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Winter Wonderland at Moominvalley Park | HANNO
November 30, 2019 @ 08:00 - March 8, 2020 @ 17:00JPY1500
Winter Wonderland Moominvalley Park – Last year when Metsa Village was only newly opened it created a name for itself with its highly successful Digitized Lakeside and Forest in collaboration with TeamLab. Many were hoping the event would be back again this year, but at the moment it doesn’t seem to be scheduled.
However, what they have scheduled promises to be as good, if not better, than the illumination delight of last year. And this year it is at the Moominvalley Park which was not yet opened this time last year. Metsa is the collaborative name for both the free park “Metsa Village” and the charged theme park “Moominvalley Park”. Metsa Village opened in November 2018, but Moominvalley park only opened this spring (2019).
Winter Wonderland Moominvalley Park 2019 / 2020
This year is another luminary surprise that, like last year, uses light and projection mapping with music to create a fantasy dream world. This year it is being run in conjunction with Calar.ink. They have yet to release the finer details, but it is based on a Moomin story with the character Moomintrol.
The event starts from November 30th, but you can already purchase tickets on the official website. An entry ticket into Moominvalley park costs 1,500 yen per adult and 1,000 yen for children over four years old.
Period: Saturday November 30th 2019 to March 8th 2020.
Attractions in Moominvalley Park detailed on this blog:
Meanwhile, in the free park Metsa Village, there is a Metsa Village Christmas town with a Christmas market and Christmas events. Santa will visit there too:
Map and other details in the grey details box at the bottom of post.
About 10 minutes in the car to / from Sayama Hidaka Interchange of the Ken-o expressway. Normally parking is charged, but as a special campaign for the one year anniversary of Metsa, parking is free on weekdays until March 31st 2020. On weekends, the upper cap has been reduced from 3000 yen to 1500 yen for a day of parking in the official car park for Metsa / Moominvalley Park.
By train you can access Metsa Village from either Seibu Ikebukuro Line’s Hanno Station or from JR Hachiko Line’s Higashi Hanno station. Unfortunately, both are quite a walk to the resort, taking at least 35 minutes on foot. However, you can take a bus from both on weekends and from Hanno station on weekdays. The village is about a 12 minute walk from the bus stop.
For more events from and information about Metsa please click here.
For more winter and illumination events in Saitama, please see the main events calendar.
Images from the official event webpage.
Events by their very nature are tentative. Please do check with the official sources for any last minute changes due to weather or other mitigating factors, particularly with the current Coronavirus outbreak.