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Regularly Top Ranked! Reservation required! Impossible to get in without reserving, the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka is fun even for adults!

What is the Ghibli Museum?

The official name of the Ghibli Museum is the "Mitaka City Public Animation Museum".

Suggested by Hayao Miyazaki, who is deeply connected to Studio Ghibli (previously "Ghibli"), the museum opened in 2001.

Since it's opening, Hayao Miyazaki has acted as its manager.

Reservations are required and walk-ins will not be permitted.


There are 2 community busses running from JR Mitaka South Exit. Some of the buses were even designed by Studio Ghibli, so riding them is an option or just taking a relaxing walk for 15 minutes along the Tamagawa river while watching them pass by is nice too (you can't see them if your riding them♪). As you pass through the entrance, Totoro comes out to greet you. On the second floor there is even a cat bus (just for kids)! The inside goes without saying, but there are many displays surrounding the museum too, so you can even enjoy it outside! (Taking pictures is prohibitted inside~)

Careful! You will need proof of identification when paying for your tickets so don't forget to bring it!


The Ghibli Museum in Mitaka is a relaxed 15 minute walk along the Tamagawa river from JR Mitaka station south exit. There are signs to guide visitors towards the museum along the river.
You can also take the community bus from Mitaka station south exit, which takes around 5 minutes.
Mitaka station is a 20 minute ride on an express train along the JR Chuo line from Shinjuku station.


More Information

AddressTokyo-to, Mitaka-shi, Shimorenjaku 1-1-83
Official Site
Phone Number0570-055777(9:00 - 18:00, Not available on holidays)
Getting ThereIt is a relaxed 15 minute walk or a 5 minute ride on a community bus from JR Mitaka Station south exit. Mitaka station is a 20 minute ride on an express train along the JR Chuo Line from Shinjuku station.
Hours of Operation10:00 - 18:00
HolidaysEvery Tuesday