Ghibli Museum & Edo-Tokyo Architecture Museum Private Tour

Kids & Family Friendly

Shuichi O.

5.00(3) reviews
Tokyo
English, Japanese (Native)
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

** GHIBLI MUSEUM is new open as regular calrendar from March. However tickets are available only by local smart phone network. EDO-TOKYO ARCHITECTURAL MUSEUM reopens from Mar-22 as regular schedule. I really hope that everyone can freely come Japan and visit anywhere you want soon. ---- Are you a fan of the Studio Ghibli animations? Why don’t you jump into Ghibli world ?

Meeting Point

Shinjuku Station or Shibuya Station

09:00 AM

Meet at Shinjuku or Shibuya Station (or your hotel which is optional)

Meet at Shinjuku Station or Shibuya Station, and head to Ghibli Museum by train and bus.

If you stay Shinjuku or Shibuya area (within 10 min walking distance from the station), I can pick up at your hotel without pick up fee.

10:00 AM

Ghibli Museum in Mitaka

Explore the museum dedicated to the animated works of the famous Studio Ghibli.

After the museum, Go to Mitaka station by Ghibli shuttle bus.

01:00 PM

Lunch Time near Mitaka station

Lunch: Ramen, Hamberger or anything you like.

After lunch, Move to Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum by train and bus.

02:00 PM

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

30 buildings show history of architecture in Tokyo. And you will find many houses that gave imagination to anime creators.

05:00 PM

See off at Musashi-Koganei Station (or your hotel which is optional)

Move by bus to Musashi-Koganei Station and see off.

Ending Point

Musashi-Koganei Station

What to Expect

Due to my policy, children's guide fee is fee. If you are sole customer, please contact using inquiry system on this tour for the guide fee.

Ghibli Museum is a treasure house for learning about Ghibli films. It exhibits how the movies were made.

Edo-Tokyo Open-air Architectural Museum (Tatemono-en) has 30 houses that exhibit architectural styles, people's lives, and the culture and history of Japan. All of them are not imitation nor miniature, but original. Also, they have been providing seeds of imagination to anime creators. They are depicted in movies, such as "Spirited Away", "My Neighbor Totoro" and partly "Your Name". I will be more than happy to show these houses. (Personally, I found 8 spots.)

Usually it is scheduled Ghibli Museum in the morning and Edo-Tokyo Museum after noon. But just in case, morning ticket of Ghibli is not available, the order will be switched. (Edo-Tokyo Museum AM and Ghibli Museum PM)

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

TOUR PRICE INCLUDS : guide fee, guest admission fee (Ghibli Museum (1,000 yen pp) and Edo-Tokyo Architectural museum (400 yen pp)) , expense for guide (transportation, admission, meal, drink, etc.),

Due to my policy, children's guide fee is free. If you are sole customer --> Please contact using "Customize & Get a Quote" button of this tour.

What‘s not included

TOUR PRICE EXCLUDS : transportation fee for guest (appx. 1200 yen per person), meal and drink for guest,

Important Information

- I am frexible to add or substract something you want in my tour..

- I will reply to your question as quickly as possible.




Please see calendar of this tour. And please note I start Ghibli Museum ticket booking after your payment. Because Ghibli Museum tickets are non-refundable and non-changeable. So, just in case of cancel or change by guest after tickets are purchased, guest will be responsible guest and guide ticket fee (1000 yen per person + 15% TripleLights commission charge).

Please see the calendar for this tour. And please note I start Ghibli Museum ticket booking after your payment. Because Ghibli Museum tickets are non-refundable and non-changeable. So, just in case of cancel or change by guest after tickets are purchased, the guest will be responsible for the guest and the guide ticket fee (1000 yen per person + 15% TripleLights commission charge).

- I am flexible to add or subtract something you want on my tour.

- I will reply to your question as quickly as possible.

( Short list to do )

1. See the tour calendar, and make a reservation and payment. At the same time, send the number of guests, member's names and age by this tour's message system.

2. Guide (I) will make a reservation on behalf of you and purchase the tickets. Then report you if the reservation has been made.

3. If I can't make a reservation, I will report to you soon. The TripleLights office cancels the tour reservation and refund money without cancelation charge.

4. Just in case of cancellation or change by guest after tickets are purchased, the guest will be responsible for the Ghibli ticket fee. (guest and guide).

5. Monday and Tuesday are not listed on the tour calendar, because the Edo-Tokyo Architectural Museum is closed on Monday except for national holiday, and Ghibli Museum is closed on Tuesday basically.

