Ghibli Museum, Mitaka | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

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[Ghibli Museum, Mitaka]

Lose yourself in a museum of light and air

The Ghibli Museum is owned by none other than Hayao Miyazaki himself. The museum is more than just about looking at the exhibits: the very building itself lets visitors enjoy the feeling of being the main character in a Ghibli movie. In the labyrinthine museum you will find a large number of exhibits about the mechanics and history of animation and how animated movies are created, and there are some amazing interactive installations, too. A particularly popular attraction are screenings of roughly 15-minute-long Ghibli short animations which can only be seen at the museum. The works screened vary from season to season, so see the official museum website for details.
Address 1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo
Phone +81-570-055-777 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Holidays Tuesday (occasionally open), and long holidays
Admission fee  Reservation by date and time is required for the Ghibli Museum, Mitaka
Tickets are sold only at Lawson Stations
Adults and university students 1,000 yen, junior high / high school students 700 yen,
elementary school students 400 yen, children (age 4 and over) 100 yen
* Visiting the Ghibli Museum is by reservation only. Please go to the official website for details about how to make a reservation and purchase tickets.
Access Approx. 15-minute walk or 5-minute ride on the bus from "Mitaka Station" of JR Chuo Line, or approx. 15-minute walk from "Kichijo-ji Station" of JR Chuo Line, etc.

updated on Sep 29, 2017

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