An amusement park with thrills galore
Nagashima Resort also has the popular Nagashima Spa Land. Second only to Tokyo Disneyland in size, the secret to Nagashima Resort’s popularity may be its abundance of thrill rides. The 10 roller coasters there may be well known even among overseas roller coaster fans. The 2479m Steel Dragon 2000 is the longest roller coaster according to the Guinness Book of World Records, and for a while, it also had the record for speed and drop as well. The world’s largest wooden roller coaster White Cyclone is also famous. Naturally, besides the coasters, there is also the world’s largest pendulum machine, Giant Frisbee, along with other spinning and dropping rides lined up. Of course, there are also attractions for small kids to enjoy such as amusement park fixtures like a haunted house and a Ferris wheel. On top of that, also popular with the children is the Nagoya Anpanman Kids’ Museum & Park where they can meet Anpanman, and in summer, there is the Jumbo Ocean Pool, so it is an amusement park which can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Let the fatigue melt away with an onsen and illumination…
Yuami-no-Shima is an adjacent onsen theme park at Nagashima Spa Land. The largest onsen theme park in Japan, you can enjoy up to 16 natural hot springs. Starting from the gorgeous open-air baths such as the Oirase Keiryu-no-Yu which recreates the natural environment of the Oirase mountain stream in the Tohoku region and the Kurobe Kyokoku-no-Yu, this is a completely equipped multi-purpose facility with a relaxation room where you can rest and watch a movie, massage treatments, and restaurants. Following your enjoyment of Nagashima Spa Land and the neighboring outlet mall, enjoy soaking in an onsen. The adjacent Nabana-no-Sato is a botanical garden famous for the beauty of its illumination. In spring, flowers like tulips and dahlias bloom all over. In winter, the LED light display is extremely popular with the tourists. There is also a hotel at Nagashima Resort so it’s recommended for an overnight stay.