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.

Note that tickets can only be purchased in advance via authorized travel agents and LAWSON convenience store chain. See the official website for more details. Tickets are released for entrance up to 3 months in advance.

Information
Location
三鷹の森ジブリ美術館, 1 Chome-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-0013
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Getting there
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).
Details
10:00-18:00. Closed on Tuesdays.
Adults ¥1,000, discounts for U18s and children. Tickets can only be purchased in advance.
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