Summer is Coming! 8 Amusement Parks To Go in Japan
Summer is coming closer and what better place to go than an amusement park with your friends and loved ones! Around the Tokyo area, there are many hidden big and small parks that no-one knows about. Explore these amusement parks while you’re in the city!
If you’re a fan of Sanrio characters (Hello Kitty!, Cinamaroll etc.), then you should come here! A little outside of the 23 wards of Tokyo, Sanrioland is an indoor park in the area of Tama where you can meet and see your favorite Sanrio characters. The park has a range of themed cafes and attractions inspired after the Sanrio characters.
Opening Times: 10am – 5pm (Weekdays), 10am – 8pm (Saturdays), 10am – 6pm (Sundays)
Admission Fee (yen) : Adults – 3300 / Children – 2500 (Weekdays), Adults – 3800 / Children – 2700 (Holidays)
Nearest Station/Stop: 5 minutes walk from Tama Center Station (Keio Line, Odakyu Line or Tama Monorail line).
The obvious choice to go to when everyone comes to Tokyo. Tokyo Disneyland is very popular with two parks – Land and Sea. Disneyland holds the original park feel with the castle and while Sea caters to a collision of West and East characters and landmarks. It is recommended to get the two day pass to visit both Land and Sea as there are a range of different parades and attractions to go to and see.
Opening Times: 8am – 10pm (Disney Land), 8:30am-10pm (Disney Sea)
Admission Fee (yen): Adult – 7400 / Children – 4800 (1 Day Pass), Adult – 13200yen / Children – 6400 (2 Day Passport)
Nearest Station/Stop: 2 minute walk from Maihama Station (JR Keiyo Line)
Tokyo Dome City
Just a few minutes away from Suidobashi station, there’s the Tokyo Dome City right next to the popular Tokyo City Dome. Tokyo Dome City provides a range of attractions such as an indoor playground facility for kids, skating rink arena as well as the popular attractions such as the rollercoaster, Thunder Dolphin and the Ferris Wheel Big “O.”
Opening Times: 10am – 9pm
Admission Fee (yen): Adult – 3800 / Children – 2000 (1 Day Passport)
Nearest Station/Stop: 5 minute walk from Suidobashi Station *JR Chuo Sobu Line or Toei Mita Line).
Fuji Q Highland Park
Fuji Q is famous for it’s four major rollercoasters. The amusement park includes Guinness World Record breaking roller coasters such as Fujiyama. the fastest and most highest rollercoaster held in the Guinness World Record. There is a variety of attractions such as drop tower type rides, log flumes, pirate ships etc. It is possible on a clear day to see Mount Fuji.
Opening Times: 9am – 5pm (Weekdays), 9am – 6pm (Weekends)
Admission Fee (yen): Adult – 1500 / Children – 900
Nearest Station/Stop: 1 minute walk from Fujikyu Highland Park station on the Fujikyu line
Hanayashiki is known for being Japan’s oldest amusement parks first opening in 1949. At first it was a garden park but gradually expanding to having a mini zoo. Now Hanayashiki has advanced in having a range of attractions such as a haunted house, 3D theaters and a variety of rollercoasters.
Opening Times: 10am – 6pm
Admission Fee (yen) : Adult – 1000 / Children – 500
Nearest Station/Stop: 5 minute walk from Asakusa Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Toei Asakusa Line or Tobu Skytree Line)
First opened in 1964, Yomiuri Land is known for being one of Tokyo’s largest amusement parks that features over 40 attractions that range to people of all ages. You’ll find water rides to bungee jumping, ferris wheel to laser shooting rides! This park offers every ride you ever want to go to!
Opening Times: 10am – 6pm (Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays), 10am – 5pm (Tuesdays – Thursdays) 9am – 6pm (Sundays)
Admission Fee (yen): Adult – 1800 / Children 1000
Nearest Station/Stop: 5 minutes by Gondora car Sky Shuttle from Keio Yomiuri-Land Station or 5 minutes by Odakyu Bus
Seibuen is popular for changing its attractions per season. During the winter, there is outdoor ice skating and a fish pond. The most popular time is recommended to go during the summer for the water park. Another popular time is the cherry blossom season a there is a festival around the time.
Opening Times: 10am – 4:30pm (Monday, Tuesday, Friday), 10am – 5pm (Weekends), closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Admission Fee (yen): Adult – 1000 / Children – 500
Nearest Station/Stop: 2 minute walk from Seibu-Yuenchi Station (Seibu-Tamako Line)
Another indoor park hidden inside Ikebukuro’s Sunshine City, Namco’s Namja Town is pretty small but offers over 10 attractions and 3 toqna for children and adults alike to explore. Namja Town is popular for it’s Gyoza Stadium and ”Fukubukuro Dessert Yukucho,” a place that presents a range of decorated desserts.
Opening Times: 10am – 10pm
Admission Fee (yen): Adult – 500 / Children – 300
Nearest Station/Stop: 8 minutes by foot from Ikebukuro Station (JR Yamanote or Tobu Tojo Line, Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin, Yurakucho or Marunochi Line)
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