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Tokyo Studio Ghibli Museum & Film Appreciation Tour

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See Studio Ghibli's cinematic world come to life on a guided tour from Shinjuku. Visit the museum, dine at Hotel Gajoen, and wander through spirited settings.


  • lmmerse yourself in Hayao Miyazaki's anime universe on this full-day tour led by an English-speaking guide, including round-trip transfers.

  • Enjoy a buffet lunch at Hotel Gajoen Tokyo, the real-life inspiration for Spirited Away's bathhouse amidst traditional Japanese art.

  • Walk through the historic Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, experiencing streets that inspired the mystical world of Ghibli films.

  • Round off your tour at the Ghibli Museum with an exclusive short film, and see light pouring in through the glass dome with Kiki and Totoro wall frescoes.

  • Fun Fact: Your Ghibli Museum entry ticket is an actual film strip from a Studio Ghibli movie.


  • Full-day guided tour of Ghibli Museum

  • English-speaking guide

  • Round-trip transfers from Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo

  • Buffet lunch at Hotel Gajoen Tokyo

  • Entry to Ghibli Museum

  • Entry to Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

  • Ghibli's original short film screening

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.


2 reviews
Thibault Antony Désiré



Mar, 2024

Luca Gatti



Jan, 2024

A Journey Through Ghibli's Magic Realism

A world of mystical creatures, surreal surroundings, and Hayao Miyazaki's inspiration awaits you on this tour of the Ghibli Museum. The day begins at Hotel Gajoen Tokyo, which inspired the bathhouse in Spirited Away, Ghibli's highest-grossing film in Japan. Have a buffet lunch amidst 2,500 pieces of traditional Japanese art, making the setting feel straight out of a Ghibli film. An English-speaking guide will accompany you on your round-trip transfers, so enjoy the day without worrying about logistics or missing out on anything. The journey continues to the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum. With structures that remarkably evoke the charm of Spirited Away, walking here is like stepping into a Ghibli film.

The World of Anime & Exclusive Shorts at Ghibli Museum

The finale is the famous Ghibli Museum, beginning with the iconic Totoro statue right at the entrance. The magic unfurls with a film strip ticket, an actual snippet from a Ghibli movie, handed out as your entry pass. While your guide will not accompany you inside, you can freely explore exhibits that unveil Ghibli's artistry. Inside, witness the world of Hayao Miyazaki come to life, marvel at the eye-catching frescoes from Ghibli films, and life-size replicas of characters like the robot from Castle in the Sky on the roof garden. The museum itself was built in a magical style like the houses in Ghibli's films, adding to the charm. The cherry on top? An exclusive screening of a Ghibli short in the museum's Saturn Theatre!


  • Pick-up from Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo

  • Hotel Gajoen Tokyo

  • Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

  • Ghibli Museum

  • Ghibli's original short film

  • Drop-off at Shinjuku Station West Exit

Important Information

  • Guests will not be accompanied by the guide inside Ghibli Museum.

  • Lunch will be served buffet-style but without drinks. There is no vegetarian option available.

  • Note: If the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum tour is unavailable, a visit to Jindai-ji or Takahata Fudoson Temple will be arranged for guests.

  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Restroom.


  • Guests are not allowed to go to the destination on their own directly or join the tour midway.

  • The experience is not accessible for pram/stroller users.

  • Note that the following are not allowed on this tour: pets (except service dogs), videography, photography, eating, and drinking inside the museum.

  • Guests are required to turn off their mobile phones when inside the museum.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at 3F Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo's Main Tower.

  • Address: 2-chōme-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Keio Plaza Hotel. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board bus 宿41to get you there.

By Metro

  • The closest metro station is Tochomae Station. It is a quick 2-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board metro #Oedo Line to get you there.

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