Unleash the Child Within You in Japan

Japan has many fascinating amusement parks.  One of the favorite family pastimes of the Japanese is going to the amusement park.  That is why amusement parks in Japan tend to be very crowded during weekends, holidays and school vacations.  Ever wonder how these amusement parks go from being normal parks to extraordinary ones?  Well, it is time to pack your bags and see for yourself.  Visit Japan and find the perfect accommodations with KaguAruoo.  At last, a rental website that offers convenient and hassle-free transactions in renting furnished apartments in Japan.  Detach yourself from paperworks, hiring a real estate agent and personally meeting up with the landlord in signing the lease.  With KaguAruoo, everything is done online, even at the comfort of your home.

One of the most popular amusement parks in Japan, and you probably have heard about it already, are Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Disney Sea and Universal Studios.  But, we are not here to talk about them, we are going to discover other amusement parks that will truly conquer your imagination and reminisce your childhood memories.

Kinjo Futo 20220312-28True to its name, this theme park contains over 16 million Lego blocks and over 10,000 Lego structures and models.  Legoland opened its doors on April 1, 2017 at Nagoya City (Aichi Prefecture).  Inside the park, you will see different kinds of rides, gaming machines and a moving observatory tower where you can have a superb view of the entire park.  Aside from the rides, Legoland also has 7 themed areas.  Two of the themed areas are the Factory and Bricktopia which are located near the entrance.  The Factory offers a tour to visitors where they can watch how the Legos are created.  Bricktopia on the other hand offers a workshop for those who are eager to learn about building Lego models and robotics construction.  You can even test your models in their testing room.  Since this is a family theme park, the kids surely have a theme area specially designed for them; the Duplo playground.  Located in the center of Legoland is Miniland Japan.  A themed area where visitors can adore the bewildered display of Japan’s famous places such as Tokyo, Kyoto and Mt. Fuji all built using Legos.

Park hours:
From 10am to 5pm [weekdays]
From 10am to 6pm [weekends]

Admission fee:
Starts from 3,400 yen

How to get there:
From Nagoya station, take the Aonami line to Kinjofuto station and walk for 5 minutes to reach Legoland.

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Fuji Q Highland
2012-05-25 Fuji-Q Highland Amusement ParkThis amusement park owns the record breaking roller coasters and extreme rides.  I must say the rides in this park are not for the faint hearted.  The roller coaster at Fuji Q Highland holds the title of being the fastest acceleration in the world, the largest loop in the world and the world’s record falling angle. Testimonies from visitors of the park says these are the most extreme rides they have experienced at Fuji Q Highland; Tentekomai, Tekkotsubanchou, Eejanaika, Takabisha and Fujiyama (king of roller coasters).  If you have already conquered your fear of heights with the crazy rides, get ready to conquer your fear with zombies with the park’s two story haunted hospital.  The park is located at the foot of Mt. Fuji, near Fuji Five Lakes.  In addition to the thrill you experienced with the extreme rides, you can also enjoy the magnificent view of Mt. Fuji.  Fuji Q Highland also has a park for the children. Thomas Land is one of the most popular attractions of the park and the only Thomas the Tank Engine in all of Japan. It consists of over 11 attractions, restaurants and cafes in case the kids get hungry.

Park hours:
Normally, from 10am to 6pm

Admission fee:
Starting from 400 yen to 2,000 yen

How to get there:
You can find a number of Fuji Kyuko Highway buses at major train stations such as Tokyo station, Shinjuku station and Shibuya station.  The bus will take you directly to the park.

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花やしき (11944782176)Hanayashiki is considered Japan’s oldest amusement park.  The park has been operating since 1853 as a flower park which later became an amusement park.  Currently, the park has the oldest steel track roller coaster.  A lot of Japanese enjoyed their childhood at the park.  Up to this day, visiting the park creates a nostalgic atmosphere for their visitors.  The park is located in Asakusa, beside Sensoji Temple.  A lot of interesting and fun-filled rides can be seen in the park; one of which is Little Star.  This ride is visually kawai, but, as soon as the stars start spinning, you will hold on to your seats as the world spins around you.  Another ride you should try is Disk “Oh”; a disk that spins and swings like a pendulum.  Hanayashiki have various activities and attractions; you can have your fortune foretold to you at Atarumo, enjoy arcade games at Marunaha Ennichi or collect unique toys at the Capsule Toy Store.

Park hours:
From 10am to 6pm

Admission fee:
For seniors (over 65 years old) is 2,000 yen
For adults (Junior high school up to 64 years old) is 2,500 yen
For children (Elementary students) is 2,500 yen
For pre-schoolers (over 2 years old) is 2,000 yen

How to get there:
From Asakusa station (Tobu Skytree, Asakusa and Ginza lines), Exit 3, walk for 5 minutes towards Hanayashiki.

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Nagashima Spaland
Nagashima Spa Land entranceNagashima Spaland is a large amusement park and considered a vacation destination in Kuwana City (Mei Prefecture).  The park consists of over 40 rides, a hot spring bath facility, a flower park named Sabana no Sato, a waterpark named Joyful Waterpark which is open exclusively during summer and a shopping mall.  The waterpark has a lot of water slides and swimming pools, including a wave pool.  Upon entering the park, you can easily see the Dragon 2000, a large roller coaster with a length that stretches over the entire park.  The hot spring bath facility called Nagashima Spa Yuami no Shima is a man-made hot spring.  The bathing facility is divided into two grand sections; male and female.  The hot spring bath has a very delightful and relaxing scenery.  Right next to the entrance is the Anpanman Museum.  Here, you can find Gokkotown, a simulation of a town where children can pose as workers in shops.  A theater can also be found here, where endless Anpanman shows are being featured.  Separated by a 15 minute travel by bus from Nagashima Spaland is the Nabana no Sato.  The park also serves as a venue for Japan’s largest flower festival during the spring season and a mesmerizing winter illumination from October to May.

Park hours:
From 9:30 am to 7pm

Admission fee:
Unlimited rides for Spaland and the waterpark are 6,500 yen
Admission and unlimited rides are 5,200 yen
Admission and unlimited rides waterpark are 3,800 yen
Admission only is 1,600 yen
Fee per ride is from 300 yen to 1,000 yen per ride

How to get there:
Take the bus bound for Nabana no Sato or Nagashima Onsen from Meitetsu Bus Center which is right next to Nagoya station.

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Reconnecting with the child we were once is a way to remind us that life is not complicated.  Like a child, we feel happy even in the simplest and naive things.  Like a child, we neve complain about small things, we do not even care if we dress up in fancy clothing or live in a mansion as long as we have the people we love around us.  Never nab those things that make you laid off a bit of the burden and craziness of life.

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