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Chihiro Museum, Suginami Museum, Ghibli 2018/10/10 01:53
Hi, I'll be going to Tokyo next week and plan to visit Chihiro Art Museum then Suginami Anime Museum and finally Ghibli Museum. I've been looking at directions and have been checking both google maps as well as recommended access from the museum websites. I'm still apprehensive about the routs and transportation I should take (especially the buses). Would any of you have a good recommendation on how to get from one place to the next? I'm particularly worried about getting from Chihiro Art Museum to Suginami Anime Museum. The Suginami Museum website suggests taking the Seibu Bus bound for Ogikubo Station and get off at Ogikubo Keisatsu-mae (Ogikubo Police Station). I looked up the bus rout at Toei bus website but it seems the suggested rout is not covered by Toei bus. What bus company covers this rout and will I have a difficult time locating the said stations? Also, will this bus accept Suica card payment? It will be my first time taking the bus in Tokyo so I find it quite daunting.

If you have detailed recommendations on how best to get around the three museums I would greatly appreciate it as well. Thanks in advance!


by Benette  

Re: Chihiro Museum, Suginami Museum, Ghibli 2018/10/10 12:56
Seibu Bus (private company) is different from Toei Bus (city operated). Seibu buses accept Suica prepaid cards. Their web site: http://transfer.navitime.biz/seibubus-dia-eng/pc/map/Top

Their bus number is like 14 (Ogi 14; Ogi is probably short for Ogikubo).
by edokko101 (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Chihiro Museum, Suginami Museum, Ghibli 2018/10/10 14:34
For Ghibli you already have your ticket right? You canft buy tickets at the museum and they must have sold out several weeks ago all available tickets. If you donft have a ticket there is really no reason to go there. You could only see the building from some distance and while it is interesting I donft think that it warrants the trip to Kichijoji.

Enjoy your museum day in Tokyo!
by LikeBike (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Chihiro Museum, Suginami Museum, Ghibli 2018/10/12 15:40
@Likebike yes I already have the ticket. Had to set an alarm and all when the site starts selling since they seem to run out fast.
by Benette rate this post as useful

Re: Chihiro Museum, Suginami Museum, Ghibli 2018/10/12 15:43
@edokko101 thank you for the info. This will definitely come handy. Another question though? Is there a navigation site that I can refer to that will help me navigate during the trip? One that covers all modes of transportation, trains and buses. Thanks again!
by Benette rate this post as useful

Re: Chihiro Museum, Suginami Museum, Ghibli 2018/10/13 02:26
For navigation, I always rent a pocket WiFi and open google map on my smart phone (or tablet). It shows where you are at all times. Also, on your google map, mark (save) the locations you want to go, so it shows both where you are and where you want to go.
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