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Ghibli Museum, Mitaka

Dive into the world of film at the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka Forest!

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In Tokyo's Mitaka lies the Ghibli Museum, overseen by Director Hayao Miyazaki. Studio Ghibli, established in 1985, is a Japanese animation studio known for planning and producing films primarily directed by Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki. Its portfolio includes celebrated works like "My Neighbor Totoro," "Castle in the Sky," "Kiki's Delivery Service," "Spirited Away," and "Howl's Moving Castle," representing some of Japan's most iconic movies. The museum's slogan, "Let's lose our way, together," reflects its layout, which lacks a set route, encouraging both adults and children to wander and discover their own special spots within.


  • Totoro sits at the entrance! You can see it even without a ticket.
  • Inside the museum, "Where a Film is Born" exhibit shows how a single animated movie comes to life and reaches completion.
  • The Saturn Theater within the museum screens short animated films produced by Studio Ghibli exclusively for the museum.
  • There are various intriguing mechanisms and wonders located throughout the museum's architecture.
  • If you're tired from all the fun, take a break at the "Straw Hat Café." Order a cold drink, and it comes with a real straw straw.
  • Photography is not allowed inside the museum.


  • Where a Film is Born © Museo d'Arte Ghibli

    Where a Film is Born © Museo d'Arte Ghibli

  • The Saturn Theater © Museo d'Arte Ghibli

    The Saturn Theater © Museo d'Arte Ghibli

  • The Robot Soldier © Museo d'Arte Ghibli

    The Robot Soldier © Museo d'Arte Ghibli


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Name in Japanese
Postal Code
1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka City, Tokyo
Business Hours
10:00am - 6:00pm
*Not on a timed-entry system, so you can enjoy your visit until closing time.
Tuesdays and other specific days.
A 15-minute walk from the South Exit of Mitaka Station on the JR Chuo Line via the "Kaze no Sanpo Michi" (Wind Walkway), or you can use the community bus (Bus fare: 210 yen one way).
None available.
(1) Entry tickets are not sold at the museum ticket office due to the reservation-only system.
(2) For ticket purchases, please check the official website due to the reservation-only system.
(3) Please purchase your tickets at a local travel agency before visiting.
Official Website
Official Website (English)