If you find yourself in Tokyo and are tired of walking across Shibuya Crossing for the nth time or sampling the endless supply of fresh sushi, then it might be a good idea to check out the Studio Ghibli museum. The building, located in the Greater Tokyo area, showcases tons of memorabilia and exhibits from the studio’s well-loved films. That’s all well and good, but it’s nothing compared to the joy of seeing a fluffy replica of My Neighbor Totoro’s Catbus for the first time.
The AV Club fondly describes the exhibit for children as a big plushy bus that’s begging to be jumped on, or ridden inside, much like the protagonists in the film have done. The museum is currently installing a larger “life-sized” version of the Catbus for everyone, as part of their ongoing renovations. The museum will be closed until July 16 to accommodate these changes.
So you’re thinking about going to Tokyo after July 16 or are lucky enough to live there, you can purchase your tickets to the museum here.
Ignition.co also has an informative walk-through of the museum which you can read here.