The Ghibli Park Grand Warehouse is located in Nagoya, Japan. It’s an attraction built in Ghibli’s newest theme park. However, there are no roller coasters or any other kinds of rides in this park. Instead, it’s a park filled with life-size representations of the animated movies from the world of Studio Ghibli.
What is the Ghibli Park Grand Warehouse?
Ghibli Park’s Grand Warehouse is like stepping into a Ghibli animated movie, with a variety of attractions.
There is a video exhibition room called Orionza, a gift shop, a café called Transcontinental Flight, and a milk stand that offers local milk in originally designed bottles. They also offer sweet bean cakes.
There are also exhibits based on the motifs of Laputa: Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away and Arrietty.
When Will it Open?
The first phase of the park is now open. The grand opening was on November 1, 2022. You can visit three attractions: Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse, Dondoko Forest, and Hill of Youth.
How Do I Get Tickets?
Tickets for Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse are sold far in advance, and the time to buy your tickets for this spring is rapidly approaching.
International ticket reservations for March 15 through April 30, 2023 will be available on January 10, 2023 at midnight Eastern Standard Time.
Important: If you want tickets for this spring, you’ll need to be ready to buy your tickets the night of January 9, 2023. From experience, these tickets will sell out fast!
International tickets can only be purchased through Lawson Ticket.
Rules for Entry
The rules for entry are rather strict, but it is done to minimize congestion and allow everyone the opportunity to enjoy the attractions.
You will only be able to enter the park at your assigned entry time, and then you’re free to stay until closing. Once in the park, you’ll need to enter Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse within an hour of your reservation time.
How to Get There
Train from Nagoya Station
From Nagoya Station, take the Higashiyama Subway Line toward Fushimi and Sakae for about 23 minutes to Fujigaoka Station. It is the terminal station, so you don’t need to worry about missing your stop.
Then, get on the Linimo to Ai-Chikyuhaku-Kinen-Koen Station. It takes about 13 minutes. From here, just follow the signs to Ghibli Park.
Shuttle Bus from Nagoya Station*
There is also a Meitetsu Bus service from Nagoya Station to Ghibli Park. The price for adults is 1000 yen one way and for children it’s 500 yen one way.
On weekdays, there are 5 shuttles per day, with 3 that are non-stop. The non-stop busses take about 40 minutes. The other two routes take nearly an hour.
On weekends and holidays, there are 6 shuttles, and all are non-stop taking about 40 minutes to get to the park.
Meitetsu Bus Schedule*