Legoland Japan to open in Nagoya in April 2017


Outdoor theme park Legoland Japan will open in Nagoya on April 1 next year, Legoland Japan President Torben Jensen announced Thursday at the park’s construction site.

The park, located in the wharf area of the city’s Minato Ward, will be the first outdoor Legoland theme park in Japan and the eighth in the world after parks in Europe, the United States, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates.

The annual visitor target has been set at 2 million, Jensen said, expressing his hope that foreign visitors to Nagoya will also come to the park.

The 9.3-hectare park, aimed at families with children aged between 2 and 12, will have more than 40 attractions and will feature a 2.1-meter-high reproduction of Nagoya Castle made from more than 225,000 Lego bricks.

Yearly passes with special benefits, priced at ¥17,300 for adults and ¥13,300 for children, are now on sale on the park’s website.