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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.

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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.

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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.

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Here are photos from Hungry Dongry, another Nagasaki-based blogger.

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The following photos are from the Hiroland blogger, whose family stayed at the house. Looks like a fun place for kids to explore! There’s even a second floor with makkuro kurosuke.

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Blogger Kaorin also stayed at the house and showed how heating the stove was done the old-fashioned way.

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But can you sleep there overnight now?

A few years back, the house’s webpage was taken down. This evening, I called the school and was told it’s not possible to stay at the house anymore.

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Though, as of this spring, the house still appeared to be standing. Below are more photos of the house.

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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