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All entrance fees included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Meet your guide at Shinjuku Keio Plaza Hotel (near the JR Shinjuku Station) and board a bus to the Hotel Gajoen Tokyo where the architecture style has served as an inspiration for one of the Ghibli films. First stop is Hotel Gajoen Tokyo where the architecture style has served as an inspiration for one of the Ghibli films. Enjoy lunch at the hotel before leaving for Ghibli Museum.
On the way to the museum, your guide explains the features of the museum and the history of Studio Ghibli, the Japanese animation film studio that has produced acclaimed works including the Academy Award–winning film "Spirited Away". When you arrive, enjoy 2 hours to explore the museum on your own (your guide won't accompany the tour during the museum visit). See various exhibits that describe the animation process, take your kids to the play space, or watch a short film by anime director Hayao Miyazaki only available for viewing on-site. Children will delight in the fun way that Ghibli characters are featured throughout the museum.
After learning everything about Ghibli, leave the museum for Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architecture Museum. The seven-hectare museum features various exhibitions, reconstructed buildings from the different periods of Japan, as well as a beautiful outdoor garden area. You can also enter and explore some of the buildings of different styles, periods, and purposes and experience the atmosphere of some Ghibli films. Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architecture Museum is closed on Monday and instead you'll visit Jindaiji Temple or Takahata Fudoson Temple.
When the tour is concluded, your bus will transfer you back to the Shinjuku area around 5:30pm.
Professional guide (except during museum visits)
Round-trip transfer by air-conditioned coach
Guide in the museums
Hotel pickup and drop-off
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
Photography is 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
Ghibli Museum: You will have approx. 2 hours exploring Ghibli Museum; if you prefer to stay longer at the museum and skip the rest of the tour, you can inform your guide before entering the museum. In this case, you are responsible for return transportation and no refund will be provided
A moderate amount of walking is involved in the museums and comfortable walking shoes are recommended
This tour is offered to travelers from overseas only
Shinjuku Keio Plaza Hotel in Shinjuku (near JR Shinjuku Station)