Natural forest will become a space of interactive-art! “Koou Suru Mori to Shiroato – Kushimazaki Juso”
13.May.2017 | SPOT
Team Labo will hold “Koou Suru Mori to Joseki – Kushimazaki Juso” at Omura Shrine which stands on Kushima Shiro Ato”
Kushimazaki Juso is a place which became a natural forest after the Kushima Castle was deserted. The place includes huge trees.
teamLab, 2017, Interactive Installation, Endless, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi
Oomura Park will become an interactive digital art location which changes its form by the passing of people. The project includes “Koou Suru Mori to Joseki – Kushimazaki Juso,”which is an art event where colors and the resonating of sounds change when a person walks by and “Fuyu suru, Koou suru Kyutai,”where a light bulb bobs up and down in the center of the shrine grounds.
This event will be held between the 3rd of June, 2017 (Sat) and the 2nd of July (Sun) and “Kashobu Maturi” will be held on the 4th of June (Sun) from 11:00 to 15:00. In the largest Kasyobu Park in Kyusyu, 171 kinds of Kashobu (300 thousands of Kashobu) will showcase the park until mid June.
teamLab, 2017, Interactive Digitized Nature, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi
The scene where the light bulb sparkles and fades out looks like it is breathing. Let’s experience the world of interactive art which combines nature and digital artforms.
Resonating Forest and Castle Ruins – Kushimazaki Tree Flora
Event period: June 3rd, 2017 (Sat) to July 2nd (Sun)
Omura Park, Omurashi, Nagasaki Prefecture (Kushimazaki Juso / Omori Shrine) (〒856-0834 45-3 1-Chome, Kushima, Omurashi, Nagasaki Prefecture)
※The event will be cancel depending on the weather conditions.
※Elementary school students must come with their parents and a group consisting of only junior high / high school students must leave the venue before 20:30.
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Miyako Hotel Hakata Opens With Instagram-Worthy Pool, Michelin-Led Restaurant Menu & More
24.September.2019 | SPOT
Miyako Hotel Hakata will have its grand opening on September 22, 2019. To help spread word of the luxurious secrets behind its doors, an official report was released detailing everything there is for guests to look forward to.
Its metropolitan exterior is inspired by the spectacular natural landscapes of Kyushu
Miyako Hotel Hakata can be found by taking the Tsukushi Exit of Hakata Station where it stands directly in front, towering above the surrounding buildings. The basement floor of the hotel is directly connected to the station for ease of access. This floor is also home to a convenience store, restaurants and more and can be used by non-guests too.
The building is a gorgeous eye-catching glass cube which offers an abundance of natural light during the day. At night, the hotel exterior is illuminated with 168 LED lights, giving it an metropolitan appearance. The building rooftop has a running ‘waterfall’ which is inspired by the majestic rural environments of Kyushu. Its iconic design makes it instantly-recognisable, with hopes in mind that this will make it a new landmark of Hakata.
The lobby houses a gorgeous cafe lounge serving food and drink
Up on the 3rd floor is the clean, bright and spacious front lobby where staff are waiting to greet guests warmly. In addition to the reception desk, there is CAFÉ EMPATHY, a cafe and lounge which can be used by both guests and non-guests. The cafe is produced by Transit General Offiice which is known for having produced the The Rail Kitchen Chikugo―a restaurant train―amongst a host of shared offices, hotels and more.
The spectacular menu line-up includes an array of delicious drinks from herbal teas to flavoured lattes, as well as an assortment of light meals made using ingredients from around Kyushu. They also serve an original afternoon tea that’s served from 14:30. Everything on the menu is nothing short of Instagrammable and perfect for those who love to wine and dine on drinks and food that is both cute and fancy.
The colourful flavoured lattes come in four flavours and can also be ordered for takeout. One of them is the Beets Latte which is a pink colour which comes from the beetroot used to make it. It has a subtle sweetness and smooth flavour.
The stocked teas include those made by Paris-based tea company KUSMI TEA, such as the Anastasia which is a mix of standard black tea and citrus, as well as an array of decaffeinated fruit teas.
