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Studio Ghibli Theme Park in Japan opens in November

Studio Ghibli Theme Park in Japan opens in November

Attention all Studio Ghibli fans in the world!

The famous stories you’ve witnessed on television will debut its first theme park in Japan on November 1, 2022. The ticketing will also be available online for the park’s debut.

Studio Ghibli Theme Park: What we know so far

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The animated film, Studio Ghibli is well received around the world with its beautiful and catchy stories and cinematography. Although categorized as anime, the films have exceeded their popularity creating a fan base through the years. Many of its fans are thrilled when the Studio Ghibli Museum debuted in 2001 in Tokyo. This became one of the most popular attractions to fans and those who want to learn about the Studio Ghibli world.

It’s not surprising that in 2017, they announced that the theme park is under construction for its opening this 2022. The park features 5 areas — Youth Hill, Dondoku Forest, and The Great Ghibli Warehouse, which is completed and debut this November 2022. Meanwhile, The Valley of the Witch and Mononoke Village will open in 2024.

Studio Ghibli Theme Park features and attraction

The completed park is no surprise enormous with features of several rides, a play area, and a trail of 17.5 hectares. These are the areas included in the theme parks opening:

Youth Hill

Photo from: Studio Ghibli

Located in the north area of the Park, Youth Hill is based on Howl’s Moving Castle. This locates a Yellow Gate and observation tower, featuring a 19th-century theme from the movie.

Great Ghibli Warehouse

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It features an indoor attraction that is based on My Neighbor Tororo’s children’s playground and the sky garden from Laputo: Castle in the Sky. They also added a small area based on the 2010 movie Arrietty.

Since it was an indoor park, The Great Ghibli warehouse caters to cinemas, shops, restaurants, and an exhibition room making it literally a warehouse.

Mononoke’s Village

Photo from: Studio Ghibli

Based on the film Princesa Mononoke, the theme of the area dates back to Muromachi Period when they recreate Tatara-ba or the iron town. The village also features mythical creatures from the film.

Witch Valley

Photo from: Studio Ghibli

This area features themed attractions from Kiki’s Delivery Service and Howl’s Moving Castle—including the castle itself! Visitors may also purchase bread just like the bakery where Kiki lives.

Dondoko Forest

Photo from: Studio Ghibli

Based on My Neighbor Totoro, the area resembles the Show Period where the area blended with the surrounding countryside.

Studio Ghibli ticketing for the theme park

With its debut on November 1, 2022, ticketing has already been revealed by the management. The price may depend on holidays, weekends, and weekdays.

See Also

Ghibli’s Great Warehouse

  • ¥2,000 (~P830) for adults on weekdays
  • ¥1,000 (~P420) for kids on weekdays
  • ¥2,500 (~P1,000) for adults on weekends and holidays
  • ¥1,250 (P~520) for kids on weekends and holidays

Youth Hill

  • ¥1,000 (~P420) for adults
  • ¥500 (~P210) for kids

Dondoko Forest

  • ¥1,000 (~P420) for adults
  • ¥500 (~P210) for kids

The park will open from 10 am to 5 pm on weekdays, and 9 am to 5 pm on public holidays and weekends. The park also closes on Tuesday unless it is a Holiday.

If you’re a fan and don’t wanna miss the opportunity to visit the Studio Ghibli Theme Park, book your tickets now and enjoy the beloved theme park!

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