One year after the opening of Ghibli Park on November 1, 2022, “Mononoke Village” opened. This will be followed by the opening of “Valley of Witches” in mid-March 2024. With this, the Ghibli Park is considered complete.
Ghibli Park, a theme park that represents the world of Studio Ghibli, is once again attracting attention from around the world.
The admission ticket system for Ghibli Park for Japan and the rules for purchasing International Tickets are now almost unified, making it relatively easy to obtain tickets from overseas.
This article will provide an overview of the new Ghibli Park tickets and the information necessary to purchase tickets and how to purchase them.
The page linked above compares rather closely to the old ticket purchase information, so we recommend that first-time visitors looking up purchase information refer to the current page.
- Basic information on purchasing tickets for Ghibli Park
- Ticket sales at Ghibli Park are on the 10th of the month two months prior to the month of admission
- Ticket purchase applications are accepted from two months prior to the month of admission to the park
- Tickets can be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 2:00 p.m. (Japan time) on the 10th of each month
- Regularly closed on Tuesdays
- Maximum of 6 tickets can be applied for and the representative of the applicant must be admitted at the same time
- Tickets for Ghibli Park have two ranks
- 5 areas accessible with International Tickets
- “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass” allows access to all areas
- “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium” ticket to all facilities
- Either ticket gets you into all areas, but…
- Two International Tickets Prices and Overview
- Purchase tickets by reservation at Lawson Ticket
- Points to note when applying for tickets to Ghibli Park
- Up to 6 people can apply & no additional people can be added.
- No re-entry except for “Valley of Witches”
- Some outdoor facilities are not available during inclement weather
- Check the official website & SNS for transportation disruptions
- Children under 3 years old are not included in the number of applicants, and admission is free
- For other precautions, check the official website
Basic information on purchasing tickets for Ghibli Park
This section will contain basic information on purchasing tickets to enter Ghibli Park after March 16, 2024.
To avoid confusion for those who are learning about the Ghibli Park purchase process for the first time, we will try to avoid giving examples of the old ticket purchase process whenever possible, but please be advised that in some cases we may provide a comparison.
In the form of a summary at the beginning, we will list five key factors in purchasing tickets.
5 Key Factors for Purchasing Tickets to Ghibli Park
Below is an explanation of each of the above items.
Ticket sales at Ghibli Park are on the 10th of the month two months prior to the month of admission
The reservation and purchase of tickets for Ghibli Park begins at 14:00 Japan time on the 10th of February, two months prior to the month in which you plan to enter the park.
In the year 2024, for tickets for admission to the park for the month of April from the 1st to the 30th, applications will be accepted on the 10th of February, two months prior to the month of admission, at 14:00 Japan time.
Ticket purchase applications are accepted from two months prior to the month of admission to the park
Tickets for admission to Ghibli Park will be available for purchase from the 10th of the month two months prior to the month in which you plan to enter the park.
The table below shows the relationship between the month and date of admission to Ghibli Park from March to July 2024 and the month of application for purchase.
For subsequent months and days, replace the year and month by the rules of this table.
The law says that the month following the month of ticket application (from the beginning of the month to the end of the month) is the month of admission to the park.
|Month of Ticket Purchase
|Month of admission to Ghibli Park
|Available dates for reservation
|March, 16 – 31
|April, 1 – 30
|May, 1 – 31
|June, 1 – 30
|July, 1 – 31
As of January 2024, only the entrance time of “Ghibli’s Grandware House” needs to be specified.
Designated entrance times for Ghibli’s Grandware House
The designated entry times for “Ghibli’s Grandware House” are as follows.
Previously, International Tickets only had an entrance time after 12:00 p.m., so this is much more convenient.
Plan your visit to the other four areas according to the entrance time.
Tickets can be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 2:00 p.m. (Japan time) on the 10th of each month
The rule for purchasing tickets for Ghibli Park is first-come, first-served.
Reservations are available for purchase on the 10th of each month at 2:00 p.m. Japan time.
International Tickets were very difficult to obtain when they first went on sale in 2023, and it is expected that they will be similarly difficult to obtain for some time in 2024.
Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so please keep an eye on the dates and times.
Guide to page to check local time in Japan
As we are sending out information on Ghibli Park, we often receive inquiries and “I was late for my appointment!” I often receive inquiries and messages of lamentation from customers who are late for their reservations. I think it can’t be helped, but at the same time, it’s an opportunity for me to travel.
While we understand that it can’t be helped, we thought it would be a good opportunity for you to at least get the exact time of your trip, so we have created the local time reference chart below. Please refer to it.
The time is only for areas with relatively high access to our site.
For computer users only, the right column of every page is titled “Japan Local Time” and shows real-time Japan time (^^)
Regularly closed on Tuesdays
This has not changed since the old days, but the park is basically closed every Tuesday. This is a good point to remember on your travel plans.