Spend your time in luxury in your room
Floors 5 through 12 are all lined with guest rooms. There are four types of rooms, all large, including Twin and Double. Each and every room has been given the same level of care and attention to create the most comfortable experience for guests.
The Deluxe room is the perfect package if you’re looking to indulge in a little extravagance, whether as a treat to yourself or together with that special someone. The room design is stylish and simple, allowing for optimal relaxation. The bed is roomy and is ideal for watching the television or chatting.
All guest rooms are also equipped with tablets from which you can control the air con, lights and so on. The TV can even tell you whether the restaurant is full or not which is a super convenient feature.
A restaurant and bar menu created by a Michelin-starred chef & dreamy terrace pool
On floor 13―the top floor―you will find Miyako Hotel Hakata’s must-see feature: the SOMEWHERE RESTAURANT & BAR. This all-dining restaurant’s concept is “A Beautiful Place Somewhere.” Its dinner menu was conceived by Michihoro Haruta, the chef at Crony, a Michelin 1-starred restaurant in Nishi-Azabu, Tokyo. The innovative menu is made with local ingredients from Fukuoka and across Kyushu. The wine menu was created by Kazutaka Ozawa, a sommelier at Crony. The restaurant enjoys a laid-back atmosphere that isn’t overly formal or strict, with a glass exterior including the roof, allowing diners to enjoy the romantic evening atmosphere.
Breakfast is served to both guests and non-guests and is served as a western-style buffet packed full of assorted foods such as freshly-baked bread, omelette, Eggs Benedict, and more. They serve an original Japanese-style breakfast too for those who fancy Japanese food. The tall windows allow natural light to pour into the restaurant.
Right next to the restaurant is the hotel’s very own spa, offering a natural hot spring pool, jet bath, footbath and more. As part of the hotel’s grand opening, the spa is free for all guest until March 31, 2020. The hotel offers rental swimsuits too so you can freely and easily enjoy a nighttime dip. And when night truly sets in, you can gaze an unbroken view of Hakata from the roof, and the ‘waterfall’ next to the pool will also be lit up.
There’s even a special poolside menu so you can order cocktails and light food from the terrace. With everything illuminate in beautiful lighting, your cocktail in hand, you can certainly snap some Instagram-worthy shots. And if you’re looking for a warm bath, there is a large public bath and even a sauna indoors.
Miyako Hotel Hakata
Address: 2-1-1 Hakataekihigashi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka
Official Website: https://www.miyakohotels.ne.jp/hakata/english/index.html/
Popular Tokyo Café Bakery BREAD, ESPRESSO & to Open in Fukuoka
Bakery café BREAD, ESPRESSO & has made quite a reputation in Omotesando, Tokyo for its stylish interior and delicious coffee and bread. The bakery café is now opening a new branch in Fukuoka called BREAD, ESPRESSO & HAKATA & on September 25th, 2019.
To commemorate 10 years in business, BREAD, ESPRESSO & will be opening their first ever branch in Hakata, Kyushu. The café bakery will be nestled between Hakata Station and CANAL CITY HAKATA. Whether you are a busy commuter looking for a heartwarming cup of coffee or a traveling tourist, the location is ideal for anyone looking for a quick rest stop.
The new café bakery is approximately 165 m² in size, making it the largest branch. The shop is decorated with a pure white base theme and has the perfect comfortable environment to enjoy a coffee.
Mu: ￥330 (after tax)
French Toast: ￥750 (after tax)
BREAD, ESPRESSO &’s popular Mu and French Toast will be on the menu along with Hakata-limited goods. If you are searching for some delicious bread in Hakata, please make your way to BREAD, ESPRESSO &.
BREAD, ESPRESSO & HAKATA & (パンとエスプレッソと博多と)
Address: 101, 2-8-12, Hakata Ekimae, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka
Opening Hours: 8:00 ー 20:00
No regular holidays.
Toshio Suzuki & Studio Ghibli Exhibition Bound For Nagasaki This Summer
The second run of the Toshio Suzuki & Studio Ghibli Exhibition is set to take place at Huis Ten Bosch in Nagasaki from July 13 to September 23. The event is focused on longtime Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki and centres on specific “words” he wishes to convey through this work.
