Huis Ten Bosch, an amusement park which re-creates the streets of Middle Ages Europe
Huis Ten Bosch has been the leading tourist spot in Kyushu for domestic vacations for 5 years running since 2013. With its epic 1.5 million sq. m. of space and 6km of waterways and greenery, it is an amusement facility which re-creates the streets of Middle Ages Europe surrounded by flowers representing all 4 seasons. Huis Ten Bosch means “The House of the Forest” in Dutch, and it is a place where children and adults can enjoy attractions, museums, restaurants and hotels. There are also the two great sights of the flowers and the illumination, and there are events such as the world competition for fireworks artists and collaborations with popular anime programs.
A kingdom of flowers
Within the huge grounds, various beautiful flowers are in full bloom during every season via events such the Feb tulip festival which boasts the largest collection of 700 types in the country, the May rose festival with 1.2 million flowers of 2000 different types, the June hydrangea festival with 1,100 types which is the largest in Japan, and a winter orchid exhibition.
A kingdom of light
The Kingdom of Light, which is held from late October to early May, is the world’s largest example of illumination whose 13 million lights light up the entire park. With canal cruises through waterways of light and fountains, unique light displays through events such as parades in which visitors can participate while riding bicycles, the lighting up of the palace and church, and 3D projection mapping at 3 different places, Huis Ten Bosch is one grand event.