Umbrella Sky Project Japan 2020

  Umbrella Sky Project Saitama Japan – “Forest and Lake and Umbrella” and “Moomin Valley and Umbrella“. In 2019 Metsa brought Japan’s largest Umbrella Sky Design Project to date ever and this year, 2020, they are making it even larger again. Recommended related attraction in Metsa: Panza Funmock – anRead More →

Metsa Village closed during Coronavirus Saitama

Metsa Village reopens  – Metsa announced late on Thursday 21st of May that they will reopen part of Metsa Village, to residents of Saitama only, from 10 am Friday May 22nd. Saitama Prefecture is still under a state of emergency that runs until May 31st. Despite that Metsa is reopeningRead More →

winter wonderland moominvalley park

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 seemRead More →

Metsa Christmas

Metsa Christmas 2019 I introduced the Metsa Village Christmas market and Christmas town in the event pages of In Saitama, but now for a personal account. I visited Metsa on the opening day of Christmas town 2019 on November 1st. First impressions were good as Christmas muzak, seasonal flags andRead More →

Funmock Panza Miyazawako Metsa Hanno insaitama (5)

“Funmock; an athletic in the sky“ Panza is the name of the company, Miyazawako the name of the branch, Funmock is the name of the play area and Metsa Village (Hanno) is where it is located! Panza Project Adventure Japan Panza is part of a larger collaborative called Project AdventureRead More →

Metsa Village Christmas

Metsa Village Christmas in 2019 ~ Until this year the  Cocoon City / Saitama Shintoshin area was the epitome of a quasi-“western” Christmas in Saitama. Having the largest Christmas market, Christmas events and Christmas tree, and one of the largest winter illumination displays, since Saitama started celebrating Christmas in aRead More →

Team Lab Metsa Village illumination

Team Lab Metsa Village Illumination –  The newly opened Metsa Village will host Team Lab’s Digitized Lakeside and Forest this winter 2018 / 2019. Digitized Lakeside and Forest is the name Team Lab have given it in English, from the Japanese it translates more like “Festival of light of theRead More →

Metsa Village closed during Coronavirus Saitama

Metsa Village  – The much anticipated Moomin Valley Park is set to open in March 2019. Thankfully, we don’t have to wait until then to enjoy all the park will have to offer, as part of the overall complex, the Metsa Village, will open this week. Moomin is a FinnishRead More →