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Ghibli Museum, half a day tour.

Art, Culture, & Historical

Yoshi K.

5.00(29) reviews
English, Japanese (Native)
4 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

ASK FOR TICKET AVAILABILITY BEFORE YOU BOOK! We are visiting the fascinating world of Hayao Miyazaki, award-winning animation director of the movies, like Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and Nausicaa.

Meeting Point

At your hotel, or at a convenient place in Tokyo

The Central Hall - The Wind Whistles and the Light Shines Through

A boy's Room - A Gift From Grampa

The Saturn Theatre - Ghibli Original Short Animation film

The Cat Bus - children's play zone

The Guardian - The Robot Soldier on the Rooftop

Ending Point

At your hotel, or at a convenient place in Tokyo

What to Expect

Because this place is very popular, the tickets are very difficult to purchase.

When you book for this tour well in advance, the guide can purchase tickets for you on the first day of the sale.

Then, you will be able to enter it.

Tickets go on sale from the TENTH day of each month for the following month (for example, tickets for July 1 through July 31 go on sale on June 10).

Tickets usually get sold out on the first day.

You may specify time to enter the museum from 10:00AM, 12:00AM, 14:00PM, and 16:00AM.

You must enter the museum before 30 minutes after the specified time.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee including pick-up at your hotel in Tokyo.

What‘s not included

Transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, and entrance fee.

Important Information

On Tuesdays, the museum is closed. The museum is occasionally closed for renewal.

1. You need well advanced arrangement. Tickets go on sale from the tenth day of each month for the following month (for example, tickets for July 1 through July 31 go on sale on June 10). Tickets are good only for the specified date and time of entry. Tickets usually get sold out on the first day.

2. The entrance fee is not refundable. Even though you may cancel the tour in advance, you will still be obliged to pay the entrance fee.

3. Entrance fee is NOT included in the tour fee. It is 1,000 Yen for adults, 700 Yen for MIddle and High school students, 400 Yen for elementary school kids, 100 Yen for kids over four years, and free for under 4 years. They are payable to the guide on the day by cash only.

4. Transportation fee is not included in the tour fee.

5. Lunch is available at the cafeteria, and not included in the tour fee.

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

Can I change the time and the number of people?

No, after the guide purchases the tickets for you.

Tickets are not refundable and not exchangeable.

Tickets are good only for the specified day and time of entry.

You may be late for half an hour for the scheduled time but no more.



Matt L.

Oct 2, 2022

A day with Yoshi

We had the pleasure of spending around 1 day with Yoshi. He met us at the airport and assisted us with getting to our hotel. He then met us at the time we requested the next day and took us on a day of sight seeing customised to our requests. He was very helpful and his knowledge of Tokyo was fantastic., His English is perfect which allowed us to joke and laugh as we explored the city.

Yoshi K.

I had a wonderful day with you, a fantastic couple. To tell the truth, you were the first guests I had after COVID-19. The weather was luckily so good that we could enjoy clear view of Tokyo from the top of Shibuya Sky. Next time, you should take you daughter with you, to be "fair"! Thank you again. Yoshi


Jennifer T.

Jan 26, 2020

Excellent day!

We had a great time with Yoshi. We subwayed and walked all over (30k steps) Tokyo. We saw so many things that we never would’ve even known to see or, if we had known, wouldn’t have known how to get to efficiently. We also learned a lot about the history of Tokyo, ate excellent sushi, and left with a plan that worked perfectly for the next day. Thank you, Yoshi!

Yoshi K.

Jennifer, I also enjoyed very much walking with you :-) It sounds like you made it to the museum, successfully. I am sure you enjoyed the tea! Have a safe trip back home. Come again, Yoshi


Dylan W.

Dec 28, 2019

Absolutely Fantastic

Yoshi's tour was one of the finest travel experiences I've ever had. His knowledge and passion for Japanese culture are deep, and his ability to immerse you in the gravity of the places you are visiting is astounding. Yoshi also has an enormous amount of information about Japanese history, religion, and culture and how all three of them have shaped modern-day Japan. Do yourself a favor, and book a tour with him to really learn about Tokyo and Japan as a whole. I now have a much deeper understanding and appreciation of a culture that is radically different from my own. Thanks for a great tour, Yoshi!

Yoshi K.

Hi, Dylan, I also had a wonderful day with you, showing you around this gigantic city. I appreciated your thoughtful questions and I myself learned much from them. Next time you come to Japan, I can show you deeper world of the city. Thanks again, Yoshi


Cher B.

Dec 5, 2019

Tokyo Ghibli and Asakusa

We really wanted to go to the Studio Ghibli Museum, and since it’s so hard to get tickets, we hoped that Yoshi could. He was successful and spent 30 minutes hitting the button to purchase them! We so appreciated his effort because the museum was incredible. He also took us to different highlights we had chosen, which would have been very hard to do on our own. Since he knew how to get us to these places, we were able to see a lot more in one day. Our half day in Asakusa was rainy and cold. He gave us a tour and history of the area and then took us to some wonderful indoor activities that the kids loved! He also took us to a wonderful place for lunch and sent us off in the futuristic water bus headed for Odaiba. We were so glad he recommended that. It was a really neat experience. I am very pleased with Yoshi and would highly recommend him. Our days in Tokyo would not have been nearly as fun or stress free if we hadn’t had him there with us. Thanks, Yoshi!!!

Yoshi K.

Dear Cher, It was a wonderful day for me too, spending time with your charming family. Although it was a bit chilly day in Asakusa, I am glad that you had a good time there and enjoyed a trip to Odaiba. It is very difficult to purchase tickets for Ghibli Museum, so I appreciated you for having booked so early that I could prepare the tickets for you. Thank you, Yoshi

$126/ per group

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