Ghibli Park is a park that represents the world of Studio Ghibli.
With close consultation with the surrounding forest, it is being built on and within the grounds of Aichi Earth Expo Memorial Park (Moricoro Park).
There are no big attractions or rides in Ghibli Park.
Take a stroll, feel the wind, and discover the wonders.
Immediately noticeable when looking at the map is the tremendous number of green spaces and winding paths that surround its attractions. Many of Hayao Miyazaki’s most popular films express a reverence for nature, and that spirit has clearly made its way into the construction of the park which is being built in an eco-friendly manner, limiting impact to the trees and surrounding environment.
Phase One of Ghibli Park will open on November 1, with tickets to be sold via a lottery held August 10-22.
Once inside the park, guests will be able to visit the Ghibli 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 included in Phase One is 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.
High resolution versions of the map, poster, and leaflet are available for download on the park’s website.