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International Tickets Sales Method for Ghibli Park for Admission after March to be Finalized

International Tickets Sales Method for Ghibli Park for Admission after March to be Finalized Park-Info
International Tickets Sales Method for Ghibli Park for Admission after March to be Finalized

In November 2023, a change in the ticket sales method for Japan has been announced.

This information is already available on our website. Here is the reference information for Japan

Rules for Ghibli Park Japanese Domestic Ticket Will Change from March Admission|How about International Tickets?
The rules for tickets to Ghibli Parks in Japan will be changed from March admission! Although it has not been announced as of the beginning of December, we will report on the ticket reservation and sales system that is expected to follow a similar format, with some predictions.

Following this, in December 2023, a major rule change was announced for the sales of International Tickets and the admission method of Ghibli Park.

The main changes are the combination of admission areas and the interval between the desired admission date and the start of reservations.

International Tickets|GHIBLI PARK
Find information about ”Tickets” at Ghibli Park. Advanced reservation specific to the date and time of entry is required...

The content of the International Tickets is the same format as the Japanese domestic tickets, but the “Ghibli Park Sanpo Day Pass,” which is the least expensive ticket and does not include admission to the “Ghibli Grand Warehouse,” is no longer available for International Tickets.

The main changes to the International Tickets are summarized below.

  • New tickets will be sold with the opening of the new “Valley of the Witches” area in March 2024
  • New tickets, including a common ticket for all five areas, will go on sale at 2:00 p.m. on January 10, 2024.
  • There are two types of new tickets: “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass” and “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium”.
  • The price has substantially increased due to the increase in the admission area.
  • The entrance time of “Ghibli’s Grandwarehouse” has been changed from 12:00 to 9:00.

There are many details to go over these in detail, but the main features are listed above.

In this article, we will look at some of the changes to International Tickets reservations and purchases, as well as details on the two new admission ticket types.

Let’s start with the three major changes in the future International Tickets reservations and purchases.

  1. Three changes with Ghibli Park admission and International Tickets reservations and purchases
    1. #1. ticket purchase moved up to two months before the month of admission to the park
      1. International Tickets for admission after March 16 will be available for reservation from January 10
    2. #2 . 2 ranks of area admission system from individual areas
    3. #3. one day ticket gets you into all areas
  2. About “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass”
    1. Areas accessible with the “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass
      1. Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse
      2. Hill of Youth
      3. Dondoko Forest
      4. Mononoke Village
      5. Valley of WItches
    2. “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass” will be available for reservation on the 10th, two months before admission
    3. Ticket prices for the “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass” ticket
      1. “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass” Admission Timeframe
  3. About “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium”
    1. Areas accessible with “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium”
      1. Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse
      2. Hill of Youth
      3. Dondoko Forest
      4. Mononoke Village
      5. Valley of Witches
    2. Facilities accessible with “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium”
      1. World Emporium (in Hill of Youth)
      2. Satsuki and Mei’s House (in Dondoko Forest)
      3. in Valley of Witches..not appeared yet
    3. “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium” to enter “Howl’s Castle”
    4. “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium” will be available for reservation 2 months in advance at 14:00 on the 10th.
    5. Ticket prices for “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium”
      1. Admission time frame for “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium”
  4. International Tickets Admission and Sales Summary
    1. Summary of information on International Tickets
    2. This new form of ticketing & admission will become the standard
      1. It will be a good season to travel to Japan from now on

Three changes with Ghibli Park admission and International Tickets reservations and purchases

There are three major changes related to International Tickets reservations and admission to Ghibli Park.

#1. ticket purchase moved up to two months before the month of admission to the park

Previously, tickets for admission to Ghibli Park were for the month three months after the month of reservation purchase (the 10th of each month).

However, with the park to be closed from late February to early March (March 15, to be exact) in 2024, tickets for admission on March 16 will be available for sale starting January 10.

Thereafter, it is expected that reservations will continue to be made two months in advance of admission. *No firm announcement at this time.

International Tickets for admission after March 16 will be available for reservation from January 10

As mentioned above, the sales method and date for tickets for Japan were announced in November.

