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This new Japanese campsite is inspired by Studio Ghibli’s Princess Mononoke

Mie Prefecture may not be on your Japan bucket list, especially with Kyoto, Nagoya and Osaka just nearby, but this new campsite might just change your mind.

Studio Ghibli‘s ‘Princess Mononoke’ is one of the establishment’s most iconic pieces of work, and travellers can now live out the 1997 fantasy film, sans warring gods and tree spirits, at the Hygge Circles Ugakei.

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Designed by Danish company Nordisk, Hygge Circles Ugakei is set to open in 2021, amidst the stunning dense forests and waterfalls of Uga Valley.

The Danish brand brings to the table a history of over 100 years, complete with the idea that “Nature is Luxury.” This project aims not only to create beautiful accommodations for guests to enjoy the great outdoors in, but it also sets the scene of regional revitalisation in the area.

(Image credit: PR Times)

Besides gorgeous tents, cottages and cabins for campers, this project also aims to highlight environmental sustainability, which is also a key theme in Princess Mononoke.

Sure, you might not be able to meet any Kodamas, the iconic tree spirits, but we’re certain that this is one glamping site that won’t stop us from living out our wildest Princess Mononoke fantasies.

This article was first published on Lifestyle Asia Singapore.

Jocelyn Tan
Senior Writer
Jocelyn Tan is a travel, food and design writer who's probably indulging in serial killer podcasts or reading one too many books on East Asian history. Constantly curious (read: chatty), she's the type who'll initiate conversations even with strangers in a shared taxi.
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