The Moominvalley Park (ムーミンバレーパーク) is a theme park about the Moomin characters created by Finnish author and artist Tove Jansson. Opened in March 2019 about 40 kilometers northwest of Tokyo in Saitama Prefecture.The original Moomin characters were created in a series of books and newspaper comic strips by Swedish-speaking Finnish writer, painter and illustrator Tove Jansson (1914-2001).
The first book in the series, The Moomins and the Great Flood, published in Finland in 1945, introduced the central characters: Moomintroll, Moominpappa and Moominmama, all white and vaguely hippopotamus-like creatures, living in a fictional place named Moomin Valley.
Moomin House – The main attraction
The main attraction is set a three-floor Moomin house, pulled straight from the pages of Jansson’s drawings. Replete with a cellar pantry, living room, dining room, bedrooms and even the author’s study in the attic—the experience is focused on the lives and history of the Moomins, as well the storied life of the artist herself. There is an extra fee of ¥1,000 to enter.
The Moomin valley Park combines both nature and entertainment about how the Moomins live in harmony with their environment. The park is modeled after the Moomin world and consists of four zones along the shores of a lake: the Welcome Cove at the entrance, the Moomin valley with most of the main attractions, the Kokemus exhibition facility, and the forested Lonely Mountain.
Access & Hours
Metsä Village: daily from 10 am to 9 pm, admission is free.
Moomin Valley Park: daily from 10 am to 8 pm, last admission at 7 pm.
Admission for Moomin Valley Park: Adults (13 years and older) 1,500 yen, children below age 13 1,000 yen, small children (age 0 to 3) free.
Address: Metsä, 327-6 Miyazawa, Hanno, Saitama Prefecture