Centered around a large lake and surrounded by woods, Moominvalley Park is an idyllic re-creation of the fantasy world of the Moomins – a beloved family of adventurous trolls and their many friends, created by the late Swedish-Finn writer and artist, Tove Jansson.
Inside Moominvalley Park you can explore the various landmarks featured in the books, such as the bathing hut, Snufkin's tent and the round blue iconic house where the Moomin family lives. You can also get to know the Moomins at Kokemus, an experiential center with workshops, cafes, exhibitions and more. Enjoy family time with an assortment of theatre performances, get adventurous at Hemulen’s playground and take the zipline across the lake!
At Metsa Village, which is free to enter, you can spend your time indulging in Nordic cuisine at the Viking Hall, learn how to build a canoe and sail one around the lake, browse among the various boutique shops and cafes, bounce around high up in the trees or simply relax in the grassy Nordic Square overlooking the lake.
Access: The closest stations to the park are Hanno Station and Higashi-Hanno Station
Opening hours: 10am to 5pm (6pm on weekends and holidays)
Admission: 2,500 yen for entrance only, 4,200 yen for 1 Day Pass (Entrance Ticket + Ticket for all facilities); free admission to Mëtsa Village
*Children charged separately