Studio Ghibli, established in 1985, is a prominent name in the Japanese anime genre and is known for heart-warming films depicting the nuances of Japanese folklore and traditions. Inspired by the Studio Ghibli-style lodges, the Hygge Circles Ugakei brings in a taste of hygge to the forests of Uga Valley in Japan. A themed-campground offering, it will be launched near Nagoya in 2021 and will be surrounded by dense forests, waterfalls and mountain streams.
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A visual that looks straight out of the animated epic fantasy Princess Mononoke, the accommodation offers tents as well as cabins. Currently in its development stage, the campsite is an initiative carried out by the Japanese division of the Danish outdoor equipment company called Nordisk. With an aim to redefine luxury travel, the sustainable glamping park is deemed to be an ideal escape from the hectic city life. The concept is based on unique experiences in nature, the world goals of the United Nations and social interaction.
Visitors can choose from a number of attractions including Nordisk Tents, Hygge Cabins, Hygge Education Fields, Hygge Natural Field. While hygge has no exact English translation, it is defined as the feeling of feeling content in the moment. Guests can also look forward to a close experience with nature, by walking on a circular bridge over a creek, or reconnect with each other in one of the park's cabins while staring up at the sky through conical "roof chimneys."
The campground has created quite a stir amongst ‘Potterheads’ as well due to its strong resemblance to the ‘forbidden forest’ a fictional woodland in the Harry Potter series.