Nathancuty at Thomas Land

And another article about our trip in Japan. We had only seven days in that wonderful country and way too much to see. As mentioned in the previous blog post Epic Tokyo we had a trip planned to Thomas Land. Ever since Nathan heard about Thomas Land in February he asked us all the time when we would go there. Little did he know how far that theme park is from our home and was getting more and more excited each day. So when the big day arrived he was so happy and jumping around non-stop. Once again my wife’s cousin joined us to help out and of course play with Nathan.

Nathan got some big butt

We left shortly after breakfast from our Airbnb house to Shinjuku station which was just 20min away by foot. From there we took a train to Otsuki Station where something very special would take us further to Fuji-Q Highland. Nathan had no idea that we would board a special Thomas Themed train to get to the park. In that train you could take pictures with different “Trains” and the kids could pretend to be driving the train itself. Our little boy was busy the entire journey to the park “steering” the train. Meanwhile MIL was complaining as usual about the aircondition and was the only person in the entire train wearing even a jacket.

Nathan the train operator

Once we arrived we got us something to eat at one of the restaurants at the Fuji-Q Highland park. The food was okay but not worth mentioning any further unlike all the other restaurants we visited during the Japan holidays. Thomas Land is just one little part of the entire Highland Park and it was so full there. Yes, it is very smart to go anywhere in Japan during the Golden Week and we will never do that again! Each ride had a waiting time of at least one hour and we decided plit up to go to different waiting lines so that Nathan could go at least on a few rides before the closing time of the park. He had tons of fun and also got some little Thomas souvenirs from the Gift Shop. In fact the gift shop was a bit too much for him as there were so many Thomas toys, shirts, cups and so forth.

Unicorn Gundam

After few hours in the park it was time for us to head back to Tokyo. for our last night there. We had some wonderful food again together with the cousin and her future husband and made plans for the next day. For the last day in Tokyo we headed to Odaiba for some last sightseeing. It was kind of interesting to be on a fully automated train to Odaiba. Here in Germany people distrust already automatic doors and in Japan you have trains running without any staff! Of course there had to be an October Fest in Odaiba making the whole area even more crazy with people.  Our time in Tokyo was really wonderful and worth every Cent (very many cents…). The time just went by too fast and we did not really feel like leaving Tokyo already but we had other big plans for the following day as Osaka was next on our list!

Have you visited special Theme Parks such as Thomas Land?

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17 thoughts on “Nathancuty at Thomas Land”

  1. This is so cool, Thomas Land with Thomas the tank engine and friends. Maybe Nathan will be a future train conductor. I’ve never been one to visit theme parks…for one I don’t like crowds. I wouldn’t mine going to Disney Land but even then, the crowds can be a bit much for me.

    1. I’ve been to a few theme parks but usually always during early hours or off-season. Just hate crowded places and prefer to have some time alone. Next summer we have Lego Land in Danmark planned for two days but during the week to avoid the weekend chaos!

  2. “They’re two, they’re four, they’re six, they’re eight/
    Shunting trucks and hauling freight…”

    I’ve got various nephews who would’ve been in heaven! Lucky Nathan.

    Also, you are good parents for braving those lines.

    1. Yeah Thomas land is a great and wonderful place for little kids who love trains with creepy faces! 🙂
      I wonder how often I heard the theme song in English, German and Japanese in the past couple of years.
      I’d say any “normal” parent would have tried somehow go get their child on one of those rides, especially after travelling all the way to Japan and spending half day getting to the theme park 😀

      1. I guess that ship had sailed after I showed him all about the theme park back in February or so after I saw the Instagram pictures by eleventhmonkey. But anyhow that would have been just too cruel after getting a child all excited about the theme park for so long

  3. It must have been a fantastic day for Nathancuty. And he sure is a cuty. My grandson has been to Lego Land two or three times, I think one in California and one in Florida. He loved it. I’m sure Nathan will too. You’ll probably have to go back again in a few years. The love of Lego develops into more sophisticated stages.

    1. Nathan is really a big fan and I also wanted to visit Lego land for such long time but never had the chance. In fact I am building some big Lego sets with Nathan at the moment and I am even recording the building with him

  4. That’s really too bad about the crazy waiting times. When we went in January, it was nearly dead. There were literally no waiting times. Most of the times we were the only ones riding a ride, we saw like 10 other people there. It was fantastic, especially since we’re used to long lines in Japan.

    1. Nevertheless Nathan had a good time there plus he got Thomas shirt, umbrella, cookies and a simple rail puzzle set 🙂
      However he started talks about going to Thomas land again:o

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