Full Day Studio Ghibli Museum Tour with Lunch

7 hours
For the little ones
Walking Tours


The Ghibli Museum is a favorite among children and parents alike, all who have watched the internationally acclaimed movies of Hayao Miyazaki. Tour the museum to learn about the studio and its movies and participate in fun activities curated specially for your and your child’s fun. Enjoy a delicious lunch too at hotel Gajoen Tokyo.

Why to buy

  • Visit the renowned Studio Ghibli Museum and learn about the anime creations by Studio Ghibli.
  • Learn about the founder of Studio Ghibli and other facts from your expert guide on the bus tour.
  • Explore the museum in the two free hours you have to learn everything there is to now about the anime world of Studio Ghibli.
  • Enjoy a sumptuous lunch at the Hotel Gajoen Tokyo.
  • Learn about film appreciation and watch Hayao Miyazaki’s best film – Spirited Away, a favourite among children and adults alike.


This exhilarating tour is an informative one that is perfect for adults and children of all age groups. Explore the world of magic and mystery created artfully by Studio Ghibli as you embark on this tour commencing from your starting point at Shinjuku Keio Plaza Hotel. Your tour will first take you to the iconic Hotel Gajoen Tokyo which boasts of an architecture style that served as an inspiration for one of the famed Ghibli films. Enjoy a delectable lunch at this hotel and then proceed towards Studio Ghibli Museum where you will be left to explore the museum at your own pace with a time of two to two and a half hours at hand. On the way to the museum your expert guide will brief you about the special features of the museum and the history of Studio Ghibli and its co-founder – Hayao Miyazaki, the mind behind some of the best animated movies of this century. Once you arrive, you will be transported to a world from the animated films as the museum showcased buildings and structures from the movies themselves.

Watch the various exhibits that describe the animation process in detail, let your child run free in the play area or watch a short film by anime director Hayao Miyazaki. After exploring the museum to the fullest, the tour will then head on to the Edo-Tokyo Open air Architecture Museum which is a seven-hectre museum featuring stunning exhibits, reconstructed buildings etc., from different time periods in Japan. The museum also features a beautiful outdoor garden area where you can relax and enjoy the colorful hues of the trees of Tokyo. Here you can also enter and explore some of the buildings and admire the different styles and purposes and how they evolved over time. After a tour of the museum, the tour will then head back to drop you off at the Shinjuku Area.

Expert guide
Entrance Fees
Round-trip transfers
Guide inside museum
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Drinks at lunch


7 hours
Monday 10:00 AM Tuesday 10:00 AM Wednesday 10:00 AM Thursday 10:00 AM Friday 10:00 AM Saturday 10:00 AM Sunday 10:00 AM 
Language used
English, Japanese 
Type of Guide/Tour
Expert Guide
Child allowed age
0 - 12 years
Pickup point
Shinjuku Keio Plaza Hotel in Shinjuku (near JR Shinjuku Station)
Meeting point
Hotel Gajoen Tokyo
End point
Shinjuku area

Good to know

  • Vegetarian meals are not available during this trip.
  • This tour is offered to travelers and tourists from overseas only.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved when touring the premises of the museum. It is recommended that you wear comfortable sports shoes.
  • You will have approximately two hours to tour the museum but if you wish to spend more time there and skip the tour group’s next location, you can inform your guide before entering the museum. In such a case you will have to arrange for your own return transportation and no refund will be provided.

Additional Information

  • Children aged three years and below can enter free of charge – no meal or extra seat will be included.
  • Strollers are not permitted inside the museum.
  • Photography is not permitted inside the museum.
  • The guide will not accompany the tour group inside the museum and you will have the freedom to explore on your own. The guide will meet the tour group after the museum tour is done and head to the next destination.

Cancellation policy

  • Please refer to your booking for the cancellation policy.


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