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5 Lesser-Known 'Theme Parks' for Families

No, Disneyland is not the only theme park Japan has. These five side trips, only a day out of Tokyo, are themed spots you can enjoy as a family. This list may just prompt you to reminisce about your childhood and book a trip for your family this weekend!

Moisturize Your Skin from Ghibli-Themed Tins

Beautifully adorned tins featuring some of the studio’s beloved anime characters are being made for a limited time.

Functional & Funny Cosplay T-Shirts

Now you can transform yourself into popular characters like No Face, Slime, Ryuk and Spider-Man, simply by pulling your shirt over your head!

Food-Themed Exhibition Coming to Ghibli Museum

Ghibli films have a magical way of romanticizing everyday, ordinary events—including the simple act of eating. Come relive some of the fantastic food-related moments on display at the Ghibli Museum from May 27, 2017.

Saving Money Is No Problem for No-Face!

This new automated money box speaks, plays music from the film and burps after every deposit!

Bring a Taste of Ghibli to Your Kitchenware

Iconic characters from the popular Hayao Miyazaki anime 'Spirited Away' are ready to terrify and/or charm you at mealtime.

Radio Ghibli Perfect for Ghibli Music Fanatics

Get ready for hours of scenes, songs and memories that tantalize your ears as you listen to iconic songs from Ghibli movie classics!

Aussie Producer Turns Ghibli Music Hip-Hop

Meet Ghosting, an Australian music producer who reworked Studio Ghibli soundtracks into a tidy hip-hop instrumental mixtape.

Documentary on Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki On Sale

This NHK special documentary follows master animator Hayao Miyazaki as he comes out of retirement to work on his next projects.

Ghibli's Kiki Is Back & Delivering Cup Noodle

Relive the magic of 'Kiki's Delivery Service' with this commercial that takes place four years after the original movie.

Get 'Spirited Away' by These Photos of Kyoto

Try if you can, but we don't think you'll be able to resist packing your bags for Kyoto after seeing these gorgeous photos.

Tokyo Side Trips for Every Type of Traveler

While Tokyo alone could satisfy your craving for a yin and yang experience—say, a taste of city life in Shibuya coupled with the greenery of Shinjuku Gyoen—there's more to enjoy beyond the city limits of Tokyo!

Hayao Miyazaki Is Back & You Can Work With Him

It seems Hayao Miyazaki, the master film director and patriarch of Studio Ghibli, can't stay away from making animated movies and if you've got the talent and the Japanese language ability (regardless of nationality), you too can work on his next film.

Stunning Recreations of Ghibli Classics

Totoro, Princess Mononoke and other favorites inspire some new masterpieces.

'Road to Laputa' Scenery Gone for Good?

Kumamoto Prefecture‘s stunning 'Road To Laputa,' which looks like Studio Ghibli’s 'Castle in the Sky' come to life, may close permanently.

Sip on Some Tea from Totoro's Forest

Now you can enjoy the flavors of some well-known characters from Studio Ghibli.

Ghibli Artist's Bread Ad Will Melt Your Heart

A former Studio Ghibli animator has created a heartwarming new anime commercial to promote a pastry shop in Fukuoka. Just try not to get the feels!

Studio Ponoc's 1st Feature Film Feels Familiar

The newest anime from Studio Ghibli alum Hiromasa Yonebayashi, director of 'When Marnie Was There,' looks and feels a lot like a Ghibli film, but is the first for the newly created Studio Ponoc.

5 Fantastic Character Bread Recipes

Find out how to make fluffy, edible versions of Totoro, Baymax, Winnie the Pooh and more!

Studio Ghibli Set to Open New Theme Park

While Tokyo is busy hosting the Summer Olympic Games, a new Ghibli Park is slated to open in 2020 in Aichi Prefecture.

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