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Advanced reservation specific to the date and time of entry is required for Ghibli Park. We limit the number of tickets available in order to ensure that all visitors to the area can relax and enjoy their experience both inside and outside Ghibli Park. Throughout Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park, beyond your ticketed Ghibli Park area, there are many more Studio Ghibli secrets waiting to be found. No tickets or entry fees are required for Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park.
On this page please find more information about the Ghibli artwork, shops, and places to eat or drink within Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park.

Rotunda Kazegaoka

ロタンダ風ヶ丘 ショップ

The Ghibli Park Main Entrance is also the North Entrance of Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park. Rotunda Kazegaoka at the North Entrance features a café and a shop with a wide variety of products.
Products in the shop include items to play with while you are at the park, snacks from all over the world and other unique items, and of course, Ghibli souvenirs.
The café offers rice balls, some sweets, local Aichi products and more.
There is a convenience store at the North Gate as well.Click here to view the café menu

Benches with Ghibli Keepsakes

Throughout Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park there are some new benches where you can stop for a rest. Objects resembling the belongings of characters from Ghibli's films are placed on park benches and other places. Please take a commemorative picture or just chill. If you listen carefully, you may even hear the voices of your favorite Ghibli characters.

Cat Castle Playground

The playground design is inspired by The Cat King's Castle from The Cat Returns. You'll find a slide, a maze, zipline and more to explore. The Cat Castle Playground is located near Mononoke Village.
Cat Castle Playground is for children ages twelve and under. There is a fee to enter on weekends, national holidays and some weekdays during extended public-school breaks. No fee on most weekdays.
Please check the website of Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park in advance.

APM Cat Bus

APM Cat Bus is based on APM (Accessible People Mover), a short-distance, low-speed mobility vehicle developed by Toyota Motor Corporation. This APM is created in the image of Cat Bus from My Neighbor Totoro, under the supervision of Goro Miyazaki, director of Studio Ghibli. The APM Cat Bus runs a route between Mononoke Village and Dondoko Forest in Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park.
Fees for one-way trips are 1,000 yen for adults and 500 yen for children (4-12 years old) (tax included). The fees will be half the price for a person with disability and one accompanying person.
Tickets can be purchased from ticket machines located at two locations: near Cat Castle Playground and near Dondoko-dokoro.
Please click here for more information including operation hours and how to take the APM Cat Bus.

picture of APM Cat Bus

Toromon Gate

Between Ghibli's Grand Warehouse and Dondoko Forest through Rinshokuen, you'll find a large gate. The two-story gate from an old restaurant in Nagoya City formerly known as Ryotei Inamoto was relocated to the park and restored. The structure is reminiscent of the world of Spirited Away. Don't tell anyone yet, but there may be someone you recognize in front of the gate...