長島スパーランド – Nagashima Spaland

October 20, 2006 at 17:13 1 comment

Yay, today we went to Nagashima Spaland (which I had been misreading as Superland). We had planned to arrive at around 3 to be able to get discount prices, but weren’t able to arrive until 4. Going there took abit longer time than we had planned, as we took the train to Nagoya, another train to Kuwana (桑名), then the bus to Nagashima. We got abit shocked when we realized that the rides would end at 5 though. Only three of us wanted to pay the ¥1000 to enter, since we would also have to pay for each ride, so the rest waited outside.

We ended up doing just two rides before they closed, the Ultratwister and the Cork Screw, both were very short, but incredibly good. I’m not really a fan of extreme rollercoasters (they have a big one there that really creeps me out), but I really liked the Ultratwister. It runs in a tube, so you can be turned in all directions (remember to empty all pockets before going in). The drops in it really ripped my guts out, but in a good way. Too bad it was over just as it got started though. The Cork Screw was also great, but the bars were too low so when we were upside down my entire weight was resting on my shoulders while my back was crouched, I’m guessing I’ll be feeling sore shoulders tomorrow…

After the rollercoasters we ate and some of us wanted to go to the onsen-part of Spaland, which was really the highpoint of the day. The place was huge, stylish and the outdoors baths were really nice (for being in a faked out family park atleast).

When leaving we found out that we could take a bus directly to Nagoya station, at about the same price as going through Kuwana, but alot more practical. It still took us 50 minutes though, but we’ll probably use the same bus when going back to Nagashima next time. We stopped for an hour or two at Nagoya and found the Comtech (コムテク) building, which is essentially a 8 story arcade. Hervé was thrilled to have found a DDR-machine while also spending lots of time on the Taiko game.

Sorry there are no pictures, but I left my camera as we entered the rollercoaster-park… won’t make that mistake again…

Advertisements

Entry filed under: Japan.

Arrival, and then some… Project Potential Revival!

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Delphine  |  September 5, 2007 at 18:56

    Hi there,

    can you tell me more about your travel to Nagashima Spaland? I got hard time finding information about that place.

    We plan to take a night bus to Nagoya and spend a whole day there and take a bullet train back to Shinjuku. How much you spent and total traveling time needed to maximize our trip there? Know about “Steel Dragon” gona try that when we are there.

    Thanks for your info!!

    Del

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Recent Posts

Flickr Photos

Archives


%d bloggers like this: