The anticipation for Ghibli Park in undoubtedly high. However, as we approach its 2022 opening, the Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art will be holding a special preview exhibition for Ghibli Park. It will preview some of the theme park’s contents, as well as feature some items which will be going into the theme park itself.
The exhibition will run at the museum from 25th June to 16th September. It will be called “The Great Ghibli Exhibit ~Two More Years Until the Ghibli Park’s Opening~”, and it will also be showing materials from the Great Ghibli Exhibit back in 2015.
Entry tickets will cost 1,600 yen for adults, and 1,400 yen for pre-booked tickets.
They previously planned Ghibli Park to open by 2020, right in time for the Tokyo Summer Olympics. However, it seems that they pushed it back, as they are now planning it to open by autumn 2022.
Ghibli co-founder, Toshio Suzuki, as well as Aichi governor, Hideaki Oomura, previously announced the theme park during their conference in Nagoya. Both the Aichi Prefectural Government and Ghibli will be co-funding the operations. The prefecture also aims to attract both foreign and local tourists with Ghibli Park.
Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki is known for his passion about nature conservation. Because of this, Ghibli aims to use nature-friendly construction methods which won’t cause damage to the park. In other words, they won’t be cutting any trees as much as possible.