The exhibition had its first run in Tokyo back in April this year. We covered that event in detail so be sure to give it a read.
The enormous 3-meter tall Yubaba & Zeniba centrepiece will return at the Nagasaki exhibition. Visitors can draw omikuji fortunes from the display which have Suzuki’s keywords written on them along with his explanation of them. You can take these home with you―a perfect addition for your Studio Ghibli collection!
An extremely special merchandise shop will also open at the site with exclusive items and products on sale and decor and decorations that will have you feeling you have stepped right into an enchanting world woven by Studio Ghibli.
Fan: ¥702 (Tax Included)
Get your hands on an official Spirited Away fan to cool yourself down at the event this summer. On one side is an illustration of Yubaba and on the other some powerful words from Suzuki.
Tote Bag: ¥1,620 (Tax Included)
Express your love for Studio Ghibli everyday with this tote bag featuring the same illustration of Yubaba―which is the main visual for the exhibition―on the side. It’s big enough to be worn on your shoulder making it a convenient day-to-day item.
Tea-Towel: ¥1,296 (Tax Included)
This beautiful tea towel is made in collaboration with dyed goods company Chikusen who have been around since the Edo period. It has a traditional indigo blue colour and is made from high quality material. A perfect gift and souvenir for any fan of Studio Ghibli.
We can’t forget the themed food menu either. You’ll find it on the first floor of Huis Ten Bosch at the Tea Salon.
Bath House Dessert: ¥850 (Tax Included)
A fitting dessert for any guest of the Spirited Away bath house, look forward to a bamboo charcoal-black chocolate-sprayed vanilla ice cream, colourful sugar candy and a cookie. It’s also served with iced corn tea.
Toast For Adventure Lovers: ¥650 (Tax Included)
Served with a glass of iced corn tea is a delicious egg-topped slice of toasted baked in the hotel bakery. Like you see in anime series, it makes you want to grab it, shove it between your teeth and run outside on an adventure.
Any fans of Studio Ghibli’s work aren’t going to want to miss out on this very special event. If you’re in Japan this summer be sure you get to go.
©️TS ©️Studio Ghibli
Toshio Suzuki & Studio Ghibli Exhibition
Running: July 13, 2019 – September 23, 2019
Location: Huis Ten Bosch Art Museum, Huis Ten Bosch (1-1 Huis Ten Bosch Machi, Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture)
Time: 9:00-21:00 *Depending on day – check official website for details
*Free for those who hold any of Huis Ten Bosch’s passport tickets including the 1-Day Passport, Moonlight 4 Passport, After 5 Passport, VIP Premiere Passport, and Yearly Passport
*For those who hold a Sansaku (Walking) ticket: Adults ¥800, Children ¥700, Toddlers & Preschoolers ¥500
*For those who hold a Harbour Zone-only ticket: Adults ¥1,600, Children ¥1,400, Toddlers & Preschoolers ¥1,000
(Harbour Zone Entry Price: Adults & Children ¥1,000, Children & Preschoolers ¥500)
Huis Ten Bosch Official Website: https://www.huistenbosch.co.jp/
Iki Iruka Park in Nagasaki Prefecture is undergoing renovation and is set to reopen on April 25 with new facilities and programs.
Iki Iruka Park first opened in 1995. Located in the city of Iki on the island of Iki, the park enjoys up to 20,000 visitors a year. Its reopening will see a new cafe space open where the park will be open from morning time, something rarely seen on the island of Iki. The cafe menu will include items never before served in Iki such as pancakes from VERY FANCY®―a shop in Tokyo―as well as açaí bowls using local fruits and more. There will also be food served with local produce such as Iki brand beef, seasonal ingredients and so on. In the future the park hopes to be open at dinner time too as well as serve alcohol such as the Iki shochu from the shochu brewery that opened last year.
The new Iki Iruka Park will make full use of the surrounding natural environment for visitors to come into contact with the dolphins more, swim with them, and experience what it’s like to be a trainer amongst other activities. There will also be a special 1-night stays for 1 person where they get to spend 24 hours with the dolphins.
