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  • Location:Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Tokyo Studio Ghibli Museum Afternoon Tour

Experience the magic of Studio Ghibli during an enchanting 3-hour excursion to the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka from Tokyo. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, gain insight into the history of the magical movies during the comfortable journey to Mitaka and then set out to explore the museum independently. Watch astounding animations and see illustrations from Oscar-winning films like ‘Spirited Away’ during this enriching excursion. Convenient transportation from Tokyo is included on this tour.


  • Ghibli Museum with trransport from Tokyo to Mitaka
  • Hear commentary about the museum from a guide aboard the bus
  • Learn about the anime works of the famous Studio Ghibli
  • Enjoy 1.5 hours of free time to explore the museum on your own
  • Discover exhibits about the animation process and popular characters
  • Watch a film by director Hayao Miyazaki, known for his Oscar-winning Spirited Away

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.

Make your way to a central Tokyo hotel and greet your guide and group. Climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned coach and begin your journey to Inokashira Park, the site on which the Ghibli Museum is situated. Listen as you guide sets the cultural scene of the famous studio along the way; hear of Oscar-winning works like Spirited Away and gain insight into the signature style of the production company.

On arrival, set out to explore the museum independently for 1.5 hours; see a plethora of enchanting exhibitions at a leisurely pace and see an exclusive clip of a short film created by legendary director Hayao Miyazaki.

Purchase special souvenirs from the gift shop then make your own way back to Tokyo by high-speed rail connection.

Customer Reviews

Audrey a

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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

James W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Had a great time at the Museum. The guide was very knowledgeable on all things Ghibli, as well as other random tid bits of information that was fun to know. Our guide was great, and the tour experience was fun.

Rachael S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Well organized tour. Our host had fantastic English and was very informative about all the exhibits. Had a fantastic time!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Easy, convenient meeting location. The tour guide Hiromi was great. Easily navigated the whole group to and from the museum, and provided great explanations about the exhibits we were going to see. Would highly recommend this tour for fans of Ghibli.

Wells S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

If you don't understand written Japanese, I'd highly recommend this tour. The guide is friendly and will happily answer questions and of course, the museum is a must-see for any fan!

Nerissa O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Everything about the tour was great and easy! The museum is a magical place and shouldn't be missed! Definitely recommend this tour to anyone :


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The museum is small and can get crowded but worth it if you love animation. Our guide was great, her knowledge of the museum made to trip more meaningful with her simple and informative presentation. We had plenty of time to explore on our own, shop, and eat. Her care in making sure our group got to and from the museum and back was great. Take the tour.

Madelaine T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Kumi did a great job!

Eizel Ruby C

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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