Ghibli Museum

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The Ghibli Museum is Japan’s must-see spot for fans of the highly acclaimed films produced by Hayao Miyazaki. Opened in 2001, the museum welcomes excited visitors to the peaceful, Ghibli-esque area of Mitaka, Tokyo.  Visitor access is through reservation only,  usually at least 1-3 months in advance and tickets can sell out quickly.

Notice

Closed until April 28th as an anti-coronavirus measure (Covid-19 disease).

Overview

Address

1 Chome-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-0013 (Map) (Directions)

Located in

Inokashira Park

Hours

Temporary closure

Opening Hours (during normal operation)

Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Holidays 10:00 - 18:00

Phone Number

0570-055-777

Website

ghibli-museum.jp

Highlights

A Boy’s Room - A Gift from Grampa

Part of the museum’s permanent exhibition: Where a Film is Born, this room is a replica of Director Hayao Miyazaki’s. Look out for the model airplanes hanging from the ceiling, the toys and sketches that inspired him to create these films.

Saturn Theater

Watch Ghibli Museum original short films in this beautifully designed 80-seater theater. Look towards the ceiling to see whimsical murals of the sun and moon accompanied by a blue sky. As the film draws to a close, the theater windows open dramatically to let sunlight back in.

Robot Soldier Statue (Laputa, Castle in the Sky)

One of the icons of the Ghibli Museum, the towering 5-metre Robot Soldier Statue stands guard at the rooftop garden. Make your way to the garden via the spiral stairway near the terrace off the Cat Bus room. During busy periods, you might have to wait your turn to take a photo with the famous statue. Photo: cowardlion / Shutterstock.com

Mama Aiuto!

The museum’s official shop is named after the sky pirates in “Porco Rosso”. Unlike Ghibli-licensed stores across Japan, MamaAiuto! stocks exclusive museum merchandise not found anywhere else. Some may even consider the gift shop’s paper bag to be a souvenir in itself.

Access

Take the JR Chuo Line to Mitaka Station. From the south exit of JR Mitaka Station, it's a 15-minute walk to the museum.

A community bus runs from JR Mitaka Station to the museum. The loop bus service runs approximately every 10 minutes. Bus tickets are on sale at the vending machine by Bus Stop No. 9.

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