Takakonuma Green Land has gotten a lot of attention, but there's not much info about it on the internet. Most articles about it are just collections of photos, noting that the mist-shrouded park looks creepy, & repeating urban-legends about ghosts. While the pics are haunting, I find them more hauntingly beautiful than creepy. While browsing Wikipedia's list of defunct parks, I saw Greenland's name, & clicked on the article to see if Wikipedia had less-fanciful information. They did...but it was in Japanese. I ran the article through Google Translate, copied it, pasted it, did some minor editing, & am re-posting it here. I've also added a few links. Normaly I just mark articles hosted on this site as public domain, but Wikipedia has a more limited license. As such, this is under the same license: Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Takakonuma Green Land is an amusement park that used to be in Fukushima City , Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. It is located in a hilly area between the Abukuma River and Takakonuma ( Date City, Fukushima Prefecture ).
When it opened in 1973 ( Showa 48), it was known as the first and largest amusement park in the prefecture. There were play facilities such as a roller coaster , go-kart , ferris wheel , and a rabbit garden inside the park.
In 1999 ( Heisei 11), due to the aging of the facilities and the decrease in the number of customers year after year, the business was discontinued and closed. (Editor's Note: Five Years before the park closed another park, Linda World, opened within 30 miles of it. I wonder if the extra competition led to Greenland's closure...)
Segamimachi Numanishi 1 Fukushima City Fukushima Prefecture
North latitude 37 degrees 48 minutes 18 seconds East longitude 140 degrees 31 minutes 9 seconds
Abu Yukyu Line Abu Yukyu Line Mukosekami Station or a 15-minute walk from Takako Station
Fukushima prefectural road 4 Fukushima Hobara Line
Fukushima transportation route bus "Numato" bus stop [Wikipedia article ends here.]
Read the original article, in Japanese.
And here's a video of the park when it was open Description, via Google Translate: "Nostalgic video taken in May 1990-Nostalgic Takakonuma Greenland-
Published on Oct 7, 2018
This work was taken with an 8 mm video camera of the state of an amusement park (Takakonuma Greenland: location of the swamp is Hobara-machi, Date City) in Fukushima City in May 1990 (Cd 1990), and digital And edited.
Takakonuma Greenland, which opened in 1973 (1973 AD), boasts a reputation as an amusement park with large-scale play facilities such as the first roller coaster, go-kart and ferris wheel in the prefecture. However, in 1999 (the year 1999), it was discontinued due to a decrease in customer traffic and aging facilities.
Since the original material is an 8mm video tape, there are problems such as resolution and distortion of the image, and the shooting technology is also naive, but I think you can see the nostalgic situation at that time.
As there is channel introduction picture "channel which introduces nature scenery of Fukushima" of Izu, please see this. : Https://youtu.be/i_bIpLjSWek
Travel & Events"
That part's fair use, just like the web-site snippets search engines take.
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