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The brainchild of award-winning Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki, this museum includes a theater showing film excerpts, a whimsical children's play zone, a rooftop garden, and exhibits related to his movies, including Spirited Away.
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For Miyazaki fans it's worth a visit. Arrive in the morning to beat the crowd. The cafe is a bit gimmicky and not worth a visit, defiantly not worth a wait. Instead was to Kichijoji and try areas food offerings. Also Inogashira Park is very...More
My quest to visit the Ghibli museum was a roller coaster of emotions.
It started with lots of research on how to obtain the elusive entry ticket. After an hour of an uncountable number of server errors, failed purchase attempts and spamming refresh, I was...More
First off, just to pre-warn you can not just turn up to ghibli museum you have to have tickets before hand. You can not buy tickets there.
Secondly only buy the tour tickets at a last resort they are super expensive I can see that...More
The first time I was here, I stumbled upon the museum by accident and was denied entry because I didn't buy tickets beforehand. I vowed that the next time I visited in Japan, that I would pre-order the tickets (online, through JTB). It was definitely...More
The Ghibli Museum is an utter delight. Effortlessly enchanting in the way you only get through massive thought and hard work behind the scenes. Busy, and tickets are nearly as hard to obtain as the ones for Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, but it’s been the...More
We managed to get tickets online before our trip and made use of the bus from the train station which was really helpful. The museum is really cool and has lots of interesting exhibits. Maybe better if you speak Japanese, but there were lots of...More
As a huge fan of the Studio Ghibli films, I was determined to make a pilgrimage to the museum. My expectations were correspondingly high. Unfortunately I was a bit disappointed because the Studio Ghibli Museum is really more organized for Japanese kids than it is...More
You cannot buy tickets at the Museum or from Ghibli directly. You must complete the order form on the JTB USA Travel Agency site > 3 months from the desired month of your Museum visit.
My kids grew up with Miyazaki movies, watching Totoro at...More
The Ghibli museum exceeded my expectations. If you do your research, you’ll know what the theme of the rooms are beforehand as there is no English in the museum. True fans will appreciate the layout of the museum, with several levels of well curated exhibition...More
To be honest, a lot of them make an appearance, so the focus isn’t too heavy on any one of them. I would definitely watch laputa castle in the sky and kiki’s delivery service though, and then as many others as you feel like... More
To be honest, a lot of them make an appearance, so the focus isn’t too heavy on any one of them. I would definitely watch laputa castle in the sky and kiki’s delivery service though, and then as many others as you feel like watching
Response from sand2skis | Reviewed this property |
Hi there! It's quite subjective and a lot depends on how much of a fan you are of Ghibli movies. I'm not a huge fan but I was there for about 3 hours, and yet I missed the roof area. Although I have to admit spending quite a... More
Hi there! It's quite subjective and a lot depends on how much of a fan you are of Ghibli movies. I'm not a huge fan but I was there for about 3 hours, and yet I missed the roof area. Although I have to admit spending quite a bit of time in the souvenir store trying to find appropriate gifts for relatives. If you are short of time, I think you'll be able to do it in about 2 hours if you rush through it. If you have the choice, I recommend allocating more time for the museum; perhaps up to 3 to 4 hours.