Enjoy!Cycling Musashino

Getting lost in the world of Ghibli

Guidance of cycling tour

~Musashino no Mori Sustainable Tourism~

Cycling Course A
Getting lost in the world of Ghibli

Approx.100 min. (Except for the length of stay)/ Approx.16 km / Approx. 300 kcal / Exercise Level ★★★

Held twice: October 14th 2019(Mon., public holiday) and October 19th 2019(Sat.)
9:30-13:30 each day (free roaming after entering the Ghibli Museum, Mitaka)

Maximum passenger count = 5 people   Minimum passenger count = 3 people

Tour Price per Person:8,000yen(Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum fee, Ghibli Museum admission fee and guide fee in English included,Separate fee for bike rentals,Lunch at Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum is at your own expense.)

Rental Cycle:500yen /8H(Reservation required 5 days in advance)

In the case of rain affecting the ability to cycle, the tour will be conducted using vehicles provided. Tours may also follow different routes due to road conditions. We ask for your understanding.

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Explore locations connected to the works of Studio Ghibli, including the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum and Hakenokomichi Path, before heading for the greenery of Inokashira Park. Enjoy cycling down lush paths while recalling scenes from your favorite Ghibli movies.

Course outline


Tobitakyu Station of Keio Line(9:30)

Musashino Forest Park

Nogawa River Promenade/Hakenokomichi Path/Tenjin Bridge

The scene where Arrietty and her family travel down the river by boat looks a lot like the scenery round here.

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum(10:45~12:45)

You can find the kodakara-no-yu (a bathhouse that is believed to bless its bathers with fertility and children) that is said to be the inspiration for the bathhouse in the Studio Ghibli movie, Spirited Away.

Tamako-jitenshahokoshado Path

Tamagawa Green Road

Kazeno Sanpomichi

Inokashira Park

Legend says that couples who ride boats here will break up…

You need to be brave to ride a boat here, don't you!

Ghibli Museum, Mitaka(13:30)


★Activities:Visit spots that are featured in Studio Ghibli movies and finish your tour with the Ghibli Museum, Mitaka.

Spots Along the Course

Nogawa River Promenade

Nogawa River Promenade

The path following the Nogawa River along the base of the Kokubunji hills is ideal for a stroll or cycle. Refresh yourself in the rich environment with its seasonal foliage: cherry blossoms in spring, and colorful leaves in fall.

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

This outdoor museum exhibits thirty restored buildings originally constructed between the Edo period and the postwar period, including homes, shops, a public bathhouse, and a police box. The "Takei Sanshodo" stationery store and "Kodakara-yu" public bathhouse were used as references by production staff for the Studio Ghibli animated film Spirited Away. Admission for adults is ¥400.

Ghibli Museum, Mitaka

Ghibli Museum, Mitaka

This museum immerses you in the world of Studio Ghibli. Highlights including a replica of the beloved "Catbus" from My Neighbor Totoro and a rooftop garden containing a life-sized statue of the Robot Soldier from Castle in the Sky will delight children and adults alike. Tickets must be reserved in advance. Tickets for each month go on sale on the tenth day of the previous month at Lawson Ticket.

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Stop Here

Restaurant "KURA"

Restaurant "KURA"

Try traditional Musashino-style handmade udon noodles or the boxed lunch of the day at this relaxed restaurant. Located on the shopping street in the East Zone of the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, on the 2nd floor of the Old Warehouse-Style Rest House (free entry to the 1st floor).

Cafe "Musashino Sabo"

Cafe "Musashino Sabo"

A restaurant inside the reconstructed House of Georg de Lalande in the West Zone of the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, which retains its elegant atmosphere. Enjoy refreshments and Western-style dishes like curry or stewed “hashed beef and rice” inside or on the terrace.

Even More Highlights

Musashino Forest Park

This spacious park is located next to Chofu Airport. You can watch planes taking off and landing at the airport from Furusato Hill.

Inokashira Park/Inokashira Benzaiten Shrine

This historic park opened in 1917. Visitors can enjoy boating on Inokashira Pond, whose name is said to have been bestowed by the shogun Iemitsu Tokugawa. Follow the arched bridge at the end of the pond to discover an elegant vermilion-lacquered shrine, dedicated to the goddess Benzaiten.

Hakenokomichi Path / Tenjin Bridge

Following a stream that springs from the Kokubunji Cliff Line until it joins the Nogawa River, this path served as the inspiration for some of the scenery in the Studio Ghibli animated film The Secret World of Arrietty.

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