Day Tour

Ghibli Museum & Ghibli Film Appreciation Bus Tour (Round Trip from Shinjuku)

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per person USD 173

This hugely popular bus tour includes special entry to the advance-reservation-only Ghibli Museum.The museum features a plethora of exhibits introducing animation and production processes as well as a small theatre where a Studio Ghibli’s original short animated film is screened. Includes original merchandise exclusive to this tour! All tour participants will receive a Ghibli Museum teacup on board the tour vehicle. Feel free to bring it home as a souvenir.

Day 1: Tokyo

10:20 - 10:30

Meet Point: JTB Sunrise Tours Sales Office on the 3rd Floor of Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo's Main Tower in Shinjuku

Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Main Tower 3F Check-in Counter

*Please show your reservation confirmation sheet at reception. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the departure time.

[Access to Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo]

- 5 min on foot from Shinjuku Station West Exit (JR lines).

- 5 min on foot from Shinjuku Station (Keio Line, Odakyu Line, and Marunouchi and Toei Shinjuku subway lines).

- Immediate access from Exit B1 of Tochomae Station (Toei Oedo Line)


The tour departs Keio Plaza Hotel by bus.

11:00  - 12:30

Hotel Gajoen Tokyo

Take a commemorative photo and enjoy a buffet lunch at a spectacular, historical hotel said to be the inspiration for a famous Ghibli film. *

13:45 - 15:00

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

The Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum is an outdoor museum featuring historical structures with high cultural significance which have been moved to the museum from their original sites, recreated and preserved for exhibit. Walk down streets lined with colorful and intriguing buildings which evoke an atmosphere just like in the Studio Ghibli film, "Spirited Away."

15:30 - 18:00

Gibli Museum

Enjoy freely walking around inside. The museum features a plethora of exhibits introducing animation and production processes, a reading room, as well as a Ghibli original short animated feature viewable only at the museum. A Studio Ghibli original teacup will be handed out on board the tour vehicle. *Please check the Remarks as well.

18:45 - 19:00


This tour ends upon arrival near Shinjuku Station West Exit. *Please head to your next destination on your own from Shinjuku. The National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter will inform customers how to return afterwards.

Departure Date

2024: Jan.10 - Dec.19, Wed., Thu., (except Mar.20, May.15,16,22,23,Aug.14,15,Nov.6,7,13,14,20,21,Dec.25 & 26)


National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter, Lunch (buffet), Ghibli Museum ticket, Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum admission

Not include

Drinks at lunch

Meeting Place

JTB Sunrise Tours Sales Office on the 3rd Floor of Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo's Main Tower in Shinjuku


[Reception Method]

At reception, please show the reservation confirmation sheet or e-mail (printout/digital copy on mobile device) to staff.


[Operation Conditions/Tour Conditions]

This is a special tour for international visitors. Please understand that residents of Japan cannot make bookings for this tour.

If the minimum number of participants (1) is not met by 4 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be canceled. The tour will be canceled if Ghibli Museum is closed due to unforeseen circumstances.


[Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations]

- 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. (Instead of the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, the tour may visit Jindai-ji Temple or Takahata Fudoson Temple.) Refunds will not be issued in case of this itinerary change. Thank you for your understanding.

- 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.

- Arrival times may be delayed by traffic conditions.


[Important Notes/Supplements: Guide/Tour Conductor]

The National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter does not provide guidance inside Ghibli Museum. After arriving at Ghibli Museum, participants will have time to walk freely through the museum once entrance procedures are finished.


[Important Notes/Supplements: Regarding Children/Infants]

Baby strollers cannot be taken into Ghibli Museum. Children 3 years of age and younger may join the tour, but they will not be provided with bus seats or meals.


[Important Notes/Supplements: Regarding Meals]

The meal is served buffet style. Please understand that there is no vegetarian option available.


[Important Notes/Supplements: Bus Company]

One of the following: Fuji Kyuko Kanko Co., Ltd.; Fuji Express Co., Ltd.; KM Kanko Bus Co., Ltd.; Hato Bus Co., Ltd.; Tokyo Yasaka Sightseeing Bus Co., Ltd.; Heisei Enterprise Co., Ltd.; Amore Kotsu Ltd.; Tokyo Bus Co., Ltd.; Toto Kanko Bus Co., Ltd.; Chuo Kanko Co., Ltd.; Tokyo Passenger Co., Ltd.; Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd.; Izuhakone Kotsu Co., Ltd.; Kusakabe Sightseeing Bus; Asuka Motor Co., Ltd.; Hinomaru Limousine Co., Ltd.; or Teito Motor Transportation Co., Ltd

Please contact JTB Reservation Center for the pickup service to assembly place.
Japan Marketing Department : Tel 1(800) 882-0268, email

Date & Price Tour Start Tour End Departure Adult Child Infant Single Supplement
05/08/2024 12/19/2024 Tokyo $ 173 $ 162 $ 0 $ 0
Cancellation rates will apply to the tour fare as below. If notice of cancellation is received on tour starting date, or in case of failure to show without notice 100% of the tour fare, 1 day prior to the starting date of the tour 40%, 7 to 2 days prior, 30%, 8 days or more days prior, no charge. Cancellation period is based on United State PST time.. Notice must be received during JTB USA office hours. Mon. - Fri., 9:00AM-5:30PM PST Except National Holidays.

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