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Nagashima Spa Land
Nagashima Spa Land in the distance
Location333 Urayasu, Nagashima, Kuwana, Mie 511-1135 Japan
Coordinates35°01′47″N 136°43′48″E / 35.029698°N 136.730014°E / 35.029698; 136.730014Coordinates: 35°01′47″N 136°43′48″E / 35.029698°N 136.730014°E / 35.029698; 136.730014
StatusOperating}
Opened1966[1]
Attractions
Total45[2]
Roller coasters12
Water rides2[citation needed]
Websitewww.nagashima-onsen.co.jp (in Japanese)

Nagashima Spa Land (ナガシマスパーランド, Nagashima Supā Rando) is an amusement park in Kuwana, Mie, Japan. It features several roller coasters, thrill rides, and kid rides, a giant Ferris wheel, a water park, and 3 official hotels.[3] As of 2012, Nagashima Spa Land is the 18th most visited amusement park in the world.[4]

Nagashima Spa Land from the sky
Nagashima Spa Land from the sky

Ferris wheel

Nagashima Spa Land is the home of Aurora Wheel, a giant Ferris wheel. It is 90 metres (295 ft) tall[5] and 83 metres (272 ft) in diameter.[6]

Roller coasters

Existing roller coasters:[1]

Nearby attractions

Yuami-no-Shima

This is another Hot Spring (onsen) theme park located at Nagashima Spa Land. It is the largest theme park of its kind in Japan (onsen theme park), where you can enjoy up to 16 natural onsen.[7]

Nabana-no-Sato

This is a nearby botanical garden known for its beautiful illumination. During spring time, tulips and dahlias bloom all over. During winter time, the LED light display is extremely popular with the tourists.[7]

Incidents

On October 19, 2003 - Steel Dragon 2000 - A train lost a wheel, resulting in a guest in the water park suffering a broken hip.[8] The ride was closed until sturdier wheels were installed and it reopened in 2006.[8]

Transport links

Access by bus is from Kuwana Station or Meitetsu Bus Center; there are no services from Nagashima Station or Kintetsu Nagashima Station.[9]

References

  1. ^ a b "Nagashima Spa Land (Kuwana, Mie, Japan)".
  2. ^ "Japanguides.net".
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-04-08. Retrieved 2015-07-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Nagashima Resort Guide Book" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-06-25. Retrieved 2011-08-25.
  6. ^ 大観覧車オーロラ (in Japanese)
  7. ^ a b "About Nagashima Resort - Mie Travel Guide | Planetyze". Planetyze. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  8. ^ a b "The Intel".
  9. ^ 桑名・いなべ~名古屋路線図 - Mie Kotsu. (in Japanese)