I've always been a big fan of Hayao Miyazaki's animated films since I was introduced to Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind way back when. My friend Pete lent me the manga, I hunted down a bootleg VHS of the movie with fan subs on usenet, and I was hooked. I'm still very happy that some of his films make it over here to the mainstream thanks to John Lassiter of Pixar and his newfound power at Disney. Princess Mononoke is probably the most famous and the Disney re-dub is very watchable.
My Neighbor Totoro for the kids to crawl into, and they have a theater that they show animated shorts on every hour. And every visitor gets a piece of filmstrip. Walking around outside there are large patios. They have a small cafe serving hot dogs, of all things, but a Japanese variety. The frank had snap but little spice, was on a round roll, and covered in alfalfa sprouts! But it was tasty enough. They have statues of the robots from Laputa and there's a life size Totoro, but he was inside due to the light rain that day.