2012 Tokyo Trip Day 2: Mitaka no Mori Ghibli Museum

Continued from Day 1: Evangelion Store Tokyo 01 and Shibuya.

I love Mitaka no Mori Ghibli Museum, but I have always had one major gripe with them: no adult-sized Nekobus 😦 When the museum announced that it was holding a limited exhibit entitled “Nekobus Kara Mita Fuukei-ten” (or “Views from the Catbus”) that was open to fans of all ages, I jumped at the chance to cross off one thing off my bucket list.

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After a side trip to the museum’s theatre for a short movie, it was a mad dash to the second floor to finally meet the adult-sized Nekobus in its furry public transport glory ❤ That was not the only treat from the exhibit — there were also actual-sized dioramas from scenes in “Spirited Away” and “Howl’s Moving Castle” that you could play around in like you were part of the movie.

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magnetic-rose.net Mitaka no Mori Ghibli Museum      magnetic-rose.net Mitaka no Mori Ghibli Museum

This might have been a perfect visit — the weather was great, the crowd was small, the exhibits were fun, and I had a really great time. Unfortunately, we just missed my other bucket list item — a screening of “Mei to Ko-Nekobus” (“Mei and the Kittenbus”). We got “Koro no Oosampo” (“Koro’s Great Adventure”) instead which I already saw years back. Bummer 😐

But I figured I was just nitpicking, so I’ll just use that as an excuse to visit the museum again. Maybe this time I’ll catch the elusive Kittenbus ❤

Continued in Day 2: Square Enix Showcase.

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  1. Kat says:

    Until when will the adult-sized Catbus be on exhibit? Are the dioramas on limited display too? 🙂

    Seems like there’s always a reason to keep coming back there. ^_^

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    1. It will be up until June 2012. They rotate films and have limited exhibits, so a visit every six months or so is ideal.

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  2. Would love to visit this someday. Thanks for all the great pictures!

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    1. No worries! It’s loads of fun, especially if you have company 😀

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