Huis Ten Bosch, A Dutch Town in Nagasaki, Japan?

Yes, there is! Huis Ten Bosch is an impressive and expansive theme park in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, which recreates a Dutch town. Huis Ten Bosch (meaning "House in the Forest'), taking its name from one of the residences of the Dutch Royal Family. We visited Huis Ten Bosch for a day trip when we were in Fukuoka, where we stayed. We took the direct Huis Ten Bosch Limited Express Train operated by Kyushu Railway at Hakata Station that took us about 1 hour and 50 minutes of travel.  

Huis Ten Bosch Theme Park, Nagasaki, Japan


When we arrived, it felt like we traveled from Japan to a different place instantly! Huis Ten Bosch has a dreamy Dutch feel to it. This park is inspired by a European atmosphere with its scenic canals, iconic windmills, charming garden, and architecture, along with museums, theaters, some amusement rides, and various shops and restaurants. There are a lot of beautiful flowers around the area, mainly colorful tulip and rose flower beds.

Please note they only have few rides like Ferris wheel and carousel, so it's not comparable with Universal Studio and Disneyland thrilling rides. But they have various high-tech VR (Virtual Reality) activities. Unfortunately, we didn't try any of that. Instead, we went for the Teddy Bear Kingdom Museum, canal boat ride, Ferris wheel that gives us a bird's eye view of the beautiful surrounding (with an additional fee),  and had fun riding a rented bicycle to get around in designated areas (available for single, double, or quad rides). They also have Segways for rent. If you still have time, you can see the LED light display at night. Best of all, it's not a touristy place. It's a huge park, so you need at least one day, or you can opt to stay at a hotel if you're planning for two days for the whole experience. They have five official hotels inside and around the theme park, and one of them is a robot hotel called Henn Na Hotel.
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Huis Ten Bosch also offers a unique Augmented Reality (AR) shooting game. You can try the Jurassic Island attraction, where you can come face-to-face with carnivorous dinosaurs. However, this is in a separate location situated on an uninhabited island in Omura Bay. There's an additional fee for this attraction.

It is the largest theme park in Japan and is a "city" that is the same size as the Principality of Monaco. It was opened in 1992 after five years of construction, dedicated to the long historical links between Japan and Holland in Nagasaki and Hirado Island.

The Huis Ten Bosch park is open daily. A day "passport" ticket covering entry and several attractions within the park cost 7,000 Yen for adults, 6,000 Yen for youth, and 4,600 Yen for children (rate as of October 2021). Please note the theme park operates where you pay for the entry ticket, but some rides and attractions require further payment.

Huis Ten Bosch Official Website (Click here)!

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