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 :-)