Brazil is home to the world’s largest community of Japanese people outside of Japan numbering about 1.5 million. The first Japanese immigrants began moving to the South American country in 1908 to take advantage of a bilateral agreement promoting migration and alleviate poverty and overpopulation in their home country.
The two nations have since interchanged and merged cultures through many ways including agriculture, festivals, and Jiu-Jitsu. Although eccentric, it is not much of a surprise to find a Brazilian theme park in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture in Japan.
Brazilian Park, Washuzan Highland, is a local amusement park not particularly known outside Okayama, but famous amongst locals as having one of the slowest not to mention scariest rides in all of Japan.
The ride, SkyCycle, is basically a bicycle ride for two on top of some tracks way above the ground which requires passengers to pedal their ways side by side through the sky.
Though the course is simple, without any speed and stomach-churning loops, moving at a significantly slower pace than a regular rollercoaster while suspended four stories above the ground can be pretty terrifying.
While there are seatbelts provided, there are no guard rails. And once you reach the scariest part of the ride, you have no choice but to keep going until the very end.
Take a look at the photos below and let us know if the ride is your type of thrill!
Riders pedal around a narrow track in an open cycle car with just a seatbelt protecting them from a 50 ft fall.
The ride is quite old and rusty which makes it all the more thrilling especially when windy.
Unlike a mechanical ride, it doesn’t end in the blink of an eye. It takes around three minutes for riders to pedal around the track above trees.
Daredevils enjoy amazing views of the Seto Inland Sea and the Great Seto Bridge instead of staring at the ground.
So, is the panoramic view of islands on the Seto Inland Sea while on the ride worth checking out? You tell us.