But the plan isn't so simple. Many other museums are controlling the reopening crowds by implementing new reservation systems, but this is something the Ghibli Museum already does, and they're going even further. For the first month in a half, the Ghibli Museum will only be open to visitors who live in the museum's local area of Mitaka, Tokyo. On top of that, tickets will only be available via a lottery on the official Mitaka governmental website! Starting in September, regular visitors will finally be allowed back in... probably. The website announcement says that that decision will depend on the current situation, but they are aiming to allow visitors back in September. Unfortunately, throughout November and December the Ghibli Museum will again be closed! This time for planned maintenance. Hopefully, by the time the museum is ready to reopen in January 2021, things will be somewhat back to normal, and visitors will be allowed back in. The Japankuru team is certainly excited for the chance to once again visit the museum. We look forward to seeing you all there! (From a safe two meter distance!!)
Ghibli Museum Reopening Plan:
July ~ August, 2020: Lottery tickets for local Mitaka residents.
September ~ October, 2020: Open to the public, with ticket reservations.
November ~ December, 2020: Closed for maintenance.
January, 2021 and onwards: Open to the public, with ticket reservations.
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