metsä will open in Hanno-city, Saitama

Chilling out Nordic style

Nordic countries rated among the happiest countries in the world.

It is because in their everyday life Nordic people create stress free time and space enabling them to refresh their minds and bodies.

How they “chill out” varies from person to person. Reading a book alone, watching a film with somebody. Enjoying some well-made coffee without hurry, chatting bout the day’s events with one’s family. Lounging on the sofa and not doing anything in particular.

Metsä offers its visitors the chance to experience in that same kind of relaxation and coziness surrounded by a Nordic-like environment.

Because time spent in this way is time that brings happiness and contentment.

Experience the Nordic lifestyle in a lakeside forest setting.

Metsä village, where one can experience something of the Nordic lifestyle and mindset, opens in November 2018 on the shore of Lake Miyazawa in Hanno City, Saitama Prefecture.
Entrance to Metsä Village is free of charge.
The natural setting of the Metsä facilities and the activities being offered will allow visitors to feel close to nature while also enjoying the park’s other attractions, which will include a marketplace and shops selling fresh local produce and Nordic goods as well as facilities for restaurants, cafes and workshops.

Meeting the Moomin family & friends, and making new discoveries

Moominvalley Park, where one can encounter the Moomin family & friends and explore new things, opens in March 16th, 2019 on the shores of Lake Miyazawa in Hanno City, Saitama prefecture.
Inside the park you will find the iconic Moominhouse, along with other attractions that all give the visitor a personal experience of the Moomin stories: the lighthouse, theater and bathing hut along with other facilities that bring out the charm of the stories and artwork of Tove Jansson, the creator of the Moomins.
The park will also feature a large gift shop with Moominvalley Park original goods as well as restaurants that also pick up themes from the Moomin stories.

A first of its kind, unique show with an intense feeling of immersion and presence

Emma’s Theatre brings live entertainment to the visitors

 

Opening hours

Metsä Village

Metsä Village is open from 10:00 to 21:00 every day unless stated otherwise.

*Market Hall is open from 10:00 to 20:00.
*Please check our top page and news page for information about any changes to operating hours because of
special events, maintenance requirements etc.

Moominvalley Park

You need a ticket to enter Moominvalley Park, which is open from 10:00 to 20:00 every day unless stated otherwise.

*Ticket sales counter closing time and last admission to the park is at 19:00.
*Please check our top page and news page for information about any changes to operating hours because of
special events, maintenance requirements etc.

Reserve your tickets

Fees

Tickets

Metsä Village

Free admission.
Some workshops have participation fees, so we recommend checking the information about each workshop and applying for
them in advance.
Workshops

Moominvalley Park

Adults
(13 years or older)
Children
(4 – 12 years)
¥1500 (incl. tax) ¥1000 (incl. tax)
*Small children (0 – 3 years) free

The following attractions in the park can be accessed at an additional charge:

  • Hobgoblin’s zip line ¥1500 (incl. tax)
  • Oshun Oxtra theatre ¥1000 (incl. tax)
  • Moominhouse guided tour ¥1000 (incl. tax)
  • Little My’s attraction ¥700 (incl. tax)

Same-day attraction tickets are also available for purchase.
Additional charges are the same for both adults and children. Small children (0 – 3 years) are free.
Attraction tickets can be bought for appointed time slots only.
Guests who wish to ride the Hobglobin’s zip line must be over 120cm and under 190cm in height, more than 30kg and less than 100kg in weight and must be able to wear the harness correctly by themselves. In certain cases, people may be denied access to the ride.

Reserve your tickets

Parking

There are two ways you can park at Metsä’s parking hall.

Online reservation, fixed rate parking

  • Book your parking space online, pay in advance with a credit card or at a convenience store*
    • Weekdays ¥1500
    • Weekends and public holidays ¥2500
      (No parking time limit, no exit and re-entry allowed)

Recommended for guests who want to take it easy and enjoy their visit without having to worry about time.

