I think I’m sometimes too lazy for a little thing. Only this fact that we cannot buy an admission ticket to enter Ghibli Museum at the entrance of the museum on the day has distracted me from trying out the famous Ghibli Museum until the other day with my husband!
I know they want to control the number of people in the museum, which must be the reason they don’t sell the tickets at the door. So now, I’d like to share with you how you can buy a ticket to Ghibli Museum successfully. As I told you, it’s an advance-purchased ticket, which you cannot buy at the door on the day. It seems that there are ways for the people from specific countries to gain the tickets from outside Japan. (Go to the page: How to buy the Ghibli Museum tickets outside Japan.)
Once you are in Japan, just like me, here’s the way to get it.
Visit Lawson convenience store near your area and find the little machine, which is called “Loppi” (Please follow the instructions in this page.) I don’t know what the L-code is, so I think you can simply choose “Person who doesn’t have L-code” on the Loppi screen.
When you finish it, a slip of paper will come out of the Loppi machine. Then bring it to the cashier, pay and get the ticket! Warning: Your ticket is valid within 30 minutes of your booking time. For example mine was booked for 12:00pm, which means I must enter the museum by 12:30pm.
nearest station: Mitaka
(You can access from Kichijoji as well.)
address: 1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo (inside the Inokashira park.)
open: 10:00am-6:00pm with only 4 options: entrance option 1: 10:00am, 2: 12:00pm, 3: 2:00pm, 4: 4:00pm
close: Tuesdays and sometimes they close irregularly.
The reception is here,