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. By advance reservation only.
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5.02 weeks ago
It’s nice museum where is the one of my favorite. Although taking photo is prohibited inside, I can enjoy with the environment outside. In my opinion, both inside and outside are amazing. Please go there when the weather is good. Moreover, dessert at cafe is so reasonable and tasty, and u can relax at terrace seat. Book store and Souvenir shop inside is wonderful. They have many rare items of Ghibli which are different from Ghibli store. If you are Ghibli lover, I strongly recommend to put Ghibli Museum in your trip.
5.06 months ago
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.
5.05 months ago
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
5.0a month ago
Spent my birthday here! If you love art & animation specially Ghibli Animation this is a must see! I enjoyed my day here! bought some memorabilia that I know only sold here! I had fun I just hope they make a cat bus for adults to! I am so envious to those kids who were able to ride it! 😂 Oh yeah, no picture allowed inside and that breaks my heart so I just bought their coffee table book!
5.0a month ago
My family and I visited in November 2019 and had a great time. Exploring the building and grounds was fun in itself, with weird and wonderful architecture and interesting rooms and paths to follow.
The history and animation was well presented and we also had a nice meal at the on site Cafe.
If you are a fan you will enjoy the gift shop... Lots of cool stuff!