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Do you know Moomins? Have you ever heard the name? The Moomins are characters in a series of animation and pic …

Do you know Moomins? Have you ever heard the name? The Moomins are characters in a series of animation and picture books created by Tove Jansson come from Finland or Sweden. The Moomins are a family of trolls, round and plump, with large heads that make them resemble something in between an elephant and a hippopotamus. The adventurous family lives deep within the forests of Moominvalley. Do you wanna have an experience to be at Moominvalley world in Japan? Yes, there is!

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In Saitama, Hanno City, (approximately 40 minutes from Tokyo Ikebukuro Station) stands a real life Moominhouse in Akebono Kodomo Mori Park. The Park, designed especially for children. It was built and opened in 1997 and became known as Moomin Valley. The landscape around the park is beautifully green and scenic, great to enjoy a special bond with nature.

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Visitors of the park say walking through this valley, gives the impression that one is walking in a fairy-tale land, the peaceful environment, definitely has a touch of fantasy to it. There is also a Moominhouse building in this building, there is a small exhibition hall dedicated to Tove Jansson and her internationally beloved Moomins, as well as a tiny library. You will be so surprised the park landscape; it’s definitely the Moomin world (if you know the animation really well)! The cute park makes you surely happy whole day! Interesting? Please check it out!

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Hanno