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! The first step to your theme parks excursion is choosing where to stay! Take a look the best neighborhoods and Disney hotels, and then enjoy this list of the top Tokyo theme parks and amusement parks!
Making guests scream in excitement in the neighborhood of Bunkyō is Tokyo Dome City Attractions. Its original name is Kōrakuen, which served as the major source of entertainment in the district after its establishment in the distant year of 1958. Japan, and Tokyo alone, is filled with parks like these, so we hope you’re not easily hit with motion sickness! Dare yourself to try their most popular rides, Big O Ferris Wheel, Thunder Dolphin Roller Coaster, Wonder Drop and The Dive!
Tokyo Dome City Attractions and TeNQ Space Museum Admission Ticket （訪日外国人限定）
Duration: 3 hours
One the most picturesque amusement parks in Tokyo is Yomiuriland, and it’s not just because theme parks typically burst with colorful decorations! Yomiuriland, according to their website, is the biggest theme park that offers cherry blossoms when in season! The park also displays Jewellumination, the largest illumination in the region of Kantō. Spectacular fountain shows are featured at the park too. Tokyo may be filled with theme parks, but Yomiuriland is one that you cannot miss. We recommend that you try the ride Starlight Bandit!
Yomiuriland Admission Ticket in Tokyo
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.
Tokyo Sanrio Puroland Admission Ticket
Duration: 1 Day(s) Duration
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 Ticket
Duration: 1 Day(s) Duration
5. Namco Namjatown
Welcome to one of the quirkiest Tokyo indoor theme parks! 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
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 at this Tokyo roller coaster park, 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
7. Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa
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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. 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
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
Get your kids’ creative side go wild with a visit to Legoland Discovery Center Tokyo. More than three million colorful interlocking Lego bricks are available to build whatever your kid’s heart desires, the possibilities are endless. Multiple attractions such as Lego Factory, Lego City Builder, Lego 4D Cinema, Duplo Village, etc. will make you indecisive of where to go first. This wonderful center is not just for kids, but for all ages! The first attraction, Lego Factory will provide a demonstration of how the bricks are made. See the world’s miniaturized capitals in Miniland and build Lego racers and test them out on the track. You can also enjoy three amusement rides at this center. Bring home a few (of over 400) products from the in-house Lego Shop. With Klook Exclusive, you can get discounts and skip long queues for redeeming tickets. Remember that kids under the age of three can enter for free. Also, for a pair ticket, receive a free exclusive red Lego brick keychain. Save a day in your calendar to create, build and explore!
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Tokyo Admission Ticket
11. Mega Web
Would you love to explore a car theme park? If the answer to that is yes, then let your dreams come true and experience the world of cars at Mega Web! Be the first to witness and touch Toyota’s next-generation technologies at Toyota City Showcase with various zones - Toyota Sports Zone, Technology Zone, GR Zone, and Line-up Zone. Get a glimpse of the past at the History Garage showcasing classic cars from the 1950s to 1970s. Watch the “maestros” restore older cars to create a masterpiece at the Restore Pit. Since just exploring is not enough, Ride One gives you a chance to drive your favorite Toyota car on a 1.3-kilometer-long (0.80 miles) course. Your children can also drive at the Ride Studio with Indoor Ride One for ages 6 to 18 and Petit Ride One for ages 3 to 5. Lastly, you can drive a go-cart over 200 meters (656.16 feet) outside the course at E-Kart Ride.
Address: 1 Chome-3-12 Aomi, Koto City, Tokyo 135-0064, Japan
Website: Mega Web
Opening hours: 11am - 9pm (daily)
12. KidZania Tokyo
Kids learn fast through experience. KidZania Tokyo offers a hundred job opportunities for your kids to learn and earn at the same time! Your kids get to role-play as adults in this two-thirds-scaled miniature city. Whether they become pilots, bankers, drivers, bakers, designers, or even fashion artists, your kids can experience adulthood in a small society. All activities will let them use real-world tools and equipment. After they finish each job, they will be paid with “kidZos” – KidZania’s local currency which can be used to shop and pay for services – and whatever they create is theirs to keep. A City Map, a Job Schedule Card, and a 50 kidZos cheque will be given to them when they start their KidZania careers. Let them explore this mini-city with 60 pavilions in a two-story facility. Book early, ahead of time, to make sure you get in.
Address: Tokyo-to, Koto-ku, Toyosu 2-4-9 Urban Dock LaLaport Toyosu, North Port 3F, 33200
Website: KidZania Tokyo
Opening hours: first shift 9am - 3pm (daily) / second shift 4pm - 9pm (daily)
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. Who says Disneyland is just for kids? It’s one of the best theme parks for adults in Tokyo too!
Tokyo Disneyland 1-Day Passport
Duration: 1 day
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.
Tokyo DisneySea 1-Day Passport
Duration: 1 day
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 Tokyo amusement park.
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
Asakusa Hanayashiki One Day Pass (mailed to domestic address)
Duration: 1 to 12 hours
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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