Ghibli Museum



Recommended Major venue


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 tougher than getting into the Kremlin. You need to purchase tickets in advance (which can be done from overseas; check the website), then show up at the prescribed day and time with your ticket and some ID. You will be escorted 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.

Tokyo City Guide (Edition 5)


1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka-shi

Transport Kichijoji Station (Chuo, Keio Inokashira lines), park exit then 15mins walk or Mitaka Station (Chuo line), south exit then community bus or 15mins walk.

Telephone 0570 05 5777

Open (tours only) 10am, 12noon, 2pm, 4pm / closed Tue

Admission Admission ¥1,000; ¥400-¥700 concessions.


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.

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