HUIS TEN BOSCH



Huis Ten Bosch is a Dutch-inspired theme park located at Sasebo, Nagasaki Japan.
If you're tired of Disneyland and Universal Studios Huis Ten Bosch is a great alternative. The park is so dreamy and surreal. And it doesn't just stick into Dutch theme but it also incorporates plenty of other cultures when it comes to food and other decor - there are Italian and French restaurants, and some London-inspired decorations.

The main reason why this theme park was created was because of the strong influence of Dutch and Portuguese in Nagasaki, Japan during the 16th through 19th century. And during the Meiji period, Nagasaki opened its doors to foreign trade. There's even a theater show at Huis Ten Bosch about the love story of a Scottish merchant, Thomas Glover and a Japanese woman named Awajiya Tsuru - giving an insight of how strong the influence of western culture in Nagasaki.

HUIS TEN BOSCH TRAIN STATION



The park is quite huge but there are several area divisions making it easier to explore.
FLOWER ROAD - The area wherein windmills and bed of flowers are located. Inside one of the windmills is a little museum that showcases information about .. guess what .. windmills! Haha
WORLD BAZAAR & AMSTERDAM CITY - This area has restaurants, glass art museum and music box museum.
TOWER CITY - A recreation of Netherlands' tallest church tower. Plenty of restaurants are in here and there are observatories from which you can see a breathtaking view of Omura Bay.
ATTRACTION TOWN - Where you can find most of the attraction sites. One Piece ride, a simulation of the great flood that betide Holland, mirror maze, trick art museum and so much more!
ADVENTURE PARK - Offers adventure course such as zip line and 5-storey maze.
 THRILLER CITY - This is the area where scariest and not-so-spooky attractions were located. Digital Horror house, Japanese ghost story hall, 5D Miracle tour and my favorite among all the attractions we've tried - The Detention Ward with a mad doctor.
ART GARDEN - Perfect to visit at night. The garden that seems to be ordinary at daytime is illuminated at night. It has a dome theater where you can see panoramic 360-degree images. 


We stayed at a hotel inside the theme park - Hotel Nikko for 3 days and 2 nights. The rooms were spacious and there are both indoor and outdoor onsen at the hotel - What a perfect way to end a tiring day at the park!

Photo spam of our Huis Ten Bosch experience below:



UPON ARRIVING AT HOTEL NIKKO


ONE PIECE ATTRACTION
1988 VERSION OF WINNIE THE POOH AT TEDDY BEAR KINGDOM




BREAKFAST BUFFET AT HOTEL NIKKO


MY ADORABLE MOM AT THE TRICK ART MUSEUM



Hope you enjoyed the photos!
Here's the video compilation I've made to end this post. Adieu! ~


Love,
Len

16 comments:

  1. The place is so beautiful!!! I wanna go here too someday. Your shots are amazing :)

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  2. This is such a cool discovery, who would have thought that someone built a Dutch inspired theme park in Japan. From the pictures you don't even say you are in Japan, there is nothing Japanese in them (except for that billboard).

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  3. Everything looks beautiful! Having a European inspired place set in Asia is really a great idea! It bring their culture closer.

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  4. You took wonderful photos that really captured the beauty of the place and your experience. This is a great place to visit for Asians who cannot afford to go to Holland and Netherlands. The Japanese are lucky. They no longer need to go to Europe to inspire these kinds of things. I want to know how the Scottish merchant, Thomas Glover and the Japanese woman named Awajiya Tsuru fell in love with each other.

    -Me-An Clemente of yogoandcream.com

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  5. Japan is really our Top list country. I wish I can go there right now, that Dutch inspired theme is truly amazing. Thanks for the enjoying trip. Everything is beautiful, no doubt Asian Countries has it's own way to be a worldwide known county.

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  6. Japan was really a nice and beautiful place!! All the photos are perfectly shot!! Hope to visit this soon!

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  7. Wooooow! Hard to believe there's such a place in Japan! Sooo beautiful!

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  8. I am not aware that there is such a beautiful Dutch inspired attraction in Japan. Japan is in my bucket list of countries to visit. I've been to Disneyland and Universal Studios. So this is a great place to visit instead. Oh, and I want to go to Puroland too!

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  9. Are those flowers even real? They are so beautiful! Like the ones you see on postcards! I can definitely spent my afternoon there and have a photo-op.

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  10. Beautiful art and place! Didn't know Japan had such things. Hope to visit the country soon xx

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  11. Beautiful art and place! Didn't know Japan had such things. Hope to visit the country soon xx

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  12. Beautiful art and place! Didn't know Japan had such things. Hope to visit the country soon xx

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  13. wow I love your shots.. it feels like I am looking at post cards ^_^
    Who would have thought that this place is in Japan.. there's not even a single sign that you are in Japan here (except for the Anime banners hehe).. hopefully, i'll get a chance to visit this place someday

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  14. Looks like an amazing destination!! Beautiful photos!! :)

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  15. Everything looks lovely- they made a good Job with the Place- realky looks like you are in netherlands and all- xoxo!

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  16. Without reading the context, I thought you were really in Netherlands or Germany. The place did not look like its located in Japan! Amazing! And I also couldn't believe this is just a theme park. Well then, that theme park must be really huge. This would be a really great place to visit especially to those who can't afford to travel to the western side. By just the look of it, it could already give you the same ambiance anyway. :)

    ❤ Louise | Tales & Escapades

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