moomin valley akebono children's park feature photo

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 isRead More →

Hidaka Sougou Park total park things to do in Hidaka

Hidaka Sougou (Sogo) Park is a local park, much used by the locals. The Japanese sougou 総合 is used to indicate a multi-purpose park and that is exactly what Hidaka Sougou park is. It is often translated into Hidaka Total Park or Hidaka Comprehensive park in English. The park isRead More →

Tove Jansson Akebono children's forest moomin valley park with puisto in the background

Night light up, Christmas events, Stargazing parties and general information for Tove Jansson Akebono Children’s Forest (formerly Moomin Valley) in Hanno City, Saitama Prefecture near Tokyo. Last update July 1st 2024. Tove Jansson Akebono Children’s Forest Once nicknamed “Moomin House” and now known as “Mushroom House” the quirky building picturedRead More →