Address: 1-1-83 Simorenjaku, Mitaka-shi, JP
Phone: +81 05 7005 5777
Procuring tickets to get into the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka might be harder than getting into the Moscow Kremlin, but with advanced tickets available for purchase from abroad, you still have a chance! For those who are unfamiliar with Miyazaki Hayao’s work, take a weekend (or two) to indulge in some serious family movie nights and go through some of the studio’s best, including the Oscar-winning Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbour Totoro, and Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind. These are brilliantly illustrated films with unique story lines and moral messages that will have your kids thrilled to bits. After getting a Ghibli education, you can venture into the museum’s exhibits, which range from interactive playrooms, to viewing rooms showing short films exclusive to the museum. It’s a place filled with artistry sure to excite childish fantasies, just remember to reserve those tickets early!