Thomas Land Halloween

Thomas Land at Fuji-Q Highland theme park is hosting a Halloween event this year

Come in your Halloween costume and celebrate the spooky season with Thomas the Tank Engine

By Youka Nagase

Halloween is just around the corner and even though many costumed celebrations have gone online-only due to the Covid-19 coronavirus, there are still plenty of places to enjoy the spooky season in person. Thomas Land, located inside the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park, is celebrating Halloween IRL until Sunday November 1 and both children and adults are encouraged to come in costume.

Upon entering the family-friendly outdoor park, you’ll be greeted by a big statue of Thomas the Tank Engine wearing a witch’s hat, surrounded by a couple of pumpkins and lots of orange and black decor. Aside from the various fun rides, including one that looks like a wall-mounted, train-inspired Ferris Wheel, Thomas Land regularly holds a popular dance event every weekend. For this special occasion, the latter has been converted for Halloween with new music and dance moves. There’s even a YouTube video showing the new choreography so kids can practice it at home first. 

Thomas Land Halloween

Even the on-site cafe is playing into the Halloween theme. For lunch, grab a jack-o’-lantern shaped omurice – that’s fried rice wrapped in a Japanese omelette – for ¥1,200, or an adorable ghost pancake for ¥700. 

Thomas Land Halloween
Photo: Fuji-Q Highland

Children in costume can pick up a special Halloween arts and crafts kit at the Station Shop; in it they'll find a Thomas the Tank Engine colouring sheet, a game and a cut-out party decoration set that will keep them busy even after you’ve left the park. 

If you prefer to take a ride in an actual Thomas the Tank Engine train through the countryside, good news! The Day Out With Thomas train tour has extended its run until end-December and it's looking Christmassy.

Before you head out, read our guide on going out safely in Japan.

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