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Full of Excitement! An In-Depth Guide to Huis Ten Bosch – Nagasaki’s Theme Park

Located in Nagasaki in Kyushu region, Huis Ten Bosch is a theme park that offers so many events and attractions that you may not be able to fully explore and experience in a single day. Below is a thorough guide on this famous place where you can have a lot of fun in infinite ways!

1. What is Huis Ten Bosch?

Huis Ten Bosch is the theme park boasting the largest area in Japan at approximately 1.52 million sq.m. Here, the streets from medieval Europe are reproduced, creating beautiful scenery along with the different flowers that bloom every season. This place is loaded with events and attractions that are touted as the “only one and the number one” in Japan, including an illumination show that has the largest number of light bulbs ever used in an event, and the world’s biggest horror attraction. There are theaters, museums and restaurants inside, too, while various events are held throughout the year. With the attractions and events getting bigger and grander each year, you are bound to be thrilled no matter how many times you visit.

Sample fee: 1DAY passport: 7,000 JPY for adults
Sansaku (walking) ticket: 4,500 JPY for adults ※Prices for March 2018 and beyond

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1. What is Huis Ten Bosch?

Huis Ten Bosch-machi, Sasebo-shi, Nagasaki

2. For Fun, Check These Out!

There is a wide array of attractions inside this park that people of all ages are sure to love. Of all the attractions here, though, the highlights here are the approximately 30 types of VR-based attractions – the largest number of VR rides in a single place in Japan. The famous VR-KING is a VR roller coaster that runs over a 3km distance with a 300m difference in elevation at an overwhelming speed of 270 km/h. You will get to experience the kind of thrill that you won’t find in the real world.
Another must-try attraction here is the Kingdom of Lights that has become a winter tradition in Japan. In this show, 13 million light bulbs – the most number of light bulbs utilized in any show in the world – illuminate buildings, canals and flower gardens to make them sparkle, creating a truly magical scene. This show is scheduled to take place until May 6, 2018.

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©HUIS TEN BOSCH/J-18277

2. For Fun, Check These Out!

3. Hungry? Dine Here!

The spot that is particularly recommended here is DAM which specializes in the local gourmet food called Sasebo Burger. It offers a menu of hearty dishes, such as the King DAM Hamburger (800 JPY) that has generous amounts of bacon and egg inside. The steak and hamburger restaurant Roodo Reeu is also getting rave reviews from customers. Its famous dish Lemon Steak (1,680 JPY) is an exquisite dish of thinly sliced steak meat on a sizzling iron plate, finished with a special lemon sauce. Another famous joint is Goku which specializes in Nagasaki’s famous champon (noodles, seafood and vegetables) and sara-udon (noodles with various toppings).

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©HUIS TEN BOSCH/J-18277

3. Hungry? Dine Here!

4. For Shopping, Drop By These Establishments!

The Castle of Sweets is a shop that offers a wide collection of various sweets from inside and outside Japan, making it the perfect spot for shopping for souvenirs. Its most famous item is the Royal Baumkuchen Von Brule (1,450 JPY) – a confectionery of caramelized dough sprinkled with granulated sugar.
The Castella Castle, which is dedicated to Nagasaki’s specialty confectionery called castella (sponge cake), is also a recommended shop. It offers the largest selection of castella products in Japan, starting with the Sennen no Mori Wasanbon Castella (1,320 JPY) that uses wasanbon (a type of sugar) and the Kinkai Castella (1,800 JPY), which has gold foil attached to it.

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©HUIS TEN BOSCH/J-18277

4. For Shopping, Drop By These Establishments!

5. For Accommodations, Stay Here!

One of the many charms of this theme park is that it houses a lot of lodging facilities where guests can have a pleasant time, such as the biggest hotel in Huis Ten Bosch, Hotel Europe, Hotel Amsterdam, which is located almost at the center of the park, or the Hotel Forest Villa that offers cottages by the lake. However, what has been creating a buzz of late is the world’s first robot hotel that uses advanced technology – Henn na Hotel. This hotel is loaded with services that feel like they came straight out of science fiction, such as a cloakroom where a robot arm will accept your packages and a front desk where robots speaking different languages will check you in.

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©HUIS TEN BOSCH/J-18277

5. For Accommodations, Stay Here!

6-5 Huis Ten Bosch-machi, Sasebo-shi, Nagasaki

Aside from the above, there are many other appealing attractions and events at Huis Ten Bosch, such as the Golden Hall that opened in December 2017. So, try to visit and have fun at this theme park.

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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