Studio Ghibli Park in Japan is gearing up for its grand opening later this Fall with the official release of tickets available for purchase.
The theme park is located in Aichi Earth Expo Memorial Park, which is just less than two hours away by train from the city of Kyoto. Coming in at approximately 17.5 acres, the park will feature three open areas and includes Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse. Visitors will be able to experience exhibits and artifacts from some of the studio’s most noteworthy films. The area will include a “Hill of Youth, which features an antique shop from Whisper of the Heart and recreated locations from The Cat Returns and Dondoko Forest from My Neighbor’s Totoro. This will also include a Totoro-themed playground.
The other two areas include the Mononoke Village and the Valley of Witches which will open after 2023. Various attractions from Castle in the Sky, Kiki’s Delivery Service and The Secret World of Arrietty. These three out of five areas will be ready for visitors at the time of the grand opening on November 1, 2022. Studio Ghibli Park is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays except for Tuesdays unless it is a holiday and 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekends. For tickets, check out the official website.