Ghibli Park in Nagoya
Heads up, Studio Ghibli fans! After 5 years of ardent anticipation, Studio Ghibli’s theme park is finally set to open on 1st November. Nestled within Aichi Earth Expo Memorial Park in Nagoya, Ghibli Park will spot 3 themed-spaces and multiple exhibits inspired by studio classics like My Neighbour Totoro, Whisper of the Heart, and The Cat Returns.
Lottery sales for tickets are ongoing from now until 22nd August. After which, tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Ghibli Park website. However, since Japan is not fully ready to receive all travellers, you can keep Ghibli Park on your to-go list.
Other cool new overseas attractions:
See a life-size Totoro & visit the Chikyuu-ya
The 17.5 acre park was constructed without cutting down a single tree. This is with respect to director Hayao Miyazaki’s wish to breathe life into the fantasy of Ghibli, without taking any away from the surrounding wildlife.