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Visit real life scenery from Yama no Susume “Climb of Encouragement” Anime in Hanno, Saitama

In the 20th episode of the second season of the anime Yama no Susume, “Climb of Encouragement“, you can see a beautiful park with quirky buildings, that looks completely fictional. Fortunately, for all of us, it’s an actual park in the rural area of Hanno, right beside Tokyo. The park is called Akebono no Mori or “Akebono’s forest“, but it is also called Moomin Valley due to it’s connection with the Moomin characters. You can find more about that as well as general information about the park here on one of the first posts written in English about the park: http://insaitama.com/moomin-valley-akebono-forest-in-hanno-city/. Here are some scenes from the anime, with a real life photo for comparison.

 

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 Real life

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There are other scenes from the anime within walking distance of Akebono’s Forest.  I even found a map online of the route you can take to see them all.  Unfortunately, it is in Japanese only.

 

 

You can find other scenes with information in English on this blog here: https://ramenshojo.wordpress.com/tag/yama-no-susume/

You can rent season 2 of Climb of Encouragement on Amazon video. This is an affiliate link**.

Don’t forget to check out http://insaitama.com/moomin-valley-akebono-forest-in-hanno-city/ if you want information in English on how to get to Moomin Valley.

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Asu Sports Park, Hanno City

Asu Sports Park in Hanno City is just across the road from the very unique Akebono Children’s Forest. It has a nice playground for younger kids as well as a spider web climbing frame for all ages. The area around the spider web climbing equipment and the toddler play equipment is a giant sandpit.

The very popular spider web climbing frame.

Spider web climbing frame Asu Park Hanno
The popular spider web climbing frame at Asu Sports Park in Hanno City

Combination playground equipment with slides, swings and climbing activities.

Combination Play equipment at Asu Park Hanno
Combination equipment including 3 slides, 2 swings and climbing activities

Equipment for smaller children, suited to toddlers, with slides and climbing. The foreground area of the photo is all sand.

Toddler slides at Asu Park Hanno

DIRECTIONS:

BY CAR

Approximately 20 minutes from both the Sayama-Hidaka and Iruma Interchanges of the Chuo expressway. The park is situated across from Hanno’s city public gym and hockey courts and the Akebono Children’s Forest. There is a Cainz across the road too, which is probably the best landmark. They are on prefectural route 195; 9 kilometres from route 16 if you come of the Chuo Expressway at the Iruma Interchange.

BY TRAIN

A 20 minute walk from Motokaji 元加治 Station on the Seibu Ikebukuro line.

Saitama Firework Displays August 2014

Taken from the Nagatoro website http://www.nagatoro.gr.jp/en/events/index.html
Taken from the Nagatoro website http://www.nagatoro.gr.jp/en/events/index.html

AUGUST 2ND

Ageo
Bus from in front of Risona Bank at the West exit of Ageo Station
Time: 19.00-21.00
URL: http://www.ageo-kankou.com/
Phone number for inquires: 048・775・5917

Toda
20 minute walk from Toda Kouen Station
Time: 19.00-20.30
URL: http://www.ageo-kankou.com
Phone number for inquiries: 048・431・0206

Hanno
20 minute walk from Hanno Station
Time: 19.30-20.30
URL: http://www.city.hanno.saitama.jp/0000001569.html
Phone number for inquiries: 042・974・7900

Sayama
20 minute walk from the west exit of Sayama City Station
Time: 19.30-20.00
URL: http://www.city.sayama.saitama.jp/
TEL: 04-2953-1111

Shiraoka
20 minute walk from the Shiraoka Station (Utsunomiya line)
Time: 20.00-20.30
URL: http://www13.ocn.ne.jp/~shiraoka/
TEL: 0480-92-8151

Soka
Bus from East exits of Matsubara danchi and Shinden stations
TIme: 19.00-21.00
URL: http://www.city.soka.saitama.jp/
TEL: 048-922-0151

Osata Gun, Yorii
10 minute walk from Yorii Station
Time: 19.00 – 21.00
URL: http://yorii-kanko.jp/tamayodo.html
TEL: 581-2121 Extension 441

AUGUST 3RD

Asahi
5 minute walk from (Tobu) Asahi Station.
Time: 19.15-20.15
URL: http://saikasai.com/
Phone: 048-463-2645

Kawaguchi
Shuttle bus from Kawaguchi Station.
Time: 19.45-20.30
URL: http://www.tatara-matsuri.com/
Phone: 048-258-8225

Fukaya
7 minute walk from Takekawa Station on the Chichibu Main Line
Time: 17.00-21.30
URL: http://www.fukaya-ta.com/
TEL: 048-583-2222

Kita-Katsushika Gun, Sugito Town
1 minute walk from Tobu Dobutsuen Koen Station (Tobu Zoo)
Time: 20.30-21.00
URL: http://kankou.sugito.info/
TEL: 0480-32-3719

AUGUST 9TH

Koedo Kawagoe
20 minute walk from Minami Otsuka and Kasahata Stations.
Time: 19.15~
URL: http://www.koedo.or.jp/event-info/
Phone number: 049-227-8233

Saitama City, Higashi Urawa
Time: 19.30-21.00
URL: http://www.stib.jp/hanabi/index.shtml

Kumagaya
5 minute walk from the south exit of Kumugaya Station (JR Takasaki Line, Chichibu Tetsudo)
Time: 19.00~
URL: http://www.kumagaya-kanko.jp/
Phone: 048-524-1111

AUGUST 15TH

Iruma
10 minute walk from Bushi Station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line
Time: 20.00-20.30
URL: http://www.iruma-kanko.jp/
TEL: 04-2964-4889 (weekdays only)

Kodama Gun, Misato
20 minute walk from Yodo Station on the JR Hachiko Line
Time: 19.30-21.00
URL: http://www.misato-kanko.com/index.html
TEL: 0495-76-5133

Chichibu Gun, Nagatoro, Funadama Festival
5 minute walk from Nagatoro Station
Time: 19.30-21.00
URL: http://www.nagatoro.gr.jp/en/events/index.html
TEL: 0494-66-3311

From the Nagatoro Tourist website

AUGUST 16TH

Saitama, Iwatsuki
Forty minute walk from Iwatsuki Station
Time: 19.30-21.00
URL: http://www.stib.jp/hanabi/index.shtml
TEL:  0180-99-3144

Chichibu Gun, Ogano
40 minute bus ride from Chichibu Station
Time: 20.00-21.00
URL: http://www.town.ogano.lg.jp/menyu/kankou/maturi/maturi/8tuki/8tuki.html
TEL: 0494-75-1381

AUGUST 23RD

Misato
10 minutes walk from Misato Station
Time: 18.00-21.30
URL: http://www.tonbi.biz/
TEL: 048-952-1231

Higashimatsuyama
15 minute walk from the Takasaka station on the Tobu Tojo Line
Time: 19.00-21.00
URL: http://www.city.higashimatsuyama.lg.jp/soshiki/kankyosangyobu/shoko/kanko/event/8/hanabitaikai.html
TEL: 0493-21-1427 (weekdays only)

Kita Adachi Gun, Ina Town
8 minute walk from Uchijuku station on the New Shuttle
Time: 20.00-21.00
URL: http://members3.jcom.home.ne.jp/inakanko/
TEL: 048-724-1055

AUGUST 30TH

Iruma Gun, Moroyama
25 minute walk from Moroyama Station
Time: 19.00-21.00
URL: http://www.moronet.com/
TEL: 049-294-1545