Named after one of the residences of the Dutch royal family, Huis Ten Bosch is a theme park in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture. Opened in 1992, this unique attraction is a recreation of a 17th-century Dutch village, complete with authentic architecture, canals, windmills, and historic monuments.
Huis Ten Bosch’s Dutchstyle buildings house hotels, theaters, museums, shops, and restaurants. Along with the iconic Dutch architecture and scenic canals, a number of gardens featuring seasonal flowers add to the park’s pleasant surroundings. Various events take place at different times of the year, including a tulip festival during the spring and a fireworks event in the summer.
The park is divided into two main zones. The Theme Park Zone features various amusements, including a haunted house, mirror maze, Ferris Wheel and a replica of the Domtoren (Dom Tower) of Utrecht. The Harbor Zone's main attractions include a theater and a replica of the Palace Huis Ten Bosch, which houses an art museum.
Huis Ten Bosch Station and Nagasaki Station are connected by the JR Seaside Liner, and the trip is covered by the Japan Rail Pass and Kyushu Rail Pass. From Nagasaki Airport, there’s a highspeed boat service directly to the resort, with the journey taking 50 minutes.Several hotels with a European theme are located around the park, and there are countless restaurants and other eateries offering international cuisine.