Ghibli Park ジブリパーク
Relive your favorite Studio Ghibli moments at Ghibli Park
The worlds of Studio Ghibli's famous creations come to life at the Ghibli Park, where visitors can relive their favorite moments from Studio Ghibli films such as “My Neighbor Totoro” and “Spirited Away”. With no thrill rides or glitzy distractions, adults and children alike are invited to indulge in their sense of nostalgia and adventure, not just by indulging in their beloved movies but also in the joy of being surrounded by and interacting with nature.
Three areas are included in the first phase of Ghibli Park's opening within the expansive grounds of the Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park. Between each are a variety of smaller installations that guests can discover at a leisurely pace.
- Ghibli's Grand Warehouse is truly a Ghibli exhibition, with a theater and three special exhibitions
- Drop into the World Emporium at The Hill of Youth and enjoy the view from its balcony
- Explore the world of “My Neighbor Totoro” at Dondoko Forest
How to Get There
There is no parking available at Ghibli Park, so it is recommended that you take public transport.
From JR Nagoya Station, take the Higashiyama Subway line to Fujigaoka Station, then transfer onto the Linimo (Aichi Rapid Transit Tobu Kyuryo Line) to Ai-Chikyuhaku-Kinen-Koen Station. The park is a short walk away.
The park opened on November 1st, 2022
Entry tickets must be reserved in advance selecting date of your visit
The world of Studio Ghibli is scattered across the park's 200 hectares
Nature and Nostalgia
The worlds of Studio Ghibli's beloved films such as “Spirited Away” and “My Neighbor Totoro” come to life at Ghibli Park, initially opening with three areas within the grounds of the Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park: The Hill of Youth, Ghibli's Grand Warehouse and Dondoko Forest. The park has no rollercoasters or glitzy attractions, instead encouraging visitors to embrace the feeling of being surrounded by nature, and the childlike nostalgia of exploration in finding small touches of Studio Ghibli sprinkled across the grounds in between areas. Ghibli Park has areas with different concepts that visitors of all ages can enjoy.
Hill of Youth
After descending Elevator Tower, guests can find the Hill of Youth a short walk away. Dropping in on Baron and Muta enjoying a spot of tea at The Cat Bureau from “The Cat Returns”, guests can look around the World Emporium from “Whisper of the Heart”. The antique shop itself is like a time capsule of the year in which the movie is set, with both floors of this building leading out onto a balcony that offers sweeping views of the park's grounds. From here it's possible to observe people enjoying picnics or strolling across the large lawn space.
Ghibli's Grand Warehouse
Ghibli's Grand Warehouse itself is a giant installation with life-size dioramas from “Castle in the Sky”, “Spirited Away”, “Arrietty”, and more. Everyone is given a one-time-use ticket to Screening Room “Cinema Orion” upon entry into Ghibli's Grand Warehouse, where an animated short story is routinely screened throughout the day. After exploring the facility, guests can take a break for sandwiches and pizza at Transcontinental Flight Café or some milk and castella stuffed with red-bean paste at Milk Stand “Siberi・An”, before perusing the goods on offer at Ghibli's Grand Warehouse Shop.
Furthest from the park entrance, Dondoko Forest transports visitors into the world of “My Neighbor Totoro”. Surrounded by tree-covered hills, Satsuki and Mei's House encourages visitors to look around the Kusakabe household, gently open drawers and peek through closet doors.
On the mountain behind Satsuki and Mei's House is the Dondoko Shop selling good luck charms case featuring characters from Studio Ghibli's movies and Dondoko-do, a large wooden installation for children to play in. The walk up the hill is steep, but there is a small slope car available nearby for transporting strollers and wheelchairs up and down.
Each facility requires its own ticket which must be purchased ahead of time, and buyers must select a time window for when they plan to enter each facility.
Tickets for each facility become available for purchase three-months in advance. International ticket sales will be a gradual rollout.
Please check the official website for the latest information.
While Ghibli Park may be surrounded by nature, there is still plenty to see outside of the Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park Grounds. Those arriving to the park via the Linimo will likely notice the Toyota Automobile Museum enroute, which is dedicated to commemorating the evolution of automobiles from around the globe.
The Asuke Townscape is another fantastic location for experiencing the historical side of Japan. Originally an important trading post for region, its Edo period (1603‒1867) buildings led to the area being selected as an Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings in 2011.
* The information on this page may be subject to change due to COVID-19.