Dedicated to the much-loved films of Japan’s most famous and successful animation company, Studio Ghibli, this is one of Japan’s most popular museums. Located in the Mitaka district in western Tokyo, tickets to the museum are in high-demand and can only be purchased online and in advance.
Visitor numbers are tightly controlled and tickets are issued with a specific date and time they can be used. Always popular, you will need to plan ahead with tickets usually sold-out for between 3 to 6-months in advance.
If you are lucky enough to snare a ticket, the museum is a must-see destination for fans of Studio Ghibli and highly enjoyable for any visitor with even the slightest interest in Japan’s rich history of film and animation. Founded by legendary director Hayao Miyazaki, the museum features a children’s, technical arts, and fine arts exhibitions demonstrating the film-making process and making the museum fun for guests of all ages.
Great fun but also highly-informative about the film-making process, make sure to plan well ahead to get your hands on a ticket – and for true fan’s Ghibli, it’s time to get excitEd with ‘Ghibli Park’ set to open in Aichi Prefecture in 2023 (with a ‘soft opening’ in 2022)!
Open from 10:00 to 18:00 however tickets must be bought online and cannot be purchsed at the museum. Ticket-holders will be allocated a specific date/time they can visit
See the museum website for days on which tickets are available
Admission costs: Adult (19+) JPY1000 / Youth (13-18) JPY700 / Child (7-12) JPY400 / Infant (4-6) JPY100
The museum can be accessed on-foot, in around 15-minutes, from the South Exit of JR Mitaka Station. See the museum's website for further details