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  1. Japan
  2. Tokyo
  3. Ghibli Museum

Tokyo: Ghibli Museum and Hayao Miyazaki Movies Tour

Product ID: 186144
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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
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
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