Details of the main area of Ghibli Park, which features the beloved characters from Studio Ghibli's classic animation film "My Neighbor Totoro," were revealed to the media on Thursday.
Ghibli's Grand Warehouse, which is part of the theme park set to open in Aichi Prefecture on Nov. 1, will showcase exhibits related to movies such as the 1988 film about two sisters who befriend magical forest creatures, including Totoro, the film's titular character.
Visitors will be treated to a recreation of the "My Neighbor Totoro" world, featuring a children's playroom with a sleeping Totoro and the iconic Cat Bus character.
Visitors can also sit in a train next to the No-Face character from the Oscar-winning 2001 film "Spirited Away," eat snacks that appear in the films or buy original products. They can also see a recreated scene from 1986's "Castle in the Sky."
The Cinema Orion, which can seat around 170 people, will show 10 short animation films only shown otherwise in the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Tokyo.
"There is enough in Ghibli's Grand Warehouse for people to enjoy for two or three hours. I want everyone to see it soon," Aichi Gov. Hideaki Omura said at a news conference.
The park will also open two other areas in November: Dondoko Forest, based on the film "My Neighbor Totoro," and Hill of Youth, featuring the antique shop from the 1995 film "Whisper of the Heart."