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Fun kids' event whole family can enjoy

Date Posted: 2010-04-29

In Japan, May 5 is Children’s Day, the national holiday every Japanese kid waits for with enthusiasm.

During the “Golden Week,” a series of Japanese national holidays in early May, Kids Festival Adventure World is held in Chatan Dome in Mihama, Chatan from 9:00 to 18:00, from May 2 to 5. The festival is full of exciting events: museum of insects of the world, exhibition of specimens and information panels for the world’s biggest beetles "Hercules Beetle” and “Giraffe Stag Beetle,” and rare butterflies. Also scheduled are battle matches of giant insects, sales and auctions of insects, and the operation of cat and dog-friendly park.

Visitors can take photos with 26-inch tall Cape Penguins from the southern coastline of Africa, or play with cool robots like chatting If-Bots, Hello-Kitty robot, adorable mini-dinosaur robots and pet robots (doggy, kitty, and hamster).

Chatan Dome is located in the southern corner of Chatan Park next to Sunset Beach and JUSCO Department Store. Tickets are required for entrance. Advance purchase is available at all locations of Family Mart (P-code: 986-872), Lawson (L-code: 89496), and Cocostore. Tickets cost ¥1,800 for adults (13 and older) and ¥1,000 for under 13. The purchase on the day of the event requires¥2,000 for adults and $1,800 for under 13. Kids under 4 get free entry.

The insect battle matches and auctions are scheduled everyday between 10:00-11:30, 13:00-14:30, 16:00-17:30 during the festival.

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