Though COVID-19 has unfortunately scuppered many travel plans this spring, it’s still possible to experience Japan from your couch through film. In particular, Studio Ghibli’s iconic canon of animated features provide a vivid refuge for those unable to leave the house.

Since its founding in 1985, Ghibli has been gifting the globe with an array of immersive worlds — some fictional, others closer to home — guaranteed to whisk you away while you heed calls for isolation.

‘Castle in the Sky’ (1986)