Ghibli Museum Tickets and Afternoon Tour of the Magical World of Miyazaki

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Visit the Studio Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Tokyo and discover the world of Japanese animation brought to life by Studio Ghibli. Meet a larger-than-life Totoro, ride the Cat Bus, and be awed by the five-meter high Robot Soldier standing guard at the rooftop garden.

Highlights
  • Enjoy free time to explore Studio Ghibli Museum on your own
  • Learn about the world-famous animations of Studio Ghibli
  • Watch a short film by director Hayao Miyazaki
  • Travel to and from the museum with an English-speaking guide by local train and bus

Description

Step into the world of Studio Ghibli and relive the magic of youth with a visit to the popular Ghibli Museum, Mitaka, dedicated to the works of Hayao Miyazaki, Japan's greatest living animated film director.

Itinerary

11:50 - Depart from Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo's Main Tower in Shinjuku. Board the bus and head to Studio Ghibli Museum (50 mins).

13:00 - Your interpreter-guide will accompany you from Keio Plaza to Studio Ghibli Museum. Upon arrival, explore the Studio Ghibli Museum, designed by Japan's top animated film director, Hayao Miyazaki, famous for Studio Ghibli animated films such as Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and My Neighbor Totoro. Built like a maze, this building features different displays, including the cat bus from Totoro, imaginative exhibits about the process of making animation films, and an original short film that can only be seen in the museum theater.

Tour ends after all participants have arrived and completed the entrance procedures for Ghibli Museum (closes at 18:00). Your tour guide will not be entering the museum and you may enjoy free time in the museum until it closes.

Includes

  • Ghibli Museum Tickets

  • Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum admission

  • Lunch buffet

  • Bus fare

  • English-speaking guide
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Ghibli Tour

Duration: 7 - 7:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Ghibli Museum Tickets / Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum admission / Lunch buffet / Bus fare / English-speaking guide

If you or your kids like Studio Ghibli, then this is definitely a place to visit! We met our tour at the Keio Plaza Hotel, checked in and jumped on the bus. The tour operator was awesome. She gave a lot of info about what we would see at the museum and gave us a suggested itinerary since we had a limited amount of time. She also made sure everyone knew how to catch the bus to the train station, how much it cost, and how to get all the way back to Shinjuku station. She also toured us around the outside of the museum as well as gave us direction on where we could take pics and where it was prohibited. The staff at Ghibli was amazing as well! After reporting a lost jacket, the staff took less than ten minutes to locate it and return it to us. This is definitely a worthwhile tour.

idahomom

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Schedule

  • 10:05

    Meet at Keio Plaza Hotel Shinjuku

  • 10:15

    Depart from Shinjuku Station

  • 10:45

    Hotel Gajoen Tokyo (75 min)

    Explore Japan's first wedding complex built in the 1930's that is filled with decorative walls and painted ceilings. These ornate rooms is said to have inspired the extravagant bath house in "Spirited Away". Enjoy a buffet lunch after taking memorable photos!

  • 13:00

    Ghibli Museum (120 min)

    Explore the magical world of the Ghibli Museum! Watch a short Miyazaki film, take pictures with the robot from Laputa, relax at the Straw Hat cafe, and lose yourself in the delightful imagination and whimsy of the grounds.

  • 15:40

    Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum (30 min)

    Wander through the interactive Japanese architectural museum where you can visit houses in Japan from different eras. Make sure to stop by the retro bath house and the stationary shop that looks like Kanaji's work shop in "Spirited Away".
    (Closed Mondays, excluding holidays)

  • Jindaiji Temple or Takahata Fudoson

    Please note that on Mondays and days the Architectural Museum is closed, the tour will visit Jindaiji Temple or Takahata Fudoson.

  • 17:00-17:30

    Check-out at Shinjuku Station

  • (For Check-In) Keio Plaza Hotel Main Tower (2-2-1, Nishishinjuku , Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo) Time: 10:05:00

  • (For Check-Out) Shinjuku Station Time: 17:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Keio Plaza Hotel Main Tower (2-2-1, Nishishinjuku , Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo) Time: 10:05:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Shinjuku Station Time: 17:00:00

Price & Options

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Notes

Restriction(s)
  • The tour begins from the Keio Plaza Hotel Shinjuku. Meeting at the Ghibli Museum is not available.

  • Baby carriages are not allowed in the Ghibli Museum.

  • Infants ages 0-3 may join the tour for free, but they will not be provided with separate bus seats or meals.

Additional Note(s)
  • The tour will be cancelled if Ghibli Museum is closed due to unforeseen circumstances. Please note that tour dates are subject to change.

  • 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.

  • The interpreter guide will not provide guidance inside the Ghibli Museum.

  • Arrival times are only an estimate and delays may occur due to traffic.

  • In the case the meal cannot be provided at Hotel Gajoen Tokyo due to facility circumstances, the meal venue will be changed.

  • 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.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 20.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to take my suitcase on the tour bus?

You may find the coin locker at Shinjuku Station, and we advise you to put your luggage there.

Is it possible to take my suitcase on the tour bus?

You may find the coin locker at Shinjuku Station, and we advise you to put your luggage there.

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Reviews

If you or your kids like Studio Ghibli, then this is definitely a place to visit! We met our tour at the Keio Plaza Hotel, checked... in and jumped on the bus. The tour operator was awesome. She gave a lot of info about what we would see at the museum and gave us a suggested itinerary since we had a limited amount of time. She also made sure everyone knew how to catch the bus to the train station, how much it cost, and how to get all the way back to Shinjuku station. She also toured us around the outside of the museum as well as gave us direction on where we could take pics and where it was prohibited. The staff at Ghibli was amazing as well! After reporting a lost jacket, the staff took less than ten minutes to locate it and return it to us. This is definitely a worthwhile tour. more

idahomom

The tour was great, good options and great guide. Half a day was right length of time. As a ghibli fan I had heard all about it, s...o knew what to expect. A bit disappointed that as adults you couldn't even go near the catbus or have a pic as a consolation prize. But it was a fun time in the wacky mind of miazacki. And the short was beautiful. more

Marie

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made between 8 business days (18:00:00 local time) to 2 business days (18:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made between 2 business days (18:00:00 local time) to 1 business days (18:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made between 1 business days (18:00:00 local time) to business days (18:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Change Policy

Please contact Veltra immediately if you make any changes to your booking once it is confirmed, as:

・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 8 business days to 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 2 business days to 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.
・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 1 business days to 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
・Any changes made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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