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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5.0a week 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.
5.03 weeks ago
A must visit if for fans of Ghibli Films, but really it is a great visit for anyone that can appreciate arts and animation. There is lots to see and do, especially for little ones. On top of it all there is a very quaint restaurant called Straw Hat's and they serve very good food and deserts and it is totally worthwhile to visit while here. The Museum is also located in a big park, with lots of green space and things to see, a very wonderful setting.
The only bad thing would be getting tickets, as the tickets are hard to obtain as they tend to sellout. So plan ahead and try to order them early!
5.0a week ago
This place is great. A lot to see. the gift store is pretty good but most of the stuff there you can buy in other places. they have a restaurant that opens at 11AM. Photography is not allowed inside the building but its allowed anywhere outside, including the garden on the roof. there is a park nearby if you want to walk around after being done with the museum.
5.0in the last week
An absolute delight for fans of Studio Ghibli, no matter their age. Fun for kids, fun for parents, fun for couples. Whimsical exhibits from Ghibli's many beloved films, a great restaurant/cafe, stocked bookstore and expansive (but pricey) gift shop. The highlight is the movie theater, where they screen original Ghibli short films that you can't see anywhere else! These are pure joy. Today was our second time in two years and we will go again a couple weeks from now. Make sure that you purchase tickets in advance, bring your passport as instructed to verify your identity, and refrain from taking photos inside the museum.
5.0a week ago
The Ghibli museum was a wonderful treat! Great for fans of the animation to see some "how it's made" stuff in a beautiful building. You get to see a special viewing of a short that they rotate. They are not in or subtilted in English, but the story is easy to glean from the well done animation. Large gift shop. This is something that you should get your ticket in advance for as they do limit admission.