“GHIBLI Museum, Mitaka” is an animation museum of Mitaka City located in the Tokyo Inokashira Onshi Park West Garden in Mitaka City, Tokyo. Even if you are not a Ghibli fan, such as “My Neighbor Totoro”, “Kiki’s Delivery Service”, and “Princess Mononoke”, many people may have heard their names once. “GHIBLI Museum, Mitaka” is one of Tokyo’s most famous tourist attractions.
Admission is based on a date and time reservation system (not a replacement system) to ensure a safer and more enjoyable experience. Tickets (admission vouchers) can be purchased only at “Lawson” nationwide (convenience stores in Japan) and are sold for the next month on the 10th of every month. For details, please check the official website.
Mitaka is a quiet and peaceful cityscape. “GHIBLI Museum, Mitaka” matches such an environment full of nature. It is one of the most famous tourist spots in Tokyo and is a popular spot that must be crowded.
At GHIBLI Museum, Mitaka, you can thoroughly enjoy the world created by Studio Ghibli, Japan’s leading animation company.
You can enjoy the atmosphere of Ghibli works on the way to the museum. It is very popular as a tourist spot in Mitaka City, and it is a place where many foreigners visit.
At GHIBLI Museum, Mitaka, director Hayao Miyazaki wants to create an art museum that can be enjoyed equally by all people, from small children to adults.
Those who want to enjoy can enjoy, those who want to think deeply can think, and those who just want to feel can feel. You can find ways to enjoy each person and take home something you find. There are various devices at GHIBLI Museum, Mitaka to make such a museum.
Rather than just enjoying Ghibli’s past works, this is an art museum where you can discover a lot of things that are interesting and exciting.
The museum, which was built based on a sketch by Hayao Miyazaki, is an impressive building with colorful walls such as red, blue, and yellow and cute windows. The ivy that covers the outer wall also has a taste. The museum itself has a story in every detail, like a movie.
The interior is on the first basement floor and the second floor above the ground. This is the first time you come here, but there is a space that is nostalgic. There are no directions or routes in the hall because customers want to enjoy it freely. You can freely enjoy the inside of the building as you please. Outside winds and sunlight circulate in and out of the museum, and come and go freely in front of the customers. This is a museum where you can experience the world view of Ghibli with your skin.
“GHIBLI Museum, Mitaka” has a strong desire not to be a space where only Ghibli fans are pleased, and a “memories museum” where they enjoy past works. Therefore, various fun attractions are hidden. It is a museum full of such attractions that you can enjoy without knowing about Ghibli. You can enjoy the world of animation in various ways, such as peeking into the back of the world of animation and knowing even deeper in the world of Ghibli.
The best way to get to “GHIBLI Museum, Mitaka” by train is Japan Railway Mitaka Station. Travel time from the south exit is about 15 minutes on foot. There is no transfer from Tokyo Station, which is a terminal station in Tokyo, and it takes about 30 minutes. From Shinjuku Station, it takes about 20 minutes.
You can feel the charm of Studio Ghibli
Have you ever seen a movie produced by Studio Ghibli directed by Hayao Miyazaki? If you like Studio Ghibli work, it is better to check “GHIBLI Museum, Mitaka”. Here is a place where you can feel the charm of Studio Ghibli which is different from movie.
When walking “Wind Walking Path” from JR Mitaka station for about 15 minutes, you can see the signboard of the museum surrounded by greenery. You can also take the route by bus in about 6 minutes. This “GHIBLI Museum, Mitaka” which opened in 2001 is officially named “Mitaka Municipal Museum of Animation”. “Totoro” familiar with “My Neighbor Totoro” welcomes you as you step through. As museums are reservation-only, you need to purchase tickets in advance. From the 10th of every month, you can purchase tickets for the next month’s entry. There are cases where the long holiday season etc. are different from usual purchase method, so please check the website for details. The entrance time to the museum is 4 times a day, divided into 10, 12, 14, and 16 o’clock, respectively.
At the Ghibli museum, you can see the original animation. Short films that can only be seen here are released. A number of works are screened per day, and the work changes on a monthly basis. Even if you have visited once, next time you may be able to meet another work.
There are plenty to see at Ghibli Museum such as library where picture books selected by museums, “landscape of pump well” and “cafe with pine tree marked”. Inspiration to be immersed in the world of the Ghibli has been put in place and it is possible to fully enjoy the world of the Ghibli all day.
Ghibli, highly praised by the whole world
The Ghibli of the animation movie production company, which is highly praised by the whole world opened an art museum. In this art museum, there are many highlights for the Ghibli enthusiast, it is the place to be able to enjoy even if you are there all day long. The people who have not seen the movie of Ghibli is attracted by its charm by all means.
It is located in the Inokashira park of Mitaka-shi, Tokyo. It is the art museum which can experience the world of Studio Ghibli.
The tourist attraction that should be visited of Tokyo
“The Ghibli art museum of Mitaka no Mori” where you can observe the process of an animation production by the Studio Ghibli which produced extreme popularity works including “My Neighbor Totoro”, “Kiki’s Delivery Service”, “Nausicaä Of The Valley Of The Wind” and “Ponyo”, and immerse yourself in the world of their work, is now famous as the tourist attraction that should be visited of Tokyo.
Totoro, Robot Soldier
The entrance where Totoro meets you at, and the rooftop gardens where there are the robot soldier, for the person who has touched the Ghibli work, it is a must see space for its enthusiast.
Hayao Miyazaki is an owner, and Goro Miyazaki takes office as the first director, and now Kiyofumi Nakajima is the director for the second generation. It is by advance reservation only to be safe, and to enjoy it comfortably.
|Adresse:||Shimorenjaku 1-1-83 Mitaka, Tokyo 181-0013 Japan|
|Access:||JR Chuo-honsen line "Mitaka-eki Station” (approximately 7 minutes by bus)|
|Price/Charge:||1,000 yen (Adult : Over Age 19)|
700 yen (Age 13-18)
400 yen (Age 7-12)
100 yen (Age 4-6)
Advance reservation only.