Gallery: Real-life Places That Inspired Ghibli Movie Backgrounds

Ghibli movies are basically everything good you remember about childhood wrapped up in one anime bundle. But, when you were a kid, we bet you didn’t think about just how diverse Hayao Miyazaki’s influences were when he created the backdrops to your favorite Ghibli movies.

Here are the real-life inspirations behind Studio Ghibli’s most majestic backgrounds:

Porco Rosso

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Inspired by…

Vis Island, Croatia

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Arrietty

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Inspired by…

Koganei, Tokyo

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Kiki’s Delivery Service

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Inspired by…

Gotland, Sweden

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Castle in the Sky

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Inspired by…

Paronella Park, Australia

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Ponyo

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Inspired by…

Setonaikai Park, Japan

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Howl’s Moving Castle

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Inspired by…

Colmar, France

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Yakushima, Japan

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Spirited Away

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Inspired by…

Jiufen, Taiwan

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My Neighbor Totoro

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Inspired by…

Sayama Kyuryo, Japan

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Source and photos via: Buzz News Japan

One thought on “Gallery: Real-life Places That Inspired Ghibli Movie Backgrounds

  1. I love Ghibli movies! I didn’t know Castle in the Sky was inspired by Paronella Park – it’s actually quite close to my hometown. Very cool!

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