Ghibli Museum, MITAKA in Tokyo

Yesterday my family and I went to the Ghibli Museum for the first time.
This museum is about one kilometer away from Mitaka Station or Kichijyouji Station in Tokyo.

Visitors can go there by buses decorated with anime characters.

But we walked there through the Inogashira park which has magnificent natural scenery and a beautiful pond.

We saw Totoro waiting for us around the entrance.

Then we exchanged our passes for tickets which we could use to visit a mini theater.These tickets are made of beautiful film.

I’m afraid that I didn’t take a photo indoors.
Because the museum encourages visitors to experience the displays firsthand rather thantaking photos.

This museum has been liked by everybody since its opening in 2001.
I was surpraised that many Chinese go there and many adults seemed to be pleased more than the children.

Both display and architecture were excellent.
There were mini theater, the cat bus, cafe, bookstore, many original drawing and films.

For example the Robot Solider, a five meter tall, waits for visitors on the roof.

The atmosphere of the Ghibli’s world was reproduced.
There were very small chair, connecting corridor and terrace.
One of the most vital aspects of the architecture is dramatic triple floor-height
with spiral stairs.

Anyway we could enjoy a wonderful world of the anime.

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I live in Kawagoe-city Saitama-prefecture Japan. There are many traditional warehouses in Kawagoe. So many Japanese and the people from overseas come to sightseeing.

2 thoughts on “Ghibli Museum, MITAKA in Tokyo”

  1. Yes, those were my impressions too. It’s a wonderful place. I really loved the bus and the very creative tickets. I’d love to go back there, just to look at all the artwork inside.

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