Hanno Hina

Hanno Hina – Almost every city and town in Japan display hina dolls for the dolls festival leading up to girls day, March 3rd, annually. But some towns or cities celebrate the dolls festival in a bigger way. In Saitama the four cities best known for their dolls festival hinaRead More →

Metsa Valentine

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 emergingRead More →

Metsa Fireworks

Forest and Lake and Fireworks – Metsa Fireworks 2020 in Metsa, Hanno, Saitama. The featured image is from the official Metsa website. Please note there are no tickets at the door on the dates; tickets must be bought in advance. Metsa Fireworks 2020 Forest and Lake and Fireworks Metsa isRead More →

Metsä Miyazawa lake Hemulin's playground Moomin Valley Park Metsa Hanno Saitama insaitama.com

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.Read More →

Moominvalley Park Harvest

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 enjoysRead More →

Metsa Village closed during Coronavirus Saitama

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 andRead More →