Adventure World is fun-filled family event
May 5th is Children’s Day, a national holiday eagerly awaited each year by kids of all ages, and this year the Kids Festival Adventure World is a part of the festivities Friday, May 3rd, through Monday, May 6th.
The Children’s Day holiday is one of four national holidays wrapped into Golden Week. The Kids Festival Adventure
World will be held at the Chatan Dome in Mihama, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The festival is full of exciting events and attractions for both kids and their families: an exhibition of live insects such as beetles and butterflies; an exhibition of specimens and information panels on the world’s biggest beetles known as the Hercules beetles, the Giraffe stag beetle and rare species of butterflies.
Also scheduled are battle matches of giant insects, with the insect battles at 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. each day; sales and auctions of insects; a
Snow Show Adventure where kids can touch and play with snow; a petting zoo with a variety of animals and many different breeds of dogs and cats; a huge bubble making machine, which produces some 10,000 soap bubbles per minute; a kiddie pool (be sure to bring your swimwear); a fun, black light tunnel and more!
In addition, visitors will have the opportunity to take photos with 26-inch tall Cape penguins from the southern coastline of Africa. Guests can also play with high-tech robots including chatting If-Bots, a Hello Kitty robot, adorable mini-dinosaur robots and pet robots. Starting this year, children can enjoy unlimited rides on air bouncers free of charge.
Chatan Dome is located in the southern corner of Chatan Park near the AEON department store. Tickets are required for entrance. Advance purchase is available at all locations of Family Mart (E plus), Lawson (L-code: 85841) and Coco Stores: ¥1,600 for adults, ¥1,000 for children ages 4 to elementary school students. Same-day tickets sell at ¥1,800 for adults and ¥1,200 for ages 4 to elementary school students. Kids Festival Adventure World is free for children under 4.