Image: Aichi, Ghibli

As previously reported, a Studio Ghibli theme park is in the works. It was originally planned for 2020, but it’s now pencilled in for 2022. Here is a look at what to possibly expect.

Ghibli Park will be located on a 200-hectare plot of land on which the 2005 World’s Fair was held near Nagoya, Japan.

The focus will be on bringing Studio Ghibli to life in a way that allows parkgoers to also enjoy nature.

According to NHK, the main gate should remind park goers of 19th-century structures out of Howl’s Moving Castle (top image) as well as a recreation of Whisper of the Heart’s antique shop.

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Via Aichi Prefecture, other areas include:

Image: Aichi, Ghibli
Image: Aichi, Ghibli

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The Big Ghibli Warehouse, which is filled with all sorts of Ghibli themed play areas as well as exhibition areas and small cinemas.

Image: Aichi, Ghibli

Princess Mononoke Village.

Image: Aichi, Ghibli

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Witch Valley, which will feature attractions for Howl’s Moving Castle and Kiki’s Delivery Service.

Image: Aichi, Ghibli

Dondoko Forest, which is Totoro themed. The area takes its name from the “dondoko dance” Mei and Satsuki do with Totoro.

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This area is already home to the house from My Neighbor Totoro, which was built for the 2005 World’s Fair.


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