As for International Tickets, as with tickets for Japan, reservations for admission tickets for March 16, when all areas of Ghibli Park will be open for business, will begin on January 10.

#2 . 2 ranks of area admission system from individual areas

Previously, visitors to Ghibli Park had to purchase a set ticket for each area or two areas.

From now on, however, this rule will be drastically changed and visitors will be able to enter all five areas with a single ticket.

Specifically, the four basic areas will be the Hill of Youth, Dondokoro Forest, Mononoke no Sato, and Witches’ Valley (opening in March 2024), with the addition of the Ghibli Grand Warehouse, making a total of five areas accessible under the new admission system.

There are two ranks of tickets, based on the exhibits that can be entered.

The difference between the two ticket types is whether or not you can enter the facilities (buildings) in the areas except for the Grand Warehouse of Ghibli.

These two types of tickets will be described below as far as we can tell.

#3. one day ticket gets you into all areas

From now on, you can enjoy all of Ghibli Park in one day! This is how it will work.

This ticket allows you to enter all facilities in all 5 areas.

This ticket is great news for International Tickets purchasers and visitors from overseas who want to visit all the facilities of Ghibli Park in one day because they cannot visit many times!

This is great news for International Tickets buyers and people who come from overseas and want to visit all the facilities of Ghibli Park in one day because they cannot visit many times!

On the other hand, it may have the disadvantage that you may not be able to see all the exhibits in a short period of time.

This plan will be especially appreciated by those who come from overseas, because they can enter all areas and all exhibits. There are only two types of tickets, so there are scattered opinions that it is easy to understand.

However, to be honest, I still wonder if it is possible to visit all the exhibitions in one day. See below.


Aside from these concerns, the following is the new ticket structure and basic information that reflects these changes.

As for the names of the two tickets, the ticket names have been finalized as they are pronounced in Japanese, unlike what we previously introduced as tentative names within our web page.

Incidentally, a visual of the second phase opening of Ghibli Park has also been released.

「魔女の谷」開園に向けて新たにポスターが公開されました。|ジブリパーク
「魔女の谷」開園に向けて宮崎吾朗監督がデザインしたポスターが新たに公開されました。

About “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass”

The “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass” is a ticket that allows you to visit all five areas of Ghibli Park.

O-Sanpo” means “Grand Strolling” in Japanese, and is presumably intended to convey the message of walking a lot.

This is an extended version of the “Ghibli Park Sanpo Day Pass,” which does not include admission to the “Ghibli Grand Warehouse” for the Japanese market.

The “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass” only includes admission to the “Ghibli Grand Warehouse” and requires a specific admission time.

The pass also includes access to the cafes, restaurants, stores, playground equipment, rides, and other facilities within the park for an additional fee.

This includes the Gohei-mochi (rice cake) experience at Mononoke Village.

Areas accessible with the “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass

The “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass” allows admission to four outdoor areas: “Hill of Youth”, “Dondokoro Forest”, “Mononoke no Sato”, and “Witches’ Valley”.

The following is a list of the areas.

Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse

Ghibli's Grand Warehouse|GHIBLI PARK
Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse is a spectacular display of all things Ghibli. From the screening room to the three special exh...

Hill of Youth

Hill of Youth|GHIBLI PARK
This area features the World Emporium, one of the locations from Whisper of the Heart, the Cat Bureau from The Cat Retur...

Dondoko Forest

Dondoko Forest|GHIBLI PARK
Be transported into the world of My Neighbor Totoro at ”Satsuki and Mei’s House”. At the top of the hill behind their ho...

Mononoke Village

Mononoke Village|GHIBLI PARK

Valley of WItches

Valley of Witches|GHIBLI PARK

“Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass” will be available for reservation on the 10th, two months before admission

The “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass” tickets will be available for reservation from 14:00 (Japan time) on the 10th of the month, two months prior to the month of admission to the park.

There is no change to the date and time of the 10th and 14:00.

The “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass” is recommended for those who want to go around the Ghibli Grand Warehouse.

If you are a first-time visitor to Ghibli Park, this ticket is probably a good choice.

