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  • Day82

    המוזיאון של סטודיו ג'יבלי

    October 22, 2016 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    בקלות המוזיאון הקסום ביותר שהייתי בו ביפן.
    גם מי שלא מאוהב במיאזאקי יוכל להנות כאן בטירוף.
    אפשר להגיע רק עם כרטיסים מראש, שגם אותם קצת מסובך להשיג ואפשר רק בתאריכים ספציפיים, אבל זה היה לגמרי שווה את זה.
    חבל שלא היה אפשר לצלם בפנים.
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  • Day5

    Ghibli Museum, Mitaka, Japan

    November 30, 2009 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    As an anime fan and also a Studio Ghibli fan coming here made me extremely happy. The funny thing was getting a ticket at Lawsons (their 7-11) was pretty difficult because the ticket machine was in kanji. But the cashier was helpful and kind enough to show us how. The Ghibli Museum was the farthest we ventured out of Tokyo. We really enjoyed the ride and a glimpse of life in another city in Japan. I wasn't expecting the size of Disneyland or anything but their attention to detail was right up there Disney. Their exhibits of their art and the huge statute from Nausicaa of the Valley of the Sun was amazing to see.Read more

  • Day11

    Ghibli Museum

    April 20, 2017 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    This was AMAZING!! If you are a fan of Miyazaki films and have seen many of the Ghibli films - this is a must go!! Unfortunately, they didn't allow any photography inside the actual museum - so I don't have anything to show, but trust me when I say, it was magical!!! They had thousands of sketches and storyboards, cool film gadgets, models and adorable play areas.

    Crazy thing that happened - our appointment to see the museum was at 4pm so we left for the trains around 3pm, which was plenty of time. Except - there was a passenger accident that shut down a large portion of the lines. We had to scramble and get on a bunch of different trains to get there- we were 20mins late but they still let us in :)
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  • Day3

    Ghibli Museum

    February 19, 2017 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    This morning we went to the Studio Ghibli Museum which is located in Mitaka, about a 15 minute (13km) local train ride west of Shinjuku.

    It was beautiful day, a brisk 7° in the morning but clear skies and minimal haze. It was that clear we could see Mt Fuji off to the west from the train.

    Administratively, Mitaka is a separate city from Tokyo (though it forms part of the broader Tokyo Metropolis and there are no urban breaks) with a population of almost 200,000 people and an area of 16.4sqkm. It functions largely as a commuter city for Tokyo though there there is a cluster of animation studios (interestingly though Studio Ghibli is headquartered in nearby Koganei city, which also is home of another prominent anime studio, Gainax) and also the global headquarters of the high performance arm of Subaru.

    The Ghibli Museum is located approximately 20 minute walk from Mitaka Station. We enjoyed a lovely walk through some quiet residential streets which were characterised by low level houses and narrow alleys.

    Studio Ghibli is a Japanese film studio best known for their anime productions such as Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro and Grave of the Fireflies. It was founded in 1985 by Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata who have coincidentally produced most of the studios films.

    The Museum itself is nestled within Inokashira Park and is of a wonderful child like animation inspired design. The museum features many nooks which make it a child's paradise. Obviously the museum is very much an attraction for locals considering the popularity of the Studio in Japan however it is still fascinating to see how they bring still images to life. I also love the unique style of Japanese anime which manages to convey so much of the characters emotion.
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  • Day3

    Inokashira Park

    February 19, 2017 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C

    Following the Ghibli Museum we took a walk through Inokashira Park. The park is quite large (38.5ha) and was first opened in 1918, at the time the park was considered a gift from the Emperor to the general public (the first park to be founded in Tokyo in such a way).

    On our walk, we were lucky enough to come across what appeared to be a few early blooming Cherry Blossom (or Sakura in Japanese) trees (or, if not, some trees with pretty pink flowers).

    The park includes a large pond in its centre which is surrounded by many trees including Cherry Blossom's - though these had not yet bloomed. It made for a lovely site on a cold winters day, I can only imagine how great it would look in spring. The pond also attracts much wildlife including (apparently) migratory birds which call the pond home in winter.

    There were many people in the park (as you would expect) and you could hire paddle boats which seemed very popular. It is said that if you ride on a boat in the pond with a girlfriend you will 'surely break up soon' - so I guess it's lucky we did not have time to do that.

    Inokashira Park is one of 81 parks managed by the Bureau of Construction in Tokyo. According to the Bureau, the total area of parks in Tokyo comes to 7,642 hectares which is the equivalent of 5.77 square metres of park per person.

    From Inokashira Park we walked up to Kichijoji Station which is a short walk through bustling streets lined with interesting stores. I would love to come back and explore this area further.

    Despite a minor hiccup getting on the wrong platform, we managed to find out way back to Shinjuku and our hotel to collect our bags before heading to Nagano.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Goten’yama, Goten'yama, 御殿山

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