KidZania’s story in Japan started back in 2006 in Tokyo, with the opening of its first-ever franchise abroad. From then on, its “edutainment” concept has been well received by the Japanese population. Due to KidZania’s success in this territory, KidZania Koshien, the second facility in this country opened in 2009.
Now, after several years of offering an experience to Japanese families and schools, a third facility is currently under development.
Managed by KCJ Group, KidZania’s licensee in Japan, KidZania Fukuoka will be located at Japan’s southern Kyushu region at LaLaport Fukuoka shopping center and will host more than 60 role-playing activities spread across over 6,600 square meters (about 71,000 square feet).
Regarding the development of KidZania Fukuoka, Xavier Lopez Ancona, CEO of KidZania, mentioned, “We are really excited about welcoming KidZania Fukuoka. Our continuous growth in Japan wouldn’t have been possible without the remarkable work of KCJ Group. We are really looking forward to working hand in hand with them and together further create a bright future for KidZania in this territory.”
To officialize KidZania’s arrival to its new destination, an airplane fuselage landed at LaLaport Fukuoka shopping center among more than 80 journalists and special guests, who witnessed the moment.
With an estimated opening by Summer 2022, KidZania Fukuoka will join KidZania Tokyo and KidZania Koshien on their mission to provide Japanese visitors a remarkable experience that offers a blend between learning and entertainment.