・Name: Moomin Bakery & Café
・Address: Tokyo Dome City LaQua, 1-1-1 Kasuga, Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo 112-0003 Japan
・Business hours: 8:00-22:30 (Last orders by 22:00)
On Sundays & Holidays / 8:00-22:00 (Last orders by 21:30)
The Moomins (Finnish: Muumit)(Swedish: Mumintroll) are the central characters in a series of books and a comic strip by Swedish-Finn illustrator and writer Tove Jansson, originally published in Swedish by Schildts in Finland. They are a family of trolls who are white and roundish, with large snouts that make them resemble hippopotamuses. The carefree, adventurous family lives in their house in Moominvalley in the forests of Finland. Although in the past their temporary residences have included a lighthouse and a theatre. They have many adventures along with their various friends.
“Moomins” is a Finnish children’s story though, it is also popular in Japan. Because, Moomins is also considered as a Japanese anime television series broadcast on the Fuji Television Network of Japan in 1969-1970. The series is very loosely based upon the Moomin books by Finnish author Tove Jansson. A sequel series was later released entitled “Shin Muumin” (meaning “New Moomin”). The writer Tove Jansson, however, never really approved of the series due to dramatic changes in plot, atmosphere, character personality, appearance and names etc. The series was directed to adults rather than children.
The series was never translated into Finnish or English. It is also notably different from the later anime television series Moomin, released in the early 1990s, which was translated into English. The later series is much more faithful to the original spirit of the Moomin books, and was accepted as a part of the Moomin franchise.
Upon entering the Moomin Bakery & Café, the visitor is transported into a fairy tale world. Seasonal home-cooking style dishes from northern Europe can be enjoyed in the café. At certain times there is a service in which the “Moomin” character will appear and visitors can have a commemorative photograph taken. When an array of Moomin Café original merchandise and sundries imported from Finland, this café will hold the interest of the fans.
Special Lunch only on Saturdays, Sundays, and National Holidays
■Finland Lunch ———- ¥1,300
■StarvingSniff Lunch ———- ¥1,300
■Florence Healthy Lunch ———- ¥1,200
■Character Rice ———- ¥1,200
Japan Anime Tourism Guide published by Japan Tourism Agency
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English speaking tour guides are available when you visit “Moomin Bakery & Café”.
Guide fee will be ¥2,000～¥3,000 per hour.
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