Tokyo Studio Ghibli Museum and Ghibli Film Appreciation Tour including Lunch
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Stop At: Ghibli Museum Mitaka, 1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka 181-0013 Tokyo Prefecture
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Stop At: Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, 3-7-1 Sakuracho, Koganei 184-0005 Tokyo Prefecture
or Jindaiji temple or TakahathudosonKongoji Temple
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Hotel Gajoen Tokyo, 1-chōme-8-1 Shimomeguro, Meguro City, Tōkyō-to 153-0064, Japan
Duration: 1 hour
- Professional guide (except during museum visits)
- Round-trip transfer by air-conditioned coach
- Admission fee for Ghibli Museum
- Entry/Admission - Ghibli Museum Mitaka
- Entry/Admission - Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
- Entry/Admission - Hotel Gajoen Tokyo
- Guide in the museums
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Children 3 and younger are free of charge; no seat or meal will be provided
- Strollers are not permitted inside the museum
- Please Note: The guide will not accompany the tour in the museums and you will explore the museums independently. The guide will meet with the group again, then move on to the next attraction and return to the Shinjuku area
- Vegetarian meals are not available
- If the tour cannot visit Hotel Gajoen Tokyo or Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum due to facility circumstances, an alternate destination will be visited and the tour will still be held. Please note that in this case, refunds will not be provided.
- Participants may not go directly to the destination on their own, and may not join the tour midway. Leaving the tour midway at Ghibli Museum is allowed. In such cases, customers must head to their next destination on their own from Ghibli Museum, and no refunds will be provided.
- Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum is closed on Mondays. (Open if Monday is a holiday.) In such cases, the tour will visit Jindaiji Temple or Takahata Fudoson Temple instead.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 46 travelers
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
The Ghibli museum is small but quite fascinating. Worth a visit if you are a Ghibli fan. Our tour guide Naoko was friendly and we learnt a little more about Japanese culture from her. Lunch was delicious. The visit to the Edo museum was interesting too but a bit short. We really enjoyed the tour.
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!
Being realistic, this tour is just to get access to Ghibli Museum with its very restricted ticketing. The other aspects of the tour are simply to pad the day out - tour starts at 10am, a long lunch (?) starts at 11am, the shrine is fine but nothing outstanding. Our day suffered from rain at the shrine and no wifi on the bus because...all hubs out already. Tour guide seemed surprised at how the day unfolded, changing times for Ghibli etc. Museum itself was fab, but considering the entry ticket cost £7 if you can get one direct the added attractions should have been better for overall cost of tour.
The tour started at the tour office in the fantastic keio plaza hotel, where they had special art exhibits to enjoy while waiting for the rest of the group to arrive.We met our tour guide, Yuki, and were led off to the tour bus which was very comfortable with good wifi. Yuki was amazing, so knowledgeable and friendly, sharing details about Japanese life. She handed out packets describing our itinerary.First, we would stop for an early lunch. I was expecting a box lunch but no, we went to a really wonderful hotel for a buffet lunch. This lunch was unbelievably good! I went on the national holiday known as the coming of age day, so got to see many young women dressed in their kimono. Next we went to the open air architectural museum, where you can stroll among several historical buildings showing Japanese life over time. I really loved this and would like to go back and spend more time. It was great getting to just relax on a tour bus and not have to worry about navigating from place to place myself.After the open air museum we were on to studio Ghibli. There are no words that can adequately explain how I felt about this .Even if you are not a fan, go! You'll see a short animation and wander through the multi story building. You'll see the inspiration for the animations and replicas of the working office . And don't miss the cat bus! Thank you Yuki for such wonderful tour and experience which far exceeded my expectations.
It was a Great trip, the tour guide. Id very friendly and helpful. Too bad can't take photos inside the museum . Thank you
The museums slogan “Lets get lost together” summarizes the immersive nature of the museum. A must do
A great day but a few things of note.Tour guide english was very poor.No movie or interesting facts were provided on bus ride like indicated.Museum is very small, easily done in under two hours, including the 15 minute movie which is the must see of entire experience.The hotel for lunch was nice, but the main viewing area was closed for private event when we went.Can't speak on open air museum, since we skipped that part and went home on our ownBottom line is this,If you like ghibli and couldn't get tickets on your own to the museum, this is a decent option to get you there and in. That said, its not essential for non fans, and probably best done without tour
Miki our guide on the tour was very knowledgeable about everything Ghibli and gave us some very insightful tips on how to tackle the entire museum and we were able to see most of it within 2 hours without feeling like we were rushing. the hotel that inspired Spirited away was an amazing plus that i don't think we would have seen other wise.
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.