Ghibli Museum

Metropolitan Inokashira Park Nishizono, 1-1-83 Simorenjaku, Mitaka-shi

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Studio Ghibli is behind Japan’s soft power success of anime movies and cute characters that feature in cartoons and animated videos. Their highest grossing movie, “Spirited Away”, has been screened the world over. Ghibli has a huge following and is present in merchandise, apps, video games and clothing, almost like a Japanese version of Disney (in fact, Disney distributes their content abroad).

In the suburb of Mitaka, about 30 minutes by train from Shinjuku or Shibuya the Ghibli Museum brings the studio’s character’s to life, recreating many scenes from their cartoons and showcasing temporary exhibitions that attract teenagers and kids from Japan and abroad.

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