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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 Park, 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
KEIO PLAZA HOTEL TOKYO, 2 Chome-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
A really excellent day. Our guide Miki was very knowledgeable about all of the activities on the tour and lunch was really tasty.
It was great!!! Our tour guide was amazing. She had alots of information about Studio Ghibi and was very knowledgable about other locations we went to as well.
I highly recommend this tour. The guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and gave an amazing tour. The lunch was wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed everything.
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
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!
Honestly I thought it was a great tour. You can eat at the hotel that helped inspire Spirited Away. The food was really good. Then we went to the temple because the museum was closed but I preferred it this way to be honest. It was a nice temple and you were able to go inside and really take a good look. Then the museum itself was awesome! So much fun! The tour guide we had would tell us facts about the ghibli movies and locations and at the end gave suggestions for where else we could go afterwards!
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.
Our first stop was a yummy buffet lunch at a very beautiful hotel. Next stop was the architectural museum which puts you in the streets and buildings that Miyazaki drew! Last stop was the Ghibli museum. We enjoyed seeing Miyazaki’s studio life, the process he went through and his many wonderful works!
This tour was 7-8 hours, and while it was super amazing in all the activities that were picked... the traveling portion between places could be better.
We started the tour at 10am sharp. We had to travel an hour to the lunch place, ate for one hour, travel one hour to the Edo-Tokyo Open-Air Architectural Museum, given an hour to explore, and then we traveled for another hour to Studio Ghibli Museum... where we were only given two and half hours to explore the large museum filled with everything you had ever wanted to see about Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki.
The museum closes at 6pm, and it felt like we wasted so much time in the beginning to only be given such a SHORT amount of time to view the thing we've been waiting for... it actually felt disappointing. We should be given at least three to four hours to explore such a great place. Not barely two and a half. Everything felt rushed at the end from purchasing in the gift shop to taking pictures of the outside (because photography is prohibited for the inside).
Still, if we are not talking about time restrains, each individual places were gorgeous in its own ways and was worth the time to view. I appreciate the Edo-Tokyo Open-Air Architectural Museum because you can really see what inspired Miyazaki in which film, not to mention an inspiration to oneself if you're a writer/artist who wants to create a story of your own.
Did this tour meet my expectations? Somewhat.
If we didn't spend two hours pointlessly traveling to and from the lunch place, we would have been given a better time-frame with everything else. Yet, it was undeniable that the lunch place was gorgeous on its own (but not really worth it because it took so much time away from the main attraction).
Still, it was a great day, had a great time, and the tour guide was wonderful. The bus driver gave us a smooth ride throughout the day~ Japan gives the best service.
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.
Have you seen a Ghibli movie and still remember some of the unique scenes in the story? This tour will take you to visit the popular Ghibli Museum. Ghibli Museum is the home to works from Japan’s renowned Studio Ghibli film animation studio, known for feature-length anime films like Oscar-winning 'Spirited Away' and the museum provides a fun and fascinating activity for both kids and adults. Also visit Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architecture Museum, where you can experience the atmosphere of historical houses and streets that remind you of some Ghibli movies. (Monday departure will visit Jindaiji Temple or Takahata Fudoson Temple instead.) Enjoy lunch at the Hotel Gajoen Tokyo where the architecture style has served as an inspiration for one of the Ghibli films. Learn about the exhibits during the bus ride with your knowledgeable guide, and then enjoy free time to explore on your own.