[Ghibli Park] "Cat Castle Playground” with the motif of “The Cat Returns”

Nagakute City
掲載日:2023.11.30
[Ghibli Park] "Cat Castle Playground” with the motif of “The Cat Returns”

"Cat Castle Playground" opened in August 2023. This play equipment is based on the cat king's castle that appears in the Studio Ghibli movie "The Cat Returns."

A fee will be charged on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and busy days, but it is free to use on weekdays. (*Please check in advance as there may be temporary closure days)

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https://www.aichi-koen.com/moricoro/shisetsu/cat-castle-playground/

This time we actually went to the "Cat Castle Playground"!

How do I get to the Cat Castle Playground?

Main gate

Elevator Tower

Ghibli Park is within "Aichi Expo Memorial Park" (commonly known as Moricoro Park) .

From Linimo "Ai-chikyuhaku Koen Station", go through the main gate and head to the elevator tower. By the way, there are no lockers at the Cat Castle Playground, so please leave your large belongings in the locker/cloakroom at the North Exit Information Center. (Lockers are also available at the west exit information desk)

“Cat Castle Playground” is located between the large lawn plaza and “Mononoke Village” which will open in the fall of 2023.

"Cat Castle Playground" 
based on the motif of “The Cat Returns”

Go through the cat-eared gate and enter the area!

A fee will be charged on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and busy days, but it is free to use on weekdays. (*Please check in advance as there may be temporary closure days)

On weekends, holidays, and crowded days, only children of elementary school age and younger and their parents or guardians may enter. Please note that adults alone are not allowed to enter.

Stone statues of cats  welcome you right away.

We decided to cross the bridge and go to a castle modeled after the Cat King's castle. There's a lot of playfulness in the details, such as the fish motif and character silhouettes!

A castle based on the cat king's castle (target ages: 3-6 years old & 6-12 years old)

In the center of the area is a castle modeled after the Cat King's castle. The cat king chair inside the castle is perfect for a commemorative photo!

You can enjoy a total of 3 slides, including a toddler slide for ages 3 to 6 and two tube slides for ages 6 to 12.

There was a cat's eye on the roof, and as a Ghibli fan, I was really excited!

There are various ways to climb to the top of the castle, such as using a net or stairs. You'll want to play there over and over again with various routes!

Maze / Tower

The 9 meter tall tower, which recreates the last scene of the movie, has a maze at the base. There are fish and cat motifs here too!

It's quite tall when you look up from below! You can't go to the top, but you can climb the stairs.

Inside the tower, there are murals painted just like in the movie.

Tarzan rope (target age: 6-12 years old)

At the back of the area are two Tarzan ropes, one 15m and the other 20m. Is that Toto the crow on top of the pillar?

By the way, there are benches scattered throughout the area, so you can take a break and watch your children play.

This time, we delivered a report on the "Cat Castle Playground" which opened in August 2023.

The worldview of "the Cat Returns" is packed into every detail, so even adults are sure to get excited! Please come and visit there with your family.

 

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Spot Details

[Ghibli Park]

Address: 1533-1 Ibaragabasama, Nagakute City, Expo 2005 Aichi Memorial Park

https://ghibli-park.jp/

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