Japan Trip: Huis Ten Bosch spacious resort with European atmosphere Nagasaki , Kyushu
Huis Ten Bosch (Hausu Ten Bosu) is a theme park in Nagasaki Prefecture which recreates a Dutch town. It is named after one of the residences of the Dutch Royal Family. The spacious resort is suffused with a European atmosphere with its scenic canals, iconic windmills, beautiful gardens and architecture.
Seasonal flowers still more enhance the attractiveness of the scenery. Visitors can have a good time indulging in the view while enjoying the many attractions, savoring a meal at one of the many restaurants or relaxing in a leisure boat on the canals. There are also seasonal events, for example, a tulip festival during spring and a fireworks competition in the summer.
The resort is divided into two areas: the Theme Park Zone which requires paid admission and the Free Zone which can be entered for free. Both zones feature various kinds of free and paid attractions, although the majority of them are located in the Theme Park Zone. An all-you-can-ride passport is available for most of the attractions in the Theme Park Zone, but it does not cover the paid attractions of the Free Zone. The Theme Park Zone has various amusements in the buildings of its reproduced Dutch old town. Many of them are modern theaters featuring 3D technology and so forth, including two popular attractions originally found at the Expo 2005 Aichi. In addition, there is also a Michael Jackson museum, mirror maze, haunted house, Ferris Wheel and a replica of the Domtoren (Dom Tower) of Utrecht of Netherlands with panoramic views from its observation deck.
The Free Zone’s main attractions are a theater and boat ride related to the popular comic series “One Piece” and a replica of the Palace Huis Ten Bosch, which houses an art museum.
Several hotels with a European theme are located around the theme park, including two of the most popular hotels in the theme park zone. One is the Hotel Europe with refined restaurants and occasional classical concerts. Another is the Hotel Amsterdam. Staying guests at the respective hotels are advised to check at the counter for discount tickets to the Theme Park Zone.
Hours: Varying hours, typically from 10:00 to 20:00 during low season and from 9:00 to 21:00 during peak season; see the official website for details in English, Chinese and Korean.
Admission ends one hour before closing time.
Closed: No closing days
Admission: 6100 yen (admission to Theme Park Zone + unlimited entry to most attractions)
3600 yen (admission to Theme Park Zone only)
Via hourly JR limited express train
It connects with Huis Ten Bosch Station to Station. (110 minutes, around 3800 yen, fully covered by the Japan Rail Pass and Kyushu Rail Pass). Of these trains, five per day travel directly between the stations; others are needed a transit to a local train at Haiki Station, which is six minutes from Huis Ten Bosch Station.
Via the JR Seaside Liner
It connects with Huis Ten Bosch Station to Nagasaki Station. (75 minutes, 1470 yen, hourly trains, fully covered by the Japan Rail Pass and Kyushu Rail Pass).
From Nagasaki Airport
Via the high speed boat service is the most convenient way to get to the resort from here.
(50 minutes, 1960 yen, hourly departures between 10:00 and 15:00).