Have you ever seen something so weird, so out of this world – something so new to you, or even something that’s is extremely cute, cool, and/or amazing, and you say to yourself,”I bet this is from Japan!“?
As JapanLovers, we can all agree that Japan is a country of innovation and creativity! This overflowing Japanese creativity often leads to things that are just unbelievably awesome, and some are just totally new to our normal, everyday lives, and are often perceived as weird (and most of the time hilarious!) ｡ﾟ(TヮT)ﾟ｡
But this “Why not” attitude is one of the things we love most about Japan! (´∀｀) As JapanLovers, we embrace this weirdness and quirkiness with all our heart, understanding, open-mindedness and a huge sense of art (and humor! :D)
So for two whole months (May and June), we shall celebrate Japanese creativity by sharing the things that make us say, “Wow…ONLY IN JAPAN!“
We’d love for you to share your “Only in Japan” experiences and photos with us! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your suggestions and/or submissions/contributions!
Here are 10 things you might want to know about the magical place:
Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki designed the museum himself. ヽ(^。^)丿
Photography and video recording are not allowed inside the Museum, for maximum visual experience.
Aside from the Museum, there are many other Studio-Ghibli-related features in the area that one can explore: a cafe (Straw Hat Cafe), a rooftop garden, and a whimsical souvenir shop called Mamma Aiuto, based from Porco Rosso.
The Cat Bus room, a room with a huge catbus, is an area where only children (below 12) are allowed to play.
The Saturn Theater is a place where visitors can enjoy a short film showing.
According to a statement by Hayao Miyazaki-san, he didn’t want to make a museum that “treats its contents as if they were more important than people”, hence the Ghibli Museum was made for the people to enjoy, understand, ponder, and feel.
Entrance to the Ghibli Museum is strictly by advance purchase of a reserved ticket.
The Museum is almost always closed on Tuesdays, except for special days and occasions.
The Museum is open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
The Ghibli Museum is accessible through a community loop bus from Mitaka Station. Mitaka Station is serviced by the Chūō Line. The museum does not have a parking space for private cars.
Have you ever been to the Ghibli Museum? Please share your experiences with us! ヾ(｡･ω･｡)