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 from 2006 with a running time of 85 minutes, follows Japanese actors Mayu Tsuruta, Yui Natsukawa and Tetta Sugimoto to Europe, matching Hayao Miyazaki's storyboards to the real world scenery and attractions that served as inspiration to the settings of his animated films. The second from 2008, with a running time of 95 minutes, travels with Mayu Tsuruta around 'traditional' and 'nostalgic' Japan, to find the domestic inspirations of Miyazaki's work. A third special broadcast, hosted by Kurara Chibana. This film 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".