Karuizawa Toy Kingdom Opens Bandai Character Stadium
The Karuizawa Toy Kingdom is a theme park where families (especially kids and kids-at-heart) can play with a variety of toys. There are outdoor rides, stage shows, but also several indoor activities where families can play with an assortment of toys.
In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the opening of the toy kingdom, a special Bandai Character Stadium has opened. Inside are popular Bandai toys from popular series, such as Kamen Rider ZI-O, Star Twinkle PreCure, and Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger. Within the venue, there are several play spaces where children can play. Any toys that you see inside the venue are also available for purchase.
Not only can kids play with toys that have been released, in July, but there will also be new products included. New items from Star Twinkle PreCure and Ultraman Taiga toys will also be released.
Besides playing with toys, there will be special character appearances. Every week during the Summer vacation, characters from Pretty Cure, Kamen Rider, and Super Sentai will make an appearance. Visitors can take photos with the characters on a first-come, first serve basis.
The schedule for appearances is at 10:00, 11:30, and 15:00 for 30 min and includes:
July 23: Lupin Red
July 24: Patren 1gou
July 25: Shishi Red
July 26: Zyuoh Eagle
July 27: AkaNinger
July 31 and Aug 2: Cure Yell
August 1: Cure Whip
August 6: Kamen Rider Build
August 7: Kamen Rider Den-O
August 8: Kamen Rider Kuuga
August 9: Kamen Rider Decade
August 10: Kamen Rider Ex-Aid
There are also previously released items being showcased, such as all of the transformation belts from the Heisei Kamen Rider series.
The entrance fee to the park is 1,200円 for adults and 900円 for kids, but if you want an all-access pass, the fee is slightly higher. Travelers staying at Hotel Green Plaza Karuizawa may receive an additional discount.
Bandai Character Stadium will be available until Sunday, September 1, 2019.