The Japanese city of Shima has for two decades had a theme park dedicated to Spain, the Shima Spain Village, which represents some of the most emblematic monuments of our country, and among them occupies a prominent place the Camino de Santiago. This entertainment centre tries to reflect the most famous locations in Spain. The attractions have names such as Plaza de Colón, Carabela Santa María, the Pyrenees, Gran Montserrat, the Gaudí carousel or Puerta del Cambrón Theatre where documentaries such as Viva la Blanca Paloma (Long Live the White Dove) are shown on a giant screen.
Next to the shops there are also restaurants such as Mi casa, Gallo, gallina, Alhambra, Torero, Polvorón or Camino de Santiago and shops with names such as Valencia, Marinero, Lladró or Cháchara. The centre has an area of 34 hectares, 28 attractions, 23 restaurants and cafés and 19 shops in the route from santiago to finisterre. The park, which annually receives more than 1.5 million visitors, usually hires a high percentage of Spanish workers for the entire season among dancers, bailaores, waiters and clerks.