From floating castles to enchanted forests, Hayao Miyazaki’s imagination seemingly knows no bounds. Some of his otherworldly places are so eye-wateringly beautiful, it hurts to know they don’t really exist, but Ghibli fans can still access the next best thing – the places that inspired the ones seen in Miyazaki’s films.
Not everywhere on this list is acknowledged as an influence on ‘Spirited Away’, but they all look like they belong in the same mysterious spirit world. Soak in the baths of Kanaguya or catch a train at the seaside Shimonada Station and you might just find yourself feeling like a character straight out of ‘Spirited Away’.
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