Tokyo (Day 8 to 13) : Studio Ghibli Museum

On the last day in Japan, I concluded the trip with a visit to Studio Ghibli Museum in Mitaka. It’s a must trip for any fans of Hayao Miyazaki where you can see all his works in real life.

 

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(Studio Ghibli Museum main entrance)

 

Getting there from the hotel was a little far off. I had to switch two trains and the journey took about an hour and a half. At Mitaka station, I had to board a special bus (Neko bus, as they described it) that ferried us the visitors to the museum which was about 5-8 minutes away for a small fee. 

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(The Neko bus)

 

Once again, photography within the museum is a no no. Here’s a link for you to catch a glimpse of how it looks like.

For a short period of time, the museum offers different short films (about 15 minutes), screened in the theatre room. I get to watch a small ‘sequel’ of Totoro.

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From left:
1. Some huge door in the museum compound.
2. Totoro was being stared at by many
3. Some old fashion water pump that works
4. Some cats staring from the window

 

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From left:
1. The soot creatures from Spirited Away
2. Top view of the Museum
3. An over-priced cafe that I didnt bother visit
4. A star walk? ;D

 

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From left:
1. The logo emblem of Studio Ghbli
2. Some sort of garden and a shed
3. A logo emblem on a brick

 

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From left:
1. Some weird language written on a big cube.
2. The giant robot from Laputa.

 

And hence, marks the endth of yer two-week break away from Australia. I departed for Melbourne a few hours later (loved the rush from Mitaka back to hotel and then an hour ride to Narita Airport) and two days after that, I was right behind the working desk once more. T.T

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