No reservation, pay-by-hour parking

  • Pay when leaving
    • Weekdays ¥100/10min (max. ¥1800)
    • Weekends and public holidays ¥500/30min (max. ¥3000)

Recommended for guests who want to stop by for lunch or just take a small break.

*Please note that online reservations paid for at a convenience store cannot be canceled or changed.

Online reservation vs Pay-by-hour rate comparison

Online reservation

Weekdays ¥1500 / Weekends and public holidays ¥2500 (no parking time limit, no exit and re-entry allowed)
Prices may vary on same-day reservations depending on the time the reservation is made.

Reservations made in advance

Weekdays Weekends & public holidays
¥1500 ¥2500

Same-day reservations (if parking spaces are available)

Weekdays Weekends & public holidays
Full day (reservations made and paid for before 13:00) ¥1500 Full day (reservations made and paid for before 13:00) ¥2500
Half day (reservations made and paid for after 13:00) ¥1000 Half day (reservations made and paid for after 13:00) ¥1500
Evening (reservations made and paid for after 17:00) ¥500 Evening (reservations made and paid for after 17:00) ¥500

Pay-by-hour

Parking rates:
¥100/10min (max. ¥1800) on weekdays
¥500/30min (max. ¥3000) on weekends and public holidays

Weekdays Weekends & public holidays
¥600/1h → ¥1200/2h → ¥1800/3h ¥1000/1h → ¥2000/2h → ¥3000/3h

We recommend reserving a parking space in advance!

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Access

Metsä, 327-6 Miyazawa Hanno, Saitama, 357-0001 JAPAN

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By train

  • From Ikebukuro Station
    Train: ~40-50min Transfers: 0
  • From Tokyo Station
    Train: ~60-70min Transfers: 1
  • From Hachioji Station
    Train: ~35min Transfers: 0
  • From Kawagoe Station
    Train: ~25min Transfers: 0
    • Kawagoe Station

      JR Kawagoe line / JR Hachiko line (~25min)

    • Higashi-Hanno Station

  • From Yokohama Station
    Train: ~90min Transfers: 0
    • Yokohama Station

      Tokyu Toyoko line / Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin line /
      Seibu Yurakucho line / Seibu Ikebukuro line

    • Hanno Station

By car

Weekdays Weekends & public holidays
¥1500 (incl.tax) ¥2500 (incl. tax)

*Prices may vary on same-day reservations depending on the time the reservation is made. Please check the price when
reserving.
*Member registration is needed for parking reservations.
Metsä is open from 10:00 to 21:00 unless stated otherwise.
Parking FAQ

More about parking fares

Access

  • About 5.4km (~12min) from the Sayama Hidaka Interchange via Route 262
  • About 11km (~30min) from the Ome Interchange via Route 218
  • About 3km (~10min) from Hanno Station’s North Exit to Lake Miyazawa

By motorbike and bicycle

No reservations are needed for motorbike and bicycle parking.

  • Motorbikes

    Pay the parking fare at the parking lot machine.
    Weekdays ¥500, weekends and public holidays ¥1000.
    30 parking spaces.

  • Bicycle

    Parking is free.
    95 parking spaces

By bus

  • From Hanno Station

    From Platform 1 at Seibu Ikebukuro line Hanno Station’s North Exit take the non-stop bus for Metsä (Kokusai Kogyo bus / Seibu bus / Eagle bus) or the regular bus for Musashi-Takahagi Station via Metsä (Eagle bus) and get off at the stop called Metsä.
    Travel time is about 13 minutes.

    Timetable

  • From Higashi-Hanno Station

    From Platform 2 at JR Hachiko line Higashi-Hanno Station’s East Exit take the non-stop bus for Metsä (Kokusai Kogyo bus / Seibu bus / Eagle bus) and get off at the stop called Metsä. Travel time is about 12 minutes.

    Timetable

Bus fare

Adults (over 13) / ¥200    Children (under 13) / ¥100

Payable to the driver when getting off. Please have cash ready as not all buses are equipped to receive payments by Pasmo, Suica and other travel cards.