For Ghibli fans and especially Totoro fans visiting Japan, Mitaka’s Ghibli Museum is a must-visit. But there’s another place that should be on any Totoro fan’s list: the full-scale replica of Satsuki and Mei’s house from Tonari no Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro).
Reservations must be made in advance. The house is located in the Japanese garden of the beautiful Morikoro park. Morikoro park was also the site for the Aichi World Expo in 2005. It also houses an ice-skating rink, indoor waterpark, bicycle path and many other attractions.
Build in 2005, Satsuki and Mei’s house was created for the World’s Fair held near Nagoya, Japan. Totoro’s director’s son, Goro Miyazaki, designed and oversaw the house’s construction.
Like in the movie, the house represents the architecture of the Showa period (60’s), and every single corner of the house has been attended to with precision for details.
The house was created to look like the house in the movie (the one Satsuki and Mei’s mother returned home to).
In the 30 minute tour, photos are not permitted inside the house (outside is allowed) but in return visitors are allowed to touch everything, this includes opening up all drawers, boxes, lids, doors, windows, hidden doors, clothes, shoes… basically everything inside the house.
Please come and see it！
Adults: 510 yen / Children 4-12 years of age: 250 yen
・Groups (20 people or more)
Adults 410: yen / Children 4-12 years of age: 200 yen
You can buy the ticket in advance with Loppi at a Lawson convenience store.
or you can buy a day pass at the local Reception.
Loppi is a machine that sells tickets found in Lawson convenience stores.
Look for the Loppi machine(as seen above) in the store.
You can talk with the Loppi company on the Loppi phone at Lawson if you do not know how to use them.
Please complete the accounting after purchasing the ticket in the machine.
Weekdays: 10:00 to 16:30 / Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays: 9:30 to 16:30 (Admission until 4:00 PM)
Closed every Monday (Monday weekday following the case of a public holiday)
and during year-end and New Year holidays (December 29 to January 1)
※ However, it is open on Mondays during spring break, summer vacation and winter vacation.
Train:JR Tokyo Station or JR Osaka Station (with Nozomi super express train) -JR Nagoya Station – Subway Nagoya (Transfer to station Municipal Subway Higashiyama Line) – Fujigaoka Station(Transfer to linear motor car,Linimo) – A 1-minute walk from the Linimo’s Ai-chikyuhaku Kinen Koen Station. （愛・地球博 記念公園,Moricoro park）-Moricoro prak,Ride onto The park circulation bus – The house of Satsuki and Mei.
Airplane:Central Japan International Airport (Meitetsu Airport Express) – Meitetsunagoya Station- Subway Nagoya Staion (subway Higashiyama Line) – Fujigaoka Station – A 1-minute walk from the Linimo’s Ai-chikyuhaku Kinen Koen Station（愛・地球博 記念公園,Moricoro park）-Moricoro prak,Ride onto The park circulation bus – The house of Satsuki and Mei.