This is a museum designed by master animator Miyazaki Hayao, whose Studio Ghibli produced popular anime films such as My Neighbor Totoro, Castle in the Sky, and Oscar-winning Spirited Away. You will be greeted by a huge Totoro at the gate and there is a climbable Cat Bus for children in the building. The roof-top garden is guarded by a 5m-tall robot soldier.
Five rooms of permanent exhibits show the processes of production, and the original 20-minute animated work is played in the cinema room. There is a cafe with the anime-oriented menu and ambience. This is truly a place for Ghibli fanciers. Reservation is required.
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5.0in the last week
The Ghibli Museum is whimsical and brings out your inner child. The building is beautiful and the exhibits are amazing! I love the short films, which are on rotation and only shown here. Tickets are only 1000 yen (about $10), but need to be bought in advance from somewhere like Lawson.
I've been here three times and each time discover something new. If you are a Ghibli film lover, this place is a must!
5.02 weeks ago
This was a long time dream coming true. This museum is simply amazing. If you manage to get your tickets from their website like I did the entrance fee is ridiculously cheap. Once inside you get to see how they work and they have created those wonderful film of animation.
The amount of work of time and the amount of work can be felt and experience through the visit. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes the Ghibli movies. And I would visit it a second time if I have the chance.
Also I visited at 4pm which is a little late, I think the 2pm entry would have been better as the place is big.
4.02 weeks ago
I love this place. I couldn’t understand any of the exhibits or the short film but I still loved it. It’s a shame they don’t (didn’t) have any English in the exhibits. It would have made it much more enjoyable. Considering how popular this place is you’d think they would try to cater to as many nationalities as possible. Still love the place though.
5.0a week ago
Great place for any Ghibli fan. The food was great, the little movie theater was worth going to see, and the gift shop had a lot of Ghibli exclusive items. And the cafe was great too. Would recommend for anyone interested in Ghibli. The area near the museum is great, kichijoji and the park is such a nice place to stroll through.
5.02 months ago
Uh...WOW! Amazing place. I can't put it into words how beautiful and fun this place is. The free short film, with the free gift of a frame from the film, who does that? Loved every minute. This was our sons dream come true. The displays are simply magical. The entire building is like a maze of discovery. The staff are so friendly and welcoming. Only down side is the pricing in the gift shop, but, a lot of the items are available only there. Make sure to follow the instructions to book your tickets. The travel agency where we picked ours up from was a bit of a challenge to find lol. Be early and enjoy.