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Kanto Tokai Kansai Chugoku Shikoku Kyushu Okinawa Islands SAPPORO TOKYO NAGOYA OSAKA FUKUOKA FURANO KUSHIRO AOMORI SENDAI FUKUSHIMA NIKKO HAKONE SADO TAKAYAMA KANAZAWA ISE KYOTO NARA HIROSHIMA NAGASAKI KAGOSHIMA NAHA
Hokkaido
Hokkaido
  • Hokkaido
Japan's great white north offers wild, white winters and bountiful summers—a haven for dedicated foodies, nature lovers and outdoor adventure fans seeking an adrenaline rush Japan's great white north offers wild, white winters and bountiful summers—a haven for dedicated foodies, nature lovers and outdoor adventure fans seeking an adrenaline rush
Tohoku
Tohoku
  • Aomori
  • Akita
  • Iwate
  • Yamagata
  • Miyagi
  • Fukushima
Fearsome festivals, fresh powder snow and vast fruit orchards—the rugged territory of Tohoku offers a new perspective on travel in Japan Fearsome festivals, fresh powder snow and vast fruit orchards—the rugged territory of Tohoku offers a new perspective on travel in Japan
Hokuriku Shinetsu
Hokuriku Shinetsu
  • Niigata
  • Toyama
  • Ishikawa
  • Fukui
  • Nagano
An easily accessible slice of rural Japan offering unrivaled mountainscapes and coastlines, endless outdoor adventure and amazing ocean fare An easily accessible slice of rural Japan offering unrivaled mountainscapes and coastlines, endless outdoor adventure and amazing ocean fare
Kanto
Kanto
  • Tokyo
  • Kanagawa
  • Chiba
  • Saitama
  • Ibaraki
  • Tochigi
  • Gunma
Jump from the neon glow of Tokyo to Gunma's mountain retreats, Kamakura's cultural heritage and the Ogasawara Islands' exotic wildlife Jump from the neon glow of Tokyo to Gunma's mountain retreats, Kamakura's cultural heritage and the Ogasawara Islands' exotic wildlife
Tokai
Tokai
  • Yamanashi
  • Shizuoka
  • Gifu
  • Aichi
  • Mie
Hallmark attractions such as Mt. Fuji and Takayama coexist with major cities and famous heritage in the center of Japan Hallmark attractions such as Mt. Fuji and Takayama coexist with major cities and famous heritage in the center of Japan
Kansai
Kansai
  • Kyoto
  • Osaka
  • Shiga
  • Hyogo
  • Nara
  • Wakayama
The Kansai region is one of contrasts, from the glittering lights of Osaka and Kobe to the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara The Kansai region is one of contrasts, from the glittering lights of Osaka and Kobe to the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara
Chugoku
Chugoku
  • Tottori
  • Shimane
  • Okayama
  • Hiroshima
  • Yamaguchi
Welcome to Japan's less-explored western frontier, where the weather is warmer and the pace of life is slower Welcome to Japan's less-explored western frontier, where the weather is warmer and the pace of life is slower
Shikoku
Shikoku
  • Tokushima
  • Kagawa
  • Ehime
  • Kochi
Island-hopping, cycling, soul-warming spiritual strolling and red-hot dancing—the island of Shikoku gets you up and moving Island-hopping, cycling, soul-warming spiritual strolling and red-hot dancing—the island of Shikoku gets you up and moving
Kyushu
Kyushu
  • Fukuoka
  • Saga
  • Nagasaki
  • Oita
  • Kumamoto
  • Miyazaki
  • Kagoshima
The southern island of Kyushu is home to hot springs, rugged geography, undeveloped beaches and volcanoes ranging from sleepy to smoky The southern island of Kyushu is home to hot springs, rugged geography, undeveloped beaches and volcanoes ranging from sleepy to smoky
Okinawa
Okinawa
  • Okinawa
Fly to Okinawa and discover a distinct island culture born of subtropical sun, white sand, coral, mangrove jungles and the age of the Ryukyu Kings Fly to Okinawa and discover a distinct island culture born of subtropical sun, white sand, coral, mangrove jungles and the age of the Ryukyu Kings

Attraction

Huis Ten Bosch ハウステンボス

Where the Netherlands meets Japan

Sitting on the northern tip of Omura Bay lies the spectacular, if slightly bizarre, Huis Ten Bosch. Both named after one of the three official residences of the Dutch royal family and a faithful recreation of a Dutch town, the Huis Ten Bosch resort and theme park is a sight to behold.

Don't Miss

  • Dazzling illuminations and light displays at night
  • One of the park's seasonal flower festivals
  • Spend a night at a robot-staffed hotel

How to Get There

Huis Ten Bosch is well-served by JR rail links to Hakata (Fukuoka) and Nagasaki. Most trains are limited express, with most from Hakata needing a transfer at nearby Haiki Station. Factor in up to 110 minutes for your journey.

Alternatively, arrive via Nagasaki Airport. High-speed boat services travel direct across Omura Bay to Huis Ten Bosch. The journey takes about 50 minutes.

A celebration of Dutch-Japanese friendship

Huis Ten Bosch, or “House in the Forest,” was built in March 1992 to commemorate the long and rich history between Japan and the Netherlands.

Arriving at Huis Ten Bosch' shores, you are transported into a world of windmills and tulips, life-size replicas of Dutch buildings and breathtaking illuminations. There is much to explore, with playgrounds, shops, theaters, and restaurants lining the streets. For a one-of-a-kind experience, take a boat tour, reminiscent of journeys you can make in Amsterdam, along the park's canals.

Split personality

The resort itself is divided into two areas: the Theme Park Zone and the Harbor Zone. Both include free and paid attractions, with most located in the Theme Park area. Regular admission tickets grant entry to both zones, but a cheaper and separate ticket is available for only the Harbor area.

Electric and other dreams

With millions of LEDs illuminating Huis Ten Bosch from roughly February to May, the resort comes alive after dark. From the sonic wizardry of projection mapping to award-winning light displays, be dazzled by splurges of color.

If you're visiting in other months, however, don't be disappointed. Instead, be amazed by some of Kyushu's largest fireworks festivals. Most displays take place during summer, with special events occurring throughout the year.

On the top of the world

In addition to its observation tower, the resort has invented fun new ways for you to see it from above. A 20-meter bungee jump over the Art Garden lights offers a wonderful chance to view the park from a completely new perspective: upside down.

Flower power

Spring sees the Dutch-styled resort busier than ever for its famously photo-worthy annual tulip festival. Greeting visitors on their way in along “Flower Road,” the tulips spread across the entirety of the park, covering it in an array of reds, yellows, pinks, whites and sometimes, even purples.

Room to move

While it's possible to see most of the park's main attractions within a day, consider staying at an in-house hotel to both save time and savor the local atmosphere. Ranging from European-style accommodations to lakeside villas to a lodging staffed only by robots, there are accommodations options for everyone.

Admission and opening hours

The park is open daily from 9:00 - 21:30, or until 20:30 from December through February.

A Day 'Passport' costs 5,600 for adults and 4,400 for children.

Be aware that prices may vary during certain festivals and it's always good to check online beforehand.

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