The Harry Potter theme park in Tokyo is a studio tour with sets like Diagon Alley re-created by those who worked on the films. The design is similar to the Warner Brothers Studio Tour in London, England. However, it’ll be even bigger and organizers have said that it will include exclusive content. Read all of the magical details here.
Traditional Japanese bath houses, or sento, are a bit of a rarity in Japan these days, but onsen, or hot springs, are alive and well. When you get down to it, they’re almost the exact same thing. They both involve stripping down in a change area, washing yourself, and letting your troubles melt away. Read up on all the rules you need to know before going here.
You can buy Studio Ghibli theme park tickets overseas, but they only give access to the Grand Warehouse. Unfortunately the Hill of Youth and Dondoko Forest tickets are only sold in Japan. Regardless of ticket type, sales for three months in advance start each month on the 10th at 14:00 JST. Find out more about these elusive tickets here.
Ghibli’s theme park opened with three completed sections and two more set for expansion in 2023 and 2024. The park’s designers were focused on a magical atmosphere, so there are no plans to include rides. Instead, guests can enjoy special exhibits, activities, exclusive short films, and more. Read on to see exactly what's waiting for you on your next visit.