Top Studio Ghibli movie locations in Tokyo

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Top Studio Ghibli movie locations in Tokyo
Combining mythical storytelling and stunning visuals, Studio Ghibli is renowned as one of the world’s greatest animation studios. If you can’t hold out until the Studio Ghibli Theme Park opens in 2022, Ghibli fans visiting Japan can experience their very own slice (or in one case, cream puff) of the whimsical studio’s creations—and Tokyo should be your top destination.

 Even if you aren’t particularly interested in Japanese animation, you’ve likely heard of a Studio Ghibli film, or inadvertently witnessed one of its characters. Universally known in their home country, Totoro, Catbus, and No-Face—amongst many others—have become beloved throughout the world.
 
  • Studio Ghibli Museum

    Studio Ghibli MuseumStudio Ghibli Museum

    A mecca for any Ghibli fan, the Studio Ghibli Museum in Mitaka offers a magical journey into the animation process, as well as exhibits focused on some of the best-known Ghibli characters. One of the most popular exhibits beautifully restages the studio of a Ghibli artist in fine detail, and younger visitors are able to clamber inside a replica catbus. Tickets must be purchased in advance and they sell out quickly when they’re released—up to three months in advance of the day of booking—so make sure to check out the Studio Ghibli Museum website ahead of time.

  • Ghibli Clock

    Ghibli ClockGhibli Clock

    If you look up while wandering the streets of Shiodome, you might just spot a giant Ghibli clock affixed to the Nittele Tower, home of Nippon TV. Intended to capture the whimsical spirit of the Ghibli films, this massive timepiece—designed by Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki and his team—appears to have been inspired by the wooden cuckoo clocks of Europe, with a uniquely Ghibli twist. Make sure that you take the time to look at the many intricate details sculpted into the clock; at over three stories tall, you probably won’t miss it.

  • Meguro Gajoen Hotel

    Meguro Gajoen HotelMeguro Gajoen Hotel

    A visit to the sumptuously-decorated Meguro Gajoen Hotel will transport you to a different side of Japan. Originally built in 1935, the traditional bathhouse of the hotel provided inspiration to Studio Ghibli for the bathhouse featured in Spirited Away, which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. When you see its colorful, carved interiors and its famous wooden steps, it’s easy to understand how the makers of Spirited Away were influenced by this beautiful locale. Meguro Gajoen Hotel is a place of pilgrimage for many Ghibli fans, and you may find it is hosting one of its many art exhibitions when you visit.

  • Donguri Garden – Donguri Kyowa Koku

    Donguri Garden – Donguri Kyowa KokuDonguri Garden – Donguri Kyowa Koku

    Ready to pick up some Ghibli souvenirs? Donguri Garden shops are the officially licensed sellers of all things Ghibli in Japan. While there are several Donguri Garden shops in Tokyo, the shop in Oshiage has a few added bonuses, including large areas dedicated to specific films, and a giant stuffed Totoro who is happy to pose for photos! If you weren’t able to nab tickets to the official Studio Ghibli Museum, a trip to a Donguri Garden store is your best opportunity to see a range of Ghibli artifacts—and if you have a few thousand yen to spare, you can even take a piece of the Ghibli world home with you.

  • Tokyo Edo Open Air Museum

    Tokyo Edo Open Air MuseumTokyo Edo Open Air Museum

    Tired out after shopping for your Ghibli gifts? Take the subway to Koganei, where you can get some fresh air whilst wandering through a recreation of old Tokyo. The Tokyo Edo Open Air Museum hosts a range of reconstructed and relocated buildings from the Meiji period, aiming to demonstrate to visitors everyday life in Edo—as Tokyo was once named. It is said that the museum inspired many of the buildings in Spirited Away, with Hayao Miyazaki being a fan of the exhibits. The stationery store and Japanese bar recreated at the Tokyo Edo Open Air Museum are often cited as specific examples that were replicated in the film.

  • Shirohige’s Cream Puff Factory

    Shirohige’s Cream Puff FactoryShirohige’s Cream Puff Factory

    Feeling a bit hungry after exploring Ghibli’s Tokyo? A visit to Shirohige’s Cream Puff Factory will ease the demands of your stomach—assuming you are craving delicious Totoro-shaped sweet treats, of course. The main character from the 1988 film My Neighbor Totoro offers the perfect vessel for these dessert concoctions. With a range of core flavors on offer (supplemented by seasonal delights), a visit to Shirohige’s little two-story bakery and cafe is a must. To make sure you have the best pick of the flavors of the day (the shop is popular), get there slightly before the 10 am opening time.

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