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THEME PARK

Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Oct 2, 2020
After a long ride, will anyone save this Tokyo carousel?
More than 110 years after its creation in Germany, the future of Toshimaen's El Dorado merry-go-round now seems uncertain.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Oct 31, 2019
Attraction featuring full-scale Godzilla replica to launch in Japan
An interactive attraction featuring a full-scale replica of popular movie monster Godzilla will be launched next summer at a theme park on Awaji Island in Hyogo Prefecture, the operator said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 31, 2017
Kitakyushu's Space World draws early morning crowd for farewell party
Fans began lining up at 4 a.m. Sunday to enter Space World amusement park in Kitakyushu for its final day in business.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / CHILD'S PLAY
Dec 17, 2017
Living it up at the Hilton — Disney style
The seemingly simple act of checking into a hotel can be a recipe for disaster with tired young children: cue tackling mundane paperwork while trying to preempt high-volume meltdowns or contain hyperactive runarounds.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / CHILD'S PLAY
Jun 18, 2017
Dipping into Hakone's more unusual hot spas
"I love red wine, it's my favorite thing!" These are perhaps not the words that a mother particularly likes to hear from her young daughter — especially when she is only 4 years old.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 27, 2017
Authenticity main focus of Japan's first outdoor Legoland, chief says
Japan's first outdoor Legoland has been created with much effort devoted to making its buildings appear more Lego-like before its opening in Nagoya in April, the head of the theme park said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 8, 2016
Career park's mock election lets kids get into voting spirit
What about us kids?
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 18, 2016
USJ may scrap planned Okinawa theme park
The operator of Universal Studios Japan is considering scrapping plans for a theme park in Okinawa as the figures may not add up, sources said Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 2, 2015
USJ drew record number of visitors in October
The Universal Studios Japan theme park in Osaka had its best month ever in October, drawing around 1.75 million visitors as Halloween events attracted a large number of non-Japanese and families.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 2, 2015
Moomin-themed amusement park to open in Saitama in 2017
Investment firm Fintech Global Inc. said Tuesday it will build a Moomin-themed amusement park in Saitama Prefecture, with plans to open the facility in 2017.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 10, 2015
Japan's budget king turns to robots to revive bubble-era theme park
Light shows and pirate rides helped Hideo Sawada pull a bankrupt theme park in Kyushu back to profitability.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 22, 2014
H.I.S. eyes island off theme park for casino
H.I.S. Co.'s Dutch-themed Huis Ten Bosch amusement park along the Nagasaki coast is considering buying a deserted offshore island in an expansion to boost its appeal as a possible site for a casino resort.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / CHILD'S PLAY
Apr 18, 2014
Make a splash on a family outing
Spring has arrived, and with it a taste of the sunny, sweltering climate to come. Longer days and warmer rays make my kids thirst for a swimming pool. However, Japan's outdoor swimming season doesn't officially begin for months, and indoor locations such as Tokyo Summerland water park can trigger claustrophobia in the bravest of souls. Places like Oedo Onsen Monogatari in Odaiba can also be a nice getaway for families, but with its focus on the hot-spring experience, this is more a place for adults to relax than for kids to go wild.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 28, 2014
Crowds flock to flower festival at Huis Ten Bosch
Huis Ten Bosch, the Dutch-style resort and theme park in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, is busier than ever as its annual tulip festival — one of the biggest of its kind in Japan — approaches its peak.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 20, 2014
USJ eyes new theme parks in Asia by 2020
USJ Co., the operator of Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, said Thursday it plans to open one or more new theme parks by 2020, with potential sites identified in Japan and other emerging Asian economies.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Sep 17, 2009
Tokyo Meatrea: a cut above your usual food court
Herbivores be damned. Namco announces plans for new 'food theme park' dedicated to meat. Yes, meat.

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