Legoland has formally opened its 9.3-hectare park in the Kinjo Wharf area of Nagoya last April 1, Saturday. And while this is not the first Legoland in Japan (there is one in Tokyo and another in Osaka, but they are located inside shopping malls), it is the first outdoor park of the franchise in the country, and only the second in Asia. It features seven themed areas and over 40 attractions and shows.
“We want children from all over the world to come to Nagoya and make unforgettable memories,” Torben Jensen, president of Legoland Japan Ltd., said at the opening ceremony.
Kids can look forward to riding a dragon around a castle, exploring ancient ruins, strolling around a miniature town which highlights famous Japanese landmarks recreated using 10 million pieces of LEGO blocks, and getting their first driver's license!
There's also a go-kart track, a LEGOLAND train, and 'submarine' tour inside a real fish tank.
A LEGOLAND hotel is also in the pipeline.
Tickets are priced at ¥5,300 (about Php 2,400) for kids ages 3 to 12, while those 13 years and older are charged ¥6,900 (about Php 3,000), reports The Japan Times.