Ghibli Park Opens in Aichi in November 1st

Totoro or Spirited Away Fan? Your imagination will soon become a reality!
27 Jan 2022
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The theme park "Ghibli Park", will reproduce a vision of the world created by Studio Ghibli at Aichi Expo Memorial Park in Nagoya, Japan. The first phase will open on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, and the second phase will open in 2023.

Re-creating the world's beloved Studio Ghibli creation

Sketch of the open area of the Ghibli Park playground
Sketch of the open area of the Ghibli Park playground

The “Ghibli Park” playground expresses the vision of the world of Studio Ghibli’s works that have been loved by many at home and abroad. The grounds and facilities at Aichi Expo Memorial Park have been rebuilt to include Spirited Away, Howl Castle, and My Neighbor Totoro. The amusement park will first open on November 1, 2022 (Tuesday), and the “Princess Mononoke” area is scheduled to open in 2023.

A worldview of Studio Ghibli's masterpieces is reproduced in each of the five areas:

  • Hill of Youth Area: Whisper of the Heart and The Cat Returns
  • Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse Area: Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, and Arrietty
  • Mononoke Area: Princess Mononoke
  • Valley of Witches Area: Howl's Moving Castle and Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Dondokomori Area: My Neighbor Totoro

Affordable admission

Admission to the “Ghibli Park” theme park is rumored to be more affordable than other amusement parks. Entrance to the Aichi Expo Memorial Park itself is still free.

Ghibli Park logo in Aichi city
Ghibli Park logo in Aichi city

In December 2021, Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki put up the “Aichi with Ghibli Park” logo sign to enliven Ghibli Park throughout Aichi Prefecture and to spread the charm of Aichi Prefecture with the opening of the “Ghibli Park” theme park.

Ghibli Park playground poster promotion
Ghibli Park playground poster promotion

Information of “Ghibli Park”

Opening Date:

  • Hill of Youth Area, Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse Area, Dondomori Area: November 1, 2022 (Tuesday)
  • Mononoke no Sato Area, Witch Valley Area: Autumn 2023


Aichi Expo Memorial Park 1533 -1 Ibaragabasama, Nagakute City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

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