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Tokyo Studio Ghibli Museum Afternoon Tour

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  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2142TYO_F600
Visit the Ghibli Museum on this afternoon tour from Tokyo. Home to works from Japan’s renowned Studio Ghibli film animation studio, known for feature-length anime films like Oscar-winning 'Spirited Away,' the museum provides a fun and fascinating activity for both kids and adults. Learn about the exhibits during the bus ride with an onboard guide, and then enjoy free time to explore on your own.


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  • Family friendly
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
Meet your guide at Shinjuku Keio Plaza Hotel, located just five minutes from the JR Shinjuku Station. You'll board a bus to the suburb of Mitaka, where the Ghibli Museum stands on a 4,000-acre (1,618-hectare) site in Inokashira Park.

During the approximate 45-minute drive from Tokyo, your guide explains the features of the museum and shares about the history of Studio Ghibli, the Japanese animation film studio that has produced acclaimed works like the Academy Award–winning film Spirited Away.

When you arrive, enjoy 1.5 hours to explore the museum on your own. See various exhibits that describe the animation process, take your kids to the play space, or watch a short film by anime director Hayao Miyazaki, only available for viewing on-site. Children will delight in the fun way that Ghibli characters are featured throughout the museum.

Visit the gift shop or restaurant to purchase souvenirs or food, if you wish, before your tour ends at the museum, leaving you free to make your own way back to Tokyo by train (own expense).

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Meet at Shinjuku Keio Plaza Hotel, South Tower, 3rd Floor in front of the world clock
Departure Time:
3 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Ghibli Museum

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Tokyo Studio Ghibli Museum Afternoon Tour

Tokyo Studio Ghibli Museum Afternoon Tour

  • Guide on the bus to the museum
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation by bus to the museum
  • Return transportation from the museum back to central Tokyo
  • Guide in the museum
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Strollers are not permitted inside the museum
  • Children 3 and younger are free of charge
  • Photography is not permitted inside the museum
  • Please Note: The guide service will end at the entrance to the museum before you enter; please make your own way back to your hotel after your time at the museum
  • This tour is offered to travelers from overseas only
  • This is a walking tour; it is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes
  • Arrival time at the museum varies depending on traffic conditions
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Audrey a, January 2016

We had tried to book from Australia, however found this online when we arrived in Tokyo on the Friday.

We paid and were confirmed within 24 hours for Mon the 11th of Jan. We had a great Tour Guide who met us at the location Hotel near Shinjuku. She gave us info and then helped us board the bus to Mitaka where the Museum is.

During the bus trip she explained about the vision for the museum, and that we were to experience this for ourselves and we should not have her provide us with all the information. She also after her briefing on the museum, came by to see how we were going to make our way back. Providing us with bus or train options.

For a non Ghibli was extraordinary to view the animation see Totoro, and the 10mins of animation. See how Animation was made, and walk around absorbed in this medium. My son loved it.

We did our tour at 4.00 and managed to finish around 6.00 to grab the bus out the front to head to the Mitaka Station to head back to Shinjuku.

I enjoyed it and here are some of our pictures

Reviewed by: James W, November 2015

Definitely one of the highlights of my trip to Japan. The museum itself looks and feels like something right out of one of their films. Even for non-fans of their films the museum provided great insight into the animation process and there was plenty to see. Our tour guide was excellent, spoke very good English and the instructions were very clear and concise. We made it to the museum and back with zero issues. Make sure you book months in advance! This attraction very quickly sells out and we were barely able to make it.

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Tour code: 2142TYO_F600