Ghibli Museum Reopens to Everyone in Japan in September

Museum previously reopened in mid-July to Mitaka residents only

Studio Ghibli Museum


The magical Studio Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Tokyo, is re-opening its doors to everyone in September – if you're in the country of course. Previously, the museum closed in March due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic getting worse in Japan but re-opened in mid-July to residents of Mitaka City, with tickets being sold in a lottery system.


New coronavirus (COVID-19) measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus in the winding museum. These include; making sure everyone is wearing a mask, taking temperature before entering, moving tickets to be electronic, and many more measures outlined on the website with adorable hand-drawn art. The museum is also limiting the number of tickets sold and how many people are allowed into the building at one time.


The Straw Hat Cafe, only accessible through the museum, has also started a limited item menu and only allows seating outside.


Tickets for the first half of September go on sale on August 25, with the second half starting early September. Tickets are only available inside Japan and through Lawson's ticketing system.


Source: Eiga Natalie, Ghibli Museum website (1, 2)


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Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram

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