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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: 1-2 hours
1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka 181-0013, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 570-055-777
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Reviewed today via mobile

The Ghibli museum is a great place to spend 2-3 hours emerged in a really lovingly put-together environment. A lot of thought clearly went into the design of the museum and it would definitely be great for smaller children as well as older fans. Bring...More

Thank Ben C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ghibli Museum is indeed a magical place, well planned and with all intricate details. It is worth spending at least 2 hours here, covering every inch of the musuem. There are surprises at every corner and the place invites you to be a lost child...More

Thank yongcarmenjw
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of our stops in our one day trip to Musashino at western Tokyo. We spend an hour first in Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum (Edo-Tokyo Tatemono-en) which opens at 9:30AM. Then we went to Kichijouji for eating and shopping until 3:30PM. Kichijouji...More

Thank theoldtimer
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was one of the highlights of our Tokyo trip. The place was not that big in terms of size but it's truly special especially if you are a fan of Miyazaki's work. As soon as we boarded the Ghibli bus which will take you...More

Thank babyburn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I grew up watching Miyazaki films and this place is my childhood dream comes true! Love the film they played in the theatre that is not shown anywhere else!

Thank Annabelle H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a Ghibli fan, there is no doubt about it: perfect attraction!! awesome souvenir shop (though a bit expensive), beware only that you need to buy tickets in advance, either in their website or in a convenience store, as well as tickets are...More

1  Thank NataliaAyres
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a friend in Japan buy tickets at Lawson's for us, but can buy through JTB overseas. Sell out quickly for following month. Great fun if you love the Miyazaki movies such as Tottoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away etc. Exclusive short only shown there. Exhibit...More

1  Thank Beth M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good place for Ghibli film fans to visit. They let you watch one of their films in the theater but you have to wait in line because the theater is small with limited seating. Unfortunately, I feel asleep when the lights went...More

1  Thank Chartreuse
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Absolutely wonderful and so glad I got to experience this place. Even my husband who a the time had never seen a Ghibli film enjoyed the museum. There us no English translation however, and I know this bothers a lot of people who visit but...More

2  Thank Larabear1985
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Book ahead. It is difficult to get into this museum because you have to purchase tickets (from overseas) two months in advance. The ticket allocations go quickly. If you're fortunate enough to have a friend in Japan, they can buy you a ticket from Lawson...More

Thank algrant13
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I have a question regarding tickets. My husband purchased the tickets at a Lawson (we live here in Japan). But unfortunately, due to work demands, he can't make it with us. The tickets has his name on it and I'm worried that they may not honor them. Did anyone had this problem before? What should I do? I already emailed the Ghiblims customer support and still hasn't received any reply yet.
30 May 2017|
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Response from MonarchX | Reviewed this property |
When I purchased mine it required the "group leader" to submit ID details online and bring (in my case Passport) when you go. They did check at the entrance. So guessing it will be a problem worth sorting out in advance.
I am visiting Tokyo when the museum is close, unfortunately. I would like to know if it is worth walking by and taking a few photos? Would I still be able see anything from the street/entrance? Thanks in advance for your answers.
14 May 2017|
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Response from Karen T | Reviewed this property |
The museum is located in a suburb of Tokyo. Unless you happen to be staying in the immediate vicinity, I do not think it would make sense to take a train and bus just to see the outside of the building. I loved the museum... More
I am going to Tokyo from 16th May to 22nd. I can't find tickets for Ghibli Museum anywhere, not even on viator or voyaging. Can anyone please help me with tickets. It really important for me. Thank you.
30 April 2017|
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Response from MVDE |
I think you will be out of luck. Tickets are released 3 months in advance and are purchased very quickly from buyers all around the world. When I bought mine I had to rush to the travel agency in Washington DC because they... More