Japan Trip 2011 – Day 2

The second day had a light schedule in order to recover from jet lag.

Our first stop was the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, which is around 50 minutes or so from Tokyo Station by train. You actually have to buy reserved tickets in advance if you want to visit this museum. Unfortunately, no photography was allowed inside.

It was interesting seeing all the exhibits inside featuring various Ghibli works along with being able to watch one of the original short films that they only show at the museum. However, everything felt catered towards a younger audience; especially so with all the elementary school field trip groups there.

These are just some photos of the walk from Mitaka Station to the Ghibli Museum. It was a good 20-30 minute walk.

Next up was going to Nakano Broadway, where Mandarake’s main store is located.

It is basically a shopping mall with a few floors of stores selling anime goods, manga, figures, and more! I bought a whole slew of CDs on this day. >_<

After you exit from the Nakano Station, you go through a shopping arcade that leads up to Nakano Broadway. Or in this case, we went through the arcade on our way back to the station.

Snacks to munch on during the evening. The wasabeef flavored chips was a mistake.

9 more days to go!

4 Comments to “Japan Trip 2011 – Day 2”

  1. Fabrice says:

    Shit i didnt manage to reserve for the museum >.<


    Reltair Reply:

    Aww, maybe next time? >_<


  2. Shizuo says:

    The museum looks unusual.

    What’s in there?


    Reltair Reply:

    Various exhibits displaying the history of animation and how it is done using characters and clips from Ghibli films as examples. There is also a mock animation studio, which was pretty neat. Other than that, the building itself had an interesting layout and its design definitely had a Ghibli feel to it.


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