One of the largest theme parks on the island of Kyushu, Mitsui Greenland dominates the small city of Arao an hour’s drive north of Kumamoto.
Here’s what the experts from Theme Park Review have to say about it:
Mitsui Greenland offers something for just about everybody on one big piece of sprawling, sun-baked real estate (shade is nonexistent). This might be Japan’s best “traditional” park, with nine coasters (including an excellent stand-up model); a few walkthroughs (the “Haunted Hospital” stands out here); three dark rides (including the strangest “simulator” anywhere); an alpine slide; and some welcome water rides. Be sure not to miss the “chair lift of death”–something you’d never see in an American park