Studio Ghibli Expo @ Roppongi Hills Tokyo City View
Today, we will take you to the 52th floor of the famous Roppongi Hills to enjoy the Tokyo's night view at the Tokyo City View where is 250 meters above sea level. What's more? We will give you a short tour of the Studio Ghibli Expo too! If you will visit Tokyo before 11 September, don't miss this chance to visit this special eventOther than the amazing night view, you can find different exhibitions being held in Tokyo City View. Just like the previous event "The Exhibition of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon" that we also shared with you earlier.
This summer, you can get a look of many special and never before seen works from this famous Japanese animation studio. From Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind to the newest animation Red Turtle, you can also see many marketing products like posters, production artwork, and memos etc.
Not only for the Ghibli fans, anyone who is interested in knowing about the Studio Ghibli history, this is a must-see event for you!!
Before we give you this Studio Ghibli Expo tour, you can also check out our earlier sharing here:
Romantic date at night in a gorgeous place!
Studio Ghibli Expo - From Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind to the newest animation Red Turtle
Period: 7th July to 11th September 2016
Hours: 10：00 - 22：00 (Last admission 21：30)
Venue: Tokyo City View @ Roppongi Hills
Tickets: 1,800 yen for adults, 1,200 yen for students,
600 yen for kids, 1,500 yen for seniors
Inquiries: 03-6406-6652 (10：00 - 20：00)
Homepage (Japanese): http://www.roppongihills.com/tcv/jp/ghibli-expo/
Destination - Tokyo City View!
In order to get to the observation deck, first you have to look for the "Museum Cone" which can take you to the Tokyo City View on the 52th floor and the Mori Art Museum on the 53th floor of Mori Tower. Just walk along the spiral staircase or take the elevator, then use the bridge connected to the Mori Tower, and you can find the ticket counters there!
Regular: 1,800 yen (Adults), 1,500 yen (Age 65 and above), 1,200 (High school students and above), 600 yen (Age 4 and above, up to junior high school students)
Sky Deck: 500 yen (Adults, Age 65 and above, High school students and above), 300 yen (Age 4 and above, up to junior high school students)
Note: All prices include consumption tax
Special Features 01 - Special Pop-up Cafe
You can find the Ghibli animations themed menu at this special pop-up cafe where you can enjoy both the Sun and the Moon at this cafe!
Information about the Pop-up cafe
Venue: Museum Cafe & Restaurant: The Sun & The Moon
Cafe Area THE SUN (52F Mori Tower, Roppongi Hills)
Period: 7th July to 11th September 2016
Hours: 11：00 - 22：00 (L.O.: Food 21:00, Drink 21:30)
No extra admission fees, but you need to show the observation deck tickets / Studio Ghibli Expo tickets
- Ghibli Themed Menu No. 1 - Laputa: Castle in the Sky
- Do you still remember this toast that Pasu made for Sheeta? It even looks better in real, right? This special toast is made with cheese, mayonnaise, ham, and an egg. Yummy! It also comes with a tomato meatballs soup.
Toast with meatballs soup: 1,080 yen includes tax
- Ghibli Themed Menu No. 2 - Soot Sprites from My Neighbor Totoro
- Do you still remember the little black monsters from My Neighbor Totoro? It is so surprising that the pop-up cafe created this whole black burger! Actually the hamburger is made with bamboo charcoal bread, a patty and vegetables. It is served with french fries and salad too. Don't get scared by its color, it tastes really good indeed!
All Black Hamburger Set: 1,380 includes tax
Special Features 02 - Take a picture with the Catbus
You may have seen a Catbus in other places or shops before, but actually this one is especially made for this Expo! Why don't you try to ride on the Catbus and feel how Satsuki and Mei feel in the movie!
Special Features 03 - Original Artworks
You can get a look of many special and never before seen works from this famous Japanese animation studio, starting from "Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind" to the newest animation "Red Turtle". You can also see many marketing products like posters, production artwork, and memos etc. for the Studio Ghibli works in the last 30 years.
Special Features 04 - The Main Venue
Please note that there are zones that you cannot take pictures, but at the main venue of this Expo, you can use your camera and mobile phones to capture this great moment! Look how amazing the airship from Laputa: Castle in the Sky is!!
Today, we visit the Expo at sunset, the light totally matched with the color tones of the aircraft hanging in the venue. Look how amazing the pictures are! How about the night with the lights all lighted up? Which one do you like more?
Special Features 05 - Souvenir on 51st Floor
- It's time to do some souvenirs shopping. Of course you can find many Studio Ghibli products here, but do you know that you can also get some limited edition products here?
- What is that? A green Totoro??
Actually that's the original setting of Totoro! Which one do you like more?
One more special spot to visit at Tokyo City View - Sky Deck
Please note that since the Sky Deck is located at the top roof of Mori Tower. There are certain rules that you have to follow. Details please refer to:
Hours: 11:00 - 20:00, last admission at 19:30
500 yen (Adults, Age 65 and above, High school students and above)
300 yen (Age 4 and above, up to junior high school students)
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