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Here's a Sneak Peek Inside Japan's Newly Opened Studio Ghibli Theme Park (+Video)

Here's a Sneak Peek Inside Japan's Newly Opened Studio Ghibli Theme Park (+Video)

Date published: 15 September 2022

Studio Ghibli's theme park in Aichi Prefecture has finally opened to the public this November, but many of the details have been kept under wraps - until now!

Ghibli Park released a number of exciting photos of what you can expect inside the park. If you're a fan of the magical worlds created by Hayao Miyazaki, you're going to be super excited!

(Main image: ©Studio Ghibli)

What is Ghibli Park?

Photo: ©Studio Ghibli
Photo: ©Studio Ghibli

Ghibli Park is unlike many other theme parks in that it doesn't have any major attractions or rides. Instead, it's a place you can stroll around and discover things at your own pace.

On November 1, three areas opened: Ghibli's Grand Warehouse, the Hill of Youth, and the Dondoko Forest.

From robot soldiers to Catbus, there's plenty to enjoy. Let's check out some of the highlights!

Photo: ©Studio Ghibli
Photo: ©Studio Ghibli

Video Exhibition Room Orionza

Photo: ©Studio Ghibli
Photo: ©Studio Ghibli

With around 170 seats, here you can enjoy a screening of all 10 short animated films from the Ghibli Museum, Mitaka.

1. Special Exhibit: Exhibition of famous Ghibli scenes

Photo: ©Studio Ghibli
Photo: ©Studio Ghibli

This is a hands-on exhibit that allows visitors to become the characters of Ghibli's works and immerse themselves in famous scenes. Thirteen works and fourteen corners are on display. In "Spirited Away," visitors can take a ride on a mysterious train running on the sea and sit next to Kaonashi and pretend to be 'Spirited Away.'

2. Special Exhibit: Bigger edition of "Delicious! Animating Memorable Meals"!

*From the Ghibli Museum, Mitaka 2017 exhibition "Delicious! Animating Memorable Meals"
*From the Ghibli Museum, Mitaka 2017 exhibition "Delicious! Animating Memorable Meals"

This is a revised and expanded edition of the exhibition "Delicious! Animating Memorable Meals," which was held to great acclaim at the Ghibli Museum, Mitaka.

Why do the foods in Ghibli films look so delicious? This exhibition unravels the secrets. New materials from "Spirited Away," "From Up On Poppy Hill," and "Earwig and the Witch" have been added, and the kitchen of Poppy Villa has been recreated.

3. Shop & Cafe

Photo: ©Studio Ghibli
Photo: ©Studio Ghibli

In addition to all kinds of merch from the Ghibli films, this store offers a selection of original Ghibli Park products, too. Enjoy making warm memories at Ghibli Park - and take some of it back home with you, too!

Photo: ©Studio Ghibli
Photo: ©Studio Ghibli

All kinds of cool places to explore!

Photo: ©Studio Ghibli
Photo: ©Studio Ghibli
Photo: ©Studio Ghibli
Photo: ©Studio Ghibli
Photo: ©Studio Ghibli
Photo: ©Studio Ghibli
Photo: ©Studio Ghibli
Photo: ©Studio Ghibli
Photo: ©Studio Ghibli
Photo: ©Studio Ghibli

Ticket Sales Schedule
・Tickets (by lottery) for December go on sale from 10 a.m. on September 10 to 11:59 p.m. on September 21. Announcement of winners will be on October 4 around 3 p.m.
・All tickets must be reserved for a specific date, time, and area.
・For details on how to purchase tickets, visit the official website at https://ghibli-park.jp/ticket/.

  • Ghibli Park
    ジブリパーク
    • Address Ibaragabasama, Nagakute, Aichi 480-1342
    • Nearest Station A short walk from Ai-Chikyuhaku Kinen Koen Station on the Linimo
    • Admission:
      ■Ghibli's Grand Warehouse
      ・Weekdays: Adults 2,000 yen 4 years old to elementary school students 1,000 yen
      ・Saturday, Sunday and holidays: Adults 2,500 yen, Elementary school students from 4 years old to 1,250 yen

      ■Hill of Youth
      ・Adults 1,000 yen 4 years old - elementary school students 500 yen

      ■Dondoko Forest
      ・Adults 1,000 yen 4 years old - elementary school students 500 yen

      Official website: https://ghibli-park.jp/en/

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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