"Tastes of JAPAN by ANA" is a regional vitalization project that collaborates with the different prefectures in Japan to present the Land of the Rising Sun in all of its diverse glory.
Experience the Nordic time flow in metsä in Hanno, Saitama Prefecture
A theme park focused on Nordic culture, metsä allows visitors to experience the relaxed, comfortable times the Scandinavians are famous for enjoying.
Nordic lifestyle in the lakeside forest (metsä village)
Shopping at the market offering Scandinavian brand goods, fresh local produce, and crafts. Savoring Nordic-style cuisine in restaurants and cafes. Getting creative with arts and crafts workshops. Enjoying a stroll on the lake surface aboard a rental canoe. These are just some of the great ways to experience the Nordic lifestyle at metsä village. With various brand and seasonal events as well, the village has something fun for both families and friends.
Meet the Moomins and their friends (Moomin Valley Park)
Step into the world of the Moomins, and enjoy the enchanting stories and learn about the philosophies of creator Tove Jansson in the four areas of Poukama, Muumilaakso, Kokemus, and Yksinäiset vuoret. With fun attractions and charming cafes, you can spend a relaxing day in the company of the fantastic Moomins.
Have fun in the Hanno area
Besides metsä village and Moomin Valley Park, the city of Hanno offers various other attractions, such as the cherry blossoms in the spring, along with barbecues at Hanno-gawara riverbank and easy hiking on Mount Tenranzan in the summer. The moss-covered trekking course leading to Unotawa, an expansive flatland that suddenly appears at around 1,000 meters. Also, be sure to try delicious local foods like miso-zuke manju (miso-flavored dumplings) and Hanno sui-ton (soup with dumplings and local vegetables).
|Address||327-6 Miyazawa, Hanno-shi, Saitama|
|Access||Approximately 13 minutes' bus ride from Hanno Station North Exit Bus stop No. 1 on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line|
|Business Hours||metsä village: 10:00 to 21:00 (Market hall: open until 20:00)
Moomin Valley Park: 10:00 to 20:00
|Closed||Subject to temporary closing or change in opening hours for some facilities due to maintenance|
|Admission||metsä village: free
Moomin Valley Park:
Adults: 1,500 yen; Children age 4 to elementary school: 1,000 yen; Children age 3 and under: free (fees required for attractions)