Sunday, August 21, 2016

Moomin Park

Have you ever heard of the Finnish character, Moomin???  Moomins are big, white hippopotamus-type animals.  And, well, before we had moved here, I hadn't ever heard of them either!  But Japanese people love Moomin and so they are everywhere!  In fact, nearby in Saitama, there is even a Moomin Park where the buildings look like the Moomin houses in the Finnish stories.  It's a free park and it is completely charming.  The houses are big with stairs, nooks and crannies for kids to explore.  We went with a bunch of friends and our kids never wanted to leave.  It would be perfect to bring a picnic lunch and a ball to kick around as well.  But, the drive is well worth the outing!

GPS Coordinates:  35.830779, 139.344180

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