How to get advance tickets for Ghibli Museum

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Planning to go to Ghibli Museum  in Tokyo during your visit to Japan?

Then, getting advance tickets is not a matter of choice. You MUST get advance tickets if you don’t want to miss a visit to Ghibli Museum.

First thing first. Ghibli Museum showcases  the work of the Studio Ghibli, the animation film studio, which is famous for animation movies including the Oscar winning “Spirited Away(2001)”, “My Neighbor Totoro(1988)” and “Castle in the Sky(1986)”.

At the museum, you get to see not only the original drawings of director, Hayao Miyazaki, but a short film that is only available in a theater in this museum. Children can play in Nekobasu (cat bus) play area.

You can get an advance tickets on the 10th of the previous month of your planned visit.

For example, if you plan to visit the museum in April, you will need to reserve it on March 10. Not “after” March 10, but “on” March 10. It is that popular. To be exact, it goes on sale at 10am Japan time.

If you really want to go to Ghibli museum, then I recommend that you reserve it at 10am of the 10th. You can find a time difference calculator on the Internet.

They use a service called Lawson tickets. The site URL is

Ghibli Museum Official Website:

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