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Tokyo Studio Ghibli Museum and Ghibli Film Appreciation Tour including Lunch

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$127.63

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.
- 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

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Ghibli Museum Mitaka, 1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka 181-0013 Tokyo Prefecture

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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

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Duration: 1 hour

Departure:

Departure point:

KEIO PLAZA HOTEL TOKYO, 2 Chome-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan

Departure time:

10:00 AM

Duration:

7 hours

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Exclusions:

Terms and Conditions:

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.


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Jennifer D

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

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William P

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!

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Daniela H

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!

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Bang Yee N

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.

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Linda S

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!

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mesut k

my family and i enyoyed every moment of it,english speaking guided tour lovely lady friendly,restaurant was brilliant

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Jennifer V

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.

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Sandy Fong May Yoke

It was a Great trip, the tour guide. Id very friendly and helpful. Too bad can't take photos inside the museum . Thank you

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oslaptag

The museums slogan “Lets get lost together” summarizes the immersive nature of the museum. A must do

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alanrgrant

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.


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Tokyo Studio Ghibli Museum and Ghibli Film Appreciation Tour including Lunch
Overview:

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.

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