Written by MATCHA-NEWS
Studio Ghibli Park To Open 2022
Finally, more details have been announced about the upcoming Studio Ghibli Park. Meet Totoro, Kiki, Princess Mononoke and Howl at the new and exciting amusement park in Aichi! The park will officially open in 2022! Stay tuned!
Studio Ghibli is one of the most influential animation film studios worldwide. It is famous for producing acclaimed movies such as "Kiki's Delivery Service", "My Neighbor Totoro", "Princess Mononoke" and "Spirited Away".
The Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Tokyo, opened in 2001 but it is still so popular that most of the tickets are sold out as soon as they go on sale. While the museum is amazing, Ghibli fans have long dreamed of something even bigger.
Their dreams are finally comming true! The Ghibli Park has been announced to open in late 2022 in Nagakute, Aichi.
The building site of the new Ghibli Park is the Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park. This area is already home to a recreation of Mei and Satsuki's home from the movie "My Neighbor Totoro" since it hosted the world expo in 2005.
Studio Ghiblis movies have always been about living creatures and environment protection. It is very important for them to not cut down trees or destroy nature in order to build this park.
Therefore, the Ghibli Park will be using playgrounds and open sites at the Aichi Commemorative Park. This way the surrounding nature will be as less affected as possible in order to build the park.
According to recent press releases, the park will be divided into four areas. This includes a general "Ghibli Area" showcasing a variety of different movies and characters.
At the "Ghosts of Princess Mononoke" area you can meet all the famous gods and ghosts of the forest. You will surely also be able to meet some of the cute Kodama spirits.
The "Magic Area" of the new Ghibli Park will showcase characters and items of "Kiki's Delivery Service" and "Howl's Moving Castle".
Enjoy shopping at some of the places from Kiki's story and meet her dear Jiji. Howl and Calcifer will wait for you in a recreation of Howl's castle.
Finally, you can meet one of Ghibli's most popular character, Totoro, in the "Forest Area". This area will be built around Mei and Satsuki's already existing house.
If everything goes according to plan, the "Ghibli Area" as well as the "Forest Area" and the "Magic Area" will open in autumn 2022. The "Ghosts of Princess Mononoke" will follow in autumn 2023.