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Tokyo: Ghibli Museum and Hayao Miyazaki Movies Tour

Product ID: 186144
Immerse yourself in the amazing world of Hayao Miyazaki and Japanese animation at the Ghibli Museum. Visit an open-air museum that evokes a Ghibli film, and enjoy a buffet lunch at an historical hotel.
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Ticket confirmation within 48 hours
Once purchased, you’ll receive booking confirmation from the tour operator.
Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 9 days in advance for a full refund

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  • Enjoy 2 hours of free time at the often unavailable Ghibli Museum
  • Take photos with the Robot Soldier from the movie Castle in the Sky
  • Learn how an Oscar-winning animator created his stories and pictures
  • Savor a buffet lunch at the inspiring Hotel Gajoen Tokyo
Full description
Take a fascinating journey through the world of Studio Ghibli and the Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki with a visit to the Ghibli Museum in Inokashira Park. Meet some of Miyazaki's famous characters, such as Totoro, and the Robot Soldier from Castle in the Sky.

Start your adventure in downtown Tokyo and head to the historical Hotel Gajoen Tokyo, said to be the inspiration for a famous Ghibli film. Feast on a buffet lunch before enjoying 2.5 hours of free time to explore and take photos to make you Instagram famous at the Ghibli Museum. Lose yourself among the incredible exhibits, including displays that reveal the animation process. Watch an original short animated feature by Studio Ghibli, exclusive to the museum.

Next, visit the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum and walk down streets lined with intriguing buildings that evoke an atmosphere just like in a Ghibli film.
  • Licensed English-speaking guide
  • Buffet lunch
  • Ghibli Museum entrance ticket
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Drinks at lunch

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at counter 3F in the main tower of the Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo. It is a 5-minute walk from Shinjuku Station West Exit (JR lines), or a 5-minute walk from Shinjuku Station (Keio Line, Odakyu Line, and Marunouchi and Toei Shinjuku subway lines). There is immediate access from Exit B1 of Tochomae Station (Toei Oedo Line).

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Important information
Know before you go
• The tour is subject to cancellation if the Ghibli Museum is closed due to unforeseen circumstances
• In the event that a visit to the Hotel Gajoen Tokyo or Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum is not possible, an alternative destination will be visited without refund
• This tour is free for children aged under 3 years old if no seat is occupied. No food will be offered
• You are permitted to leave the tour earlier at the Ghibli Museum without refund if you wish
• No guide services will be provided in the Ghibli Museum
• The Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum is closed on Mondays, except holidays. In such cases, the tour will visit the Jindaiji Temple or Takahata Fudoson Temple instead
• Vegetarian options are not available
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 60 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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My family loves it so much. We enjoyed every detailed of the tour, from the main entrance to everything. Even though there's a lot of people inside, and the theatre show was full-house, we were able to enjoy everything. The tour guide explains a lot to us inside the bus. She's the best tour guide in this tour. She makes the crowd part of the discussion by asking and sharing a lot about Ghibli tour.

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December 30, 2019

Our guide was great, the hotel was stunning and the Open Air Architectural Museum educational, and the Ghibli Museum was a treat! Totally worth it, esp. as I was able to get in to the Ghibli Museum on the tour when the tickets for the month had otherwise sold out.

December 26, 2019

While pricey, our visit to Ghibli was both time and money well spent. Our guide, Micky, was excellent. She educated us on the museum itself as well as Miyazaki himself. We would definitely recommend to any family with teenagers who has seen Spirited Away, the movie” and has an interest in animation.

December 26, 2019

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