooms filled with sketches and drawing books. Interactive displays involving filmography are numerous. There is a small theater which show a nice short video which you cannot see anywhere but inside the museum. The museum is located on the edge of a park which warrants a visit in it's own right. Be sure to buy your ticket many months in advance as they sell out very quickly.
  • Myself and my wife absolutely love ghibli movies so this was one of our highlights in Japan. We booked via a convenient store in Tokyo called lawson. They have a ticket machine that you can buy attraction tickets for. We were totally baffled at first as we couldn't see the English option and the store clerk didn't really know English so he couldn't really help us. We eventually found the option to change the language but even still, most of the writing was in Japanese The ghibli museum itself was great, it's in a great big building with 3 floors that you can venture around. And each room holds something different, from seeing how the animation was made, to a replica of miyazaki's study room with all his sketches on display (my best room), to a giant cat bus that kids can play in (my wife was a little upset, she really wanted to play on the cat bus). They also have a shop to buy suvineurs and books from Upon entering, you'll receive a film cell from a ghibli film, what a great suvineur! They also have a theatre room that showcases a short film by ghibli You cannot take pictures inside the building and there are workers around telling you not to if they catch you taking pictures But you are able to take pictures on the outside grounds In a nutshell, the ghibli museum is fun. If you're thinking it's another Disneyland you may be a little disappointed, it's more of an homage to studio ghibli. So if you like studio ghibli films definitely visit!
  • Great for the kids. Buy tickets ahead of time. You will not be able to get in if you just show up. Tickets are for entrance every two hours. There is a cat-bus that the kids can climb on, an area showing some of the creative process of putting together the animated films, and a very interesting 3D zoetrope. Food was tomato soup, hot dog, and soft serve. There is a sit-down restaurant with more stuff but we didn't want to wait for a table.
  • Definitely must visit if you're a fan of Studio Ghibli! It's so well laid out and your admission gets you in for a free viewing of a short film! The details and the way the museum is laid out is beautiful. Worth the visit!
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m