TOVE JANSSON AKEBONO CHILDLEN'S FOREST PARK

ABOUT

This is the place where
everybody can feel comfortable.
You can enjoy refreshing forest breeze and bright sunshine
through foliage.

Tove Jansson Akebono Children’s Forest Park has been loved
by generations of people since it was opened 20 years ago.
Did you know that it was the correspondence with Tove Jansson,
the world-famous Finnish children’s writer,
that inspired the creation of this park?

You can feel the heart and soul of
Tove Jansson throughout the park. Children, adults, animals, flowers and plants all live in harmony.
The place to embrace such time is Tove Jansson Akebono Children’s Forest Park.

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TOVE JANSSON

Tove Jansson

Tove was born in Helsinki in 1914.
She is celebrated cartoonist, novelist and children’s writer. Tove is one of the greatest storytellers of Finland. Her Moomin books are highly acclaimed all over the world. She received numerous awards including Hans Christian Andersen Awards.

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Besides Moomin books Tove wrote 12 novels and short stories during her career. She has been praised as a commendable writer who used many different genres in her works like general prose, fairy tale, adventure story, fantasy, memoir and even dialogue-based type of narrative. The books for adults consist of human relationships but also the uncertainty and the relativity.

ACCESS

Tove Jansson
Akebono Children's Forest Park

Hours 9:00~17:00
(*Hours can vary in different seasons.)
Closed on Mondays
(in case a Monday is a national holiday, closed on the next weekday)

893-1 Azu, Hanno City, Saitama Prefecture 357-0046
TEL. 042-972-7711 / FAX. 042-972-7220
akebono@city.hanno.lg.jp

By Car

  • 20 minutes drive from Sayama-Hidaka IC of Ken-o-do Highway.

By Train

  • 20 minutes walk from Motokaji-station of Seibu-Ikebukuro line.
  • About 4km from Higashi-Hanno Station of Seibu-Ikebukuro line and JR Hachiko line.

Tove Jansson Akebono Children’s Forest Park

Tove Jansson Akebono Children’s Forest Park

PARKS

Azu Athletic Park

Another great playground with lots of fun equipment!!

Azu Athletic Park

Azu Athletic Park

This athletic park situated in forest area along the Iruma River is blessed with rich aquatic and nature! There are spacious lawn for picnics and playing, Kid’s square with lots of playground equipment, and Ancient Square with eccentric sculptures. This is a park that promised fun for the entire family.

Mt.Ryu-gai-san Park

You can find a big white playground slide as a landmark!

A big white playgroud slide is a landmark. A park utilizing the height difference of Mt.Ryu-gai-san with an elevation of 120 meters. Not only children, parents would enjoy the big slide, too! There are Spaces for fitness and picnic as well as the playgroud equipments for small children.

Mt.Asahiyama View Park

You could see the skytree on sunny day!

As climbing a gentle slope, your eyes will take in the beauty of the 360 degree panoramic view at the top of park. needless to point out, it is the famous viewing spot of Hanno.

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Mushroom House

Mushroom House

As the name suggests, this building looks like a mushroom.
Visitors are welcomed warmly as family members.
The first floor serves the “get-together area” with the fire place
and the second floor offers a view of the mysterious space.

Mushroom House

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Forest House

Forest House

The first floor is the Tove Jansson Museum.
The second floor is the library where you can enjoy your favorite books.
The undulating walls made of Nishikawa-zai, Japanese cypress logs,
which is famous for the special product of Hanno is a landmark of this house.

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Children's Theater Restrooms

Children's Theater

This hall is use for concerts and events.
It features interesting architectural details such as the dome-shaped roof made of 100-year-old Japanese cypress logs.
Restrooms and the administration office are located underneath the hall which is a cave-like space with splash of the pond echoes.

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Café Puisto

Café Puisto

Puisto is the Finnish word for a park.
At café puisto in this forest park, people can come close to nature and spend cozy time in the Scandinavian ambience.
The café with blue wall has the children’s area.
Kids enjoy special dished while spending their time relaxing.
All menu items can be taken out as well!

Café Puisto
Hours:10:00〜17:00(L.O.16:00)
https://www.cafepuisto.com/

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