Iki Iruka Park
Address: Katsumotocho Higashifure, Iki, Nagasaki Prefecture
Opening Hours: Weekdays 9:30-17:30 / Weekends & Holidays 9:30-17:00
Non-Residents General ¥500 / Junior High School Students and below ¥250
Residents: Free (Citizen Card Required)
Anime Tourism 88 Adds the Yamamoto Nizo Museum to its List of Must-Visit Anime Sites
Anime Tourism 88 is a website for anime fans around the world that works with the anime industry and officials around the country. The site has just added the Yamamoto Nizo Museum in Goto, Nagasaki to the 2019 edition of its must-visit locations associated with anime.
The museum is a celebration of Japanese art director Nizo Yamamoto who is best known for his work with Studio Ghibli. The films he has worked on include Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986), Grave of the Fireflies (1988), Princess Mononoke (1997) and even Madhouse’s The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006). Visitors at the museum can expect to see background illustrations from his works, original pieces drawn from the establishment and more. The building itself is a renovated samurai house that was built during the Edo period in 1863.
Yamamoto himself grew up surrounded by the immense natural environment of Goto. If you visit Nagasaki, be sure to visit the museum dedicated to him.
Yamamoto Nizo Museum
Address: 2 Chome-2-7 Bukeyashiki, Goto, Nagasaki Prefecture
Opening Hours: 9:00-18:00
Closed: Mondays (And New Year Holidays – December 29~January 3)
Access: 10 minutes by car from Fukue Airport / 2-minutes by bus from Zenkyouji (善教寺前) bus stop / 10-minutes on foot from Fukue Port
Single: Adults ¥400 / Elementary~High School Students ¥200
Group (5 or more): Adults ¥320 / Elementary~High School Students ¥160
*Student residents of Goto can enter for ¥100.
*Free entry for infants.
Yamamoto Nizo Museum Official Website: https://www.goto-yamamoto-nizo-museum.com/
Anime Tourism 88 Official Website: https://animetourism88.com/en
Snaplace is a website that analyses posts on social media they they deem ‘Instagrammable.’ They have close to 6,000 spots listed on their website, and they have selected the very best from their data this year to make two Top 10 lists for 2018 – one for Instagram and one for Twitter.
Instagram Top 10
1st Place: Yasaka Kōshin-dō (Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture)
Coming in at No. 1 is Yasaka Kōshin-dō, a small temple in Kyoto dedicated to Shomen Kongo, a guardian warrior, and three wise monkeys. The temple is known by locals for the colourful cloth balls that decorate the site called “kukurizaru” on which worshippers write their wishes and hang them. There is a rental kimono place close to this temple, making it the perfect spot to snap some photos.
2nd Place: Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine (Kawagoe, Saitama)
Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine is a popular spot with Japanese women for being a shrine of love. There, you can get your hands on special charms and fortunes based on the East Asian concept of the ‘red string of fate’ which binds together two people destined to meet. There’s a stylish cafe and in summer they set up a corridor of wind chimes as shown in the photo. There’s lots of places to take pictures here.
3rd Place: BE KOBE (Kobe, Hyogo)
The “BE KOBE” sign was built in April 2017 and was seen much across student social media during its first year. You can see lots of high school students take photos here on school trips to Kobe from October to March. This spot was initially popular with just students but its recognition began to spread amongst the masses and today taking a picture there is a must-do when visiting Kobe. On a busy day you can be waiting over 30 minutes to get one.
4th Place: La Collina (Omihachiman, Shiga)
La Collina is a confectionery factory that sells a range of exclusive sweets and confections including baumkuchen. This cute place looks like something out of a fairy tale and is noted for its post-worthy treats and chic, otherworldly architecture. Its spread on social media came from the fact that the building can easily make it look like you’ve been transported to another world. It has a real Studio Ghibli vibe to it with its grassy roof and surrounding natural environment.
5th Place: Sakushima (Nishio, Aichi)
6th Place: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (Kanazawa, Ishikawa)
7th Place: Sarushima (Yokosuka, Kanagawa)
8th Place: Sankoinari Shrine (Inuyama, Aichi)
9th Place: Site Of Reversible Destiny (Yoro, Gifu)
10th Place: Shima Mediterranean Village (Shima, Mie)
Twitter Top 10
1st Place: Ōkunoshima (Takehara, Hiroshima)
Ōkunoshima is sometimes called “Poison Gas Island” for its role in World War II as a poison gas factory. But it is more known for being called “Rabbit Island” due to the number of feral rabbits living there. Around 700 roam the island, so it’s become a popular spot for taking photos.
