NileGuide Expert tip:
Buy your tickets in advance, either at a Lawson convenience store in Japan, or abroad. This place fills up quick!
It's only appropriate that a trip to a museum dedicated to the works of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki (think Spirited Away) feels like a romp through a funky forest. Nestled in the backwoods of Kichijoji's hip Inokashira Park
, the Ghibli Museum packs more than the requisite amount of enchantment into a cozy, colorful space that feels less like a museum and more like a playground. Wacky artwork, Rube Goldberg machines, and a playroom make this a must-visit for travelers who have kids, or who never forgot how to be one. As with many popular attractions in Tokyo, the Ghibli Museum fills up quickly; booking reservations a few months in advance wouldn't be a bad idea.
You can only buy your ticket at the ticket vending machines at any Lawson convenience store. Prices range from 100 yen for children between 4-6 years old, 400 yen for 7-12 year-olds, 700 yen for 13-18 year-olds and 1000 yen for adults.