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Shame could not take photos inside the museum but very good otherwise.
The guide was really informative, which was really good as there were no English display boards in the museum. I would have loved having more time to explore the museum on my own, as there was just so many things to see!
Everything is in Japanese, so if you cannot read it, you won't get much out of Studio Ghibli! The tour guide walked us through the main exhibits for half an hour, explaining the main ideas, and then gave us more than an hour of free time. It helps if you've watched and enjoyed Miyazaki's films :)
though tour guide was good. hated how tour guide waited for one of the families in the tour with a very rude child who took up all our time by running away and whining and complaining. Because of them we were late coming back .
It was great to have inside knowledge of everything in the museum which baffled other visitors.
Good tour of Studio Ghibli, place was packed out when we went but still an interesting experience.
We had the loveliest tour guide, Michiko, the name of the current empress! She was very helpful and very informative! The Studio itself is spectacular, even though it was ridiculously busy and tight in certain places, it didn't diminish the experience. You feel as though you are in an animation when you are there and seeing how it all works is quite spectacular! Even though we were under the impression that we would be getting a bus straight there, public transporting it was super easy with our guide leading the way and even allowed us to see a side of Tokyo we wouldn't have! Overall a must do for any animation enthusiast (or not!)!
This tour was very good. Our guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable on Studio Ghibli. Transport from Shinjuku involved catching a train and then a bus so we were glad we got to Studio Ghibli with the tour (as buses only have Japanese writing). The tour started with our guide explaining some of the history of animation and of Studio Ghibli which lasted about 10-20mins. We were then allowed about 1.5-2hrs of free time to roam the 3 floors of the museum. I recommend this tour for first timers in Japan who want to visit Studio Ghibli.
Very good tour. The guide was wonderful and the museum was very nice. The only inconvenience was the changes of bus 1 to bus 2, to subway, and then to another bus. I think one of the reasons people take a bus tour is not having to go through all that. Overall it was a good experience.
Good experience, only gripe was having to run twice to catch a bus.
The tour is worth it for any Studio Ghibli fans! Firstly, I have to thank our tour guide Michiko for being the awesome person she is! You could tell she loved the films and all things Ghibli as much as we did. This place is magical and the trip on the local train was an experience in itself. Don't be upset by the fact that you're taken there by local transport, it all adds to the experience! The place is crowded but orderly (we are talking about Japan) but that didn't deter Michiko from taking us to every room to explain all the different displays. Really cool that you get to keep the ticket stub which has an original film strip incorporated into it. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to go tithe gift shop and cafe as well! I would go back there in a heart beat!
We had an excellent time at the Studio Ghibli Museum, if you are a fan the tour will not disappoint you, my only concern was the time in getting started, we had to wait for people to arrive as the pick up location was unclear for some, and then catch public transport closer to the location, I would have been happier getting my own way there, meeting the tour guide and thus having more time to spare to look around at my leisure.
Excellente Place, Wonderfull Guide. I enjoyed very much. If you´re fan of Ghibli this is a must in tokyo.
Great museum if you are a fan of his work. Amazing exhibits there, does get very crowded in there so it's good that they limit the amount of tickets for the place.