Studio Ghibli has released a new short video of some of the attractions which guests can visit when Ghibli Park opens in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture on November 1.
Tickets for the opening were sold via a lottery held August 10-22, so if you didn’t get one then, don’t start planning a trip just yet.
Aside from being a tangible homage to the timeless work of Hayao Miyazaki and the other artists who’ve helped realize the studio’s films, the park also is also a tribute to nature, built on and within the grounds of Aichi Earth Expo Memorial Park (Moricoro Park). Construction has been executed in an eco-friendly manner, limiting impact to the trees and natural environment of the park.
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Once inside, guests will be able to visit Ghibli’s Large Warehouse, an indoor facility loaded with exhibits of Ghibli works. From robot soldiers to cat buses, the exhibits are curated to create a sense of wonder for the secrets of the studio’s work.
Also available for guests to visit upon the park’s opening are a replica of the Earth Shop from Whisper of the Heart and a previously built replica of Satsuki and Mei’s house from My Neighbor Totoro. The latter is located in front of the park’s Dondokodo Forest – although only kids are allowed entry to the forest to maintain its magical spirit.
Phase Two of Ghibli Park, Mononoke No Sato, will open in fall of 2023, with Phase Three, The Witch Valley exhibit, expected by the end of 2023.