My early May trip is rapidly approaching and I'm in the midst of wrapping out the final little pieces of it.
Everyone has highly recommended the Ghibli Museum, which I absolutely want to see. I know you can purchase advance tickets through JTBUSA, but I'm dismayed to see that the price of the ticket is nearly double the advertised amount.
JTB (and the official museum site) lists a single adult ticket for ¥1000, which currently coverts to around $10.40USD. However, when I inquired into getting tickets, they were $14USD plus a $5 handling fee. I understand the handling fee, but altogether that's almost double the price. I luckily won't have to pay the shipping fees as the NYC office offers pickup service.
I know you can purchase tickets from Lawson's convenience stores in Japan, but I don't know about availability. Does anyone have an experience with getting tickets or advice? I'm looking to go on Monday, May 13th in the morning. Thanks in advance!