Donguri Republic: Explore the Hidden Ghibli World at Kamakura!

Best place to shop Studio Ghibli fans!

Have you ever seen animations produced by Studio Ghibli? Studio Ghibli is a Japanese animation film studio, founded in 1985 by Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. Several animations including short films and television commercials were produced by this studio.

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Many films which were produced and released by Ghibli aren’t only popular in Japan but also in worldwide. Some of the most well-known films, Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service have been fascinating many until today.

Because Ghibli’s main attractions are fantastic story lines and unique characters, who are very realistic. Accordingly, a lot of people who have ever seen animation film which animated by Ghibli, fell in love and became a fan of magnificent characters in the film. In this time, I’d like to introduce you visit hidden ghibli’s world which located near Tokyo.

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Donguri Kyowakoku Kamakura (どんぐり共和国 鎌倉店) is one of the official shops of Studio Ghibli. The shop is located in Kamakura which can be easily accessed from Tokyo within an hour from Shibuya station. The shop is on the right next to the main torii(red gate) of Komachi-dori. They offer various cute Ghibli character goods. It’s good idea to find something as souvenir for kids and Ghibli fans of all ages.

A very large Totoro welcomes you at the entrance.

Cutest embroidery character handkerchiefs.

Adorable teacup.

Charming character goods.

Actually, Kamakura has awesome hiking trails and a beach. Moreover, the most well-known when we think of Kamakura is Daibutsu (The Great Buddha of Kamakura) which stands on the grounds of Kotokuin Temple. If you’re interested please check out useful Kamakura guide from our another article as below.

How to access

Donguri Kyowakoku Kamakura (どんぐり共和国 鎌倉店)

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Address : 1–5–6 Komachi, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248–0006

Tel : +81467–24–7705

Website : http://benelic.com/service/donguri.php

Access : Approx. 52 minutes from Shibuya station to Kamakura station (JR Shonan Shinjuku Line) then, leave the east exit of Kamakura station, you’ll see a red torii(gate) on your left, see on the right side you’ll find out the Ghibli’s shop.