The Studio Ghibli Museum, officially called the Forest of Mitaka Ghibli Art Museum (三鷹の森ジブリ美術館) is a small yet perfectly formed jewel of a museum. It’s located in a park that’s about a 15-20 minute walk, or 5 minute bus ride, from the Mitaka station.
Studio Ghibli is like the Walt Disney Studios of Japan. It seems like everyone in Japan has seen their movies.
Ghibli museum limits the number of visitors per day. Ghibli museum has several visitor-time
10 AM (latest admission 10:30 AM)
12 PM (latest admission 12:30 PM)
14 PM (latest admission 14:30 PM)
16 PM (latest admission 16:30 PM)
The museum has a strict no-photos allowed policy.
Their reasoning for this is explained on their web site:
Photography and video recording are not allowed inside the Museum.
“The Ghibli Museum is a portal to a storybook world. As the main character in a story, we ask that you experience the Museum space with your own eyes and senses, instead of through a camera’s viewfinder. We ask that you make what you experienced in the Museum the special memory that you take home with you.”
PS: I’ve just knew the “no photo policy” inside the museum, after the staffs caught me and asked me (politely) after taking these photo.
So, Here I only have 3 sneak peek photos inside Museum :
Luckily!!! the outside museum, rooftop garden, outside garden and the cafe are allowed to take photos.
The best photo-op is on the rooftop garden, and we had to take long queue…..the giant metal sculpture of one of the Laputa robots from the movie Castle In The Sky.
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