About Mitaka no Mori Ghibli Museum
Ghibli has produced famous animated films such as “Totoro”, “Ghost Princess”, “Thousand and One”, “Howl’s Moving Castle”, etc., and this is the place to experience the world of animation ~
Ghibli’s logo is the Totoro that appears in “Totoro” ~
STUDIO GHIBLI Ghibli name comes from the Sahara desert blowing hot wind (ghibli), World War II Italian Caproni Caproni aircraft company’s reconnaissance boom fighter also named CAPRONI Ca309 GHIBLI, “Red Pig” also appeared in the engine named GHIBLI, these can be seen Miyazaki Hayao is a complete and utter aircraft fan
Official web site
10:00-18:00 (café opening hours 11:00-19:00 latest entry at 18:00)
There are four desigated entry times each day, 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 16:00, with entry within half an hour
The museum is usually closed on Tuesdays and occasionally on Wednesdays.
Two days a year are restricted to Mitaka residents
The museum is closed for a few long periods each year (about 10 days), but this can change from year to year.
Please check the website for the specific closing times.
Adult 1,000 yen
Middle school students 700 yen
Elementary school students 400 yen
Children over 4 years old 100 yen
Free admission for children under 4 years old
How to buy tickets
Foreigners can purchase tickets and print them directly from the official website
1. Purchase at Loppi machines in Lawson convenience stores
Drop a monthly ticket on the 10th of each month
2.Online or Telephone Booking
Whether online or telephone booking tickets must be booked within three days to Rosen convenience store to change tickets, if not change tickets will be automatically canceled
Harder to buy than Fujiko Fujio museum.
How to get there
Get off at Mitaka Station on the JR Chuo Line.
From Shinjuku Station, take the JR Chuo Line express train for about 20 minutes to Mitaka Station.
After exiting Mitaka Station South Exit, walk along Tamagawa Kamisui for about 15 minutes, there are many signs along the way.
You can also take an interval bus from Mitaka Station South Exit (when you walk out of JR Station South Exit, look carefully under the bridge are some bus stops with numbered signs, the one to Mitaka is currently platform 9, anyway, there are clear signs on the body, so you can check by yourself when you arrive), you can arrive in about 10 minutes.
There are two kinds of interval buses, the body designed by Ghibli.
1.Departs from Mitaka Station, passes through the Museum of Fine Arts, and then loops around to Mitaka Station.
2.The bus departs from Mitaka Station and goes to Star Academy via the art museum.
When you walk from Kichijoji Temple to the gate of Mitaka no Mori, there is a huge Totoro waiting for you, where you can exchange your reservation ticket for a movie film-like ticket, and with the ticket you can watch an animation for free in the museum.
Through the Totoro is a building with two floors underground and two floors above ground, surrounded by green forest.
Open the door and it is an incredible world
Sunflowers are painted on the ceiling, and even the toilets have a special place.
In the first floor can be seen in the whole building interior, from the bottom up the vision is very grand and shocking, rotating stairs, air corridor, protruding balcony, everything is as if in the unbelievable animation scene
The display area consists of five huts
There are not only manuscripts on display, but also classified aircraft models that Miyazaki’s curators like to collect
The exhibition area also holds occasional thematic exhibitions
〒181-0013 1-83, Shimorenjaku 1-chome, Mitaka City, Tokyo (in Inokashira Enshu Park)
Adult One-way 210 yen (about $11) Round trip 320 yen (about $16)
Children One-way 110 yen (about 6 yuan), round trip 160 yen (about 8 yuan)
There is a self-service machine at the bus station to buy tickets, but only round-trip tickets.
Earth Constellation Image Showroom
Screening of Ghibli’s original, unpublished, high-quality animated shorts
Screening content varies from month to month, and the length of the film is about 15 minutes.
Screening content can be found on the official website at
Trihawks Library Reading Room
It is filled with picture books and children’s books recommended by Hayao Miyazaki and the Ghibli Museum.
On the second floor, there is also a playhouse where children can feel the cat demon bus that appears in “Totoro”, and it is soft to step on it, but unfortunately it is limited to elementary school students and below.
Finally, on the roof stands the giant god soldier from “Valley of the Wind”, who is actually the patron saint of the Ghibli Museum.