TOKYO: My Tips on How to Get GHIBLI Museum Tickets Online

April 14, 2018

TOKYO: My Tips on How to Get GHIBLI Museum Tickets Online 

I was able to get 6 Ghibli Museum tickets for May 2018 and I'd like to share with you my tips on how to get one. 

1. Prepare the following information before buying the tickets:

a. Name of the group leader or the one who will claim the ticket 

b. Passport number of the group leader

c. Telephone number of the group leader

d. Address where you are staying 

e. Credit card number

f. Email address

g. 4 digit alphanumeric password which they will ask you to input for you to be able to access in their site the voucher issued after payment is complete. 

My tip: Write this all down in a word file before ticketing opens so that you will be able to cut and paste the information during online purchase and complete the process fast. 

2. Go to their website to buy tickets at 10:00 AM Japan time on the 10th day of month the month  before  you plan to visit.

For instance, if you plan to buy tickets  for June, buy tickets on May 10. Be sure to be at the site at 10:00 AM JAPAN time. They open ticketing a month before the date you plan to visit. Tickets are usually sold out within an hour when ticketing opens. 

My tip: Put an alarm on your phone 30 minutes before ticketing opens so you don't forget. Determine what's the equivalent of 10:00 AM Japan time to your local time, if you are not situated in Japan when buying online. Go to the website at exactly that particular time. 

3. After you get into their site, be patient while it loads. DO NOT REFRESH WHILE IT LOADS. 

It may take a while before the calendar appears or your choice is accepted but do not refresh while it loads. Otherwise, you will lose your place in the line. The site will tell you to wait. Follow it. Refresh only after the site tells you to try again. 

I was at the site at 10:00 AM. I was able to buy the tickets by 10:16 AM. I chose the 2:00 PM slot on a Wednesday. 

4. After you have completed payment, an email will be sent to you with a link on where to access your voucher. Don't forget the email address, the exact telephone number you inputted in the form, and  the 4 digit alpha numeric password you gave. 

These 3 things are the information you will be asked after clicking the link sent to your email to access your voucher. In my case, I forgot to input the country code with my telephone number. So to access my voucher, I had to input the telephone number without the country code as well.