2nd Place: Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum (Katsuyama, Fukui)
This museum is the biggest dinosaur museum in Japan and is renowned across Asia for its dinosaur fossil and specimen display. The gigantic realistic dinosaur models have hit it big on Japanese social media.
3rd Place: Ushiku Daibutsu (Ushiki, Ibaraki)
Ushiku Daibutsu was originally the tallest statue in the world from 1993-2002, even making it into the Guinness World Records. As of 2018 it is now one of the five tallest statues in the world. A photo of this Buddha looks like something from another world which led to its surging popularity on social media.
4th Place: Yasui Konpiragu Shrine (Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture)
The Yasui Konpiragu Shrine is home to a large stone which is associated with binding good relationships tighter and severing bad ones. You first write your wishes on a piece of paper. If you want to initiate a good relationship then you must crawl through the hole in the stone from front to back while holding the paper. To end a bad relationship you crawl from back to front. The ritual is completed by sticking the paper onto the stone.
5th Place: Shimizu Koen (Noda, Chiba)
6th Place: Sand Museum (Tottori, Tottori Prefecture)
7th Place: Mikane-Jinja Shrine (Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture)
8th Place: Nanzo-in (Kasuya District, Fukuoka)
9th Place: North Safari Sapporo (Sappoto, Hokkaido)
10th Place: Momotaro Shrine (Inuyama, Aichi)
Use this list as reference when in Japan to get the very best photos for showing off your trip!
Snaplace Social Media Top 10 Ranking: https://snaplace.jp/snsbaeranking/
Snaplace Talent (Japan’s Biggest Instagrammer Casting Service): https://snaplace.biz
Snaplace Monitor (Social Listening Tool): https://snaplace-m.jp/
Snaplace Media (Instagrammer Discovery): https://snaplace-corp.jp/photomedia/
BOOK & CAFE: Nagasaki Prefecture’s Best Bookstore & Cafe Fusion
Tsutaya Bookstore Mirai Nagasaki Cocowalk is a new bookshop and cafe combination that opened on July 20 in Nagasaki Prefecture which people of all ages can enjoy.
There are 200 seats at the book and cafe space that are as comfortable as if you were in your home living room. Order a delicious cup of coffee and choose some reading material from a selection of different books, or gaze the townscape of Nagasaki from the window.
There are counter seats filled with books on travelling and sofas to relax on too.
Fashion concierge Yoshitsugu Naoyasu of Ropponmatsu Tsutaya Book Store decked out the shop with a selection of high quality tools and items from Nagasaki to give it that lifestyle vibe.
The 2500m²+ sales floor includes a food corner as well as a space for artists and creators to perform and give talks. There’s also workshops and an art exhibition.
There’s also a kid’s area where they can enjoy reading picture books aloud and where there’s a range of classic children’s stories that adults will find nostalgic to rediscover. The area has board games too.
Enjoy books in a new and exciting way at Tsutaya Bookstore Mirai Nagasaki Cocowalk.
UNESCO Adds Nagasaki’s ‘Hidden Christian Sites’ to World Heritage List
03.July.2018 | SPOT
The ‘Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region’ was officially added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list on June 30. The decision was made at the 42nd Session of the World Heritage Committee which was held in Bahrain. This is the 18th location in Japan to feature on the list.
Over 2,000 people attended the public viewing of the announcement. The moment the official registration was declared, the people gathered at the event all cheered.
The Hidden Christian Sites are twelve sites in the Nagasaki and Amakusa regions which serve as evidence of a history of Christianity in Japan during its time of prohibition from the 17th to the 19th century. They tell us about how the hidden Christians existed in society, their connection to relgion and their faith, as well as how their traditional religious beliefs changed once the prohibition was lifted.
