Along the scenic route 299 from Hidaka to Yokoze (Chichibu), there is a very picturesque temple – Chonenji – that scintillates in June with stunning hydrangea. I had this one saved on my Google Maps with a note “hydrangea”. However, I have absolutely no recollection of making that note or
Metsa Village Valentines 2021 The Metsa Village Valentines event will be on from Saturday January 16th to Valentine’s Day 2021. Moominvalley park will also have events for Valentines. They start a week earlier on January 9th. The event is currently set to go ahead, but the details of the emerging
Winter Wonderland Moominvalley Park and Adventure Walk 2020 – 2021 In 2018 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. In 2019 they introduced the equally magical and just as successful Winter Wonderland
Hanno Green Carnival at Metsa – a music and culture festival with live performances, workshops, food and activities. In previous years this festival was held at Tove Jansson Akebono Children’s Forest formerly known as Moomin Valley. This is the first year its in the Finnish / Nordic living inspired Metsa.
Moominvalley Park Harvest 2020 in Metsa, Hanno, Saitama. The featured image above is from the official Moomin Japan website. Moominvalley Park Harvest 2020 From Umbrella Sky to Balloon Sky! The Umbrella sky at Metsa needs little introduction. Despite being only two years old and held in summer only, it enjoys
Metsä Village – Metsa Village opened in Hanno City in Saitama Prefecture on November 9th 2018. Metsa Village is the free part of the larger “Metsa”, a Finnish leisure park around Miyazawa lake. The charged area is a Moomin theme park Moominvalley Park. The resort encompasses relaxation, activities, shopping and
Nolla Naguri is the latest Scandinavian themed leisure area to open in Hanno City in Saitama Prefecture. Hot on the heels of Metsa and Moominvalley park, Nolla Naguri is making full use of the Nordic vibes of the Naguri area of Hanno to promote yet another “Scandinavian living” type resort
Oh! (Fermentation, Health, Food Magic!!) is the name of the latest 10,000 m² food theme park coming to Hanno City in Saitama Prefecture. Originally supposed to open this spring, the date was pushed back to summer initially. It was further pushed back on account of the Coronavirus. In addition, on