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Tokyo Studio Ghibli Museum and Ghibli Film Appreciation Tour including Lunch

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Shinjuku City, Japan
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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Experience the magic of Studio Ghibli during an enchanting tour to the Ghibli Museum and Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architecture Museum. 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 Ghibli Museum independently. Convenient transportation from Tokyo is included on this tour, as well as entrance fees and lunch. On Mondays, your visit to Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architecture Museum will be substituted by a visit to Jindaiji Temple or Takahata Fudoson Temple.
  • Visit Ghibli Museum and learn about the anime works of the famous Studio Ghibli
  • Hear commentary about the museum from a guide aboard the bus
  • Enjoy lunch at Hotel Gajoen Tokyo
  • Watch a film by director Hayao Miyazaki, known for his Oscar-winning file Spirited Away

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Learn about Japanese animation with round-trip transport, lunch, and entrance fees included.
Make your way to Shinjuku Keio Plaza Hotel and greet your guide and group. Climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned coach and listen as your guide sets the cultural scene of the famous studio along the way; hear of Oscar-winning works such as 'Spirited Away' and gain insight into the signature style of the production company. First stop is Hotel Gajoen Tokyo, where the architecture style has served as an inspiration for one of the Ghibli films. Enjoy the lunch at the hotel before heading to the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architecture Museum.

Please note that the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architecture Museum isn’t open Mondays, and Jindaiji Temple or Takahata Fudoson Temple will be a substitute stop in those cases

Next, visit the Ghibli Museum and take the time to wander through the exhibits at your leisure. .

Your guided tour ends with a return to the drop-off point in the Shinjuku area.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
or Jindaiji temple or TakahathudosonKongoji Temple
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Hotel Gajoen Tokyo
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included

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Worth it!
Eleanor D
, Jan 2020
This tour was really well balanced, the lunch was high quality buffet style with veg options, then you are taken to a temple, then the museum. Well worth it, would do it again!
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A great day out
Jess W
, Jan 2020
A really excellent day. Our guide Miki was very knowledgeable about all of the activities on the tour and lunch was really tasty.
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Have day event!!!
knp0531
, Dec 2019
It was great!!! Our tour guide was amazing. She had alots of information about Studio Ghibi and was very knowledgable about other locations we went to as well.
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Could be more amazing...
clam0408
, Nov 2019
This tour was 7-8 hours, and while it was super amazing in all the activities that were picked... the traveling portion between places could be better. We started the tour at 10am sharp. We had to travel an hour to the lunch place, ate for one hour, travel one hour to the Edo-Tokyo Open-Air Architectural Museum, given an hour to explore, and then we traveled for another hour to Studio Ghibli Museum... where we were only given two and half hours to explore the large museum filled with everything you had ever wanted to see about Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki. The museum closes at 6pm, and it felt like we wasted so much time in the beginning to only be given such a SHORT amount of time to view the thing we've been waiting for... it actually felt disappointing. We should be given at least three to four hours to explore such a great place. Not barely two and a half. Everything felt rushed at the end from purchasing in the gift shop to taking pictures of the outside (because photography is prohibited for the inside). Still, if we are not talking about time restrains, each individual places were gorgeous in its own ways and was worth the time to view. I appreciate the Edo-Tokyo Open-Air Architectural Museum because you can really see what inspired Miyazaki in which film, not to mention an inspiration to oneself if you're a writer/artist who wants to create a story of your own. Did this tour meet my expectations? Somewhat. If we didn't spend two hours pointlessly traveling to and from the lunch place, we would have been given a better time-frame with everything else. Yet, it was undeniable that the lunch place was gorgeous on its own (but not really worth it because it took so much time away from the main attraction). Still, it was a great day, had a great time, and the tour guide was wonderful. The bus driver gave us a smooth ride throughout the day~ Japan gives the best service.
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Great day tour for Ghibli fans
Lisa C
, Nov 2019
Really good Ghibli themed day tour. This is a must for any Ghibli fans. Aparr from visiting thr Ghibli museum itself, the tour included other places which inspired Hayao Miyazaki's work in Spirited Away. Our English speaking guide (Halle) was fantastic and she was very informative and knowlegable. Overall a really enjoyable day tour.
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Studio Gibbley Tour
P8853AGcarols
, Oct 2019
I highly recommend this tour. The guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and gave an amazing tour. The lunch was wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed everything.
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Brilliant Experience
Brandon L
, Oct 2019
What a way to explore and experience the wonderful world of Studio Ghibli. You’re guided throughout the day on a wonderful tour of all the sites that inspired the films, and then it’s all topped off with a visit to the museum. The guided tours were enriching and everything was done at a good pace. Also... the lunch was brilliant and very high quality with a variety of choice.
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Great day out Enjoyed every part of this tour the buffet lunch was fantastic and had a great day thank you
Jennifer D
, Sep 2019
A visit to ghibli has been on my bucket list so I am very glad I made it the whole day was fantastic and our tour guide and bus driver were great
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Great day!
Natasha T
, Jun 2019
My favorite part of the day was actually the Edo open air museum and I expulsions have easily spent many more hours there. The lunch was a beautiful buffet at a once old but now modernized hotel that evokes the golden age. Studio Ghibli was definitely fun, the amount of creativity that oozes fromthat place is palpable. It was a bit crowded of course. Overall great guide, great day!
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What an excellent tour!
Reilly P
, Jun 2019
When booking the tour I worried that the other stops along the way were thrown in to pad out the value. This was not the case. Micky our tour-guide explained that Mr Miyazaki was inspired by these places, and it was easy to see the similarities with the architectural museum and the hotel where we had lunch, in the movie spirited away. Micky had lots to explain about what we would be seeing, and this really enriched the experience, so thank you very much Micky! If you're trying to find an alternative to see the Ghibli museum because you didn't book in advance like me, then you will certainly not be disappointed by what you pay for this tour. It was an excellent experience, and I highly recommend it!

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