Denpark Anjo Theme Park
Denpark: Anjo, a small, quiet town between Nagoya and Toyohashi has Denpark - a compact theme park based on the charms of Denmark.
Denpark Anjo Theme Park デンパーク, 安城
Japan makes a specialty of country-related theme parks. Huis ten Bosch is the most famous example in Nagasaki, but there is also a Spain Mura near Ise Shima in Mie and a (for a short time before it closed due to financial reasons) Villaggio Italia in Nagoya. Anjo in Aichi Prefecture has Denpark. This is a Denmark-themed park.
Anjo is a small, quiet town sandwiched between Nagoya and Toyohashi. Its compact theme park is based on the architectural and agricultural charms of Denmark in northern Europe.
From the piped Euromuzak to the manicured lawns, it does its best to recreate a piece of faux-Denmark in deepest Aichi. There's a windmill, various reconstructions of Danish houses, Carlsberg beer on tap and plenty of cheese and butter to buy in the shops.
There's also a toy train to whisk the kids around the park's pleasant gardens and street performers put on shows in "Floral Place" - a huge glass house with several restaurants and shops.
Tel: 0566 92 7111
Hours: 9.30 am-5 pm
Admission: 600 yen
Access - Getting There
Take a JR Tokaido Line Express train to Anjo Station from Nagoya Station (22 mins) or from Toyohashi (25 mins).
Alternatively take a Meitetsu Line train from Meitetsu Nagoya Station to Shin-Anjo.
Then ride a Meitetsu bus for "Anjo-Kosei-Byoin" and get off at JR Anjo Station.
From JR Anjo Station take an "Ankuru Bus" to Denpark (25 minutes).
Route 23 to Izumi Exit.
Listen to the muzak at Denpark