Ghibli is Japan’s Disney and known to every Japanese child. The museum itself was designed by Studio Ghibli’s director, Hayao Miyazaki, and based on the storyboards used to create the films, the most famous of which (outside of Japan, at least) is Spirited Away (2001). The museum includes a cafe, children’s play area, and gift shop.
The museum is located inside Inokashira Park. From the South Exit of Mitaka Station it is a 15-minute walk along the Tamagawa Josui “Waterworks”. From JR Kichijoji Station, come out of the Park Exit and follow the signs to Inokashira Park (again, about a 15-minute walk)
10:00-18:00. Closed on Tuesdays
Adults ¥1,000 | 13-18 year olds ¥700 | 7-12 year olds ¥400 | 4-6 year olds ¥100. Tickets can only be purchased in advance. On the first of each month a limited number of tickets are released for entrance up to 3 months in advance. They can be purchased via authorized travel agencies in your home country (see the website for details)