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WINTER WONDERLAND in MOOMINVALLEY PARK, MOOMINVALLEY PARK’s First Winter!

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ReleaseDecember 18, 2019

MOOMINVALLEY PARK
WINTER WONDERLAND in MOOMINVALLEY PARK
Moominvalley Park, which opened this March in Hanno City, Saitama Prefecture, is celebrating its first WINTER WONDERLAND in MOOMINVALLEY PARK. Scenes from the book, “Moominland
Midwinter,” come alive as you walk through the park.

One of our att.JAPAN staff members shares the sights and sounds of her recent visit with emphasis on the evening illumination.

To get there by rail, your closest stop will be the Hanno Station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line, a
40-minute ride on the Red Arrow Express from Ikebukuro Station.

飯能駅The excitement began the moment I stepped off the train and spotted the Moomintrolls.

A 13-minute bus ride from the north exit of Hanno Station brought me to Metsä Village. Beyond
that lies the entrance to Moominvalley Park.
So first, a brisk walk along a street dressed in lights.

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metsaThen, after admiring the twilight on Lake Miyazawa-ko and the illuminated autumn foliage…

I arrived at Moominvalley Park!
MOOMINVALLEY PARKI walked through the giant book gates and posed for photos with the Moomins.

WINTER WONDERLAND in MOOMINVALLEY PARK — A nighttime enchantment of light fantasies

1.The Path of Footprints
Footprints of the Moomin friends glow under the moonlit sky.
The Path of Footprints
みんなの足あとの道

2.Moominvalley’s Winter “Tree of Orchestra”
A fun tree, decorated eagerly, if a bit clumsily, by the Moomins who have no idea of what a trimmed tree looks like, this being their first winter.
Tree of OrchestraScamper around this interactive tree with magical light and sound, and make some music!

3.Moominhouse Projection Mapping
Watch the hi-tech presentation while listening to Moomintroll, who accidentally wakes up while the rest of his family is still in their winter slumber.
6:30, 7:00, 7:30 pm (approximately 10 minutes each)

WINTER WONDERLAND in MOOMINVALLEY PARKThe mesmerizing aurora is a must-see.

4.The Ambiguous Road (of Snow and Ice)
The Ambiguous Road (of Snow and Ice)

5.Glowing Flower Road
A section of the Lonely Mountain, closed off at night until now, glows with fantasy.
Glowing Flower Road
Glowing Flower Road

6.Snowball Theater
Shadow pictures depict a lively Moomin tale at Snowball Theater located on top of Lonely Mountain.
Snowball Theater
Snowball Theater


FOOD

All these outdoor activities build up an appetite! Warm up and energize with tasty selections
from the winter menu.

WINTER WONDERLAND in MOOMINVALLEY PARKHot cocoa

WINTER WONDERLAND in MOOMINVALLEY PARKA Winter Wonderland plate of goodies

WINTER WONDERLAND in MOOMINVALLEY PARKChocolate logs rolled out by the Strange Creatures

WINTER WONDERLAND in MOOMINVALLEY PARKA star-shaped tart


GOODS

A gift shop with souvenirs for everyone on your list.

WINTER WONDERLAND in MOOMINVALLEY PARKCorduroy tote bags

WINTER WONDERLAND in MOOMINVALLEY PARKSweatshirts (Moomin and Squirrel)

WINTER WONDERLAND in MOOMINVALLEY PARKHimmeli-shaped ornamental box of candies (Kinako-flavored)

MOOMINVALLEY PARKThe Moomins we all know and love

MOOMINVALLEY PARKThese fellas may look angry, but they’re still adorable.

MOOMINVALLEY PARKHattifatteners — in the form of wiggly fish sausages?!

MOOMINVALLEY PARKSo many handy coffee mugs to choose from!

MOOMINVALLEY PARKBe in character as you stroll the grounds in one of these hats.

MOOMINVALLEY PARK
MOOMINVALLEY PARKMoomin miniatures in capsule toys as well!


Plus, many more exciting events and activities!

・Find the Squirrel, a winter puzzle-solving game. *Registration ends at 4:00 p.m.
Discover the answer while carefully walking through Moominvalley Park during daylight hours

Find the Squirrel, a winter puzzle
Find the Squirrel, a winter puzzle

・”Sound Walk: Winter in Moominvalley” *Until early January 2020.
サウンドウォーク 〜ムーミン谷の冬〜
Sound Walk: Winter in Moominvalley
A specially designed smartphone and an open-ear stereo headset will slip you into the Moomin
storybook as the sounds of the virtual world mix with the sounds of the real world.
I tried it for myself, and I was blown away by my footsteps sounding as though I was walking in snow.


・Craft Workshops

MOOMINVALLEY PARKBecome a Moominvalley member with a handmade badge.
MOOMINVALLEY PARKCapture the Moominvalley world in a snowdome.
MOOMINVALLEY PARKFashion your own Moomin ring

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MOOMINVALLEY PARK
MOOMINVALLEY PARK
So rich in natural beauty is the path around Lake Miyazawa-ko that just walking it feels restorative.
Let’s by all means enjoy Moominvalley’s first winter!


WINTER WONDERLAND in MOOMINVALLEY PARK
https://metsa-hanno.com/lp/winterwonderland/
Until Sunday, March 8, 2020

SEIBU RAILWAY MOOMINVALLEY PARK Ticket & Travel Pass
https://www.seiburailway.jp/railways/tourist/english/ticket/metsa.html


*The information herein is as of December 2019.