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  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration:  4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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. Take a guided tour, and then enjoy free time to explore on your own. You’ll travel to and from the museum by local train and bus, accompanied by a guide.


  • Afternoon tour from Tokyo to the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka
  • Learn about the anime works of the famous Studio Ghibli
  • Take a 45-minute guided tour of the museum
  • Discover exhibits about the animation process and popular characters
  • Watch a film by director Hayao Miyazaki, known for his Oscar-winning Spirited Away
  • Enjoy free time to explore the museum on your own
  • Travel to and from the museum with a guide by local train and bus

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Such a fun way to spend an afternoon! Learn all about Japanese animation at this museum dedicated to the studio co-founded by a master of the craft. Kids love the quirky anime characters!

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What You Can Expect

Tokyo Studio Ghibli Museum Afternoon Tour

See the works of Studio Ghibli at the Ghibli Museum on this tour from Tokyo.

Meet your guide in central Tokyo near Shinjuku Station to start your tour to the Ghibli Museum. Accompanied by your guide, travel by local train and bus from Tokyo to the suburb of Mitaka, where the museum stands on a 4,000-acre (1,618-hectare) site in Inokashira Park.

When you arrive, enjoy a 45-minute guided tour of the museum, during which you’ll learn a bit about the history of Studio Ghibli, the famous Japanese animation film studio that has produced acclaimed works like the Academy Award–winning film Spirited Away.

After your tour, you have another 45 minutes 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. Your children will delight in the fun way that Ghibli characters are featured throughout the museum.

Visit the gift shop or restaurant for souvenirs or food, if you wish (own expense), before leaving with your guide to head back to Tokyo by train. Your tour ends when you return to Shinjuku Station.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Kumi did a great job!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our tour guide was so lovely! She spoke and understood english really well so it was very easy to converse with her. She looked after the group, ensuring everyone was on and off the train and bus. She gave us an explanation of the story behind each room and gave sufficient free time also.

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