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The world’s first hot tub theme park will open in Japan this summer

Do you love theme parks and hot tubs? Well then, this is your lucky day.

The much-talked-about hot tub theme park in the Japanese city of Beppu has been given an opening date July 29.

The 'hot tub theme park in Beppu, Japan, will open in July
The hot tub theme park in Beppu, Japan, will open in July

Plans for the theme park first came to light late last year, when the city of Beppu, located in Oita Prefecture, Kyushu, uploaded a YouTube video of Japanese tourists riding hot tub roller coasters at a fairground.

The bizarre video showed visitors walking around in swimming suits and towels, before enjoying a series of hot tub-based rides.

Some of the watery attractions included a hot tub Ferris wheel, a hot tub rollercoaster, a hot tub carousel and a flying hot tub machine, as well as large bathing pools and gaming steam rooms.

The mayor of Beppu, Yasuhiro Nagano, promised the people of the internet that if the video reached one million views then the spamusement park would become reality.

Plans for the theme park first came to light late last year, with a video of Japanese tourists riding hot tub roller coasters at a fairground
Plans for the theme park first came to light late last year, with a video of Japanese tourists riding hot tub roller coasters at a fairground

The internet rose to the challenge quickly, racking up the required number of hits in under a week, and Mayor Nagano made good on his promise, launching plans for the sits construction.

Keen to fund the initiative with a mixture of private backs and voluntary contributions from the public, the city government has now set up a crowdfunding appeal on Campfire the Japanese version of Kickstarter with a goal of 100 million yen (710,000).

The appeal has a deadline of July 29, which is the projected day for the park to open.

The mayor of Beppu, Yasuhiro Nagano, promised the people of the internet that if the video reached one million views then the spamusement park would become reality
The mayor of Beppu, Yasuhiro Nagano, promised the people of the internet that if the video reached one million views then the spamusement park would become reality
The bizarre video showed visitors walking around in swimming suits and towels, before enjoying a series of hot tub-based rides
The bizarre video showed visitors walking around in swimming suits and towels, before enjoying a series of hot tub-based rides

The theme park, which will be called Yuenchi a combination of Yu meaning hot water and yuenchi meaning amusement park is well-placed in the city of Beppu as the area is known for its got springs.

Mayor Nagano said in a press conference about the project: The expectations are big for Yuenchi.

Were hoping to create something that will live up to those expectations, delivering fun and excitement.



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