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- 73%History Buffs
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- Ghibli MuseumMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersJul 12, 2014
You needn’t be a fan of anime to enjoy the whimsical Ghibli Museum, a combo art, science, and children’s museum in a complex reminiscent of a hobbit village. A central atrium topped by a glass dome and giant fan, inspired by Hayao Miyazaki’s drawings, is a maze of staircases, passages, and hiding places; stained glass fitted into the ironwork casts multicolored shapes on the floors. Exhibits explain the animation process, and a small screening room shows original shorts, while on the rooftop garden, a 15-foot-high robot solider guards the Inokashira Park views. All exhibits apart from My Neighbor Totoro’s huge furry Catbus are open to adults.Recommended for:
- Ghibli MuseumMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsAdventure TravelersApr 01, 2014
Located in Mitaka (a quiet suburb in the west of Tokyo), this unique museum (part art museum, part children's museum, part cinema) is the brainchild of Hayao Miyazaki, the creative genius behind Ghibli Studios. Dated tickets must be purchased in advance (check with travel agencies in your home country), but for anyone who's ever seen Spirited Away, Ponyo, or Laputa and felt completely transported by them, this truly special spot is worth the visit.Recommended for:
- Ghibli MuseumMember ofFoodiesAdventure TravelersSep 24, 2013
The Ghibli Museum is a must-visit. Be warned that there are no on-site ticket sales. You must have a reserved ticket. You can get them at Lawson Convenience stores in Japan or through the Japan Travel Bureau abroad. Daily space is limited. Whether you are a fan or not, one can appreciate the art. Be on the lookout for Disney-Pixar characters hidden in the museum.
- Ghibli MuseumSep 24, 2013
Book your tickets VERY early, even before your trip, space is limited. It's a great place to see if you're a fan of anime and want somewhere to bring your kids.
The museum is special because not only does it walk you through the process of how his films were made, it does it so naturally that you hardly realize that it's a learning experience. One of the people in our group who wasn't familiar with the artist went from no knowledge to loving anime. Well worth the visit...
Advice on traveling via JR rail to the museum: Take the JR express trains to the end of their route and THEN transfer to a local train. It'll save you easily 30mins of travel time to get out to the museum. It's in the suburbs!Recommended for:
- Ghibli MuseumJul 05, 2012
This is an awesome place for anyone and everyone — forget the fact that you don't know that Spirited Away is an allegory for a prostitution house, or if you don't know what a Totoro is, and just go here. You'll learn about the history of one of the most influential Japanese animation studios through interactive exhibits and colourful dioramas and see sneak peeks of Studio Ghibli's latest works. With a giant robot on the roof and a huge catbus to play in, what's not to love? Just be sure to buy your tickets in advance at your local Lawson's, as they aren't sold at the door.Recommended for:
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- Ghibli MuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jul 04, 2012
NOT to be missed! I highly recommend a visit to this magical place! If you are a fan of Miyzaki you must go to the Ghibli Museum. Not going to give away the specifics as I feel you must let the magic of this place unfold. I will say that the outdoor cafe has yummy hotdogs and beer. They also have a restaurant. **Please note**You must make an advanced online reservation and purchase your ticket for a specific date. NO tickets sold at the door. Here's the link to the website http://www.ghibli-museum.jp/en/