It takes a little bit of research before you could visit the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka. Why? because you can't buy tickets at the gate, all tickets are pre-purchased and date specific. We got our tickets from a travel agency that officially sells Ghibli tickets, have my sister pick them up, only then could we visit this magical place. Ghibli and his animations has been a huge part of my life, I loved his stories and drawings and often spend many economic lessons in school fantacising myself starring in one of Ghibli's spin offs. Was a very exciting day for me being there. We arrived early at the gate and had to wait a few minutes before we were allowed in. On our way in the employees explained with some off key English that no photography is allowed within the Ghibli building, what a bummer, but rules are rules.
As part of the ticket, we received some colours film negatives and a movie ticket to a special and exclusive show of となりのトトロ Tonari no Totoro. I was a kid all over again while seeing the show. The showcase displays of anime characters in the musuem is simply amazing to say the least. There is also a replication of Ghibli's room where he created all the great animes. Remember pre-purchase your tickets and go early, it's the best money has to offer.
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