Do you miss your neighbor, Totoro?
For any die-hard fan of Hayao Miyazaki, the Mitaka Ghibli Museum is a must see!
The museum features short films and exhibits that can’t be seen anywhere else.Like walking into one of Miyazaki’s films, the Ghibli Museum is a feast for the eyes and ears.After being greeted by Totoro just passed the gates, the organic, asymmetrical building is immediately striking and lends a sense of magic charm.
Inside the exhibitions focus on the methods of animation and the process in general. The inside of the building matched the outside, there were varying sizes of doors, small portholes which lends to a sense of child-like awe while exploring. The space itself was just as interesting and beautiful as the exhibitions.
How to get there?
Address: 1-1-83 Simorenjaku, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo 181-0013
Within Mitaka Inokashira Park.
To Mitaka station, take the JR Chuo Line. Approx. 20 min. from Shinjuku station.
1) From the Mitaka South Exit, approx. 15 min. walk along the Tamagawa Josui “Waterworks” to the museum.
2) A Shuttle Bus is in operation from Mitaka Station to the Museum.
[Adult: 210yen(one-way) , 320yen(round-trip) Children are half price]
How to buy the ticket ?
Adult : 1000 Yen with discounted prices for children.
Hours : 10:00 to 18:00 (advance reservation required)
Closed : Tuesdays and New Year holidays
Tickets are not sold at the museum and must be purchased in advance.
Tickets can be bought from Lawson convenience stores within Japan using their Loppi automatic ticket machines. Tickets for a given month go on sale on the 10th of the preceding month. A specific entry date and time slot must be selected when purchasing your ticket. While weekends and school holidays are extremely popular and are often sold out, weekday tickets are easier to get.
Please enjoy your trip there!