Space World

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Space World
Space World 01.jpg
Venus GP
LocationYahatahigashi-ku, Japan
Closed1 January 2018

Space World (Japanese: スペースワールド, Hepburn: Supēsu Wārudo) was a theme park in Yahatahigashi-ku, Japan.

In 2016, the park announced it would close at the end of the following year. [1]

The park permanently closed at 2 am, 1 January 2018. [2]

Ferris wheel[edit]

A distant view of Space World.jpg

Space World was the home of the Space Eye, a 100-metre (330 ft) tall ferris wheel affording panoramic views.[3]

Ice Aquarium[edit]

In October 2016, the park opened its new Ice Aquarium ice rink. Embedded in the ice were approximately 5000 dead fish, which caused public outrage. The park closed the attraction on 27 November.[4]


  1. ^ News, Kyodo (December 16, 2016). "Space World amusement park in Kitakyushu to close at end of 2017". Kyodo News. Retrieved December 16, 2016.
  2. ^ "2017: the year Japan's Space World reached its final frontier and closed for good". South China Morning Post. 2017-12-31. Retrieved 2019-07-16.
  3. ^ Attraction | SPACE WORLD | Space Eye Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Gartland, Dan (November 28, 2016). "Japanese theme park forced to apologize for creepy skating rink full of dead fish". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved November 29, 2016.

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Coordinates: 33°52′25″N 130°48′44″E / 33.87352°N 130.81215°E / 33.87352; 130.81215