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Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Mitaka

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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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  • They wouldn’t let me mark earlier, but I actually went in fall of 2017. No photography allowed, which almost made the experience more special. There’s Ghibli themed food, and inside looks into the... 
    They wouldn’t let me mark earlier, but I actually went in fall of 2017. No photography allowed, which almost made the experience more special. There’s Ghibli themed food, and inside looks into the...  more »
  • Bought tickets online and transport there was extremely easy. Their lining up system was relaxed and organised too. This is really money well spent for both adults and children! I would revisit again....  more
    Bought tickets online and transport there was extremely easy. Their lining up system was relaxed and organised too. This is really money well spent for both adults and children! I would revisit again....  more »
  • Cat bus was awesome for my child There was a short movie All rooms were so pretty Cafe was too busy & outside of the museum have only few cafes 
    Cat bus was awesome for my child There was a short movie All rooms were so pretty Cafe was too busy & outside of the museum have only few cafes  more »
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  • As magical as ever. There’s absolutely no other place like it. Unfortunately you can’t take pictures inside (including the cafe), but it’s still worth it nonetheless. The food is quite good, though it was less movie themed than it had been a few years ago, which was a little disappointing. I had a couple wonderful interactions with the staff in the shop. They were really helpful and super sweet and truly improved my experience there. I walk into the Ghibli Museum and my stress and worries just melt away.
  • Fantastic place if you're even remotely interested in Studio Ghibli. The attention to detail for the museum is just as spectacular as their works. There's an exhibition currently that shows how special exhibits in the past were designed(as part of the museum's twentieth anniv) and its amazing how much thought and detail goes into the design of the museum. No pictures of the interior allowed, almost everything is in Japanese, but you can always get some appreciation through visual osmosis
  • This is dream come true! You can take a walk along the Sanpo no Doro that leads to the museum. In the autumn, orange and yellow leaves would fall and make it a breathtaking scene. The museum itself is adorable. It’s not too big, so you can probably finish the tour in 1-2 hours. At the workstation of the animators, you can see the original hand sketches for Ghibli movies. Highly recommend
  • If you are a Studio Ghibli fan... this is a must visit... if you happen to be in Japan. Warning... you can only purchase tickets on-line. There are no ticket sales at the museum. No exceptions. Be sure to visit the website for details in reserving entry tickets. Daily entries are very limited and sell out quickly.
  • A fantastic visit for any Ghibli fan! You MUST get tickets ahead of time online or at a convenient store. The museum seems small, but is surprisingly dense and you can walk through the same area several times and find some new detail each time. No photos allowed (except in some places) and your ticket includes admission for an original short movie you can only see at the museum. Well worth a visit!

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