Get a deeper view of the Ghibli world
The exhibition by Studio Ghibli, “Architecture in Animation” at Edo-Tokyo Open-air Architectural Museum has been received so well that the museum has decided to extend the exhibition period until March 15, 2015. (Originally it was until mid December, 2014.)
This exhibition displays background art, sketches, and 3D miniatures of familiar settings from Ghibli films. You will be able to see how all the settings from the films are carefully and uniquely designed.
Unfortunately, all the explanations at the exhibition are in Japanese only but a brief guide to the exhibition in English is available on their website.
Details of the exhibition in English: http://tatemonoen.jp/english/news/141120.html
How to get there
The park is located inside the Koganei Park. You will need to take a bus from either JR Musashi Koganei Station on JR Chuo Line, or Hana Koganei Station on Seibu Shinjuku Line.
From Musashi-Koganei Station on JR Chuo Line: 5-min bus ride
By Seibu bus: Take the bus at platform No. 2 or 3 near the north exit of Musashi-Koganei Station. Get off at “Koganei-koen Nishi-guchi” and walk for 5 min.
By Kanto bus: Take the bus for Mitaka Station at platform No.4 near the north exit of MusashiKoganei Station. Get off at “Edo-Tokyo Tatemono-en mae” and walk for 3 min.
From Hana-Koganei Station on the Seibu-shinjuku Line: 5-min bus ride
By Seibu bus: Take the bus for Musashi-Koganei Station, get off at Koganei-koen Nishi-guchi, and walk for 5 min.
Admission (Admission to the museum)
The admission to the exhibition is included in the admission to Edo-Tokyo Open-air Architectural Museum
Adults: 400 yen
65 year-old or older: 200 yen
College students: 320 yen
High school/Jr. High school students: 200 yen
Primary school students and younger children: Free
April – September: 9:30am – 5:30pm
October – March: 9:30am – 4:30pm
*Closed on Mondays (When Monday is a national holiday, the museum will be opened, and the following day will be closed.)
*Closed during New Year’s holidays (Dec 28 – Jan 4)
3-7-1 Sakuracho, Koganei, Tokyo (inside Koganei Park)