Ghibli Museum is the museum for all ages, and fans of Studio Ghibli animations like Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, and Grave of the Fireflies. All rooms this museum are dedicated and inspired by the characters, locations, and works of Studio Ghibli, Japan's version of Pixar. It is gives life to what you see in screens.
It was founded by the most popular animation director in Japan, Hayao Miyazaki. It is located in Inokashira Park in Mitaka, a Western district of Tokyo, Japan.
There are lots of things to discover and appreciate here.
Some processes in animation were illustrated in some rooms, and children can have fun in the Cat Bus.
There is also a specific room where original Ghibli short animations are exclusively screened. There are also shops where you can get Ghibli merchandise, a cafe, play area, and a roof top garden to relax.
To get to the museum, head on to Mitaka Station (JR Chuo Line). There are shuttle buses that takes visitors to the museum for 310 Yen roundtrip, 210 Yen one way trip (half price for children). You can also walk if you want to roam around Inokashira Park, from Mitaka Station or Kichijoji Station.
Advanced reservation is required upon visiting the museum. Regular admission fee costs 1000 Yen for each person. Tickets are not purchased on the museum, but can be done online. Tickets can be bought from Lawson convenience stores within Japan using their Loppi automatic ticket machines.
The museum is closed on Tuesdays and over the New Year holidays. Also, check their website to verify your visiting date due to periodic closures for maintenance.
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