Ghibli Museum

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  • Kichijoji
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Ghibli Museum
Photo: Cowardlion/DreamstimeOne of the permanent exhibits at Ghibli Museum

Time Out says

Hayao Miyazaki’s studio has produced some of Japan’s most popular and complex animation classics, from My Neighbour Totoro to Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. If you want to learn more about the studio’s work, be warned that gaining access to this museum is quite tough. You need to purchase tickets in advance, then show up at the prescribed day and time with your ticket and some ID.

You will be transported into another world: you can view original prints, play in rooms with painted ceilings and walls, and watch short animations in the cinema. The gift shop sells original animation cells, while the Cat Bus can now be ridden by adults as well as children – finally!


1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka-shi
Kichijoji Station (Chuo, Keio Inokashira lines), park exit then 15mins walk; Mitaka Station (Chuo line), south exit then community bus or 15mins walk
¥1,000, high school and junior high students ¥700, primary school students ¥400, children aged 4 and older ¥100, free for younger children
Opening hours:
10am-5.30pm, closed Tue
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