The real 10 locations of Ghibli movies in Japan

Studio Ghibli is one of famous Japanese animation film studios.

There are so many great movie like Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Porco Rosso, Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away etc.

So many people would love to visit Ghibli Museum in Tokyo but it’s difficult to get the museum tickets.

Don’t worry! Even though you couldn’t get the tickets, you can go to locations of the Ghibli films in Japan.

Some of those places are not mentioned by Studio Ghibli officially, but you could feel the atmosphere of them.

My Neighbor Totoro

My neighbor Totoro (Tokuma’s magical adventure series)

Sayama Kyuryo (Saitama Pref.)

It’s located in Sayama, Saitama Prefecture.
It’s one or one and an half hour from Tokyo station.

Check pictures with Google from here!


Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke [DVD] [Import]

Yakushima (Kagoshima Pref.)

Yakushima is one of the locations of Princess Mononoke, also known as a natural world heritage site.
You can relax in the big forest with moss.

It’s located in Yakushima island, Kagoshima Prefecture.
The site is far from Tokyo but it’s worth to visit there.

Shirakami-sanchi (Aomori Pref. to AKita Pref.)

Shirakami-sanchi is also known as a natural world heritage site.
You can see beautiful and green lake in Shirakami-sanchi.

Would you like to meet the Daidarabotchi?


Spirited Away

千と千尋の神隠し/ SPIRITED AWAY[Blu-ray][Import]

Dogo Onsen (Ehime Pref.)

Dogo Onsen is one of the oldest hot springs “Onsen” in Japan. It’s from over 1,000 years ago.
It’s located in Matsuyama, Ehime prefecture.
The building was build in 1894.

Edo Tokyo Tatemono-en (Tokyo Pref.)

Edo Tokyo Tatemono-en is also the stage of Spirited Away.
It’s located in Koganei, Tokyo.

Check pictures with google from here!

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Whisper of the Heart

Whisper of the Heart [DVD] [Import]

Seiseki Sakuragaoka (Tokyo Pref.)

Seiseki Sakuragaoka is located in Tokyo, 30 mins away from Shinjuku by train.
There is a shrine, slope, stairs etc. Could you find them?


崖の上のポニョ(英語) Blue ray + DVD / Ponyo (English) [Import]

Tomonoura (Hiroshima Pref.)

Tomonoura is located in Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture.
If you go to Itsukushima shrine in Hiroshima, how about going to Tomonoura?

Check pictures with google from here!


Arrietty 借りぐらしのアリエッティ 英語版 (Pal/Reg. 2) [DVD] [Import]

Seibien (Aomori Pref.)

Seibien is Japanese garden located in Hirakawa, Aomori prefecture.

Please check pictures with google from here!

From Up on Poppy Hill


Minatonomieru oka koen (Kanagawa Pref.)

Minatonomieru oka koen “港の見える丘公園” means that “a park on a hill where you can see a port”
It’s located in Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture, 40 mins away from Tokyo.

It’s also famous as a date destination place for couples.

Negishi natsukashi koen and Yamate seiyo-kan (Kanagawa Pref.)

It’s also located in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture.

Negishi Natsukashi Koen: 10 Shimocho, Isogo, Yokohama (nearest station is Negishi station)
Check pictures with google from here!

Yamate Seiyo-kan: 16 Yamatecho, Naka, Yokohama (nearest station is Ishikawacho station)
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