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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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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.