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Tove Jansson Akebono Children's Forest Park

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4.3 (3546)

893-1 Azu, Hanno, Saitama 357-0046, Japan

Family park with whimsical pavilions, a cafe & a museum dedicated to Finnish author Tove Jansson.

hourglassDuration: 01h00min

phone+81 42-972-7711
outdoor
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free
free
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daytime
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food
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parks
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cafes
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nature
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museums

clockOpening hours

Mondays: Closed

Tuesdays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesdays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursdays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fridays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Sundays: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM

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Gemini Woman 3 months ago

The park give the fairytale vibe, it is really good for spending time with kids or family. There is mushroom house and small library. Picnic area are available, but not so big. There’s also a coffee shop and ice cream stand inside the park. The entrance fee is free with a huge parking lot. It’s close on Monday.

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Khanh Linh Nguyen 4 months ago

It’s beautiful Moomin themed park and is free to enter. I love the mini furnitures and figurines scattered around the place. There are many families with children in the weekend and lots of activities for kids. It’s a good place to relax even if you’re an adult.

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MS C a year ago

Though it's not so convenient to go to this park but still highly recommend to visit this beautiful park especially during autumn. The buildings together with the natural scenes give people a very peaceful moment and you will have the feeling that you are really visiting Moomin!

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Annaliza Kennedy 3 years ago

Small but fun little nature park. Whimsical Moomin theme. Water features are relaxing. Nice to walk through small woodsy area from the sun/heat. Free parking.

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Joelle Kuiper 4 years ago

We have visited this park several times and my young child loved it. Please adjust your expectations: the park is quite small! Having said that, it’s very picturesque and if you like photography then you’ll love it. If you go into all the buildings and stop in at the cafe then you can really make a morning or afternoon out of it! Check out the illuminations, and firefly viewings and special events on the park website. The cafe is yummy and totally worthwhile, but on weekends and public holidays you’ll need to get a seat by 11am, otherwise you’ll need to queue up. There is free parking and the park is free! If you need to walk from the station, you should be able to walk on an asphalt pathway along the river for most of the way, which is a bit more enjoyable than walking next to the road (although walking along the roadside is fine too). There is also a hiking course that leaves from behind the library building.