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Ghibli Museum

日本, 東京都三鷹市下連雀1-1-83
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  • Ghibli Museum
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    5 Jul 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:Art & Design LoversFamily TravelersHistory Buffs
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  • Ghibli MuseumPro 2014
    Matthew Crompton
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    5 Apr 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.

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    Chris Chun
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    5 Nov 28, 2013

    Worth the trip. The displays, decorations and are we're great! The food was good too. We bought many souvenirs from the museum shop.

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    Benedict "@superben" Corpuz
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    5 Sep 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.

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    Snave Legrev
    5 Sep 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:Family Travelers
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    Kari Frazier
    5 Aug 19, 2012

    I highly recommend a visit to the Ghibli Museum for any fan of their movies! Make sure to order the tickets ahead of time, as they sell out weeks in advance.

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    Amy Seaman
    4 Jul 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:History Buffs
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    Yoko Masui
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    If you have seen any of the Ghibli anime, such as Totoro, Naushika, Laputa, Haul's Moving Castle, this place is a MUST GO place in Tokyo.
    You feel like you stepped into the movie world - really enjoyable place for all Ghibli fans.

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    Greta Anderson
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    5 Jul 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/

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    Adelle L
    5 Jan 28, 2013
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    Yume Hikari
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    j'aimerai bien y aller au ghibli museum de Mitaka *.*

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    Richard Saethang
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    If you love Miyazaki, you will love this museum.

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    Jon L.
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    4 Aug 19, 2012
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    5 Apr 16, 2013
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    5 Apr 22, 2014
    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversBackpackersStudents
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    5 Nov 18, 2013
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4.5 out of 5
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The Ghibli Museum is a museum like no other, appealing to children as well as adults. Fine arts enthusiasts are sure to enjoy the details of Studio Ghibli's Japanese anime works spread out in a maze-like structure and children will relish the child-oriented art concepts. The museum's motto is translated from Japanese to English and roughly reads, "Let's become lost children together" clearly ... read more
beckoning families for a day of cultural fun. Hayao Miyazaki was original designer of the museum and opened the exhibits to the public in 2001. The bottom floor of the museum clearly shows the history and science of animation through small Ghibli character models. The museum's first floor is designed to look like an animation studio that you can glimpse story boards and sketches in as well as see insider information as to how an animated film is created step by step.

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