|Theme Park:||Hirakata Park (since 1912)|
|Operated by:||Keihan Electric Railway Co., Ltd.
Hirakata Park (ひらかたパーク) in Hirakata near the city of Osaka is one of Japan’s oldest amusement parks. The park originated as the exhibition site for the Kikuningyō-ten in 1912, showing chrysanthemum-decorated figures and scenes during the months of October and November. In 1926 Keihan Electric Railway began operating the park and expanded the offer. Nowadays, the park features a very wide and family orientated portfolio. The park also operates the water park The Boon during the summer months and the large scale ice rink Winter Carnaval during the winter season. The easiest way to reach the amusement park is by train to the Hirakata-kōen Station.
Fun Fact #1: The spinning coaster Crazy Mouse is the only one of its kind, which does not spin.
Fun Fact #2: If you want to get a high score on the log flume Bassh, scream as loud as you can.