Anime fans can soon explore a brand new Studio Ghibli theme park

Fans of all things Studio Ghibli can now be immersed in the various cartoon worlds at a new theme park.

The whimsical animation studio which produced hits like Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle and My Neighbour Totoro is the star at the Ghibli Museum in Tokyo.

But, now, anime lovers can enter into the famous scenes at Ghibli Park.

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The attraction has thrown open its doors in the Aichi Commemorative Park in Nagoya, Japan.

The city is a stunning sprawling metropolis with its very own castle.

As of November last year, it's been the home of Ghibli Park which features gorgeous recreations and displays from the studio’s many films.

While there won’t be huge rides and rollercoasters at the park there’s plenty of tree-lined walkways and themed areas.

Within the park you can visit Ghibli Grand Warehouse, Dondoko Forest and Hill of Youth .

The Ghibli Grand Warehouse is the largest zone and features short films previously shown at the Tokyo Ghibli Museum and exclusive showings.

You can also walk into the World Emporium from film Whisper of the Heart at the Hill of Youth section.

Meanwhile, walk around Dondoko Forest to discover the world of Totoro.

Entry to Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse costs between £12 and £15 depending on the day you go.

Dondoko Forest and Hill of Youth entry will set you back an additional £6.13.

Plus, children aged three and up can get in for half price!

Ghibli Park was so popular when it opened in 2022 that tickets sold out almost immediately, reports Lonely Planet.

You can enter a lottery to bag tickets on the Lawson stores website.

Getting to Nagoya is firly easy as it’s around three hours on the train from Tokyo.

Other fascinating gems to see in the city include the Atsuta Jingu Shrine, the public aquarium, the City Science Museum and the Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden.


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