Ai-Chikyu Haku Kinen Koen Park (Morikoro Park) | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

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[Ai-Chikyu Haku Kinen Koen Park (Morikoro Park)]

The location of Satsuki and Mei's House, a reproduction of the house from Totoro

The park is located at the site of the venue for the Aichi Expo (Ai-Chikyu Haku), held in Nagakute in 2005. At the park, there are many attractions that both children and adults can enjoy, such as a vast open lawn, a splash pad, a cycling course, and a nature-themed playground. A visit to Satsuki and Mei's House, which appears in the movie My Neighbor Totoro, is especially recommended (fee required). The house from the movie has been faithfully reproduced. Though it was incredibly crowded during the World Expo, you can now tour it at a leisurely pace. Ghibli fan or not, anyone can enjoy the house's classic, Showa-esque atmosphere. The park can be accessed via the Linimo, Japan's first maglev train.
Posted photos Main "Satsuki and Mei's House", just like in the movie (fee required)
Three photos Upper left The Global Center and the pool and skate park, spaces for citizen participation and exchange activities, upper right A vast open lawn of artificial and natural grass, lower The big ferris wheel, approx. 88 m tall (fee required)
 
Address Otsu 1533-1, Ibaragabasama, Nagakute City, Aichi
Phone +81-561-64-1130 (Japanese only)
Opening hours April to October: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
November to March: 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
● Satsuki and Mei's House
Weekdays: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
* Admission closes at 16:00.
Holidays Every Monday (The following weekday if Monday is a holiday), December 29th to January 1st
* The park is open on Mondays during spring, summer, and winter holidays.
Fee ● Admission fee Free
* Some attractions require fees. * Please check the website for details.

● Entrance fee for Satsuki and Mei’s House
Adults 510 yen
Children age 4 and over but under junior high school age 250 yen
* Reservations specifying day and time are required. Tickets can be purchased at Lawson and MiniStop convenience stores.
* Same-day tickets are sold at the reception for Satsuki and Mei's House. For details, please see "Notice from Satsuki and Mei's House" at the link below.
Access Take the Nagoya Municipal Subway Higashiyama Line from "Nagoya Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen, for approx. 28 minutes, and alight at "Fujigaoka Station". Take the Tobu Kyuryo Line (Linimo) for approx. 10 minutes and alight at "Ai Chikyuhaku Kinen Koen Station".
URL Ai-Chikyu Haku Kinen Koen Park (Morikoro Park)
http://www.aichi-koen.com/moricoro/
Notice from Satsuki and Mei's House
http://www.aichi-koen.com/moricoro/shisetsu/satsukitomei/

updated on Sep 30, 2018

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