Studio Ghibli is arguably the greatest anime-studio of ALL TIME. In terms of breaking japanese animation into the global market, no team has been able to do it better. Period.
Most of the movie magic comes from brilliant minds like Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, and Toshio Suzuki… But the rest of the magic is nestled within Japan itself.
Most of their films are inspired by real-life Japanese locations, but these 3 real Studio Ghibli locations happen to be our favorite:
Yakushima (Kagoshima Pref.)
Revered by the Japanese as a “natural wonder”, the island is known for its hiking, hot springs and cedar trees.
It’s no surprise it was the inspiration behind Princess Mononoke – the island’s moody, temperate rainforests are full of fairytale-like trees with twisted moss-covered roots.