Opened in 2001, Tokyo’s Studio Ghibli Museum is more than a museum of animation- it’s a kind of haven for art – stained glass windows and fanciful architecture, fresco, painting, and film playfully meld together to make a delightful place to take children – whether or not they are familiar with Ghibli’s films. Ghibli fans, children or otherwise, will not be disappointed.
Using familiar characters from Ghibli films (My Neighbour Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away) to explain the process and history of animation, the museum features a creatively designed three dimensional zoetrope which uses lighting to create a moving picture, and various displays show the process of inspiration and the work of animation. A theatre features short and whimsical animations.
Tickets to the Ghibli Anime Museum must be purchased in advance. Into Japan Specialist Tours is happy to reserve tickets for you as part of your trip to Japan.