The Scenery of Ghibli (ジブリの風景 , Jiburi no Fuukei) is a three episode travelogue special that was first broadcast on BS Nippon TV.
The first episode aired on 2006 and had a running time of 85-minutes, and it follows Japanese actors Mayu Tsuruta, Yui Natsukawa and Tetta Sugimoto to Europe, as they match Hayao Miyazaki's storyboards to real world scenery and attractions that served as inspiration to his animated films. The second episode aired in 2008, with a running time of 95-minutes, featuring the travels of Mayu Tsuruta around 'traditional' and 'nostalgic' Japan, to find the domestic inspirations of Miyazaki's work. A third special was hosted by Kurara Chibana. She journeys to the Swiss Alps, returning to the locations that inspired Heidi, Girl of the Alps and Anne of Green Gables.
It was released on home video by Walt Disney Studios Japan.
The first special (2006) is set in Europe, where the host visits the towns that inspired Kiki's Delivery Service and Howl's Moving Castle, while the second (2008) is set in Japan where they visit locations featured in My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away.
The third special (2013),hosted by Kurara Chibana, journeys to the Swiss Alps, returning to the locations scouted by Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki in the 1970s during the production of Heidi, Girl of the Alps and Anne of Green Gables. This edition also interviews Gorō Miyazaki about the real life locations and settings that inspired From Up on Poppy Hill.