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29.Jul.2020

DISCOVER JAPAN

Sights Along the Seibu Line – Toshimaen

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Toshimaen

Toshimaen is the theme park you’ve never heard off, but if you have kids or want a local day out somewhere, it’s a great place to spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.It costs 1,000 yen to enter (kids 500 yen), or 4,300 yen (kids 3,300 yen) for a free pass that lets you ride everything in the park.There are also water slides and swimming pools in the summer.

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Perhaps the most famous ride at Toshimaen is the carrousel.It’s over 100 years old, and was built in Europe before ending up over here.For those of you less interested in rides, there’s also an insectarium and a petting zoo, plus restaurants and a… fishing experience.Well, if you’ve ever wanted to catch a fish in a theme park, this is the place to go.

If you’re tired out after a long day at the theme park, then you can always hop into the onsen for a long soak afterwards.Sadly, “Toshimaen,” which opened in 1926, was decided to close on August 31, 2020.It has been a place loved by locals for many years. It will continue to be a memory of people.

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