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Home of Ghibli Park - Aichi Prefecture, Japan

Nagoya & Aichi: Home of Ghibli Park

Ghibli Park finally open its doors!

AICHI PREFECTURE, JAPAN – 27 January 2023 – Japan's borders are finally open and Ghibli Park is also open in Aichi.

Step Into Your Favorite Movie at Ghibli Park

For over twenty years, thousands of American visitors have been flocking to Ghibli Museum, Mitaka in Tokyo to get a glimpse of the colorful and magical worlds of their favorite Studio Ghibli films.

But since November 2022, fans of My Neighbor Totoro, Sprited Away, and Kiki's Delivery Service and other Studio Ghibli films get to experience something new: Ghibli Park, which has finally opened its doors in Nagakute, Aichi Prefecture on the grounds of the Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park (Moricoro Park).

This park isn't your typical amusement park. You won't find rides or roller coasters, no Studio Ghibli film music is blasted through speakers, and you won't be meeting people dressed in costumes. Rather it is a hybrid park of nature and the world of Studio Ghibli. A way to connect with the films in a deeper and more meaningful way, by exploring their worlds up close that are crafted with much attention to detail.

Ghibli Park was opened with 3 areas with 2 more yet to open. The Hill of Youth, where you will find the main building with the antique shop from Whisper of the Heart where the heroine meets a young violin maker. The same area will also let you travel to the Cat Bureau from the film The Cat Returns.

You can get to the Dondoko Forest from the Hill of Youth by 25-minute walk, where fans have been able to visit Satsuki and Mei's House from the film My Neighbor Totoro since the Aichi Expo 2005. A visit here is not only fascinating because of its similarity to the house from the film, but also as a unique glimpse into the past, and the life and lifestyle of the Japanese at the middle of the 20th century.

When you visit don't be shy, feel free to open drawers. You will be surprised by what you can find.

The greatest of the three areas is Ghibli's Grand Warehouse, where many movie props and items from past exhibitions have found a permanent home. Here visitors can find play areas, a movie theater, souvenir shops, a cafe and references to countless Ghibli masterpieces.

To avoid overcrowding in the areas it is currently only possible to reserve tickets for each area separately with a fixed date and time. These tickets go on sale 3 months in advance and can only be purchased from within Japan.

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