Hello Everyone!
My name is Aya and I moved to Korico (Visby) in 2009 and lived there until 2023 September. I come from Tokyo and have watched all of the Studio Ghibli films with and without my children who are all grown up today. I love the Studio Ghibli films and “Kiki’s Delivery Service” is my favorite. I especially like the scene where she visits her friend in the forest and talks about what they do during a slump or a crisis in their profession. What Kiki experiences, happens to most of us in life. And that’s what makes us feel so close to her because we can relate to that feeling.

I enjoy watching movies in general and I especially like to look into the “Making of the movies” when I like a film. So I looked into all the places that inspired Hayao Miyazaki in Visby and Stockholm.

When I like a film, I like to watch it many times so I really had fun finding out all the places that he used in this film. We will visit 18 places by foot in Visby and/or 22 places in Stockholm that inspired Miyazaki in the making of Kiki’s Delivery Service. It is a walking tour but we will be climbing up stairs and a bit of the old walls in between. So wear comfortable shoes and clothes.

I highly recommend that you watch the film “Kiki’s Delivery Service” before you join any of the tours, so that you can enjoy the tours to its fullest.

Looking forward to showing you around these magical cities!

Hi! I’m Aya your guide. (Picture by Tara Fushiro 2024)

After nearly 20 years, my husband and I moved to the mainland from the island of Gotland in 2023. So I will be in Visby only in the summer for a few weeks. For visitors to Visby during the other seasons, I have created a Digital Tour which can guide you to all the places that inspired Studio Ghibli to make the film. The Digital Tour is created on a tool called GPSQuiz.com. You will get a map, address and coordinates of each place and a picture of the scene in the movie to compare with the real place. You will also get a quiz regarding the scene for each place/task you visit. You can also book a personal digital tour during your tour in Visby. I can hook up with you on your iphone or smartphone if you will be able to go online during your stay in Visby, Sweden. Check out the digital tour at the Store page on this website!
Below is an image of the GPSQuiz that I created.

I am currently creating a Stockholm version of the digital tour also so that people who want to do things on their own can explore the places using this GPSQuiz instead of booking me in person. You will have more freedom to do the tour on your own. But you will miss having a real witch to guide you in person!