Christmas at Huis Ten Bosch

Translated as the “House in the Forest,” Huis Ten Bosch is a large amusement park located in Sasebo, Japan, modeled after a traditional Dutch village complete with beautiful canals, European shops and restaurants, gardens, museums, and hotels. With year-round attractions like their annual Tulip Festival and Holiday Illuminations, visiting Huis Ten Bosch is fun for the whole family.

Huis Ten Bosch is best known for is its seasonal illuminations, called The Kingdom of Light. This impressive light display consists of over 11 million lights, and is said to be the world’s largest illumination display, as well a consecutive number one contender for the title of Japan’s best illumination. Winter is a great time to visit the park as these illuminations are a popular Christmas attraction.

Whether you’re perusing the shops for holiday gifts and goodies, sampling seasonal treats, or enjoying the colorful holiday illuminations, Huis Ten Bosch is a great place to spend the holidays with your family!

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The cobblestone streets and beautiful architecture are definitely reminiscent of Europe!

Next, we stumbled across a quaint Christmas Market constructed around a massive fountain in an old town square.

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Umbrella Street

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Amsterdam canals and the Ferris Wheel of Light

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Cool night shots of the ferry boat sailing through the canals.


Windmills and Rainbow Garden

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Huis Ten Bosch

1-1 Huis Ten Bosch Machi, Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture

+81 0570 064 110

Admission Fees:
6,200 yen for adults
5,200 yen for students
3,900 yen for elementary school children

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