The hall on the first floor of the Ghibli Museum of Mitaka introduces the principles of animation production, and the second floor mainly displays the work scenes of Miyazaki and the staff. It is not allowed to take pictures indoors, but you can take pictures at will. There are many familiar scenes. You can buy various Ghibli-related surroundings in the souvenir shop.
I was randomly wondering around this part of Tokyo when I saw a signpost advertising this place, I went up to the door and asked to buy a ticket and the guard said there weren't any. Although he pointed me to the convenience store across the road where I could buy a ticket. This was 10 years ago, I don't know if that place still sells tickets but the used to. It's now apparently very hard to get tickets unless you buy in advance.This place is magical, it's not a huge museum but the pack a lot in, be sure to bring a lot of money, because you will want to buy everything in the gift shop.
Make sure to buy your tickets some time before visiting. It gets sold out pretty fast! As a huge Ghibli fan I wouldn’t want to miss this experience - but my friend who never saw a Ghibli movie also really enjoyed it. I especially liked the lovely details like the colorful windows with Ghibli sceneries on it and all the sketches and drawings.
Quite possibly one of the most magical places I've ever been and a MUST if you're a Ghibli fan.Tickets tend to go on sale 3 months before so make sure you set a reminder - this place sells out fast. It's also pretty small so there's not many tickets in the first place.Another thing to note is that they don't allow any photos to be taken inside (saves the magic for people to see for themselves) but you can take them outside.If you have time, make sure you get in the queue early for the cafe. The food is delicious but the wait gets insane if you leave it too long.Also walk there from the train station. There's cute little distant markers all the way there but just watch out for the giant spiders that make a hell of a noise!