Ghibli Museum Will Require ID Verification Starting in July

posted on 2016-03-03 14:15 EST
Move intended to discourage scalpers; museum closes for 2+ months for maintenance

The official website of the Ghibli Museum in Tokyo announced on Tuesday that, beginning in July, it will begin asking visitors for identification before entry. Visitors whose name does not match the name used to purchase the ticket will be turned away. The move is intended to discourage scalpers who purchase tickets and resell them at a higher price.

The museum will also sell some tickets in July to August through lottery.

The museum will be closed from May 9 through July 15 for maintenance.

The Ghibli Museum, located in Mitaka in west Tokyo, is dedicated to bringing the works of Studio Ghibli to life through interactive exhibits and replicas of iconic Ghibli creations like the Catbus from My Neighbor Totoro and the robot from Castle in the Sky. Additionally, exhibits on works that have influenced Miyazaki are also common. Tickets to the museum must be purchased in advance, and the museum only makes a select number of tickets available for each day.

[Via Rocket News 24]

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