While experiencing the world of Studio Ghibli, you can look around the area you want to visit, take commemorative photos and buy memorable goods.

It is not as busy as the Premium ticket described below, but the day will be over in no time when you are visiting all the areas.

Ticket prices for the “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass” ticket

The “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass” ticket does not allow you to enter the buildings of “World Emporium” (Hill of Youth), “Satsuki and Mei’s House” (Dondoko Mori), “The Okino Residence”, “Howl’s Castle,” and “The House of Witches” (Valley of Witches).

All fees include tax, and children from 0 to 3 years old are admitted free of charge.

day | age Adult Child(age 4~12)
weekday 3,500yen 1,750yen
weekend& holiday 4,000yen 2,000yen

“Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass” Admission Timeframe

Only the “Grand Warehouse of Ghibli” needs to be designated, but you are free to visit any other area.

9:00 (*)/10:00/11:00/12:00/13:00/14:00/15:00

The previous International Tickets were only set for entry after 12:00, but now the times are set the same as those for Japan. This is good news!

There are no set admission times for the four areas other than the “Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse,” but visitors may have to wait in line if there is a queue for admission.

All visitors are requested to enter all areas by 4:00 p.m. on the day of the event.

About “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium”

“Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium” is easy to understand because “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass” has “Premium” attached to it, but the content and the price are premium.

You have to save up the money…(^^;)

Like the “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass” above, you can enter all areas of Ghibli Park, but with this “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium”, you can enter the restricted exhibits and buildings in each area. The “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium” allows you to enter restricted exhibits and structures in each area.

Areas accessible with “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium”

The “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium” also allows admission to five indoor and outdoor areas: “Seishun no Oka,” “Dondoko Mori,” “Mononoke Village,” and “Valley of Witches” as well as all facilities within each area.

We’ll list the areas that are also open to visitors here. Having said that, this ticket is fully open…(^_^;)

Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse

Ghibli's Grand Warehouse|GHIBLI PARK
Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse is a spectacular display of all things Ghibli. From the screening room to the three special exh...

Hill of Youth

Hill of Youth|GHIBLI PARK
This area features the World Emporium, one of the locations from Whisper of the Heart, the Cat Bureau from The Cat Retur...

Dondoko Forest

Dondoko Forest|GHIBLI PARK
Be transported into the world of My Neighbor Totoro at ”Satsuki and Mei’s House”. At the top of the hill behind their ho...

Mononoke Village

Mononoke Village|GHIBLI PARK

Valley of Witches

Valley of Witches|GHIBLI PARK

Facilities accessible with “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium”

The following is a list of facilities that can be entered with the “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium”.

Only with this ticket, you can enter the following facilities, so I guess it is called “Premium”.

World Emporium (in Hill of Youth)

Hill of Youth|GHIBLI PARK
This area features the World Emporium, one of the locations from Whisper of the Heart, the Cat Bureau from The Cat Retur...

Satsuki and Mei’s House (in Dondoko Forest)

Dondoko Forest|GHIBLI PARK
Be transported into the world of My Neighbor Totoro at ”Satsuki and Mei’s House”. At the top of the hill behind their ho...

in Valley of Witches..not appeared yet

We guess the only visuals I have at the moment are illustrations…

No links, just textual information.m(_ _)m

  • The Okino Residence and Guchokipanya Bakery from “Kiki’s Delivery Service”
  • Howl’s Castle and Hatter’s Millinery from “Howl’s Moving Castle”
  • The House of Witches from “Earwing and the Witch”
Valley of Witches|GHIBLI PARK

Personally, I am very disappointed that the old Earth Store and Satsuki and May’s House can no longer be entered with a “Dondokoro Mori” ticket.

Although it seems almost final, I was able to obtain an admission ticket to Dondoko-Mori in February 2024, and I would like to report in detail on the “Satsuki and May’s House,” which has been requested by many of you.

“Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium” to enter “Howl’s Castle”

The most important advantage of the “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium” is that you can go inside the exhibits and buildings.

In addition to “Satsuki and May’s House,” which has always been popular, you can also enter “Howl’s Castle.

