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
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.
5.0in the last week
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
Who couldn't love the Ghibli Museum? My notes are that it was very difficult to get a ticket from abroad. Look up how to collect a ticket for details. When the tickets came online, I spent an hour and a half struggling to get the website to load (too many people trying at once). I felt so accomplished to actually get tickets. Also, then I did not print my reservation like the email instructs. You need a printed copy from the confirmation email and your passport; however, the worker there looked at my confirmation email to look up my ticket reservation, checked my passport, and then printed a ticket for me.
I expected to spent a few hours in the museum. They let people in every two hours: that's about how long they expect you to go through. I had indeed seen everything by the time the new batch of people came in. I was glad to go because it got very crowded. I suggest going at the earliest time (10am). The exhibits were magical. We even got to see a short film. No photos inside the museum. I rate it a very good museum for people who love Ghibli. Also spent a good amount at the two gift shops (a book shop and a souvenir shop).
When leaving, I checked out the cafe, but they were just serving hot dogs and chicken sandwiches. I would not recommend it. Find lunch nearby.
5.0a week ago
We had a wonderful time in the Ghibli museum! It’s not too big, but there are a number of interesting exhibits showing you how the movies are made. You can even watch an exclusive short clip in the museum. Make sure to book your tickets at least a month in advance online because they get sold out very quickly. Also another tip is to go to the museum as early as possible, as it gets crowded later on in the afternoon.
5.03 weeks ago
Had a fun time here. There are plenty of cool things to see and some of the exhibits are even interactive, encouraging you to have fun. There are a number of short films that can be seen in the museum that cannot be found anywhere else (sadly, I only got to see one but it was amazing). The museum's store sold all kinds of Ghibli themes goods. I bought bookmarks that contained film strips used in Howl's Moving Castle and some post cards that have illustrations of the museum on them.