10-year-old Chihiro Ogino , together with her family, move to a new house located somewhere in the outback of Japan. But they confuse the road and get into an unusual forest, getting out of which are at a dead end, and only a long tunnel rises in front of them. Passing through the tunnel, they wander into an abandoned town, most reminiscent of an amusement park. But there's not a soul in the town. Soon the family stumbles upon a restaurant full of delicacies, and the parents of Chihiro decide to have a snack, and they will pay back later when the owners come. Chihiro decides to wander here again and soon stumbles upon the boy Haku , demanding that she immediately leave here. It is already dusk, and the city is flooded with strange sounds and shadows. Having reached the restaurant, Chihiro is horrified to see her parents grow fat before her eyes and eventually turn into pigs. After some time Haku finds Chihiro and explains to her the essence of what is happening: they are in a magical world, and the witch Yubaba rules here, turning all the people here into animals. Exceptions are made only for guests and employees. And if Chihiro wants to return her parents, she will have to come to the sorceress and demand to give her a job - she has no right to refuse it.