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Moricoro Park

A park rich in nature that stretches across the former site of Expo 2005.

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Park

This vast park was established on the former site of the Nagakute site of the Expo 2005, a World Expo held in Aichi. The building, which was used as a guesthouse and reception hall during the exposition, has been converted into the Expo 2005 Memorial Hall, where more than 300 items donated by foreign pavilions are on display. Those who actually visited the Expo back then will feel nostalgic. On certain Sundays from 2:00pm, Morizo and Kiccoro, the mascot characters of the Expo, appear on stage, and you can take photos with them (currently on hiatus as of August 2021).

The house where Satsuki and Mei lived in the Studio Ghibli film "My Neighbor Totoro " has also been built (advance purchase required with a specified admission date). The kitchens and baths that appeared in the film's most memorable scenes have been faithfully recreated, making it a must-see for fans. In the fall of 2022, "Ghibli Park " is scheduled to open, where visitors can enjoy the world of Studio Ghibli's works.

The 88-meter-high Ferris wheel, one of the largest in the Tokai area, offers a panoramic view of Morikoro Park. Pets are welcome to ride along with you. The park also has a variety of sports facilities, including a cycling course and an ice skating rink. The park is very large, so make good use of the free park buses to get around.

Highlights

  • A vast park established on the former site of the 2005 Expo in Aichi.
  • The "Satsuki and Mei's House" that appeared in Studio Ghibli's "My Neighbor Totoro" has been recreated.
  • In the fall of 2022, "Ghibli Park" will be completed, where visitors can experience the world of Studio Ghibli's works.
  • There is also a cycling course and an ice skating rink where visitors can get active.

Photos

  • Morizo (right) and Kiccoro (left), the mascots of Expo 2005

    Morizo (right) and Kiccoro (left), the mascots of Expo 2005

  • The Expo 2005 Memorial Hall exhibits more than 300 items donated by foreign pavilions and other organizations

    The Expo 2005 Memorial Hall exhibits more than 300 items donated by foreign pavilions and other organizations

  • Sports facilities such as an ice skating rink are also available

    Sports facilities such as an ice skating rink are also available

  • Lawn area and ferris wheel

    Lawn area and ferris wheel

  • Nemophila spreads all over the place in spring

    Nemophila spreads all over the place in spring

  • Beautiful Japanese garden with autumn leaves

    Beautiful Japanese garden with autumn leaves

Reviews

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  • Lam Lak

    好期待吉卜力主題公園的開幕。

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Details

Name in Japanese
愛・地球博記念公園(モリコロパーク)
Postal Code
480-1342
Address
1533-1 Ibaragabasama, Nagakute City, Aichi
Telephone
0561-64-1130
Holiday
Open every day *All facilities are closed on Mondays (or the following weekday if Monday is a national holiday) and from December 29 to January 1.
Hours
8:00am-7:00pm(November to March 8:00am-6:30pm)*Varies by facility
Admission
Admission to the park is free; admission to Satsuki and Mei's House: 520 yen for adults, 250 yen for children (ages 4 to junior high school); ice skating rink: 1,470 yen for adults, 840 yen for children (ages 3 to junior high school); Ferris wheel ride: 600 yen
Directions
A short walk from Ai Chikyuhaku Kinen Koen Station on the Linimo (Tobu Kyuryo Line)
Credit Cards
Not accepted
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)