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White Cyclone, A Legendary Wooden Roller Coaster in Japan

White Cyclone, roller coaster, Nagashima Spa Land, Kuwano, Mie, amusement part

White Cyclone POV, Have You Tried It Out?

White Cyclone, roller coaster, Nagashima Spa Land, Kuwano, Mie, amusement part
The wooden structure of the White Cyclone

You can’t call yourself a lover of theme parks if you’ve never ridden a wooden roller coaster. Less than two hours by local train from Nagoya, one of the world’s best wooden roller coastersthe White Cyclone — is waiting for you at Nagashima Spa Land in Kuwana, Mie Prefecture.

White Cyclone, roller coaster, Nagashima Spa Land, Kuwano, Mie, amusement part
View from the Ferris Wheel

Admission to Nagashima Spa Land is 1,600 yen, while each ride has a different cost starting at 500 yen. The White Cyclone costs 1,000 yen per ride. I suggest you buy the one-day passport for 4,500 yen, which lets you onto each ride as many times as you like. The park closes at 17:00, so come early.

White Cyclone, roller coaster, Nagashima Spa Land, Kuwano, Mie, amusement part
The track of the White Cyclone

I had never tried a wooden roller coaster before, so I took a Kintetsu express train from Kyoto to Kuwana station. The ride took three hours, with another 20 minutes on the bus to Nagashima Spa Land. Taking a morning trip will be beneficial for those who want to enjoy the whole amusement park.

White Cyclone, roller coaster, Nagashima Spa Land, Kuwano, Mie, amusement part
A flower park surrounding the White Cyclone

The White Cyclone is the longest wooden roller coaster in Japan and one of the three longest in the world. The long track and fast speed will make you scream, and I was excited to ride it. It was very different from steel roller coasters.

White Cyclone, roller coaster, Nagashima Spa Land, Kuwano, Mie, amusement part
More thrilling rides

The White Cyclone has a gorgeous shape that can be viewed from the nearby Ferris Wheel. The roller coaster is a popular ride, so expect a long queue. Do not eat before you ride it unless you want trouble with your stomach, and for those with heart ailments it is not recommended.

White Cyclone, roller coaster, Nagashima Spa Land, Kuwano, Mie, amusement part
The view of roller coasters at night

I came in the early morning, so the line for the White Cyclone took just 20 minutes. The ride is a little noisy because of the wooden track, but it’s still a great experience as you can see the seaside and the city from the top of the track. You must try this legendary wooden roller coaster at least once in your life.

    
Name Nagashima Spa Land
Category Amusement Park
Address 333 Nagashimacho Urayasu, Kuwana 511-1192, Mie Prefecture
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333 Nagashimacho Urayasu, Kuwana 511-1192, Mie Prefecture
Opening Hours 09:00-17:00
Price Range Admission starting from 1,600 yen
Payment options Cash