Tour an Old Spanish Town at This Theme Park in Japan
Celebrate a night filled with colorful parades and fireworks!
Shima Spain Village
Sakazaki, Isobecho, Shima City, Mie Prefecture
Open from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Admission fees: Adult passport ¥5,300, young adults (12 to 17 years of age) ¥4,300, children (3 to 11 years of age) ¥3,500, seniors (60 years old and above) ¥3,500
For the moonlight passport (entrance after 4 p.m.): Adults ¥3,200, young adults ¥2,600, children ¥2,100, seniors ¥2,100.
Official Website: https://www.parque-net.com/foreign/english/
The Shima Spain Village, a popular Spanish town theme park in Japan, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. In line with this, it will be open during the summer (July 27 to August 31) to hold various events and activities such as the Night Parade and Night Spectacle. The park’s water plaza Chap Chap Lagoon also gets an upgrade to Jab Jab Lagoon this summer!
The gorgeous night parade España Carnival Adelante! fills the atmosphere with much excitement!
The park’s main event is the ESTIVAL FESTIVAL: THE SUMMER FESTIVAL. The event was made even more spectacular and grand in celebration of Shima Spain Village’s 25th anniversary. From stunning night parades, new projection mapping, and colorful fireworks, you’ll definitely have a blast during your time here.
The new projection mapping on the World Festival, the “Sun & Moon Rhapsody”
The Sun & Moon Rhapsody projection mapping on the three buildings facing Plaza Cibeles invites guests on a journey of light and music around the World Festival. It features amazing images accompanied by great music.
The Moonlight Finale is a spectacular fireworks and musical performance.
When the music announcing the 25th anniversary of the park starts playing, colorful fireworks will light up the night sky to create that dramatic finale.
In the Funsui Kiki Ippatsu, a fountain of water will come shooting out once you insert a sword in a hole on the ground. This and other fun water-based activities can be enjoyed at Jab Jab Lagoon.
The water playground Chap Chap Lagoon will be upgraded to Jab Jab Lagoon this summer and will feature attractions like the Splash Water Cannon, the Funsui Kiki Ippatsu, and the Himawari (Sunflower) Mist. Don’t miss out on the fun!
In the Maze 25: Challenge from the Golden King, you must find the treasure hidden in an adventure sent forth by the Golden King!
Another attraction to look out for is the mysterious indoor maze, Maze 25: Challenge from the Golden King. This will only be available until September 1, 2019. Go through various trials in the maze and solve the mystery using 25 hidden character clues!
At the Tomato Festival, if you order a tomato-based dish and join the raffle, you might be able to win a prize!
The summer-only gourmet event, Tomato Festival, themed after the festival in Valencia, will also be held at eight restaurants in the theme park. You can enjoy a variety of menu items with tomatoes such as the Cold Pasta Lunch Set and Tomato Paella with Grilled Sausage.
There are plenty of 25th-anniversary commemorative menu items and goods available at the park, too. With over 28 attractions offering a different kind of entertainment, you’ll never run out of things to do here.
Here’s a schedule of the park’s 25th-anniversary events and attractions for your reference:
1. Night Spectacle
ESTIVAL FESTIVAL: THE SUMMER FESTIVAL
July 27 - August 31, located at Plaza Cibeles, starts at 7:30 p.m. (approx. 35 minutes)
2. Water Fun Attractions
Jab Jab Lagoon
Until September 1, located at Plaza Columbus
3. Mysterious Indoor Maze
Maze 25: Challenge from the Golden King
Until September 1, located at Embassy Hall
4. Tomato Festival
July 20 - August 31
Enjoy Shima Spain Village with your family and friends this summer!
Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Kansai Walker™ (26 July 2019)