Japan is one of the countries where theme and amusement parks are highly appreciated, and as such, there is an abundance of them all over. Especially in Tokyo, such a large city, there are so many theme parks that you can’t even choose. Here, visitors will find from world-renowned brand names to the ones that are very unique to Japan, so definitely there will be a park ideal for everyone. Thrill-seekers or simple families wishing to spend a fun day out, we have you all covered with the following list of the best theme and amusement parks in Tokyo. From exciting roller coasters to giant waterslides to enigmatic haunted houses, enjoyment in these parks is guaranteed, so check them out and devote a day of your trip to any of them! Here’s a list of the top 10 theme parks and amusement parks in Tokyo, Japan.
1. Namco Namjatown
Welcome to one of the quirkiest indoor theme parks in Japan. The three-floor complex is located within the Sunshine City in the Ikebukuro area and is all about gyoza (the popular pan-fried dumplings), lovely attractions, and yummy desserts. Here, visitors have the chance to enjoy themselves in escape rooms and arcade-style games among others, while they will be amazed by the gyoza-themed village where 100 types of gyoza are available, and also the dessert street where more than 50 ice cream flavors are featured. Sounds like a kids’ heaven, right?
Address: Japan, 〒170-0013 Tokyo, Toshima, Higashiikebukuro, 3 Chome−1−3
Website: Namco Namjatown
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Price: 4.50 USD
Are you up for some challenging tasks and endless adventure? Then, this first large-scale theme park might be exactly what you’re looking for in the Japanese capital. The whole park is dedicated to the characters of the ‘Straw Hat Crew’ (from the Japanese manga series 'One Piece’), while its attractions are spread across four floors. Thrilling interactive games and experiential attractions await its visitors, as well as a puzzle game that will take you through the entire complex in order to solve it. Numerous photo spots, a store for souvenirs, and a fascinating live entertainment show are also featured here.
TOKYO ONE PIECE TOWER [Park Pass]
Duration 1 to 12 hours
There is no need to introduce in details what Tokyo Disneyland is all about. It was constructed in 1983 and features seven themed areas, four of them being the traditional Disney lands. Many of them are based on the original American Disney films. Get ready for multiple adventures on a steam train, a boat tour through the jungle, or the rivers of America to explore the Tom Sawyer island and jump on thrilling rides for a once in a lifetime experience. The little guests may also enjoy the Disney character greetings.
Tokyo Disneyland or DisneySea 1 Day Admission Ticket
Duration Wheelchair accessible
Not any less impressive than its other Disney sister, Tokyo DisneySea opened its gates in 2001 with the main concept built around a nautical exploration. As such, it features seven theme areas called ‘Ports of Call’, like the Mediterranean Harbor which welcomes guests, the Arabian Coast, and the Mysterious Island. There are two magnificent iconic attractions, the volcano Mount Prometheus, and the AquaSphere that represents the earth. Rides here can be as exciting as in Disneyland park, while shows and parades are pretty spectacular as well.
[Same Day Pick Up] Tokyo Disneyland or DisneySea Ticket 1 Day Pass (Tokyo/TW Pick Up)
Duration 1 Day(s) Duration
This SEGA-themed arcade center has been a popular destination among kids and adults in Tokyo’s Odaiba. Tokyo Joypolis features three floors of 3D and virtual reality attractions alongside typical arcade games. Attractions include epic jungle-themed simulators, exciting roller coasters, mystery and shooting attractions, as well as a snowboarding ride. Several events also take place here, while visitors may explore the surroundings, that include a ferris wheel, a giant unicorn Gundam statue, and an interactive science museum.
Tokyo Joypolis Passport Ticket
Duration 1 day
6. Tokyo Summerland
This huge water world operates from the month of March every year and promises endless fun for kids of all ages. It is the ideal place to cool down from the Tokyo summer heat, as it features numerous outdoor pools, a tropical indoor wave pool with temperatures kept at 30 degrees Celsius all year round, a pretty long lazy river, many waterslides, warm water spas, and waterfalls. This is a fun family day out, but keep in mind that entry queues might be longer during busy periods, while visitors with tattoos are denied access. Fireworks and illuminations are displayed at night during the summer.
Address: 600 Kamiyotsugi, Akiruno, Tokyo 197-0832, Japan
Website: Tokyo Summerland
Opening hours: Varies
Price: 18 USD
7. Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa
A not-so-typical aquarium with lots of surprises awaits visitors at the brilliant Maxell Aqua Park. A whole marine world comes into life right in front of your dazzling eyes. Spectacular acrobatic shows performed by well-trained dolphins, lazy jellyfish moving inside gorgeous luminescent tubes, wilder creatures, like sharks and rays passing right above you, and a visit to the Wild Street, home to otters, seals, and penguins, are only some of the attractions here. A fantastically illuminated coral cafe bar will keep your thirst at bay.
Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa
Address: 4-10-30 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8611
Website: Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Price: 19.90 USD
8. Hanayashiki Amusement Park
When it comes to retro and old-school ‘situations’, there is a weird beauty that can’t be otherwise explained. That’s exactly what happens with Japan’s oldest amusement park (operating since 1853!), Hanayashiki, that features about 20 kinds of attractions. The park’s mascot is the cute panda, and there are actually go-carts called Panda cars that probably exist only in Japan. A more relaxed Ninja training course is provided for the curious ones who wish to learn escape techniques and swordplay, while crab fishing is another charming peculiarity of this place.
Hanayashiki Amusement Park
Address: 2 Chome-28-1 Asakusa, Taitō, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan
Website: Hanayashiki Amusement Park
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 6pm
Price: 9 USD
9. Toshimaen Amusement Park
Conveniently located within the capital, Toshimaen Park is another way to cool down when you start fainting from the Tokyo heat. The park is predominantly suitable for families with young kids, but adults can also have adventurous moments. An Olympic-sized pool, several fishing pools, a 100-year-old carousel, super fast waterslides, ice-skating during winter, thrilling roller coasters, and an insect museum are among the superb features of the park. Visitors with visible ink are not allowed, while a number of restaurants and souvenir shops are hosted here.
Toshimaen Amusement Park
Address: 3 Chome-25-1 Koyama, Nerima, Tokyo 176-0022, Japan
Website: Toshimaen Amusement Park
Opening hours: Varies
Price: 9 USD
Another fabulous theme park, that’s been operating since 1990, is Sanrio Puroland which is dedicated to the famous Hello Kitty and the world of Sanrio. The park might be somewhat smaller and less visited than other parks, however, it isn’t less admirable than others. Hello Kitty performances, nine awesome rides ideal for all ages and other animated parades and films are among the things visitors can enjoy here. Fireworks are daily displayed during the summer months, while themed shops and restaurants are also featured.
Sanrio Puroland Admission Ticket
Amuse yourself in fantasy land
Whether you are an adrenaline junkie looking for some real zest, or a family looking for exciting moments, then make sure to visit at least one of the above theme parks and amusement parks. Besides, this is a pretty fun way to spend your vacation, so why not amuse yourself in fantasy land?
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