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Hanno Green Carnival at Akebono Children’s Forest | HANNO
June 1 @ 10:00 - June 2 @ 17:00Varies
Basic information for the Hanno Green Carnival at the Tove Jansson Akebono Children’s Forest previously known as Moomin Valley. This is the free area that has been around for decades, not the Moomin Valley Park and Metsa village that opened in 2019 and 2018 respectively.
Date and Time: Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of June from 10 am to 5 pm. The event will go ahead if there is light rain, but it may be cancelled if there is heavy rain or stormy weather.
Akebono Children’s Forest is one of the most unique parks in Saitama and always a great day out. The green carnival is jam packed with additional fun for kids and adults. Some of the event space and life performances are free to enjoy, but if you want to enter the carnival’s kids area it costs money.
There is food on the day, mainly bread and pastry. There will also be a Moomin stand selling Moomin goods. Sweets Cafe Ohana will have a stand at the carnival too. Cafe Puisto is the park too, but it is not yet known if it will be open the day of the carnival.
Budget: upwards of 500 yen per person. For a ticket that allows access to both workshops and the live stage it costs upwards of 2000 yen. More on the tickets and system (Japanese only).
Access Hanno Green Carnival
Tove Jansson’s Akebono Children’s Forest is approximately 20 minutes from both the Sayama-Hidaka and Iruma Interchanges of the Chuo expressway. The park is situated behind Hanno’s city public gym and hockey courts. There is a Cainz beside it 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. Prefectural road 195 also meets up with route 407 which is the road I took from Sakado. The road is quite busy and only one lane for a lot of the journey. The car park is in the grounds of Hanno’s Taiikukan.
A 20 minute walk from Motokaji 元加治 Station on the Seibu Ikebukuro line.
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