Ghibli Museum, Mitaka was planned by Japan's top animated film director, Hayao Miyazaki, famous for "Spirited Away", "Princess Mononoke", "My Neighbor Totoro", and "Ponyo on a Cliff by the Sea", and is managed by Tokuma Memorial Culture Foundation for Animation; Kiyofumi Nakajima, Managing Director.
The museum has a permanent exhibit on the history and techniques of animation. You can see Totoro's Cat Bus, a process of making animation films and an original short film which can be seen only in the museum theater.
The museum itself is like a maze and is whimsically designed in the distinct style of the studio's films. Many of their famous characters are there, including a life-sized robot from Castle in the Sky on the rooftop garden. "Let's Lose Our Way, Together" is the concept of the museum.
If you are a fan of Japanese Anime, or you travel with your family, you must visit Ghibli Museum.
JTB USA is the only designated travel agency in the US.
19 years old & above
18 - 13 years old
12 - 7 years old
6 - 4 years old
* Price (Tax inclusive)
* Prices will be set by JTB USA, based on weekly local currency exchange rates. There will be an additional handling fee.
Reservation ticket with designated admission date
* Reservation ticket (Admission voucher) will be issued from JTB USA. The admission date and visitor's name will be written on the voucher.
Change / Cancellation
Date changes and cancellations are not allowed.
The voucher is only available to non-residents of Japan.
Method of Purchase
JTB USA is the only designated travel agency in the US. Please see below for more detail.
You can order by e-mail, phone, FAX, or visiting one of the JTB USA offices.
Please provide us the following information for all visitors: Desired admission date, Name, Age, Address, Nationality
You can pay by credit card or cash at JTB USA counters.
Ticket prices and shipping & handling fee
You can pick up your voucher (reserved ticket) at JTB USA counters.
Otherwise, your voucher will be sent by mail.
Please present your voucher and passport at Ghibli Museum entrance, exchange voucher for "film ticket", and enter the Museum.
A copy of voucher is NOT permitted, the original voucher only.
1-1-83 Simorenjaku, Mitaka-shi,
Within Mitaka Inokashira Park.
To Mitaka station, take the JR Chuo Line. Approx. 20 min. from Shinjuku station. From the Mitaka South Exit, approx. 15 min. walk along the Tamagawa Josui "Waterworks" to the museum.
Advance purchase of a reserved ticket which specifies the admission date only
Museum Operation Calendar
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- - Open
- - Closed
- - Blackout