Ghibli Park’s opening warm-up, see Howl’s castle and Satsuki and Mei’s home

If you can see the real Howl's castle in one place, the house where Satsuki and Xiaomei's family live in "My Neighbor Totoro", the ironworks in "Princess Mononoke", the home of Kiki in "Witch's Delivery Service"… …then where would it be? That's right, the Ghibli Park, which will open on November 1, 2022.

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The Aichi World Expo Memorial Park (Love Earth Boji Memorial Park) in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, once held the World Expo in 2005. At the venue of that year, Studio Ghibli imitated Satsuki and Xiaomei in "My Neighbor Totoro". The house built by the family has become a popular attraction. Later, Ghibli announced that he would build a park here.

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Now that the park opens less than half a year ago, Studio Ghibli has also begun to warm up for the opening, and will hold exhibitions with the theme of Ghibli Park in several art galleries across Japan. Visitors to Bli World can enjoy the feeling of walking in Ghibli Park in advance.

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As the opening time of Ghibli Park approaches, people are becoming more and more curious about how well the scenes on the park plans that have been announced can be restored.

According to the planning of Ghibli Park, the park will be divided into five parks, of which "Youth Hill", "Ghibli Warehouse" and "DonDoKo Forest Area" will open on November 1, 2022 as the first phase ; "Magic Princess Village" and "Witch's Valley" are planned to open in November 2023 as Phase 2.

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In the Hill of Youth (Youth の Hill eria), there is an elevator tower in the style of "Howl's Moving Castle" as the entrance (this elevator tower has been activated), and one of the scenes in "Listening to the Side" that connects the hero and heroine – – "Earth House", a boutique antiquities store.

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The Ghibli Warehouse District (ジブリの大Warehouse エリア) was originally a warm water pool in the Aichi World Expo Commemorative Park. After being rebuilt, it will become a large warehouse full of Ghibli secrets. In this interior space, there are a large number of works exhibitions to display the collected works of Ghibli, as well as areas where children can play, video exhibition halls, cafes and shops, etc.

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As for the DoDoKo forest area (どんどこ Sen エリア), there will naturally be Satsuki and Xiaomei's home. Since this scene already existed in the Aichi Expo Commemorative Park, this time it will be renovated and renovated, and the forest behind the mountain will be turned into a walking trail.

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The origin of the name of this area must be familiar to those who have seen "My Neighbor Totoro". DoDoKo is derived from the dance that Satsuki and Xiaomei dance with Chinchilla in order to make the seeds germinate faster after planting seeds in the movie ( I don't know if there will be the towering tree in the movie).

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The "Magic Princess Village" (もののけの里エリ) located in the second phase of the park's planning is naturally related to "Princess Mononoke". There will be buildings designed with the theme of "Dadala City", and there will also be buildings with the theme of "Take An installation designed with the theme of "Gods" and the Boar God B.

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The Valley of the Witch (Witch's Valley eria) is an area designed with the theme of "Howl's Moving Castle" and "Witch's Delivery Service". The most attractive thing is to see Howl's castle.

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At present, the specific opening time and ticket price of Ghibli Park have been announced. It is open from 10:00 to 17:00 on weekdays, and from 9:00 to 17:00 on weekdays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays during school holidays: 00, every Tuesday is a rest day, and a more specific working calendar will be announced later.

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On Ghibli's official website, the fares are slightly different in different areas. In the large warehouse area of ​​Ghibli, the fare for adults is 2,000 yen on weekdays, and the fare is 2,500 yen on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. JPY. Tickets for children (ages 4 to elementary school students) are 1,000 yen on weekdays and 1,250 yen on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

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The Youth Hill area and the DoDoKo Forest area do not distinguish between time periods. The tickets for adults are 1,000 yen, and the tickets for children (4 years old to elementary school students) are 500 yen. All tickets need to be reserved.

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Studio Ghibli has also started recruiting staff for the Ghibli Park opening on November 1, 2022. One can't help but look forward to the "secrets of the Ghibli world" that will be discovered in this park without large-scale amusement facilities, accompanied by the forest and the wind.

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