Myoko Sunshine Land is an amusement park that is part of the larger Myoko Sunshine Resort which includes a golf course, camping ground, and hotel.

Once a common sight in the Japanese countryside, small amusement parks are now a rarity. While well maintained, the park feels like some kind of 1970s throwback. Most of the rides are very tame—best for small children—although there are a couple of more adrenalin pumping rides. There is also an inexcusably racist “Adventure Safari” ride which should just be scrapped immediately.

The pirate ship is among the more adventurous rides | Photo by Gregory Lane

Admission is ¥600 for adults, and ¥400 for children. For the rides, you can either purchase blocks of 10 tickets for ¥1,000 or get a combined park entrance and free-ride ticket for ¥3,500 for adults or ¥2,900 for kids. Most rides require 3 tickets.

Sunshine Land has a large, free parking lot and doesn’t seem to be crowded—even in the peak summer season.

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