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The Ghibli animations right now are one of the works that deserve to worldwide evaluation. They have produced …

The Ghibli animations right now are one of the works that deserve to worldwide evaluation. They have produced many feature length films with worldwide distribution such as My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away and Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea. If you are very into these, you should definitely go to the museum. The Studio Ghibli Museum, officially called the Forest of Mitaka Ghibli Art Museum is a small but perfectly formed a museum. It’s located in a park that’s about a 20 minute walk, or 5 minute by bus, from the Mitaka station. Mitaka is a west side of Tokyo.

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The first floor of the museum exhibits the history and techniques of animation and has as a small theater which shows short movies by Studio Ghibli that are exclusive to the museum. The second floor houses special temporary exhibitions. The museum also has a café, children’s play area, a rooftop garden and a gift shop. There is a place to enjoy surely if you visited alone also visited with your family.

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Tickets to the Ghibli Museum are time and date specified. For instance, you would buy a ticket for 10 AM on June 1st, and you have to line up at the entrance about half an hour before.

In Japan, tickets to the Ghibli Museum can only be purchased in advance at Lawsons convenience stores, from the Loppi ticket vending machines. Lawsons stores are everywhere in the Tokyo area and elsewhere in the country. Interesting? Please check it out!

Station

Mitaka

Price

1000yen(adults) 700yen(midi and high school students) 400yen(elementary school students) 100yen(under 4 years old)

Open

10AM~6PM

Closed

Tuesday