Satsuki and Mei's House
Satsuki and Mei's House
4.5
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
What people are saying
Tally4
By Tally4
Totoro house! :)
Jul 2019
If you are a fan of Totoro, you'll probably love seeing this house. :) tickets I tried to order them in advance (from the US) on the Japanese Lawson website. It wouldn't take my US credit cards. I managed to order them just before we left for Japan, not using a credit card, to pick up at a Lawson shop within 3 days. In Japan I found a Lawson, and asked the clerk (who didn't speak English) to help (showed him my printout). He walked me through it, printed a receipt, took that and printed the actual tickets. You could also ask your accommodations in Nagoya (or anywhere, really, that has easy access to a Lawson) if they could get them for you and you pay on arrival (or add to your hotel charge). They're pretty cheap. location We took the Nagoya subway Higashiyama line to the end station, Fujigaoka (about 30 minutes), then the Limono monorail from there to Aichikyuhaku-kinen-koen, the site of the Expo 2005 (about 15 minutes). From there it's a pretty good walk to the house, close to a mile. You walk past a big indoor swimming complex, and through some woods. Watch carefully for the signs to Satsuki and Mei's house. Check google maps beforehand so you have an idea where you're going. the tour There's a small shop, bathrooms, vending machines, waiting area and a ticket office. Check in when you arrive and you'll get ticket on a lanyard for your tour. If you arrive early you can wander around the park area and go up the lookout tower (or do that after the tour). The tour is about 30 minutes and you can wander around inside the house and outside. The house is behind a gate so you can only wander around right outside while you're on the tour. Otherwise the only way to see it is from the lookout tower. After 30 minutes you have to leave the gated area. We LOVED seeing the house! How cool to think about the movie while wandering around a real house. :)

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Lily2411
Singapore, Singapore76 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Totoro !!! We will say that we visit Nagoya because of the house.
It was lovely and we brought our Totoro (bought many years ago from Hokkaido) along. The shaky pillar, the pail with a hole, the bathtub, the well...all little details like books, toys, school bag, furnitures are well taken care of.
It seems like the sisters will be running around the house or laughing out in the bathtub. Even the tap is working. And we can pump water from the well. We can touch everything and open every drawer. No photos inside.
The tour is conducted in Japanese. But when they know we are from Singapore, they tried to explain to us in English and hand gestures. They also helped us to take photos, with our Totoro (outside the house).
It was raining and we were cold. But we simply enjoy every moment.
Written 6 December 2019
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Tally4
Colorado2,456 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
If you are a fan of Totoro, you'll probably love seeing this house. :)

tickets
I tried to order them in advance (from the US) on the Japanese Lawson website. It wouldn't take my US credit cards. I managed to order them just before we left for Japan, not using a credit card, to pick up at a Lawson shop within 3 days. In Japan I found a Lawson, and asked the clerk (who didn't speak English) to help (showed him my printout). He walked me through it, printed a receipt, took that and printed the actual tickets. You could also ask your accommodations in Nagoya (or anywhere, really, that has easy access to a Lawson) if they could get them for you and you pay on arrival (or add to your hotel charge). They're pretty cheap.

location
We took the Nagoya subway Higashiyama line to the end station, Fujigaoka (about 30 minutes), then the Limono monorail from there to Aichikyuhaku-kinen-koen, the site of the Expo 2005 (about 15 minutes). From there it's a pretty good walk to the house, close to a mile. You walk past a big indoor swimming complex, and through some woods. Watch carefully for the signs to Satsuki and Mei's house. Check google maps beforehand so you have an idea where you're going.

the tour
There's a small shop, bathrooms, vending machines, waiting area and a ticket office. Check in when you arrive and you'll get ticket on a lanyard for your tour. If you arrive early you can wander around the park area and go up the lookout tower (or do that after the tour). The tour is about 30 minutes and you can wander around inside the house and outside. The house is behind a gate so you can only wander around right outside while you're on the tour. Otherwise the only way to see it is from the lookout tower. After 30 minutes you have to leave the gated area.

We LOVED seeing the house! How cool to think about the movie while wandering around a real house. :)
Written 1 August 2019
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limeming
Malaysia23 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
It was really exciting seeing the real life replica of the house.
The staff there are really friendly and helpful. They will point out what we have missed. They will also help us on taking cute photos.
I bought the ticket online, staff at Lawson helped me to print the ticket with ease.
I went there with luggage, there were no luggage storage at the train station or the main information center.
But lucky for us, there is another small information center that sells Totoro merchandise. This information center is with free luggage storage and comes with an extremely cheerful, friendly and helpful staff.
Really enjoy my day there with all the cheerful people.
Written 23 November 2018
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Teamporsereturns
Bewdley, UK163 contributions
Aug 2018
We followed the instructions from the trip advisor review on the 16th May (family from Singapore) and found they got us there perfectly.

