After a few renovations resulting to it being closed for two whole months, the Ghibli Museum will finally re-open starting 16 July! Amongst the few new attractions, there is one that everyone is looking particularly forward to, and that is the new Catbus that even the adults can ride.
Before it went on renovation, the Ghibli Museum also featured a life-size replica of the Catbus, but only children can get to climb it. After the museum reopens, both kids and adults will be able to enjoy the “Ride the Catbus to the Ghibli Forest” attraction.
Visitors can ride the Catbus for a limited time, between 16 July until May 2017, though not much has been revealed thus far.
The museum, which will be celebrating its 15th Anniversary, will also feature several attractions from Ghibli works like Spirited Away, Ponyo, Castle in the Sky, Heidi, Girl of the Alps, and even Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Academy Award-winning director and Studio Ghibli legend, Hayao Miyazaki, is overseeing the renovations himself, so expect some of the anime legend’s magic to come with the new museum’s opening.
Lawson, which is distributing the tickets for the opening in Japan, will be unveiling an exclusive website for visitors from overseas which can be accessed from 10 June.