Reading is a passport to countless adventures no wonder books are called a man’s best friend. Moomin novels since its first publication in 1945, has unknowingly been with friends of all ages for more than 70 years. Sometimes we read a book and we travel along with the characters of the story. What if we could do it in real life?
There is a place called as Moominvalley where you can experience the characters of Moomin novels. If you are a fan of Moomin however you are on a limited budget and with not much time to travel far, you may also visitあけぼの子どもの森 Park in Tokyo instead of the Moominvillage and Moomin Theme Museum in Finland. あけぼの子どもの森 Park in Tokyo, Japan is also an officially recognized Moomin theme park. It is definitely a place you shouldnt miss!
The Moomin theme park is themed with Moomin’s home. The interior decoration and wooden furniture will remind you of the plot in Moomin’s novel, and the surrounding environment is not much different from the description of the story. There is a basement, which is actually a place to unwind for everyone. The third floor is a leisure space for children to play and have fun!
In addition, there is also a Moomin Children’s Theater, where the roof of the theater is full of cute demon sculptures, and you can also stand on the roof of the Moomin House overlooking the entire area.
Since there are many trees planted here, it is a totally romantic atmosphere when the trees are full of red leaves or when it snows in winter!
There is a lighting event at night as well! It makes the whole place come alive and look beautiful.
Location: Hanno City, Saitama Prefecture, Asu 893 Fandi 1
Opening hours: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (closed on Mondays; closed on 28/12-4/1)
Transportation: From Ikebukuro Station, take the Seibu Ikebukuro Subway Line and get off at Motokaji Station, and walk for about 20 minutes