Studio Ghibli Theme Park

The Studio Ghibli Theme Park will open November 1, 2022. Ticket’s for the park will go on sale in August. It will be located in Aichi Expo Memorial Park in Nagakute City, Japan.

Tickets and Hours:

Tickets

  • Tickets must be reserved for a specific date and time.
  • Children- 4 years though the end of elementary.

Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse( Weekdays):

  • Adult: 2,500 yen ($15.40 USD)
  • Children: 1, 000 yen ($7.70 USD)

Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse (Weekend/Holidays):

  • Adult: 2,500 yen ($19.25 USD)
  • Children: 1, 250 yen ($9.63 USD)

Dondoko Forest:

  • Adult: 1,000 yen ($7.70 USD)
  • Children: 500 yen (3.85 USD)

Hill of Youth:

  • Adult: 1,000 yen ($7.00 USD)
  • Children: 500 yen ($3.85 USD)

Hours:

Weekdays:

  • 10 am – 5 pm

Weekends:

  • 9 am – 5 pm

Tuesdays:

  • Closed every Tuesdays

What to Expect:

There will be NO rollercoasters or other theme park fares, instead you will be surrounded by lush gardens, highly themed buildings, dining and other intimate experiences inspired by Ghibli films. It will feature 5 distinct areas:

  • Youth Hill
  • Ghiblis Giant Warehouse
  • Dondodko Forest
  • Witch Valley (2023)
  • Mononokes Village (2023)

Youth Hill:

Is the entrance area. It will feature an observation tower with a steampunk design and elements. This is also a great way to get a view of the whole park. There will also be a replica of the antique shop Chikyuu-ya from the film Whisper of the Heart (1995).

Ghibli’s Giant Warehouse:

This is an inddoor area that will primarily function as an event andd exhibition area. It will feature Ghibli exhibits, a children’s playground, a recreation of the small town in Spirited Away. It will also doduble as a theater that can sit up 170 people. This area is much bigger than the Ghibli Museum.

Witch Valley: (2023)

This area is inspired by the Wastelands of Howls Moving Castle and Kikis Delivery Service. In Witch Valley you can visit Kiki’s home, Howls Moving Castle which will be five stories tall and it will allow you to step inside Howl’s bedroom.

Princess Mononoke Village: (2023)

This will transport guests to the Muromachi period (1336-1573) which is based on the movies Irontown (Tataraba) village. There will be GIANT statues of Tatarigami Spirit Monster, plus other creatures from the film.

Dondoko Forest:

This area you will step into the world of My Neighbour Totoro. This will feature a recreation of Satsuki and Mei’s house which was originally built in 2005 for the 2005 World Expo.

I think I am most looking forward to Witch Valley. I love Kiki, so I think it would be able to step inside her home. What are you looking forward too?

-Dezi

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