Visit: Ghibli Museum Mitaka, 1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka 181-0013 Tokyo Prefecture
Visit Ghibli Museum
Duration: 2 hours
Pass By: Japan Awaits, Tokyo Prefecture
Ghibli Museum tickets supplied by Japan Awaits
Ghibli Museum, Mitaka
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
This service is awesome! I tried to get tickets for the Ghibli museum during my last trip to Japan and couldn't get them because they are so difficult to acquire. Viator made it possible. They were waiting for me when I checked into the hotel. I'm so happy!
Ticket delivery was ideal - they were waiting for us at the hotel. Easy to arrange online and given how busy the museum was, glad we booked in good time.
We had no problems with this company. Great communication from start to finish. Tickets were waiting at front desk of our hotel. We given several choices to make it easier to secure tickets. I recommend this if you want tickets and are traveling from US.
If you are going to visit the Studio, definitely give yourself ample of time to look around. The museum is not big but you can get yourself lost in just looking at the details. Just so much cool stuff (at least for me and my daughter). Even my husband that never watched any Miyazaki's creation was impressed.
More importantly, you definitely should book at least a month or two in advance. Booking through Viator DOES NOT guarantee you'll be in.
Tickets will be sent to a place of your choosing while you are in Japan (just follow the instructions). KEEP this in mind when selecting date and time: you'll receive an email from Japan Awaits asking for you to put in 3 choices. Make sure any of the date and time will work for you and your family. You won't know which date and time until about 2 weeks before the selected time. IMPORTANT: Once they give they finalize the date/time you cannot make any changes and tickets are not refundable.
Please comply with all the rules stated here. Arrive on time. HAVE FUN!!
You can take a train to get there but you'll have to walk a little, about 15 minutes walk to the studio from Mitaka train station (where you'll get off). It is not a direct train, you'll have to change in Kanda station in Tokyo to JR Chuo line to Otsuki.
Excellent followed through left ticket at hotel before i arrived would recommend it you are unable to book 3 months in advance
These are very difficult tickets to get, as tickets are only released 1 month prior to the day of your visit. It was very reassuring to have Viator book these tickets for us. The museum is wonderful with lots of rooms inside a purpose built "animated" house. There are exhibits on how the drawing are made-darwn/coloured and inspiration for the films, plus we saw a short movie that isn't played elsewhere.
The Ghibli Museum has been a place my husband and I have wanted to see. We read everywhere saying you must get your tickets 3 months in advance. We had missed that timing by a month. We were two months away from our trip and couldn’t find tickets. However, Viator had them, but there was no guarantee you’d get them. So we took a chance. We ended up getting a confirmation saying we actually had tickets a month later!
The Ghibli Museum itself was awesome! The tickets arrive in one persons name, you’ll need that persons passport to get in. Unfortunately there is no photography allowed inside the Museum, but you are allowed to take pictures outside. There were many areas inside we wanted to take pictures, but of course we respected the rules. Ghibli Museum is about how Miyazaki and his team worked, his inspirations, and about all the different animations he had worked on. It’s a location we’d highly recommend doing and it’s a 20 minute walk from the train station or you can take a bus. But the scenery was very charming during our walk. It’s child friendly and focused on children and the magic of animation, but there are lots of areas that keep the adults interested in as well.
The Ghibli museum was a great experience. We loved the museum movie and looking around/exploring. It was quite packed when we went, though, so there were some elements that we didn't get to experience or learn as much about as we would have liked. Regardless, we're glad we went.
the most important thing: yes we got the tickets for our first choice time/date, they were delivered a week early to my hotel, everything about the actual product was perfect. great job bc competition for these tickets is high. however, the seller doesn't state when they will be able to confirm your time/date and only purchase tickets 1 month out, instead of 3 months as is available on the ghibli site (or so they told me). i had to email many times to get a response at all. they should state upfront that you'll only know time/date 1 month in advance since that can be very important to a hyper-planner like myself. they also shouldn't take 2-3 weeks to respond to an email.
that being said, if that's not important to you, yeah this is the best deal.
For the convenience of getting tickets to this museum from another country, there is a premium to pay. I did not mind paying $40 for the $10 entry tickets, but this company charged me for 5 adults (there is no option to select child or teen) and then delivered 1 adult ticket and others were child tickets. The problem with this situation is that Studio Ghibli differentiates between children and teens... and 2 of my group were teens! We arrived on time to the museum and they indicated that the tickets were for the wrong age. I had no way to contact this company. There is no phone number or email that they offer. There is no way to communicate with them and Studio Ghibli refused to admit a teen with a childs ticket. I have not been able to contact them and obviously they have not refunded me for the ticket loss that could not be used. Be warned that there is a risk with this system. I would say to check the tickets as soon as you receive them at your hotel, but since there is no way to contact anyone or change anything once you receive them, it wouldn't matter anyhow. This ticket is a good idea, but this company is very poor at executing what they offer.
Visit the Ghibli Museum, the museum showcasing the work of the Japanese animation studio, Studio Ghibli. Tickets are not available at the museum (tickets must be bought in advance) and are often sold out, so pre-ordering tickets in advance is recommended. We will find the tickets for you and deliver them to your hotel or other accommodation so that you can visit the museum on the ticket date you desire.