H.C. Andersen Park
The hometown of fairy tale author H.C. Andersen recreated right here in Funabashi
On TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel review website, H.C. Andersen Park ranks #3 among Japanese theme parks and #10 among Asian theme parks. It is named after Odense, Denmark, a sister city of Funabashi and hometown of Hans Christian Andersen.
Have all sorts of fun in five different zones!
In the 36.7 hectare grounds of the park, you can play on the obstacle course to your heart's content, and meet the animals under a bright blue sky…Try making your own works and viewing exhibits in the art museum…When you're having fun here, time flies by.
Wanpaku Kingdom Park
In this area, you can play freely on one of Japan's largest obstacle courses, enjoy the rolling lawns, ride a pony, or visit the small animal petting zoo. Mini putter golf, wacky bicycles, and the mini-train are all hugely popular!
Fairy Tale Hill Zone
This area recreates the countryside of Denmark, where world-famous fairy tale author H.C. Andersen was active in the 1800s, as well as windmills, the symbol of the park. It was completed with the full cooperation of Odense, Denmark, so visitors can enjoy the atmosphere of that country.
Children's Art Museum Zone
Starting with the "Workshop Room", themed on "making and playing", visitors to the art museum can experience many programs, including textiles, ceramics, dyeing, and prints. Bring your children to find the joy and pleasure of making art with freedom of imagination.
Castle of Flowers Zone
Here you can feel the changing seasons, and relax leisurely, whether in the "Garden of Four Seasons" where you can relax in a pleasant breeze on a hill, in the "Kid's Garden" with its artwork and playground equipment based on Andersen fairytales, or in the facility with a dual nursing room and rest area.
Nature Experience Zone
This area makes use of the existing woodlands and wetlands. A walking path winds around the waterfront, which grows thick with wetland plants, and the area by the rice fields (rice terraces) downstream, so you can experience the natural woodlands through the four seasons.
Playing in the water in the "Rainbow Pond" during the hot summer. Kids and grownups alike get soaked and get smiles in the pond.
There are 50,000 flowers of 100 different species that you can enjoy throughout the year. The "Ice Tulips" that bloom in mid-Winter are particularly impressive!
One of the largest obstacle courses in all Japan. Children playing carefree on the course!
Goats, sheep, ponies, and more… all the cute animals are waiting for you.
The red "Community Center" built in true Denmark style is a symbol of the park alongside its windmill.
Kids and grownups alike can play to their heart's content!
*Park hours are occassionally extended to 17:00 during summer break.
■ Every Monday (open on holidays, and during spring, summer, and winter vacations)
■ New Year's Holiday (12/29 - 1/1)
■ Adults: ¥900 *Free admission for seniors 65 years or older upon presentation of ID
■ High School Students: ¥600 *School identification must be presented
■ Elementary and Junior High School Students: ¥200
■ Small Children (4 years or older): ¥100
■ 3 years or younger: Free
*Deals are availale on advance sale tickets and year-round passes.
See the H.C. Andersen Park homepage for details
525 Kanehoricho, Funabashi-shi
About 1,100 spaces
Standard-size cars (cars 2.5 m wide and 5.0 m long or smaller): ¥500
Large vehicles (cars larger than standard-size): ¥2,000 *Reservations required for large vehicle parking
Winter (12/1 - 3/15) discounts: Standard-size = ¥300, Large = ¥1,000
■From Misaki Station, ride the Funabashi Shin-Keisei Bus bound for "Komuro Eki" and walk 5 minutes from "Kenmin no Mori" stop, or ride the bus bound for "Secomedic Byoin" and walk 1 minute from "Andersen Koen" stop.
■From Funabashi Station North Exit, Bus Stand No. 5, ride the Funabashi Shin-Keisei Bus bound for "Komuro Eki" and walk 5 minutes from "Kenmin no Mori" stop.
Alternatively, from North Exit, Bus Stand No. 3, ride the Funabashi Shin-Keisei Bus bound for "Hofu Nokyo Mae", and walk 5 minutes from the last stop.
■From Kitanarashino Station, Bus Stand No. 3, ride the Funabashi Shin-Keisei Bus bound for "Komuro Eki" and walk 1 minute from "Andersen Koen" stop, or ride the bus bound for "Secomedic Byoin" and walk 5 minutes from "Hofu Nokyo Mae" stop.
■From Komuro Station, ride the Funabashi Shin Keisei Bus bound for "Funabashi Eki Kitaguchi" and walk 5 minutes from "Kenmin no Mori" stop, or ride the bus bound for "Kitanarashino Eki" and walk 1 minute from "Andersen Koen" stop.
TEL: 047-457-6627 (9:30 - 16:00) *Except closed days (generally closed on Mondays)