Monday, 10 June 2013

Japan Holiday ~ Studio Ghibli Museum


Firstly let me just apologize for how late this post is, i've had it as a draft for ages but entirely forgot all about it >.< and as promised here is the next post of my holiday and sharing my visit at the Studio Ghibli Museum ^-^

So before i actually left for Tokyo i had already booked my tickets through a company who books and sells the tickets for you because foreigners can't do that once they are in Japan. I'm don't really know why that is but if you are planning to go make sure you book the tickets about two weeks in advance before you leave so it all arrives in time.

The journey was pretty uneventful, i took the train and i think it took about an hour or so to get there from where i was staying in Jimbotcho.
Once i got there i was handed a map of the museum with explanations of the different rooms and a ticket for the cinema.

Information leaflet

inside was a map of the museum ~ i thought it looked pretty

Throughout the day they have screenings of unseen small films that you can't see anywhere else!! The one i saw was about Mai and the Catbus it was seriously cute >.< all the films are shown at random so it depends on what day you go to which film you'll get to see.

My movie ticket, had stills from Arietty

After that we headed around the different areas of the museum like the projection room and workshop type rooms i wasn't allowed to take pictures inside the museum :( but the rooms kind of describe themselves. The museum itself felt more like a very large house to me rather than the museums i'm used to, it kinda had a homey feel to it somehow.

Anyway so i ended up exploring outside and i'm glad i did even if it had started to rain at that point because i found this guy 
He looks so sad :'(

And me standing next to him ~ so freakin HUGE >.<

Also found the cube thingy from Laputa but i couldn't activate it <.<

Here's some more pictures that i took around outside~

Pretty much the whole building was covered in ivy like this

Lots of the doors and windows were stained glass which were from all the different films, not sure if you can see but this one was from Princess Monoke 

I almost walked past here without noticing all the soot sprites jammed in, they don't look too happy haha >.<

Here's some things i got in the gift shop for myself~

Some postcards from some of my favorite Ghibli films but i wish i'd gotten more now :/

And i couldn't say no to getting my own JiJi plus i love cats ^^

I could have easily of bought more but decided not to as my suitcase was already looking over filled >.<
All in all it was a really great day and i'm sooo glad i went because who knows if i'll ever be able to again. If you are a Ghibli fan like me i definitely recommend going you won't be disappointed. (^_^)b

Sorry if this was quite a wordy post and not enough pictures but i'll try to make up for that in next post.