Japanese musician Masaharu Fukuyama gave the statement below regarding the decision to add the sites to the list. Fukuyama was appointed as the navigator of the Nagasaki Prefecture Blue Islands Project in February 6 this year. Since then, he has been involved in every project as a creative producer. He stated that he wants to know more about islands and so was invited to Nagasaki at the beginning of May. He also visited the settlements on Hisaka Island, one of the Goto Islands.
Masaharu Fukuyama’s Comments:
“Congratulations on the ‘Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region’ being registered on the World Heritage list. By knowing about Nagasaki’s long history, it will allow peace for humanity in the future. Perhaps that was the reason behind this World Heritage registration.”
Lots of related events and exhibitions are set to be held in Nagasaki Prefecture in connection with the decision.
Hotel Nampuro in Nagasaki Introduces an Infinity Pool Overlooking the Ariake Sea
18.June.2018 | Uncategorized
Hotel Nampuro is located in Shimabara Onsen in Nagasaki Prefecture and has been around for 110 years. The hotel recently held the grand opening two infinity pools. One gives an unbroken view of the Ariake Sea and the other a lush garden.
The concept behind the pools is to get people closer to Shimabara’s natural environment. Guests can enjoy feeling the sea breeze from ideal locations close amongst Shimabara’s abundance of lush greenery and the Ariake Sea while offering an exquisite resort experience you can’t get in the city.
The unique design of the open-air infinity pool makes it seem as if it flows into the sea itself. There’s also an observation deck next to the pool too where people can gaze across the gorgeous waters.
The location also makes for a great power and energy spot as one can see the morning sun rise from Kumamoto across the shore. Guests can enjoy the sight in the morning, daytime and nighttime.
The other infinity pool is built by the garden restaurant deck terrace and blends in with the surrounding nature. Beyond the horizon lies Shimabara’s waters, sky and nature which becomes one with the edge of the pool. The sky and trees also reflect on the surface of the water, making it feel like you’re floating on top of a cloud in the sky.
The pool is around 50cm deep so children can enjoy themselves too. There are also jets fitted on the sides of the pool.
The poolside wooden deck is fitted with tables and sofas to enhance that resort feel. They also serve breakfast and there’s a BBQ too.
Guests can look forward to the 300+ trees in the garden being lit up in a magical and mystical performance, giving the air a touch of romance. It offers an experience like no other as you’re wrapped in a forest of lights under a starry sky.
Consider Hotel Nampuro if your trip to Japan is taking you to Nagasaki Prefecture.
i＋Land Nagasaki: The New Entertainment Resort Opening on Iojima in Nagasaki
12.June.2018 | SPOT
i＋Land Nagasaki is a new entertainment resort that will host its grand opening on July 18.
A former leisure facility, the establishment underwent a huge renewal and changed its name to i＋Land Nagasaki on April 1, 2018. The new resort will host a huge line-up of activities including Island Lumina, which hails as Japan’s first interactive and immersive night walk, as well as yoga, SUP yoga, sea kayaking, and more. Select parts of the resort’s accommodation and restaurants have been revamped too.
Iojima is an easy location to being just 30 minutes by car from the city of Nagasaki (or 20 minutes from Nagasaki Port via boat).
i＋Land Nagasaki covers a wide area and faces the sea. It’s split into four areas: the Port Area, Garden Area, Shimakaze Area and Lumina Area.
In the run up to the grand opening, the new seaside BBQ facility will open in the garden area on July 1 smack bang in the middle of the island and facing the sea. Food and amenities will already be prepared for guests so you can turn up empty-handed. There’s even outdoor tents meaning you can enjoy yourself even if it rains.
As well as each area having their own accommodation facilities, there’s also a restaurant, hot springs, a kid’s play area and more, all of which can be used by non-guests of the resort too. An array of activities are also scheduled to take place around the resort.
The huge recommendation at i＋Land Nagasaki is Island Lumina which opened on April as Japan’s first ever experienced-based multimedia night walk. You’ll be transported into a mystical and romantic world that will pleasure all five of your senses.
Island Lumina was created by Moment Factory, a world-leading digital art group from Canada. It uses cutting-edge technology that combines light and music in a twilight forest environment. Those who enter the forest will be absorbed into an immersive story of a girl looking for a magical jewel.
