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6 Must-Go Spots for Studio Ghibli Lovers in Tokyo & Melbourne

6 Must-Go Spots for Studio Ghibli Lovers in Tokyo & Melbourne

At S-kin, we can't get enough of Studio Ghibli, and we're excited to share our favorite must-see spots for Studio Ghibli lovers in both Tokyo and Melbourne. As Chi & Nicole head to Tokyo as part of the Anime Collection campaign, and with other team members Anna and Sam about to head to Japan, we wanted to share some of our favourite locations and help you plan your travel itinerary and make the most of your Studio Ghibli experience.

In case you needed a reminder, our Anime {アニメ} Collection will be launching 12th of April 9AM AEST. Tap here to sign up to our waitlist for the limited edition collection!

Keep reading to add these magical Studio Ghibli venues to your travel itinerary!

6 Must-Go Spots for Studio Ghibli Lovers in Toyko & Melbourne | Ghibli Museum

For those who love Studio Ghibli and everything about it

Located in Mitaka, just outside Tokyo, the Ghibli Museum is a must-visit for any Studio Ghibli fan. The museum is a hub for Studio Ghibli enthusiasts, featuring a vast collection of artwork, including original sketches, storyboards, and even a replica of director Hayao Miyazaki's workspace. The museum also has a screening room where visitors can watch exclusive short films. Don't forget to check out the life-sized Catbus, which is a popular attraction.

Tip: You will need to book your tickets months in advance so make sure you know when the ticket openings are for your desired dates.

Not in Japan? You can also take a virtual tour of the Ghibli Museum on youtube!

 

6 Must-Go Spots for Studio Ghibli Lovers in Toyko & Melbourne | Shirohige's Cream Puff Factory

For those who love Studio Ghibli and have a sweet tooth

For Studio Ghibli fans with a sweet tooth, Shirohige's Cream Puff Factory in Tokyo's Setagaya Ward is a must-visit. The bakery specializes in cream puffs that are shaped like Totoro and come in various flavors like matcha green tea, vanilla custard, and chocolate. They have seasonal flavours that are limited edition depending on the time of year you go!

Tip: Make sure to go as early as you can as the line can get lengthy.

 

6 Must-Go Spots for Studio Ghibli Lovers in Toyko & Melbourne | Temari no Oshiro

For those who love Studio Ghibli and cats

Temari no Oshiro is the perfect place for cat lovers looking for a charming cat café with a Studio Ghibli-inspired interior and exterior. It is located within the Kichijouji Petit Mura, a themed shopping and food ‘village,’ and its facade resembles a magical cat-kingdom straight out of a fairy tale book. Visitors can cuddle with dozens of adorable cats, making it one of the top Instagrammable photo spots. The café also offers tasty parfaits with cute cat-shaped cookies as a garnish, making them a must-try for any feline enthusiast.

Tip: Buy the cat snacks just to feed them and get your cute photos with the cats here!

 

6 Must-Go Spots for Studio Ghibli Lovers in Toyko & Melbourne | Satsuki and Mei's House

For those who love Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbour Totoro

Based on the setting of "My Neighbor Totoro," Satsuki and Mei's House is a replica of the house featured in the film. The house is located in Nagakute, and visitors can explore the inside of the house, which has been recreated to look exactly like the one in the film.

Tip: Book your tickets in advance as they cannot be purchased on the day!

 

6 Must-Go Spots for Studio Ghibli Lovers in Toyko & Melbourne | Outre Gallery

For those who love Studio Ghibli and home decor

Do your walls look bare? Browse at Outré for some tasteful prints to decorate your home. You can find high-quality prints of some of the most iconic Ghibli characters and scenes, from "My Neighbor Totoro" to "Spirited Away" and more. These prints are available for purchase, and are perfect for adding an extra touch of magic to your home, whether you're a die-hard Ghibli fan or just looking for some beautiful and unique wall decor.

Tip: Come into the shop to browse prints and the sizes available before you decide on anything permanent!

 

6 Must-Go Spots for Studio Ghibli Lovers in Toyko & Melbourne | Candlelight Orchestra: Best of Joe Hisaishi and More

For those who love Studio Ghibli and good music

Happening on the 19th May 2023 (Friday night) in two sessions, Melbourne is hosting a Candlelight Orchestra: Best of Joe Hisaishi and More. The Candlelight Orchestra event in Melbourne is a must-see for fans of Studio Ghibli movies, as they play a lot of Joe Hisaishi's music. The orchestra will perform some of Hisaishi's best works, including pieces from iconic films such as "Spirited Away," "My Neighbor Totoro," and "Princess Mononoke." With its stunning candlelit setting and beautiful orchestral music, this event promises to be an unforgettable experience for music and anime lovers alike.

Tip: Come super early so that you get your seats without the crowd. Don’t forget to switch off your phone!

Ah, we love this list. What will you be adding to your travel itinerary? Let us know on our socials @skinstudioj_! Our anticipated Anime {アニメ} Collection will be launching 12th of April 9AM AEST. Tap here to sign up to our waitlist for the limited edition collection.

Stay tuned for more of our Japan itinerary, we’ll be creating and sharing our Japan itinerary when we’re back! Till then, stay warm this autumn!


Love, the S-kin team


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