Those of you who love Japanese animation are already familiar with “Ghibli”. Yes, Ghibli is one of the famous Japanese animation studios which has released a wide range of quality animated films!
Ghibli is one of the pioneers of Japanese animation, the studio was founded in 1985 and has been releasing animated movies since 1986. Led by director Hayao Miyazaki, Ghibli animated films contain many elements of provocation, imagination, and are very emotional and have received world-wide acclaim.
Here, the exciting adventures of various Ghibli films are summarized and transformed into the form of a museum. Ghibli Museum was opened in 2001. There are only a limited number of tickets available for any given time slot. So, to visit this museum, you have to book well in advance.
You will be picked up with a cute yellow bus from Mitaka station and brought to the museum. It costs around 320yen for a round trip. Upon arrival at the museum, a large counter with Totoro from “Tonari no Totoro” will welcome you. The new adventure will begin, so be ready to be amazed!
At the main building, you can hear the wind whistling, sunlight shining through the cracks, and observe the magnificent building architecture. Inside the museum, there are a lot of things waiting for you, like, a metal robot from the movie Laputa: Castle in The Sky, a room filled with unique magic tools, lots charming plants and much more.
For those who just found out about the studio Ghibli, there is a small theather called “Theater of Saturn”. You can get familiar with Ghibli by watching Ghibli’s original short film that cannot be seen anywhere else there.
Those of you with kids, can try to get your child to play in “Neko Bus” or cat bus from “Tonari no Totoro” film.
If you are tired of walking around, a short break at a cafe would be the best choice. You can order warm or cold drinks, snacks, and, of course, the main course is completed with dessert at this cozy cafe. Even though the food and beverage varieties are quite limited, most of the foods and beverages that served here are very fresh from an organic farm.
Ghibli Museum is located in Mitaka, Tokyo, and is closed every Tuesday, except the irregular dates. If you are planning to visit Japan, put the Ghibli museum into your itinerary agenda, but make sure you’ve got your admission ticket in advance.
You can reserve your ticket here Happy adventure!