Our kids 16yr old boy and 17yr old girl were the main reason we booked this tour, but we ended up enjoying it just as much! The museum is beautiful and our guide Mari was amazing! She shared so much with us about Japanese culture so we felt like we got more than just the tour info!
My daughters are big fans of Anime, and Miyazaki truly is an animation genius. The museum is a little ways away for central Tokyo but well worth the trip. The concession stand is always busy, so sitting down to enjoy some coffee isn't going to happen unless you have all day to spend there. Our tour was only supposed to spend a couple hours there, but we took the option to leave the tour at that point and stay on at the museum. Getting back wasn't too hard even though we got lost in Shinjuku station surprise surprise while transferring lines. The lunch was held at a hotel that needs to be seen to be believed, and was a treat all by itself. If I could make one recommendation to the tour operators, it would be to allow more time at the Ghibli museum, since it is one of a kind. Especially if you have fans of the genre in your family.
Miki was a wonderful tour guide. You can tell she really loves and knows a lot about Ghibli films. This tour particularly focused on Spirited away and some of the architecture that inspired the film. We got to the museum before it got super crowded which was great. Miki gave us an overview of the museum which really helped when looking around at the exhibits. Despite it being a very rainy day, we still went to the Edo Tokyo open air architecture museum which turned out to be really amazing and actually really lovely in the rain. I would not skip out on this part if you like history and architecture! The lunch at the hotel was absolutely amazing. The bus was clean and comfortable! Thank you for such a great tour!
I really enjoyed this tour. The guide was very nice and helpful. I probably could have handled less time at Ghibli, and more time at the architectural museum, which was fascinating.
We couldn’t have been happier to have actually been able to book this tour. We tried other companies and no one else could actually get us tickets. The museum itself was awesome and we absolutely loved it. Total satisfaction!!
I have always dreamt about visiting the museum all of my life! It was amazing and I really enjoyed the history of studio Ghibli told on the bus ride to the museum!
The guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable. This tour was good also because it was a one-way tour with returns to your original location by yourself. This was great as there was no rush as we could roam the museum at our own pace. Highly recommended!!
This is the best museum in Tokyo if you love Studio Ghibli films. This is my second time there. The bus took us to the museum and the guide gave us our tickets took us in and told us how to get back to the station to take the train back into the city. The museum usually has a special exhibit so make sure you check. You also get a small film strip as your ticket as a keep sake. Check out the special short movie. Go to the roof. The food is not great but it is themed.
i got this because from where i am there is no provider for Ghibli Museum Tickets. The tour guide was fun and polite and lots of information about the museum! Transpo from Shinjuku to the museum via bus. Would highly recommend this to anyone! We enjoyed a whole day in the museum, even had dinner at the restaurant but the waiting was so long though for the restaurant just to let you guys know.