Sign us up for a getaway in the idyllic surroundings of the Studio Ghibli film
Hayao Miyazaki’s environmental epic Princess Mononoke (Mononoke Hime) is among the legendary director and animator’s most iconic films, and – as with most Studio Ghibli films – part of its appeal is its breathtaking scenery and luscious, delicious-looking depictions of food.
A new Japanese campsite will finally give fans a chance to experience the setting of the 1997 fantasy film (or, at least, a modern version without warring gods and tree spirits).
Created in Japan’s Uga Valley, which boasts spectacular views of dense forests and waterfalls, the campsite is set to be designed by the Danish company Nordisk, along with the Danish embassy in Japan.
Named Hygge Circles Ugakei – the term “hygge”, if you’re not familiar, roughly translates into cosiness or a feeling of comfort – it will include tents, cottages, and cabins, with an emphasis on environmental sustainability (a key theme of Princess Mononoke).
It’s worth noting that the new Princess Mononoke-esque campsite isn’t related to ‘Princess Mononoke village’, an area of the Studio Ghibli theme park that’s set to open in 2022, also including areas based on Howl’s Moving Castle, My Neighbour Totoro, and Kiki’s Delivery Service.
In fact, Hygge Circles Ugakei is set to open just next year, in 2021. Get saving, Ghibli fans, and view more images below.