Huis Ten Bosch, is a theme park that the vast resort reproducing the medieval Europe town surrounded by a beautiful canal and green.
Huis Ten Bosch means "the house in woods" in Dutch, and a beautiful flower every season can be seen there.
There are art museums, restaurants, hotels and variegated amusements in 1,520,000-square meter vast land.
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Kujyu Kushima, means ninety-nine islands in English, is one of the symbol sites of Saikai National Park.
Kujyu Kushima, is actually consist of 208 islands in the 25km coast line from Sasebo to Hirado, and is the heist density of the islands in Japan.
The pleasure boats also operate every day and a beautiful scene can be enjoyed fully at any time.
A marine sports such as a sea kayak and a sailboat can also be enjoyed in Kujyu Kushima.
Moreover, there are many resort spots such as Huis Ten Bosch, Saikai Pearl Sea Resort as well as the sea resort facilities around Kujyu Kushima.
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The Shrine is the place where people go to speak with the God's. They first go inside and wash their hands and mouth so they are clean when they speak with the Gods. Then they pay their donation, ring a bell in order to wake them up and make their wish. It's a pretty interesting sight to see if you've never been to a shrine. Definitely worth at least one visit.
Saikai Pearl Sea Resort, is a resort with a theme of the sea, including tourist boats, the aquarium, the shopping pavilion, and the IMax Dome Theater.
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If you have 50 minutes of time you can enjoy a relaxing sightseeing boat tour of Kujukushima at the Saikai National Park. This will give you a close tour of the some 99 Islands just west of Sasebo. There are also many oyster farms you'll come across on this tour. You will set sail on the Pearl Queen, a simulated sailing vessel powered by diesel engine. There are great Japanese restaurants on the pier and an Italian restaurant named Pinocchio's.
Completed in 1992 this Dutch Theme park is about 30 minutes south of Sasebo on the Omura Bay. Huis Ten Bosch is a reproduction of a Dutch town. This place also has the Teddy Bear Kingdom with collections of Teddy Bears from around the world. A massive variety of cheeze and chocolates are also widely sold here. This is a nice place with classic recreated Dutch buildings that after your day here you'll swear you were not on Japanese soil. There are also many hotels on and outside the property.
If you are a serious "foodie", go to the markets in Saki Town. Here is where the real Sasebo is. Pristine vegetables, fruit and fish can be found here along with motherly looking Japanese women who usually work the stands. Great photo ops here!
Kashimae Bay is a nice place to go with friends or family. You can hang out at the beach, do some shopping, or take a tour of the 99 islands around Sasebo. They also have the oyster festival here ever February.
The Oyster Festival is held at Kashimae Bay. There are several miniature grills set up for people to use to cook oysters. There are vendors on the pier selling bags of oysters, coals for the fire, necessary appliances for grilling and of course beer. If you like grilled oysters and beer you'd love this. The festival happens in February, but they do a smaller version of it in November which is when I went. It went down on the weekend and was well worth going. I'll definitely be there for a few of the days in February if we're in port.
Well, I am returning to Japan finally after being gone for 8 months. Sadly I am leaving again after the weekend. The good news this next week is the Cherry blosom festivals. Great time to visit Kuyushu!
It's another shrine around the Sasebo area. It's not very big at all. I'm guessing people go there to wish for good luck when they go fishing. It looks like the God's at this shrine are a little thirsty since there are a good amount of empty beer bottles laying around.
This 105 m. high tower is a replica of the tallest church tower in Utrecht, Holland, that was built more than 600 years ago. Visitors can take an elevator to the 80 m. level for a panoramic view of the streets of Huis Ten Bosch and Omura Bay.
Japan's leading waterfront resort. The streets of 17th century Holland have been recreated in a vast 152 square meter plot. Huis Ten Bosch in Dutch means “house in the forest”. The town has a 6km canal with ships, and is crammed with many shops, restaurants, theatre, museum, art museum, amusement establishments, hotels and villas. In addition to the various events that are held each season, the abundant nature that offer the beautiful flora and fauna of the seasons are also appealing
Nice structures in the park. You may feel that you are in Netherlands whether than in Japan. Can see the creativity mindset and realize what the Japanese are capable of doing. Way to Go. Very proud of them.
You must feel like you are in Holland. Ornamnet are so great. They have some attractions too. If you go there past 5pm, you can go inside 2000yen. But you better take pics lots before get dark because they don't have much lights on.