Fans of the Ghibli world, it's time to start planning your end-of-year trip to Japan because Studio Ghibli has officially released the theme park map! ?
— Ghibliotheque - A Podcast About Studio Ghibli (@ghibliotheque) July 20, 2022
The image was revealed on Ghibli Park's website in Japan. From the picture above, the map showcases just one of the several areas that make up the attraction. This first image showcases the park's area slated for a fall opening, and it includes everything from My Neighbor Totoro, Castle in the Sky, and more.
Set to open in the Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park near Nagoya, the Ghibli Park will feature indoor playgrounds, classic characters, shops, and a cinema! While the full venue will only be ready in 2023, 3 sections of the park will be ready for a soft opening on November 1st 2022! ?
Firstly, fans of the iconic cat The Baron from the films “Whisper of the Heart” and “The Cat Returns” would love the Hill of Youth! The area is lined by buildings resembling the antique shop Chikyuu-ya from “Whisper of the Heart” and a miniature version of Cat's Office from “The Cat Returns”.
The mysterious town in the classic "Spirited Away" will appear in Ghibli's Large Warehouse Area! There will also be a video exhibition room, although the content to be screened has yet to be determined. Perhaps free screenings of Spirited Away always? ?
The last section is The Dondoko Forest Area, which recreates the natural space of Satsuki and Mei’s house from "My Neighbour Totoro"! Totoro, I’m coming! If you can't wait, you can already visit the iconic house in Nagoya, as seen in the picture above! ?
Ghibli fans would be stoked for this, we’ll keep you updated on the tickets, don’t worry! ?
P.S. Here are some articles to help you plan your next trip to Japan!