Next Stop on the TPR Tokyo Tour...Hanayashiki!!!
This is one bizarre, but AWESOME park! It's smack in the middle of the city (in the Asuska area) with some amazing looking temples and street markets surrounding it.
The park itself houses the "Oldest coaster in Japan" as well as some other cool, messed up, awesome attractions. It's one of those little "gem" parks where you have to try to see and do everything!
We must now look at photos...
Here we are arriving at Hanayashiki...looks innocent from the front, right? This park was amazing! It was like the Bon Bon Land or Klotten of Japan!
Pretty gardens, looks good so far!
First up was the "Roller Coaster", and this one is the oldest in Japan built in 1953.
TPR Gang is ready to roll!
The park manager tells us these trains are brand spankin' new! And they look it!
Although they aren't kind to long legs!
It's ok Dave, I'm sure you've been in rougher positions!
Here is what the oldest coaster in Japan looks like!
In very much the "Blackpool fashion" you can see how the rides and shops are built on different levels to help save space.
Japanese Fun Fun Ride!
The park is plopped right down in the middle of the city! (I just really wanted to use the word 'plop')
Here we have a look at the rest of the park. Yes it's small, but it's some quirky awesome fun!
First drop! Can you guys take it?
The faces of joy!
Yay for the oldest Japanese coaster tunnels!
It almost looks like you're going right under someone's house!
On one side of the street, some random buildings, on the other side, Japan's oldest coaster!
"We love the ride....but we can't feel our legs!"
Still nowhere near as old as Jeff Johnson!
Religious experience on the Space Shot or bowel movement...you decide!
"Ok, quick...everyone do your best 'scanners' impression!"
The rotating house was a bit...um.... "cozy?"
Next up was the "Sit around the table in the dark and listen to weird stuff being pumped into your ears" attraction.
The camera flash reveals that in the dark, we all make really dorky faces!
"Hello, I'm the funny blue troll monster. Please come inside my maze torture and insanity."
But first, RANDOM BOOBS!!!
The maze of wackiness including passages made for Oompa Loompas and random hanging foliage.
That's a lot of rusty steps!
MUST! GRAB! BOOOOOOOB!
"I'd say she's at least a D-Cup."
"GRRR!!!! I'm ANGRY lion guy...GIMME SOME CANDY!"
Like I said, Dave has been in worst positions!
OMG! Now there are two of those hideous creatures!
OMG! OMG! OMFG!!! WHAT IS HAPPENING?!?!?
I think it makes sense to transition from little boy fairy peeing on passers by to the crepe lady...yeah.
Ok, forget the crepe and the lady...I WANT YOUR DOMOKUN!!!!
"I'm CRRRAAAAZZZZZY EVIL MCP LOOKING DARK RIDE HEAD...GIMMME SOME AMERICANS!"
Yo lady statue, wassup?
Not even sure what to say here.
It's one of them rock-n-roller rides...in the shape of outer space!
"You know what goes good with a wacky park like this? BEER!"
Just outside the park are some awesome Japanese buildings.
Japanese temple-looking thing..CHECK!
And a HUGE street market is here also. The whole area was awesome!
Cube fans, rejoice!
The entrance to the market.
Dear Hanayashiki! TPR says "THANK YOU" for having one of the most awesome bizarre parks in the world! (And special thank you to Takashi for helping us out!)