Japan has long been famous for many aspects. From science, art, culture,… and also many beautiful destinations for tourists. We have seen many forests, temples, castles,… Today, we are going to introduce to you the famous Tove Jansson Akebono children’s Forest Park.
A great destination for families
Tove Jansson Akebono Children’s Forest Park is located in Saitama Prefecture, 40 km away from Tokyo. Buildings in the park follow the architecture style in Northern Europe fairy tales. Lying in the middle of the red leaf forest, the romantic scene of the forest in Autumn is perfect for couples or families to have some quality time together. Moreover, the sights are great for taking the best selfies in the Autumn weather.
The park’s area is not big. It contains 4 main buildings surrounded by tree lines and small canals. The park is named after the one who brought up the idea of it – Tove Jansson. Since it only takes 15 – 20 minutes to walk from Motokaji station to the park, coming here by train from Tokyo is an ideal way.
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The park’s beauties
Autumn is the time when the park turns to its most gorgeous form. The red leaf trees start changing their color to yellow and red under the glowing sunlight. The time during November is the best time for sightseeing and taking photos in Tove Jansson. Because of the cool weather of Autumn and the great sights, this place is perfect for families’ vacation.
While roaming around the park, you may find a weird mushroom-shaped house in the park. The tortuous stairs inside create the feeling of mysterious and sometimes make you feel like you have lost in a magical movie. The children always find this exciting.
They have also opened the Puisto coffee shop in the park since June. The coffee shop’s design adopts the Northern Europe style. There are 2 sectors. One located outside for tourists who love having coffee in nature. The other wooden floored sector is inside the coffee shop for the customers who want some cozy feeling.
Inside Puisto, they divide into 2 parts as well. On the ground floor, customers sit in long wooden chairs. Other seats are spread all over the place. You have to climb on to the strangely built stairs to get to your seats, which is quite fun. Chocolate cakes and fruit juice are the 2 most favorite snacks here.
In addition, families and friends can bring food, silver paper,… and have a picnic right in the park freely. No one will have to pay any extra fee, you just need to keep it clean. The park opens from 9 AM to 5 PM every day, except for Monday and public holidays. Tourists should check the schedule carefully before planning to come here.