Have you ever dreamed of visiting Howl’s castle or going through the forest in “My Neighbor Totoro”? Cheer up because your dream is about to come true.
In the spring of 2017, Studio Ghibli suddenly announced: A theme park is the movies of this legendary animation studio being built right in Japan. According to The Japan Times, local authorities have confirmed this news and announced that the park will open in 2022 in Aichi Prefecture near Nagoya City.
Ghibli Park is the place to turn great films by director Hayao Miyazaki – the co-founder of Studio Ghibli into reality. The mysterious forest in My Neighbor Totoro – one of Miyazaki’s most famous films, will be built in an area of the park called “Dondoko Forest”.
The park will also have The Big Ghibli Warehouse – the focus of amusement parks with the themes of Studio Ghibli movies, exhibition areas and small cinemas.
Other Studio Ghibli classics like Princess Mononoke and Whisper of the Heart will also appear at the park in the form of a village or antique shops. The main gate of the park will be built in the 19th century architectural style in Howl’s Moving Castle .