If you are familiar with Moomins, you would think this place is located it in Finland. However, you can find this magical place next to Tokyo, in Saitama prefecture.

 

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Saitama has a natural park called Akebono Children’s Forest Park where Moomin Valley is located among other interesting sightseeings.
The Akebono Children’s Forest Park easily reminds us more of European forests rather than traditional Japanese forests.

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If you are looking for a one day trip to the nature, the Moomin Valley in Saitama is definitely a great place to visit and easy to reach from Tokyo. Also a great place to bring your kids.


Inside the Moomin House

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Opening Hours:

Thursday 9AM–5PM
Friday 9AM–5PM
Saturday 9AM–5PM
Sunday 9AM–5PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9AM–5PM
Wednesday 9AM–5PM

Address:
893 Azu, Hannō-shi, Saitama-ken 357-0046, Japan, 893 Azu, Hanno, Saitama Prefecture 357-0046

How to get there:

From Tokyo station (by train) it takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes. Get off at Motokaji station and walk for 20 minutes.

 

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