In 2024, there will be an irregular closing period in June, so checking the official Ghibli Park website is a must when making travel plans.
Please also refer to the following page for a summary of the on-season in 2024 on our web site.
Maximum of 6 tickets can be applied for and the representative of the applicant must be admitted at the same time
A maximum of six tickets can be purchased with one application.
Also note that accompanying persons will be admitted at the same time as the applicant (representative) and cannot enter separately.
Please note that tickets are name-based and the applicant cannot be changed after purchase.
Tickets for Ghibli Park have two ranks
If you have checked the official Ghibli Park website to find out how to purchase tickets, you already know that there are two types of International Tickets.
As you may already know, there are two types of International Tickets, and although they are called “Rank” in the title, it seems a little different and correct.
The reason why I want to do so may be because of the word “premium” ^^; Please consider them as two types of tickets with a price difference.
The ticket that allows you to enter all 5 areas is the “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass”, and the ticket that allows you to enter the facilities described below is the “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass The “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium” is a ticket that allows admission to the facilities described below.
The following is a list of areas that can be entered with either of the two types of tickets before describing the outline of each.
5 areas accessible with International Tickets
The following five areas of Ghibli Park are accessible with International Tickets.
Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse
“Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse” is an indoor facility filled with exhibits of Ghibli’s works.
Visitors can enjoy exhibits of all sizes related to Studio Ghibli’s works.
Robot soldiers, a cat bus, and a Yubaba exhibit are just a few of the many fun things to see and do.
Hill of Youth
“Hill of Youth” is an area symbolized by the “World Emporium” that appeared in “Whisper of the Heart”.
The landmark is the orange building on the left after the elevator tower.
“Dondoko Forest” is an outdoor area that strongly reflects the world of the internationally popular “My Neighbor Totoro”.
While Satsuki and Mei’s house is the most famous, there are also objects in the shape of Totoro and a mini monorail, making it a fun place for children to spend time as well.
Mononoke Village is an area that embodies the world of Princess Mononoke.
The area is well known for the Otsukotonushi slide and the Tarigami object, but it is also an outdoor area with hands-on learning facilities.
Valley of Witches
This area is based on the theme of “witches” that appear in many of Studio Ghibli’s works.
The motif of the area is based on modern European culture, including “The Witch’s Delivery Service” and “Howl’s Moving Castle.
As introduced on this website, “Howl’s Castle (not moving)” will be the main facility, and a dining facility will also be set up.
“Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass” allows access to all areas
First, we would like to introduce the “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass” ticket.
This ticket allows admission to all of the areas introduced above.
However, it does not allow entry to some of the facilities described in “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium” below.
Specifically, “Howl’s Castle” in the “Valley of the Witches” and “Satsuki and May’s House” in the “Dondoko Forest”.
“Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium” ticket to all facilities
The “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium” is the same as the “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass” and allows admission to all areas of Ghibli Park. The “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium” allows you to enter all areas of Ghibli Park.
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)
Satsuki and Mei’s House (in Dondoko Forest)
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”
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.
Either ticket gets you into all areas, but…
As mentioned above, all five areas of Ghibli Park can be entered with either ticket.
However, this refers to “areas”; to enter all “facilities” you will need a “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium”.
“Ghibli Park O-sanpo Day Pass Premium” is required to enter all facilities.
This may cause the “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium” to be more popular, but the “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass” does not meet the requirements to enter all areas of Ghibli Park. However, the “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass” does not satisfy the requirement to enter all areas of Ghibli Park.
However, the “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass” is not required to enter all areas of Ghibli Park, except for the food and beverage facilities and the pay-per-view play facilities that will be set up in the “Valley of the Witches.
The “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium” is literally a premium! But realistically speaking, can you enter the park first thing in the morning and enjoy the whole area by 5 pm? But realistically speaking, we are a bit concerned about whether we can enter the venue first thing in the morning and enjoy all the areas by 5:00 pm.
For example, if I really want to enter “Sasaki and Mei’s House” and “Howl’s Castle”, I will not be able to enter “Sasaki and Mei’s House” and “Howl’s Castle”! If you don’t really want to visit “Satsuki and Mei’s House” and “Howl’s Castle”, I think “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass” would be fine.
Two International Tickets Prices and Overview
The following is an overview of International Tickets prices.
All ticket purchase prices include tax.
Children under 3 years old are not included in the number of applicants and admission is free.
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
“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.
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!
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
This is almost double the price of the “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass”…
Simply calculated, it is about 3,500 yen more for 5 facilities, so you can think of it as an admission fee of 700 yen per facility.
This is a bit expensive, but fans of the films, such as “Sasaki and Mei’s House,” will find it worth it. Personally, I find “Howl’s Castle” to be of such value.
For a relatively light visitor, the “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass” should be sufficient, so the choice of ticket depends on one’s sense of value.
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 (*only on operating days)/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.