You can take part in a bicycle excursion tour of Iojima―which stretches across 2.26km² of the island―that’ll around 1 hour. There’s also optional tours to go and see Hashima Island, now an abandoned island and World Heritage site, as well as Oura Church, another World Heritage Site, and more.
Take a strip to the new i＋Land Nagasaki this summer and immerse yourself in nature.
Huis Ten Bosch Theme Park: Events in June 2018
There’s never shortage of things to do at Huis Ten Bosch, a theme park in Nagasaki absolutely packed with content from flowers to illuminations, games, music and more.
Pull out your diaries and write in the dates for these events taking place at the park in June.
“Happy Rain” – A rainbow of umbrellas stretching across each location
A whole host of events will take place at Happy Rain, and there will be plenty of food to eat and things to buy, all themed on rainbows.
Umbrellas of all colours float overhead along Rainbow Street, and the multicoloured food and merchandise on sale transform the area into a colourful creation. And if it rains, you can pick up an original poncho for just ¥100 – normally sold at ¥1,500.
“Miffy Month” – Celebrate with everyone!
Miffy, the adorable bunny loved all over the world, is holding a birthday event this June.
Look forward to getting your hands on limited-edition Miffy merchandise and eating Miffy inspired food at the popular Nijntje Cafe. There will also be an event held with snacks thrown out to people.
“Hydrangea Festival” – 1,250 varieties of hydrangea displayed
From the 2m tall and 10m wide ‘Hydrangea Wall’ to the magical illuminated ‘Hydrangea Herbarium,’ this new spot in Huis Ten Bosch Palace will be full of gorgeous hydrangea flowers. A social media campaign will also take place to win a coupon that can be used there.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/102391
“Lily Festival” – 300 varieties of lilies
In the Lily Garden, you can take an absolutely gorgeous photo at a particular lily patch made to look like a lily dress. You’ll be enveloped by the sweet scent of lilies outdoors, in the palace, the hotel, and pretty much everywhere else.
“BLAZE UP NAGASAKI 2018 in HUIS TEN BOSCH” – A rock event
This rock event is aimed at invigorating the region of Nagasaki. In addition to SHANK who are organising this event, a total of ten artists will perform including HEY-SMITH, SiM, Crossfaith , dustbox, G-FREAK FACTORY, MEANING, SIX LOUNGE, 04 Limited Sazabys, and Kariyushi58.
Kichi Kichi Cat & Dog Walking
This event is organised by pet magazine Inu Kichi Neko Ichi. This is your chance to get your photo taken by a professional cameraman and printed in the magazine. This one’s a must-check for pet owners.
3rd Bosch Cosplay Collection
The third Bosch Cos Collection will allow special access to a place you normally can’t enter to be used a photo spot.
Nagasaki Prefecture is home to one of Japan’s four biggest cities and is close to Fukuoka Prefecture. There’s an express bus you can take from Fukuoka Station to gt to Huis Ten Bosch, and overall commuting there is very easy. There’s always lots of events taking place at the park, and the ones this June can be enjoyed whether it’s sunny or rainy.
Begin your summer with a trip to Huis Ten Bosch!
Seaside Restaurant Arrives at Glamping & Beach Resort “NANGORA HILLS” in Nagaki Prefecture
02.May.2018 | SPOT
NANGORA HILLS is Nagasaki Prefecture’s first compact glamping and beach resort where you can enjoy the forest, ocean and stars all at once. The establishment is set to expand this summer with a new restaurant.
NANGORA HILLS opened in Goto as the city’s first glamping establishment. It offers everything you could ask for and more with a huge range of activities that take advantage of Fukue Island’s expansive natural habitat, enveloped by the ocean and mountains.
The new service starting up at the resort is a restaurant, café and bar on top of the ocean that is Japan’s first to make use of a giant drone. There, you can also enjoy a spa service that contains a beauty salon, massages and more. Additionally, from the end of July, there will be 12m long camping trailer with a living room, kitchen, toilet and wash room, as well as an open-air ocean front bath that offers a view of the deserted island, and even a water slide connected to the ocean.
Enjoy a luxurious time this summer in Japan at NANGORA HILLS!