A great day out for those with young families, or animation enthusiasts of all ages
The Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, in the western suburbs of Tokyo, transports you into the world of animated film maker Hayao Miyazaki.
Rooms on several floors evoke the strange buildings which often appear in his films, and many other themes and ideas from the Ghibli Studio’s animations such as My Neighbor Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle, Porco Rosso and Spirited Away.
The museum is a fascinating labyrinth, providing an interactive experience to delight adults and children alike.
The museum allows a limited number of visitors each day, and is so popular that entrance is strictly by advance purchase of a reserved ticket with an appointed date.
Address: 1-1-83 Simorenjaku, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo 181-0013
The museum is in Mitaka’s Inokashira Park.
Take the train from Shinjuku station in Tokyo to Mitaka on the JR Chuo Line (approx. 20 min.)
On arrival at Mitaka station, take the south exit (signposted to the Ghibli Museum).
on foot approx. 15 min. walk along the Tamagawa Josui “Waterworks” to the museum.
a Community Bus is in operation from Mitaka Station to the Museum. Fares: Adult 210yen one way, 320yen return, Child(12 and under) 110yen one way, 160yen return