We don’t think the castle will ever move, since the “move” is missing from “Howl’s Moving Castle,” but we’d still love to go in.

Will we get to meet Calcifer?

We think this will be even more popular than the big Ghibli warehouse when the park opens… We are sure popularity is also at a premium!

“Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium” will be available for reservation 2 months in advance at 14:00 on the 10th.

The “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium” will be available for reservation on the 10th of the month, two months prior to the month of admission.

With the previous International Tickets, the entrance time to the “Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse” was after 12:00 pm. With this, or another later entrance time, it would have been difficult for visitors to enjoy the show in depth, wouldn’t it?

I think this is a very good change for International Tickets buyers.

Ticket prices for “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium”

“The difference between this and the “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass is quite large, but you may or may not find this expensive….

All prices include tax, and children from 0 to 3 years old are admitted for free.

day | age Adult Child(age 4~12)
weekday 7,300yen 3,650yen
weekend& holiday 7,800yen 3,900yen

Admission time frame for “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium”

Only the “Grand Warehouse of Ghibli” needs to be designated, but you are free to visit any other area.

9:00 (*)/10:00/11:00/12:00/13:00/14:00/15:00

There are no designated entrance times for the four areas other than the “Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse,” but visitors may have to wait in line if there is a line.

All visitors are requested to enter all areas by 16:00 on the day of the event.

There are no specific entrance times for the four areas other than the “Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse” but if there is a line, you will have to wait in line.

All visitors are required to be in line by 4:00 p.m. on the day of the event.

 

International Tickets Admission and Sales Summary

Now, the main issue.

With the opening of all five areas planned for Ghibli Park from the planning stage, I think it is safe to assume that the ticket purchase and admission process is now almost finalized.

Here is a summary of the admission and ticket sales process for International Tickets.

Summary of information on International Tickets

  • Two types of tickets: “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass” and “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium
  • Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium” allows admission to all areas and facilities. Charcoal Grilled Gohei-mochi Cooking Experience (Mononoke Village)
    Carousel (Valley of Witches)
    Flying Machine (Valley of Witches), etc. require a separate fee.
  • Only the entrance time of “Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse” needs to be designated.
  • Time schedule is 9 a.m. (Sunday only) / 10 a.m. / 11 a.m. / 12 p.m. / 1 p.m. / 2 p.m. / 3 p.m.
  • Tickets go on sale on the 10th of the month two months prior to the month of admission.
  • Tickets can be purchased for up to 6 people per application.In summary, here is what we have in mind.There are other detailed regulations, so please check them before purchasing tickets.

    Translated with DeepL.com (free version)

This new form of ticketing & admission will become the standard

Although there is a possibility that some changes will be made in the future, it seems safe to assume that the ticket sales and admission method for Ghibli Park, which has undergone several minor changes since its opening in November 2022, will take the form it has now.

It is regrettable that the “Ghibli Park Sanpo Day Pass” (available only in Japan), which allows visitors to go to the park whenever they feel like it, is no longer available, but some say that it is easier to make plans now that admission is two months in advance instead of three months as in the past.

We are a little concerned about the availability of the “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium.

Since the number of visitors per day is said to be around 6,00, will this allocation be halved for the domestic market and halved again for the two types of tickets, resulting in an allocation of 1,500 tickets? Or

Since I am going to Japan, I would like to use the “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium” to enter all the facilities. I’m busy, but… ^^;

Although there is a limit to the number of facilities that can be entered, we hope that the “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium” will be allocated more tickets.

It will be a good season to travel to Japan from now on

Tickets for the January 2024 release can be reserved and purchased for admission beginning in late March, when the weather is warmer and very favorable for travel.

However, the January I0 sale date is about halfway through March, and with the opening of new areas, we anticipate a rush in popularity.

Therefore, we recommend that you set your sights on the 10th of February, targeting the April admission as early as possible.

In April, it is expected to be relatively easy to get admission in the first half of the month or in the middle of the month.

We hope your trip to Ghibli Park, Japan will be an enjoyable one.

We also recommend that you check out our previous articles to get all the information you need.

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