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Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Mitaka

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Equal parts a children's, fine art, and technology museum, Ghibli Museum Mitaka enchants visitors with its atmosphere of whimsy and fun. Devoted to the work of Studio Ghibli's animated films, the museum features a playroom, a rooftop garden, a bookstore and reading room, a sit-down cafe, and a gift shop. Identify your favorite characters and stills from movies like "Spirited Away," and view museum-exclusive short films in the basement movie theater. Add Ghibli Museum Mitaka to your Mitaka travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Mitaka route builder app.
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  • Pretty much impossible to come here if you are an international visitor. I have been trying since October 2022 when Japan reopened. Very disappointing as we have tried to purchase tickets through jtb....  more
    Pretty much impossible to come here if you are an international visitor. I have been trying since October 2022 when Japan reopened. Very disappointing as we have tried to purchase tickets through jtb....  more »
  • It may be a bit of pain to get the tickets (recommend via Lawson stores), it is worth the visit, especially if you or your child love Ghibli studio work. The place is greater than Disneyland in... 
    It may be a bit of pain to get the tickets (recommend via Lawson stores), it is worth the visit, especially if you or your child love Ghibli studio work. The place is greater than Disneyland in...  more »
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  • It’s an experience for all those who love Ghibli. You MUST buy tickets in advance, either online (which then show up in an app that you have to download, requiring a Japanese phone number, or you can choose to pick up the ticket at a Lawson) or through a Lawson convenience store. The main building is whimsical inside, but no photos are allowed, which is a massive shame. You’re only allowed to take photos outside. Upon entry, you’re provided with one ticket (per person) that features a random clip of a scene from a Ghibli movie (see photo), which you use as a ticket for the mini film theatre inside the main building. The short films are rotated throughout the year, and currently they have 10 short films. There is also a small exhibit that rotates their display. This ensures people return. There is a small cafe to the side of the main building, with a limited menu to satisfy hunger, along with an ice cream stand to one side. There’s nothing on the menu to cater for those with dietary restrictions, so make sure you bring your own food if you do have concerns in this area.
  • It's good for kids and adults too. You can see old Ghibli movies shots. There is a cafe inside with a limited menu. Recommended to take your own food and drinks. You are allowed to eat and drink only in designated place. You can't take pics inside but you are allowed to click pics outside. It's crowded as we visited on weekends. IMP: they check your ID card and name on your tickets. You can get a bus to mitaka station just outside the play area.

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