13 October 2011

Mitaka to Kichijoji






































yesterday i went to the Ghibli Museum!! it was in the middle of a beautiful park as trees covered the entire sky. guests are not allowed to take pictures inside the museum, but it was the most cute and interesting museum i have ever been too!

its a 3 story building with a sky roof, stained glass windows filled with Ghibli characters, endless staircases, indoor bridges, and rooms and rooms full of drawings, mini sculptures, machines, books, set displays, and many more! but my favourite was the Neko-bus that people can walk through and sit in!! it's so soft and calming because a lit up scenery of the sunset sky (as Satsuki went to go find Mei at the end of the movie) was illuminated through the neko-bus windows. i went back twice just to sit and relax in the nekobasu!

there's also a rooftop garden with that robot statue, a huge outdoor cafe', a movie theatre (where you get to watch one exclusive Ghibli short film with the ticket they give you at the entrance), and an awesome gift shop! i ended up buying a little wooden chibi-totoro bell strap, and a little black totoro doll designed by "museo d'arte ghibli."

after, i found my way through to Inokashira park... it was absolutely beautiful! it's amazing how Japan has huge forests in the middle of cities! there was even a little zoo in there too.


...when i got back to my apartment, i had to take a long nap because last night i took the last train out to Shibuya by 11:45pm because i went to meet up with my friend Mai as we went to her boyfriends hip-hop concert till 5am. it was sooo fun!! but i'll post about that next :-)

17 comments:

lina said...

oh my goodness! i didn't know such a wonderful thing existed! how cool it must have been to go to the ghibli museum!! i think i've seen almost all of the films. i really love them.
& forests in the middle of cities sound magical.

Bri said...

this place looks so peaceful! i love the HUGE totoro doll :)

Michelle said...

Envy! you lucky guy ;) The ghibli museum sounds so magical! I want to go there one day and see the place with my own eyes.

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Joy said...

I've always wanted to go visit so badly but never got the chance too. The images are gorgeous, and my fave Studio Ghibli character of all time is TOTORO!

Jennifer said...

Lovely! I've always wanted to see that museum! It sounds incredible. Looks like such a gorgeous area :)

Lavender Playground said...

I've always wanted to go the Ghibli museum~~it looks really wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I wish I could have sat next to you in the nekobasu. I miss and love you <3 <3 <3 donburi

Yoli said...

My friend what a treat!!! I am jumping up and down!!!

tiuhti said...

OH wau :o
You take very nice photographs!
I want to go Japan so much too.
Greetings from Finland c:

gemma said...

I'm enjoying your photos so much.

I took my parents to Kichijoji a few weeks ago and it was so great!

Thanks for sharing your Tokyo adventures :)

ashley c said...

oH WOW!! I'm planning to visit Ghibli museum next spring... but i don't know if the tickets are available once i get there.. any ideas on how to buy the tickets?

UpGemini said...

I've just discovered your blog (thanks to jollygoo) and I will follow you! Love your TONS of photos ^_^

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Louise said...

... I love your blog forever for posting about the Ghibli museum. I've been wanting to go so bad, and the nekobasu sounds bloody brilliant. You make me want to go back to Japan so bad.

shepleyblondel said...
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shepleyblondel said...

Ghibli, so legendary. We couldn't go. I seem to remember something about you had to book tickets before you went there, and you needed to be in another city or something. Like it. The struggle.

Lady said...

Wow this place looks magical!!
I love how Japan loves nature and incorporates it to urban living.

and your photos are amazing :)

kitchu said...

okay. now i am about to cry. i want to kiss that giant Totoro.

you do not understand the anime freaks that are living in my house.

oh what i wouldn't GIVE to go to this museum. like. you have no idea.

WHAT A TREAT!! so happy for you. and completely jealous!!!!