When we got to the park we couldn’t see a shuttle bus and there were very few people around. So we followed the clear signposting.

I was very anxious as I couldn’t manage the ticket machine in Lawsons so didn’t have tickets. I needn’t have worried. As luck would have it we arrive just before 1.30 and getting on the 1.30 tour was no issue (there was only about 15 other people there). I sense we could have got on any of the tours. As other reviewers note take note of opening hours. It shuts quite early so you want to get to Nagoya reasonably early to make the trek over.

The tour is in Japanese but I was just so excited to be there so didn’t care. Note that you can only take photos outside the house.

The tour guide was lovely and took some great photos of myself and husband.
Written 22 August 2018
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Anita J
Sunshine Coast, Australia82 contributions
May 2018
The expo park this sits in, is large and can take 5-10 min on bus to travel to this spot within the park. The site has indoor pool and ice skating as well.
Tour is only way into the house, book into the 1/2 hr tour.
Written 10 June 2018
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D500QImatthewl
Singapore, Singapore55 contributions
Nov 2017 • Family
You have to get tickets from Lawsons Convenience store. From Nagoya station Take Higashiyama line to last station in the East, Fujigaoka station. Then take the Linomo Monorail to Aichikyuhaku-Kinen-Koen. Give yourself at least 90mins for this journey because its a bit of a walk from the station, through the park, to the house. The park is beautiful and you can pick acorns just like Satsuki and Mei. Do climb to the observation tower after visiting the house to take some amazing aerial photos of the house and the surrounding park.
Written 15 May 2018
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lileent-travel
2 contributions
May 2018 • Family
We finally made it to Satsuki and Mei's House, a replica of the one in the movie My Neighbour Totoro. We have been wanting to visit the house since we first learnt of its existence and we are extremely glad we did. It’s such an adorable little house! Our four year old daughter is also a massive Totoro fan. It was well worth the trip just to see her face light up as she ran around exploring. The thirty minute tour felt a little too short in my opinion. I wish we were awarded more time to explore the property especially given the attention to detail. If you’re a Totoro fan it is well worth a visit! Lileen
Written 11 May 2018
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Andrew T
Singapore, Singapore17 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
The attention to details is amazing. What I would give to live in it! We visited the house on April 4, 2018. The film was released on April 16, 1988, almost 30 years ago.
The guided tour is in Japanese only but there is an English brochure. Fans of the film will probably not need that anyway. This place is best visited in the cooler months as it can get quite warm during summer. It's also best to book in advance even though you can just turn up and hope the slots haven't all been taken. Advance booking of the tickets can be done at any Lawson's convenience store. There is a "Loppi" automated machine for this purpose. The machine is in Japanese only and even the Lawson's staff was confused trying to navigate its menu. It took him almost 10 minutes to find the right options. If you can't speak Japanese, just show him these words サツキとメイの家 (Satsuki & Mei's House)
The park where this is at is about an hour from the city centre by subway. From Nagoya station, take the Higashimaya Line towards the east, to the last stop Fujigaoka. Transfer to the Limino subway system and get off at the Ai-Chikyuhaku Kinen Koen station. From the entrance of the park, it's a 15 minute walk or you can wait for the free shuttle bus. Entrance to the park itself is free.
Written 5 April 2018
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Yew Hong Ng
Singapore, Singapore196 contributions
Dec 2017 • Solo
So I only realized about the reservation system one day before visiting. I decided to try my luck anyway and just go. I reached the ticket counter around 8.45 and managed to get a ticket anyway. It was even a Sunday, and the first session starting 9.30 had only around 15 people. I wouldn't say it was that accurate - it was kind of limited by space. The amazing thing was the detail in the house itself. Feel free to open up all the doors and cupboards. Many of the stuffs reminded me of my own grandma's home. The door for the attic was exactly where I expected it to be! However, you are not allowed to climb the stairs up. Even parts not shown in the anime are included - like the toilet. After the tour, you can carry on the path outside the entrance and get to an observatory overlooking the house.
Written 10 December 2017
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Hai C
Portland, OR116 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
I'm not even a huge fan and it was fun to do. Very short, tour only 30 minutes. Used voyagin to purchase tickets in tokyo. No issues at all. Nice gift shops. All totorro gear always expensive, these decently priced
Written 9 November 2017
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