Satsuki and Mei’s House in Nagoya

Satsuki and Mei's House in Nagoya

Ohayougozaimasu! It’s Mr. Wada back on duty dayo! (clearing throat) I would like to share our trip to Satsuki and Mei’s House in Nagoya this time.

Satsuki and Mei’s House in Nagoya

Satsuki and Mei are the main characters of My Neighbor Totoro by Hayao Miyazaki (Ghibli Studio). The story begins with them moving into an old house in suburb. This house in Nagoya is a perfect replica in a life-size! (of course it’s official) located in the Morikoro Park, a place that was made for the World Expo held in Aichi Prefecture back in 2006.

Satsuki and Mei's House in Nagoya

Note

Since entry to the house is all scheduled, just like in Ghibli Museum, you gotta be punctual. Not necessary to purchase the ticket advance but I strongly do so (just in case it’s sold out when you are there). Another information to note is that, it is located a little distant from Nagoya central. Also the park itself is huge (20-minute walk from the North gate, 10-minute walk from the West gate to the house). Make sure to get there early. We tried but end up had to catch a taxi!

 

Information

Name Satsuki and Mei’s House (サツキとメイの家|愛・地球博記念公園(モリコロパーク))
Access 1533-1 Otsu Ibaragabasama, Nagakute-shi, Aichi-ken
Business Hours

Weekdays: 10:00 – 16:30

Weekends: 9:30 – 16:30

Closed: Mondays, Dec 29 to Jan 1.

*Opens on Mondays during spring/summer/winter breaks.

Admission

510 yen for adult

250 yen for Jr. high school student or under (over 3 years)

Contact 0561-64-1130
Website https://www.aichi-koen.com/moricoro/shisetsu/satsukitomei/

Gallery

After check-in at the reception (suggested to do it before 15 minutes), the guide gives us (a group for the same schedule) some instruction and we are off to go to the house.

Satsuki and Mei's House in Nagoya
The reception.

 

We can enter the house with the same group (for about 15 minutes) but camera is NOT allowed inside. Don’t feel so down. We still can take millions of pictures from outside.

Satsuki and Mei's House in Nagoya
Hey that’s exactly the same as we saw in the movie!

 

Alright, photo time after the tour.

Satsuki and Mei's House in Nagoya
Looks familiar? Yes, that’s daddy’s room.
Satsuki and Mei's House in Nagoya
The way it is messed is perfectly re-enacted.
Satsuki and Mei's House in Nagoya
The Wadas with a friend.

 

Even little things are made the same (and actually work!).

Satsuki and Mei's House in Nagoya
Doing like they do in the film!

 

A view from the observatory. It feels there is a magic in there. Down there is totally fantasy.

Satsuki and Mei's House in Nagoya

Alright. Let’s call it a day.

 

Lastly

How do you find it? FYI, Studio Ghibli Theme Park is scheduled to open in 2022 right here in Nagoya. We would love to come back for it in the future for sure.

See you around!

How to Get Tickets for Ghibli Museum in Mitaka

how to get tickets for ghibli museum

Hi there, it’s Mr. Wada back on duty. Do you know what Studio Ghibli is? How about My Neighbor Totoro, Castle in the Sky, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Princess of Mononoke? These are all masterpieces by Studio Ghibli (to be specific mostly by Hayao Miyazaki). I suppose it wouldn’t be too much to say like it has become a Japanese Disney. This time I am going to share how to get tickets for Ghibli Museum.

About Ghibli Museum

Studio Ghibli opened Ghibli Museum in Mitaka (Tokyo) in 2001. This place displays materials from all Ghibli films, and also visitors can enter a small theater inside it and watch a short film. (Check the official website what’s showing now) . Unfortunately, camera is strictly prohibited inside the building, so I’ve got just a few photos taken outside. Hope you could see how it is like.

How to Get Tickets for Ghibli Museum

 

Access

1-1-83 Simorenjaku, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo

 

Contact

0570-055777 (9:00 – 18:00)

 

Entrance Fee

Adult 1,000 yen
High school and Jr.high school 700 yen
Elementary 400 yen
Over 4 years old 100
Under 4 years old Free

 

Business Hours

Open 10:00 – 18:00

Closed every Tuesday and some exceptional holidays days.

 

Official Website

http://www.ghibli-museum.jp/en/

 

Get Tickets for Ghibli Museum

This museum accepts only reserved tickets, so you have to purchase it in advance. On top of that, entrance schedule is all arranged as well. It’s a bit tricky.

 

When to buy?

The tickets are on sale at 10:00 AM on the 15th of every month for the following month. Also note that you have to pick the exact entrance time from 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, and 16:00 when purchasing.

 

How to buy?

Major ways to purchase the tickets are the following:

– Purchase Online

– Loppi (ticket machine) at Lawson convenience stores in Japan

– JTB (Japanese travel agency) Overseas

 

Lastly

How do you find it? Hope it helps. It’s a bit hassle but the museum is totally worth a visit. It entertains even non-fans.

See you around!

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