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Ghibli Museum & Ghibli Film Appreciation Bus Tour

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Get transported to the animated world of Ghibli Studios, famous for its artistry and empathetic storytelling.

Highlights

  • Appreciate the creative genius of Hayao Miyazaki on this bus tour that covers three popular stops
  • A government licensed English interpreter will accompany you along the journey
  • Have lunch at Hotel Gajoen Tokyo whose architecture inspired the castle in the movie Spirited Away
  • Stroll along streets lined with buildings from a bygone era at Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
  • Visit Ghibli Museum and witness Miyazaki’s creations come to life through stunning detail and indelible imagery
  • Watch an animated short from the studio, created exclusively for the Ghibli Museum and only viewable here
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Your Experience

Ghibli is to Japan what Disney is to the English-speaking world. Characterized by a sense of childlike innocence and a lightness of touch, Studio Ghibli represents Hayao Miyazaki’s astonishing body of work as a filmmaker. A perfectionist in all right, he is known for pushing the boundaries of animation into uncharted territories.

Begin your tour at Keio Plaza Hotel and head to Hotel Gajoen Tokyo. The interiors of this lavish hotel is said to have inspired much of the sceneries in the acclaimed movie Spirited Away. Enjoy a spirited and wholesome meal here before making your way to Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum. The museum takes you through Japan's past with its preserved and reconstructed buildings of old teahouses, bathhouses, and private residential homes of famous people. The museum’s bathhouse is reminiscent of the one in the spirit world where Chihiro works to earn her freedom in the movie Spirited Away. After spending quality time here, head to the star destination of the day - Ghibli Museum. Dedicated to the Studio’s body of work, the museum evokes the strange buildings which often appear in Miyazaki’s films. With walls covered in fine art that is unique to Ghibli, visitors are offered a peek into the mood, details, and intricacies that go into the development of these cherished characters and films.

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Inclusions

  • Comfortable bus journey
  • National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter
  • Special entry to Ghibli Museum
  • Entry to Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
  • Lunch
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Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers
  • Additional gratuities
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Know Before You Go

Discounted Tickets

Children aged 4 - 12 enjoy reduced prices on their tickets

Schedule

Departure Days and Timings

Every Mon, Wed, Thu, and Fri: 10 AM - 6:30 PM

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum is closed on Mondays

Tour Date Exceptions

18-29 May
4-13 Nov

Itinerary

  • 9:50 AM: Meet up at Keio Plaza Hotel
  • 10:45 AM: Lunch at Hotel Gajoen Tokyo (60min)
  • 1:00 PM: Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, or Jindaiji Temple or Takahata Fudoson Temple (60min)
  • 3:00 PM: Ghibli Museum (150 minutes)
  • 6:15 PM - 6:30 PM: Drop off near Shinjuku Station West Exit

Important Information

  • The tour will be canceled if Ghibli Museum is closed due to unforeseen circumstances
  • If the tour cannot visit Hotel Gajoen Tokyo or Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum due to facility circumstances, an alternate destination will be assigned
  • Please note that a vegetarian menu is not available
  • Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum is closed on Mondays (except on public holidays) and on those days you will visit Jindaiji Temple or Takahata Fudoson Temple instead
  • 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 from Ghibli Museum on their own, and no refunds will be provided
  • Arrival times may be vary depending on traffic conditions
  • The National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter will not provide guidance inside Ghibli Museum
  • Cameras are not allowed in Ghibli Museum
  • Baby strollers cannot be taken into the Ghibli Museum
  • Children 3 years of age and younger may join the tour, but they will not be provided with bus seats or meals
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Cancellation Policy

Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 8 days before the schedule

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My Tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly after the purchase
  • Please display the same along with a valid photo ID at the time of boarding the bus from the meeting point
  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid student IDs
  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays

Meeting Point

  • Your meeting point is JTB Sunrise Tours Sales Office
  • The check-in counter is located on the 3rd floor of Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo (Shinjuku)
  • Look for personnel wearing red JTB SUNRISE TOURS jackets
  • Address: 2 Chome-2-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-8330, Japan
  • Reporting Time: 9:50 AM
  • Departure Time: 10 AM

Getting There

  • Bus: Inn 02, Inn 04, Inn 05, Shibu 55
  • Train: Chuo / Sobu Senko Line, Keio New Line, Yamanote Line, Shonan Shinjuku Line
  • Metro: Marunouchi Line

Validity

The ticket is valid for the date selected during the booking

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