Source: PR Times Japan’s Moomin Valley Theme Park Grand Opening Decided for Spring 2019 2018-11-08 Thu 2018-11-08 Thu As cute, large eyed creatures, Moomins were always sure to be a hit in Japan. When the TV animation was first shown in the country in 1969, many people wished they could be whisked away to the idyllic, slow-paced Moomin Valley. Now fifty years later, the chance is finally coming for Japanese Moomin fans as the Moomin Valley Theme Park is currently under construction. The complex, modelled on the Moomin Valley park in Finland, is located in Hanno, in Tokyo’s neighbouring prefecture of Saitama. Split into two parts, the Metsa Village will be opening in Novemeber this year. Metsa means forest in Finnish and they hope this free-to-enter area next to the Moomin Valley park will bring a slice of the Scandinavian lifestyle to the Greater Tokyo area. View this post on Instagram ムーミンバレーパークさん(@moominvalleypark)がシェアした投稿 - 2018年 8月月9日午後8時14分PDT However, the Moomin Valley theme park itself won't have a grand opening until March 2019. Japan's Moomin Valley Theme Park Concept Art According to the website, the park will be a place of ‘new Moominous discoveries’. Fans of the round Finnish trolls can relive scenes from the beloved stories in the three-storey Moominhouse, bathing hut and lighthouse. The Moomin family and friends will be present for meet and greets. There will also be an exhibition to help visitors get a feel for the inspirations, artistry and atmosphere of the original stories of Moomin author and creator, Tove Jansson. View this post on Instagram ムーミンバレーパークさん(@moominvalleypark)がシェアした投稿 - 2018年 4月月25日午前4時24分PDT Moomin lovers can also expect a gift shop with items exclusive to the park and a Moomin-inspired restaurant serving North European cuisine. The concept art gives the impression that the theme park will be particularly fantastical, and fans of the iconic Finnish animation only have to wait until spring next year to take a trip down to Moomin Valley. By - Jess. Source:PR Times / Moomin Tags: Characters / Moomin / Saitama / Theme Park grape Japan Goods Japan’s Moomin Valley Theme Park Grand Opening Decided for Spring 2019 Related Article Hayao Miyazaki Designs Official Logo For Studio Ghibli Theme Park, New Concept Art Revealed Sanrio Cafe in Tokyo Celebrates 45 Years of Hello Kitty with the Cutest New Desserts Scariest Theme Park Ride Ever… For All The Wrong Reasons! Tokyo’s Moomin Cafe revamped with new Scandinavian-style eats and the same plush dining pals Japanese mascots that are as cute as they are peculiar Japan’s Annual Mascot Contest Has New Foreign Contestants! Find Out If Your Country Made The Cut!