Laguna is Gamagori's most popular modern attraction - a marine resort called Lagunasia including a Ferris Wheel and fun fair with various rides and water sports, a shopping mall (Festival Market) and a hotel - Hotel Laguna Hill.
The Laguna resort has been recently taken over by the Japanese travel giant H.I.S and re-packaged as Laguna Ten Bosch, a sister resort of Huis Ten Bosch in Nagasaki Prefecture.
The Laguna resort also includes an onsen and spa complex, Thalgo Laguna, which offers health and beauty treatments using sea water, and a museum dedicated to ships and the sea.
The Festival Market shopping mall backs on to the ocean with a yacht marina and the America's Cup yacht - Nippon - on display outside. The mall has numerous places to eat and shop.
Laguna draws the crowds in summer when families with young children come for the six pools and numerous water slides and wave pools. The resort is illuminated at night and there are firework displays and laser light shows at various times throughout the year. Laguna Ten Bosch also has a theater for dance performances and traveling circuses.
Access: Lagunasia is located in the eastern part of Gamagori close to the Miya Onsen area. The quickest way to get to Gamagori by public transport is JR train from Nagoya Station on the Tokaido Main Line for Toyohashi. There are free shuttle buses every 30 minutes from Gamagori Station to Laguna Ten Bosch (15 minutes). There are also regular buses from Gamagori and Mikawa Otsuka stations.
Laguna Ten Bosch
2-1 Kaiyo-cho, Gamagori, Aichi, 443-0014
Tel: 0533 58 2700
Hours: Daily 10am-10pm
Admission: 2,150 yen
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