There’s no easier or more appropriate place to cosplay as some of the greatest heroes of the anime and manga world.
Kyushu amusement park will also have “artificial intelligence duck races.”
The Mayor of Beppu is delivering on his promise of a hot spring amusement park with tickets, fireworks and home-delivered onsen water for patrons.
Beppu’s onsen destination plans to start receiving guests this year.
The eerie ruins of this once-thriving amusement park look set to become Japan’s next unusual place to visit.
Shigeru Miyamoto promises fun for theme park guests not just in Japan, but also California and Florida.
The clip shows a number of jaw-dropping ideas for the spa-filled amusement park, including onsen carousels and roller coasters filled with spring water.
Policy officially addresses the gray area of Kingdom Hearts.
Trade association upset over Halloween attraction with hundreds of authentic figures.
Kaiju cuisine is now on the menu at Namja Town!
Amusement park Fuji Q Highland’s newest ride is sure to get your adrenaline flowing.
Osaka’s new Ferris wheel is the tallest in Japan, but will the view include your underwear?
But it’s not Tokyo that’s being graced with the block-based attraction.
Here’s why they shut down Ferris wheels on windy days.
Some of the biggest stars of anime and manga are going to be spending their summer at the Osaka theme park.
Yokohama plays a beautiful trick on the eyes of visitors to its harbor area.
Hello Kitty may be as cute as a button, and there’s no denying she’s one of the most popular and successful character franchises ever created. And while our beloved Ms. Kitty may have almost single-handedly repaid her parent company Sanrio’s debts, it seems she’s still keeping herself as busy as ever, as it was announced recently that she’ll be opening her very first shop in the Universal Orlando Resort later this year. Yes, while the international feline celebrity may have turned 40 last November, she’s showing no signs of slowing down — but then again, somehow we didn’t think Ms.Kitty would be the type to enjoy early retirement!
Tokyo Disneyland often refers to itself as “The Kingdom of Dreams.” But while all those costumed performers, parades, and fireworks might seem like something out of a dreamlike fantasy, Disney fans in Japan are having to deal with a stark economic reality, as this spring admission at both Tokyo Disneyland and its sister park Disney Sea are set to jump for the second year in a row.
We recently paid a visit to Sanrio Puroland, the Tokyo amusement park dedicated to the characters created by the company that gave the world Hello Kitty. After arriving, our first order of business was grabbing an adorable Kitty-chan burger and My Melody stack of pancakes.
But cute character-based food is only half of the recipe for a successful theme park in Japan. The other is live shows, so we grabbed a seat for the park’s Hello Kitty musical, where we snapped pictures and even recorded a couple videos.
Tokyo Disneyland and Disney Sea can both make pretty strong claims for the “Happiest Place on Earth” title. Combining the cast of the animation pioneer’s collected works with Japanese sensibilities results in some of the most unbridled and deep-rooted enthusiasm for cartoon characters you’re likely to find anywhere. Adding to the experience is the attention to detail and hospitality that comes from the world’s preeminent amusement park operator and the country with the highest customer service standards on the planet.
But while all those things go a long way towards helping visitors enjoy their stay, the excitement they bring just might pale in comparison to the joy guests feel when they realize there’s something Japan’s Disney theme parks don’t have: mosquitos.