Purchase tickets by reservation at Lawson Ticket
International tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis and will be available at Lawson Ticket on the Internet.
Tickets for Japan are sold through Boo-Woo Ticket, another platform in the same family, so there is no need to consider Japanese users as rivals (^^)
In the case of LAWSON Ticket, membership registration (free) is required in advance.
International Ticket is only available for electronic tickets.
What you need to purchase tickets for Ghibli Park
When purchasing tickets to Ghibli Park, there are four simple things you need to prepare in advance.
However, there are four simple things.
- Mail Adress
- Credit Card
- Mobile Phone
E-mail addresses and credit cards are obvious, but cell phones and passports may seem a bit cumbersome for all but the youngest.
However, please understand that we believe this is part of our measures to prevent fraudulent purchases.
Flow of application for purchasing Ghibli Park tickets
Although this overlaps with the actual ticket application page, the following is a summary of the ticket application flow for reference.
Reservation 2: For “Ghibli’s Grandware House” reservations, you can only specify the time of entry, not the time of exit.
For “Customer Information” (3), please enter your name, e-mail address, telephone number, country of residence, passport number, and address during your stay in Japan.
Points to note when applying for tickets to Ghibli Park
Extracted notes about the ticket application for Ghibli Park and add a brief explanation.
Up to 6 people can apply & no additional people can be added.
The maximum number of ticket applications is six.
Please note that even if there is space for up to 6 people, it is not possible to add more people after the application has been made.
We sometimes receive inquiries on our website, but we can only reply that you should contact Lawson Ticket.
Please consider carefully before applying.
No re-entry except for “Valley of Witches”
I don’t know the actual operation of the park since it has not yet opened, but there will be no re-entry except to the “Valley of Witches”.
However, I don’t know the actual operation of the park at this point, but it is not possible to re-enter the park except for “Valley of Witches”. However, it is basically an outdoor area, so it would be a good place to start…
Some outdoor facilities are not available during inclement weather
“Ghibli’s Grandware House” is an indoor area with a roof, but all other areas include or are only outdoors.
If it is raining, or if the weather is threatening rain, please take precautions by purchasing a folding umbrella as shown in the following page, which is convenient in Japan.
Check the official website & SNS for transportation disruptions
There are days when public transportation systems do not operate due to earthquakes, typhoons, heavy rain, etc. In winter, there have been cases of transportation delays due to heavy snowfall.
Ghibli Park may also take measures to close on such days.
Please check the official website and SNS in case of bullet train delays.
In 2023, the park was closed 2-3 times due to heavy rain and snow that disrupted public transportation.
If you cannot come due to force majeure, relief measures may be taken
If you miss the designated entrance time, do not give up.
If it was due to transportation delays, it seems that the park was allowed to enter at a different time.
Check social networking sites and contact Ghibli Park accordingly.
Children under 3 years old are not included in the number of applicants, and admission is free
Although not included in the aforementioned ticket price list, admission for children under 3 years old is free.
They are not included in the number of people applying.
Please be aware that when accompanying children under 3 years old, strollers are not allowed in each facility.
Strollers are not allowed & carrying a baby is recommended
In particular, we recommend that you use a baby carrier when accompanying your child in “Ghibli’s Grandware House,” as it is not barrier-free.
We have received letters from several mothers who said that carrying their children in a baby carrier seemed to be the best way to go.
There is also a luggage storage area, so use it as needed
For luggage storage, there are pay lockers at the Information Center (across from Lawson) on the left side of the walkway as you exit the Linimo station.
If you can’t fit all of your luggage into the locker, they will hold it for you (for a fee), so use them accordingly.
For other precautions, check the official website
Please also check the following page on the official Ghibli Park website for other detailed notes on purchasing.
There is also a link to LAWSON TICKET at the beginning of this page.
In this article, we have provided information on admission tickets to Ghibli Park from March 2024 onward.
I believe that the “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium,” which allows visitors to enter all of Ghibli Park in one day, will be very popular, as people will want to enjoy Ghibli Park all day long.
However, I honestly wonder how long it will take to move from one area to another, and I am not sure how much fun I will have.
I think you can manage to visit the park in a day (maximum 8 hours), but I personally think that if you want to take the time to enjoy the formations that Goro Miyazaki, the producer of the park, has painstakingly created, you will want to spend two days.
The “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium” allows you to visit all areas of the park except for “Ghibli’s Grandware House” and the “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass Premium” allows you to visit all areas of the park except for “Ghibli’s Grandware House”. The “Ghibli Park O-Sanpo Day Pass” is a two-day plan to make up for the “Ghibli’s Grandware House”, free areas and missing points.
However, I think it will be difficult to schedule the time, so we will have to make an efficient plan to visit each area based on the designated entrance time of “Ghibli’s Grandware House”.
I would like to conclude this explanation of ticket purchasing with my best wishes for the smooth progress of your ticket purchasing strategy and for an enjoyable trip.
Thank you for reading to the end.