Set to open in autumn 2022, ‘Ghibli Park’ is currently under construction in Nagoya, Aichi. While details aren’t fully known yet, we do know that the park will be a dedicated to everything Studio Ghibli – a celebration of Japan’s most successful and acclaimed animation company.
The park will be divided into five themed areas, three of which are set to open in late-2022 with the final two areas due to open in spring 2024. The five areas are set to include the Ghibli ‘Giant Warehouse’, My Neighbour Totoro’s ‘Dondoko Forest’ and the Princess Mononoke Village (opening in 2022), followed by the ‘Springtime of Life Hill’ based on ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ and ‘Castle in the Sky’, along with ‘Witch Valley’ based on ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’, opening in 2024.
Ghibli Park will be situated over 7.1 hectares on the former site of ‘2005 World Expo and Aichi Earth Expo Memorial Park’. With an expectation of around 1.8 visitors each year, expect the park to quickly become one of Japan’s most popular attractions. As more information becomes available we will update this page.
For further information regarding Studio Ghilbi and the life and work of founder Miyazaki Hayao, see our ‘Art Space Japan: Miyazaki Hayao & Studio Ghibli’ page.