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Seoul Jamsil, Studio Ghibli Souvenir Shop ‘Acorn Forest’

Acorn Forest is the official souvenir shop of “Studio Ghibli,” well-known for animations like “My Neighbor Totoro” and “Spirited Away.” Since Studio Ghibli is based in Japan, it’s relatively challenging to find these Ghibli souvenir shops in South Korea, even though they can be easily found throughout Japan.

While there are a few locations in Seoul, they are not particularly abundant. One of them can be found in Seoul Jamsil, specifically in the underground 1st floor of Lotte World Mall.

“Seoul Jamsil, Lotte World Mall B1, Studio Ghibli Souvenir Shop”

Acorn Forest is located on the underground 1st floor of Lotte World Tower, Lotte World Mall. The store isn’t particularly large, but it’s easy to find as a large Totoro character guards the entrance along the underground 1st floor path of Lotte World Mall.

In the store, you can find character merchandise from animations produced by Studio Ghibli, such as Totoro, Kiki from “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” and characters from “Spirited Away.” Those who have enjoyed these animations will likely find even more joy in purchasing character goods.

“Totoro, Spirited Away, Kiki’s Delivery Service, etc…”

Among the various works of Studio Ghibli, “My Neighbor Totoro” and “Spirited Away” are particularly well-known in South Korea. Thanks to this, you can easily find character merchandise or souvenirs related to these works at Acorn Forest.

“Great for Taking Commemorative Photos, Cat Bus”

At Acorn Forest, you can find the large Totoro and Cat Bus characters from Studio Ghibli’s work, “My Neighbor Totoro.” Both characters are large in size, and especially, the Cat Bus allows you to board inside, making it a great place for taking commemorative photos.

“Reasonably Priced Souvenirs”

The prices of the products at Acorn Forest are not particularly cheap, in line with the items sold by Studio Ghibli. Even for a small item, you’ll have to pay a fairly significant cost. This can be considered the only drawback.

Despite this, it’s a place where you can encounter products that stimulate the buying desires of those who have enjoyed Studio Ghibli’s works. If you’ve enjoyed the animations, it’s a store where you can happily browse.

“Seoul Jamsil, Acorn Forest Lotte World Mall Branch”

  • Address: B1 Casual Wing, 300 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul (Postal Code: 05551)
  • Phone: 02-3213-4747
  • Website: Blog (Korean)