On top of having rich stories and characters that are full of life, Studio Ghibli movies are also known for transporting you to all sorts of whimsical places. One particularly iconic location is the Bathhouse from 2001’s hit movie Spirited Away.

This majestic structure is where protagonist Chihiro starts her adventures with the movie’s diverse cast of characters, and some say its design was partly inspired by a bathhouse located in director Hayao Miyazaki’s hometown. From the moment that the bathhouse first appeared onscreen, its beauty commanded our attention and has become arguably one of the most memorable places from any Ghibli movie.

Now, thanks to the official Studio Ghibli merchandise store, you can admire a buildable 3D version of the bathhouse in your own home. Donguri Republic recently released a wooden puzzle that lets you recreate Spirited Away’s bathhouse.

The model can be built entirely without the use of cutters or adhesives and is approximately 8 inches (20.7 cm) tall when completed. There are even small details fans of the movies can appreciate, such as Chihiro peeking out from one of the windows and an accompanying model of No-Face.

It also comes with LED lights that change the atmosphere of the bathhouse once turned on.

The 3D puzzle is priced at 15,000 yen and can be pre-ordered through Donguri Republic’s online store, with shipping slated to start late November. There is also an unpainted version of the bathhouse puzzle that’s currently available for 12,000 yen.


By - Jen Santelices.