( Details to add )

Ghibli Museum requires advanced reservations. The reservation begins on the 10th of one month before the tour. (Ex. April reservation begins 10th of March.) Reservation has to be made under the registered name system. Tickets must be purchased at the reservation. Please reserve your tour ASAP and at the same time, send the information of the number of guests, each member's name and age by using this tour's message system. This information is necessary when making a reservation.

Tour fee includes Ghibli Museum's ticket fee (1000 yen per person) and Edo-Tokyo Architectural museum's ticket fee (400 yen per person).

Usually, Ghibli tickets are sold out in the first one hour after reservation begins.

I will make a reservation on behalf of you, and respond to you if the reservation has been made. I will try to get a 10:00 or 14:00 reservation at the Ghibli Museum. If the 14:00 reservation is made, we will visit Edo-Tokyo Architectural Museum first and Ghibli Museum in the afternoon and see off at Mitaka station.

If I can't get the reservation, I will report you as soon, and TripleLights office cancels the tour reservation for you without cancelation charge and refund the money to you, even 30 days free cancelation period ends.

Ghibli tickets are non-refundable and non-changeable. So, just in case of cancel or change by guest reason after tickets are purchased, the guest will be responsible for guests and the guide ticket fee (1000 yen per person + 15% TripleLights commission charge).

(Remarks)

In 2020, Ghibli Museum's maintenance week (Closed) and special event day (Closed) are scheduled as follows.

May 19 (Tue) to May 29 (Fri) , Oct 01 (Thr) and Oct 04 (Sun) , Nov 09 (Mon) to Nov 20 (Fri) , Dec 28 (Mon) to Jan 02 (Sat) 2021


Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Koganei-Park near Edo-Tokyo Architectural Museum is a famous cherry blossom place, Isn't it ?

Yes it is. You can enjoy beautiful cherry blossom from last week of March to end of April. Edo-Tokyo Architectural Museum locates in Koganei-Park

Reviews

Eric Y.

Jan 15, 2023

Ghibli Museum Tour on our last day in Japan

I don't think I can say enough good things about Shuichi. First, I was very happy to be able to visit the Ghibli Museum because it was not possible to get tickets as a foreigner. Shuichi coordinated buying the tickets for us so we could all visit on the only day in Tokyo we had that the museum was open, which happened to be our last day in Japan. Shuichi made sure we stayed on track in terms of catching transit at the right times, but never made us feel like we were rushing or had to cut anything short. It was particularly helpful having Shuichi with us when we got to the airport and were having some issues getting a boarding pass for my daughter due to the machines not reading her passport. Shuichi was very well prepared for all of the trains and buses we took that day, and even came equipped with a few activities and some candy for my 5-year-old who does not do well with waiting. Overall it was a great day and we were very happy to have Shuichi with us. I would highly recommend him for any tour you might have in Japan!

Shuichi O.

Thank you for your great review. I am also happy that I was able to spend a wonderful time with you and your family. I think you all got home safely. Please come back to Japan someday in future. Good-by today.

Emily M.

Nov 3, 2022

A very happy family of Studio Ghibli Fans!

We had a full day with Shu. It was an exciting and engaging experience for all; including our 3 kids (ages 5, 10 and 12). Shu has a wealth of knowledge about Studio Ghibli films and history. I really appreciated his kind and gentle nature, and answering all the kids questions (no mattet the subject). We went to the Studio Ghibli Museum and the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum. The kids were enthralled to spend the morning at the Ghibli museum, it is an amazing hand crafted space; while we didn't like that you could not take photos inside it cerainly made the experience more special. We attended the Architectural Museum after lunch and Shiu made the experience very engaging for the kids. Shu was able to show the kids how certain scenes in a number of Ghibli movies were directly inspired by the buildings at the museum. The kids enjoyed exploring the buildings and envisaging the movie scenes. We had a great day, one we will not forget any day soon! Thank you Shu for your patience and caring towards my boisterous crew; Donal, Ella and Gregory send their thanks and appreciation for you.

Shuichi O.

Thank you for your great review. I am also happy that I was able to spend a wonderful time with you and your children. I hope you all got home safely. Please come back to Japan someday in future. Good-by today.

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Christine C.

Jan 26, 2020

Fabulous!!!

Highly recommended tour and tour guide. We loved every minute of our tour with Shuichi. His tour was informative and interesting. He went above and beyond to ensure we had a fantastic day and was so great with the kids. Nothing was too much trouble and and we had a fabulous day. The kids keep asking where Shu is today... They were hoping he was going to be with us every day of our holiday in Tokyo.

Shuichi O.

Thank you for your wonderful comment. I also had a great time with your family, especially with the children. Continue your wonderful trip and please come back to Japan someday in future. Good-by today.

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