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Stunned fans spot ‘Hayao Miyazaki’ strolling around Ghibli Park in news report

  • Izumi Pao, a Hayao Miyazaki impersonator for over 15 years, became an instant celebrity at Ghibli Park during its opening day on Nov. 1.
  • Ghibli fans watching local news coverage of the opening were perplexed after the long-time Miyazaki impersonator was shown walking around the park.
  • The park was announced in 2017, and construction began in 2020.

A Hayao Miyazaki impersonator has left many fans scratching their heads after local news coverage of the recently opened Ghibli Park showed him walking around the park last week.

The long-time impersonator, later identified as Izumi Pao on Twitter, was briefly spotted by TBS News Dig outside the Grand Warehouse entrance on Nov. 1, the park’s opening day.

Ghibli Park releases illustrated guide that advises visitors to bring their trash home with them

  • Ahead of its opening on Nov. 1, Ghibli Park encouraged visitors to print their illustrated “Big Stroll” visitor guide, which details what guests can expect from the theme park and what they should bring. 
  • The guide includes a hand-drawn map as well as a page that lists recommended attire and items for visitors to bring for both hot and cold days.
  • It also emphasizes the fact that there are no trash cans in the park. Visitors are asked to bring their trash home with them. 
  • Starting next week, visitors can take a stroll around the theme park’s first attractions, including the Grand Warehouse, the Hill of Youth and Dondoko Forest.

Ghibli Park has released a printable “Big Stroll” visitor guide that says there are no trash cans in the theme park. 

Ahead of its opening on Nov. 1, Ghibli Park encouraged visitors to print the illustrated guide on an A4 paper and fold it in four. The guide details what visitors can expect from the theme park and what they should bring. 

Studio Ghibli previews theme park attractions at touring exhibition in Japan

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  • Studio Ghibli will be holding touring exhibitions in five cities across Japan ahead of its theme park’s opening in November.
  • The exhibitions will showcase behind-the-scenes memorabilia of the theme park’s conception, including versions of the attractions inspired by the beloved films of Hayao Miyazaki and his animation studio.
  • The Ghibli Exhibition will include photo-friendly installations, such as the Catbus from 1988 film “My Neighbor Totoro.”
  • There will also be exclusive regional merchandise available, including pins and stickers.

Studio Ghibli will be holding touring exhibitions in cities across Japan ahead of its theme park’s opening in November. 

The Ghibli Park and Ghibli Exhibition touring art installation is headed to five cities across Japan to give fans a taste of what is to come this November at Ghibli Park.

Studio Ghibli releases new look at highly anticipated Ghibli theme park in Japan

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  • Studio Ghibli released a short video of Ghibli Park in Japan, which is inspired by the beloved films of Hayao Miyazaki and his animation studio.
  • The video showcases some of the theme park’s attractions, including replicas of the Earth Shop from “Whisper of the Heart” and Satsuki and Mei’s house from “My Neighbor Totoro.”
  • Starting on Nov. 1, fans can take a stroll around the theme park’s first attractions, including the Grand Warehouse, the Hill of Youth and Dondoko Forest.

Studio Ghibli has recently released a short video of Ghibli Park, showcasing some of the theme park’s attractions in Japan’s Aichi prefecture.

Ghibli Park, which is located at Aichi Expo Memorial Park in Nagakute, Aichi, is inspired by the beloved films of Hayao Miyazaki and his animation studio.

Tickets for Ghibli Park in Japan now on sale

  • Studio Ghibli fans can now purchase tickets for the new Ghibli Park in Japan.
  • The theme park will feature attractions and exhibits from various Studio Ghibli films, including “My Neighbor Totoro” and “Kiki’s Delivery Service.”
  • Ghibli Park is located in Aichi Earth Expo Memorial Park.
  • Three of the five planned areas will be ready by the park’s scheduled opening in November.

Tickets for the grand opening of Japan’s Ghibli Park in November are now available for purchase.

The tickets can be purchased through Ghibli Park’s official website. Tickets may not be purchased on the day of the park’s opening, Nov. 1, so reservations will be required. Admission fees for each area of the park are listed on the website as well.

Hayao Miyazaki and Joe Hisaishi reunite to create a beautifully animated and scored trailer for Ghibli Park

  • As preparations for the grand opening of the highly anticipated Ghibli Park are ramping up, the acclaimed animation studio shared a trailer for the park on Twitter.
  • The clip depicts a host of some of the most beloved Studio Ghibli characters riding the Cat Train, which was inspired by the Cat Bus that appears in the film “My Neighbor Totoro.”
  • The trailer, orchestrated by legendary composer Joe Hisaishi and animated by none other than Hayao Miyazaki, assures Ghibli fans that all are welcome and encourages them to “take their time coming.”
  • The first three sections of the park — Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse, the Hill of Youth and Dondoko Forest — are scheduled to open on Nov. 1, while the second phase of the park will open in 2023 with areas inspired by Ghibli classics “Kiki’s Delivery Service” and “Princess Mononoke.”

As preparations for the grand opening of the highly anticipated Ghibli Park are ramping up, the acclaimed animation studio shared a trailer for the park on Twitter. 

Clocking in at 15 seconds, the clip depicts a host of some of the most beloved Studio Ghibli characters — including No-Face and Totoro — riding the Cat Train, which was inspired by the friendly Cat Bus that appears in the film “My Neighbor Totoro.”

Here’s how to get free tickets to the Studio Ghibli theme park’s preview event in October

  • The Ghibli Park in Japan will be holding a preview event in October for which guests will have the opportunity to receive a free ticket through a lottery based booking system.
  • On Oct. 16, 15, 21 and 23, guests can enter three of the park’s five areas — Hill of Youth, Dondoko Forest and Ghibli’s Large Warehouse — free of charge.
  • The park will be reserved for Aichi residents on Oct. 15 and 23 while Oct. 16 and 21 will be available to everyone.
  • Applications will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on July 15 and winners will be announced at 3 p.m. on July 22.

Studio Ghibli fans now have the opportunity to receive a free ticket for the pre-opening preview event at the Studio Ghibli theme park located in Japan’s Aichi prefecture. 

The theme park is set to officially open its doors on Nov. 1; however, a special preview event will be held on Oct. 15, 16, 21 and 23. Guests will have access to three of the park’s five areas — Hill of Youth, Dondoko Forest and Ghibli’s Large Warehouse — and may enter a lottery-based booking system to receive free admission. 

Highly anticipated Studio Ghibli theme park releases new images, official website

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  • Ghibli Park, a theme park showcasing real-life attractions from the beloved films of Hayao Miyazaki and the Studio Ghibli animation studio, has launched its official website, giving fans a preview of what’s to come.
  • The theme park is located at Aichi Expo Memorial Park in Nagakute, Japan.
  • Three sections of the park — Ghibli's Grand Warehouse, Hill of Youth and Dondoko Forest — will open on Nov. 1, while the Valley of Witches and Mononoke Village are expected to open in 2023.

Ghibli Park, a theme park from animation house Studio Ghibli under construction in Japan, recently launched its official website.

“Welcome to the great warehouse of Studio Ghibli’s secrets and iconic architectures you have seen in the films,” the website’s main page reads.