Friday, 20 June 2014


サツキとメイの家 . 사쓰키와 메이의 집 . 小月和小梅的家

After a short bus tour of the Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park, we got down at the Japanese Garden 日本庭園 bus stop.
We took a 5-min walk from the bus stop to the Satsuki and Mei's House reception area. It was really hot and I was sweaty and getting tired.

Passing by the Japanese Teahouse 茶室 (香流亭)
Matcha and Japanese sweet for 500円


Continuing our walk to Satsuki and Mei's House, following the signs
We reached the ticketing booth

Aunt Chihiro met us here, and I was feeling shy to see her again after some time. Aunt Chihiro is treating us to a visit to this famous house.

We were in group A

Waiting area for the visit

Past the gates...
Was the house!

Mom said I could explore the house on my own, and I had so much fun at the well. I had never seen the animation film, so Aunt Chihiro said we could watch it at her house later.

Dad's study room

The kitchen
The bus stop

Aunt Chihiro said this was where Totoro came out from

After the visit, Aunt Chihiro drove us to her house for a break, and then dropped us off at Hoshigaoka Terrace 星が丘テラス during dinner time.
The bridge connects the West terrace to the East
Me getting tired and grumpy because Grandma wanted to shop first

There's also the Mitsukoshi 星ヶ丘三越 department store
Dinner at Kaiten Sushi Uochu 回転寿司ダイニング魚忠

That was not all that we ate
Every kid diner gets a free turn at the capsule machine

Mom's Notes
  • To know more about the animation film "My Neighbour, Totoro となりのトトロ" produced by Studio Ghibli 株式会社スタジオジブリ and written by Hayao Miyazaki 宮﨑 駿, check out this fan blog
  • The house was very small, so visitors were split into 2 groups, and would take turns to visit the inside of the house
  • I think it would have been more meaningful to have had watched the anime first before visiting the house ... but it's never too late to catch up
  • I always love visiting Hoshigaoka Terrace when I am in Nagoya, as the place gives off a different but nice vibe, and it's usually not crowded. Plus it's nice to sit in Nana's Green Tea for a chat with friends
About the Visit
  • Tickets can be purchased in advance online (ticket sales start on the 10th of each month), or on-site on the day of the visit; do arrive earlier to secure your tickets on-site, and advance purchase is recommended during peak periods
  • Please decide and select the timing and the date of your visit
  • Arrive 15 mins before the start of your scheduled visit
  • Each visit slot is restricted to 30 mins, and each slot can take up to 50 persons only
  • The timings of the visit can be found here, under "観覧時間", with more slots available during weekends
  • No photography is permitted inside the house due to space constraints
  • If all tickets are sold out, there is a viewing platform nearby to see the house
     Address:    〒480-1342 愛知県長久手市茨ケ廻間乙1533-1
     Tel:           0561-64-1130
     Directions: Refer to this blog post
                      10-min walk from the park's west entrance 公園西入口
     Opening Hours: Weekdays 10am - 4.30pm
                             Weekends and Public Holidays 9.30am - 4.30pm
                             Closed every Monday, and Dec 29 - Jan 1
                             Opens during the seasonal breaks. If the public holiday falls on a
                             Monday, the house will be closed on a Tuesday instead
     Admission Fees: Adult 510円 / Child (above 4 years old) 250円

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