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Studio Ghibli to Open Theme Park in Japan


Aichi Prefecture’s EXPO Park already attracts fans of Studio Ghibli with a replica of Mei and Satsuki Kusakabe's home fromMy Neighbor Totoro, and it is detailed to perfection from the sliding doors to the traditional bath. Now, with a 200-hectare parkland expansion in the works, the space will allow devotees to further explore Totoro’s fantastical world IRL.


Ghibli Park is set to open in 2020 in Nagoya, Japan and is slated to become the largest installation done by the studio. Administrators are hoping that increasing the scope of the attraction will drive more tourism to the region. Fans are hoping to catch a glimpse of a dust-creature, a bus-shaped giant cat, or any such spirit-monster.

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