Previously, Kotaku introduced the real-life version of the My Neighbor Totoro house that Studio Ghibli had built in Aichi Prefecture. You cannot stay the night in that house. In this one, you could.
Japan isn’t home to one replica, but two.
Located in Nagasaki Prefecture, this “Satsuki and Mei House” used to be available for 5,000 yen (US$45) a night. That’s right, you could sleep over at this Totoro house.
The house has been managed by a local nursery school.
This tweet has gone viral because most people knew about the official Totoro house but not this unofficial one.
Folks in Nagasaki, however, knew. In 2012, Nagasaki-based website Fukuchan no Kuu took a free tour of the house.