What is Satsuki and Mei’s house
Satsuki and Mei’s house which appeared in the Ghibli movie "My Neighbor Totoro" has been recreated for fans to visit. It is located in Aichi Prefecture, Nagakute-shi, Yazagosagamine area’s Ai-chikyuhaku Kinen-koen Park, and was the most popular pavilion exhibits at the 2005 Aichi World Expo. Here you can time slip to the nostalgic atmosphere of 1955 to 1964. A two-storied western-style structure was built as an annex to a traditional Japanese-style house. It was built using techniques and constructional elements of the era (1955 to 1964). The tiles were hand baked one by one. The roughness and unevenness in color of the tiles make them appear to have lasted through the ages. Where in a traditional house one would find a family crest, the character "To" from "My Neighbor Totoro", can be found. Entrance time slots can be reserved at convenience stores such as Lawson or Mini Stop. Day-of tickets can be purchased at the reception office at Satsuki and Mei’s house. Tickets are good for a 30 minute viewing and are 510 yen each. Tickets for children under the middle school age are half priced. On weekdays, there are 8 viewings a day, on weekends, 14 viewings a day. The exhibition may change according to the season. Ai-chikyuhaku Kinen-koen park is vast. Satsuki and Mei’s house is a 20 minute walk from the North Entrance of the park and a 10 minute walk from the West Entrance of the park. Allow enough time to walk through the park and arrive at the facility.
Public transportation is the easiest way to access Satsuki and Mel’s house. Get off at the Ai-chikyuhaku Kinen-koen Station on the Tobu Kyuryo Line Linimo. The first station of the Linimo, Fujigaoka Station, is accessible from and is coordinated with the subway’s Higashiyama Line. You can also transfer to the Linimo from the JR Chuo Line’s Chikusa Station or Kozoji Station.
Description: Satsuki and Meis house
|Sights||Satsuki and Meis house (サツキとメイの家)|
Otsu 1533-1, Ibaragabasama, Nagakute-shi, Aichi 480-1342
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 0561-64-1130 / Fax: 0561-61-2150|
|Closed dates||Monday Specific dates NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY|
|Admission Fee||Pay admission: 510yen|
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|Recommended target||Family Couples Groups Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller|