Friday, March 30, 2012

Japan (Feb 2012) Day 13: Huis Ten Bosch (Part 1)

Japan (Feb 2012) Day 13: Huis Ten Bosch (Part 1)
On this day, we took a train (Ltd Exp Huis Ten Bosch) from Hakata station to Huis Ten Bosch station.
Huis Ten Bosch is a Holland-themed large Theme Park that is located in Nagasaki Prefecture.
We will be staying 1 night at ANA Huis Ten Bosch Hotel, which is located between Huis Ten Bosch station and Huis Ten Bosch themepark's entrance.

2 main reasons why we have been looking forward to this visit. 
1) There's a Miffy shop in the park that I have been dreaming of.  
2) There's the anime/manga One Piece's theme attractions in the themepark (which is not permanent) which is the main reason I was able to convince my hubby to go on this particular Japan trip. :)

One Piece fans, don't miss out my post for Day 14 where we took the cruise onboard Thousand Sunny. Yes, it's an actual ship that really sails. :)

Station entrance

Shows where Huis Ten Bosch's location is at on the Kyushu map

The building is the hotel where we will be staying overnight at. It's just across the bridge from the station.

Family Mart (convenience store) located at our hotel's 1st floor.

Main Entrance to the themepark

Interesting recycling bins

Ticketing booths.

Bought our tickets and got our park guides

Hubby's eyes lit up when he saw this next to the park's entrance

Windmill Mascot's been 5yrs since our trip to Holland.

Teddy Bear Kingdom Museum

ohhhh....Miffy's making an appearance.

yeah...well...she's a teddy bear too...

Teddy bear shop

Huis Ten Bosch bear