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 month ago
It is a great place to visit, also with kids. Normal admission price is cheap (1000 yen per person), but you do need to book your tickets well in advance. No pictures inside is unfortunate. You can easily finish within 150 minutes. Also fun if you are not that familiar with the movies. Highlight for kids was the giant plush cat bus in and on which they can play for 5 minutes.
5.0a month ago
Absolutely worth it. One of the most captivating, entertaining, and informational places I've been in my life. My only advice is plan to spend the whole day here if you want the full experience, I myself only had two hours and that was not nearly enough time to experience all of the wonder. Brought out a creative side in myself that I have been trying to reclaim for years now
5.02 weeks ago
It was amazing to see all the work that was put into my favourite animated films. For sure a place to visit when in Japan. There was so much attention to detail and the exhibits really had me in awe. Not to mention the short film that was never released to the public, but was shown as part of the experience was amazing! I would definitely go again!
5.04 weeks ago
Have wanted to go to this place for a while and it didn't disappoint - if you love the movies. If not don't go!
Pretty setting in a park in West Tokyo, but of a trek for tourists staying more centrally but trains are good.
The museum captures the spirit of the movies. It's small but detailed. The animation they show (15 minutes every 20) is cute. Not too busy, definitely get your tickets in advance as they sell out quickly, limited numbers and time slots each day.
Wander round and explore!
Decent cafe outside kind of half in the park, relatively limited but the Ghibli beer was good!
5.0in the last week
Awesome place. Small and cute. I love the stain glass. I had one of the signature beers, tasted like other beers. I really like the film production room, it really made me realize how much time was put into these artwork to make a movie. Beautiful. The customer was very respectful like all over Japan! Really chill and mellow place to be at. Definitely would recommend this to ghibli fans!