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10 Must Visit Amusement Parks in Tokyo

Tokyo is full of excitement and amusement parks. Amusement parks have rides and shows for all ages. Spend the day at an amusement park with your favorite characters.

Tokyo is one of the largest cities in the world and there are so many amusement parks. From historic parks to the modern Disney parks, there will be a park that will certainly entertain anyone. Whether you are traveling as a family or are an adrenaline junkie looking for excitement, this list has you covered. These ten amusement parks add another dimension to Tokyo. This city will make you want to come back year after year.

 

#1. Joypolis

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Joypolis is located in Odaiba. Joypolis opened in 1996 and this location became the flagship branch. This amusement park features many 3D and visual reality simulation rides. Perhaps, one of the most popular attractions is the Zero Latency Virtual Reality, a state of the art VR attraction where patrons travel through space.

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Some other notable mentions include Transformers: Human Alliance Special and the terrifying VR, Room of the Living Dolls. For those who speak Japanese, these attraction are terrifying and heart racing.
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Joypolis

Address: 1-6-1 Daiba, Minato Ward, Tokyo

Access: 9 minute walk from Tokyo Teleport Station

Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Admission Fee:
4,300 yen (Adults)
3,300 yen (Children)

Phone: 03-5500-1801

Website: Joypolis (Japanese)

 

#2. Sanrio Puroland

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Sanrio Puroland is an indoor amusement park with 1.5 million visitors per year. The park first opened in 1990 and it is owned by the company that made famous characters such as Hello Kitty, My Melody, Chococat, and Pom Pom Purin.

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Since all of these characters and more were an international success, there are many visitors from all around the world. You can enjoy your favorite character themed attractions as well as character themed treats!
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Sanrio Puroland

Address: 1-31 Ochiai, Tama Ward, Tokyo

Access: 8 minute walk from Odakyu Tama Center Station

Hours: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Admission Fee:
3,300 yen (Adults)
2,500 yen (Children)

Phone: 42-339-1111

Website: Sanrio Puroland

 

#3. Namja Town

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Namco Namja Town in Ikebukuro is easily accessible and in the heart of Tokyo. This park has themed restaurants, character mascots, and other carnival-like activities. Although Namco is a video game company, this theme park was designed to entertain all ages. The haunted house is definitely one of the main attractions.

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At the Gyoza Stadium, there are many different types of gyoza to try. Gyoza are pan-fried dumplings filled with meat and vegetables. Gyoza covered in cheese are a popular item at Namja Town.
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Namja Town

Address: 3-1 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima Ward, Tokyo

Access: 15 minute walk from Ikebukuro station

Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Admission Fee:
500 yen (Adults)
300 yen (Children)

Phone: 03-5950-0765

Website: Namja Town (Japanese)

 

#4. Tokyo Disneyland

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Tokyo Disneyland needs little introduction because it is part of one of the most well-known amusement parks in the world. Tokyo Disneyland is located just outside of Tokyo in the neighboring prefecture of Chiba.
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Disneyland is convenient because the open area pass accommodates large groups. You will find all your favorite rides and characters here. Disney’s popularity in Japan is huge and the park has some of the highest rate of visitors in the world.
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Tokyo Disneyland

Address: 1-1 Maihama, Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture

Access: A few minute walk from JR Makuhari station to Disney monorail. Then, transfer to Disney monorail.

Hours: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Admission Fee:
7,400 yen (Adult)
6,400 yen (Junior)
4,800 yen (Child)
*Prices for 1 day ticket

Phone: 45-330-5211

Website: Tokyo Disneyland

 

#5. Tokyo Disney Sea

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Tokyo Disney Sea is right next door to Tokyo Disneyland. Disney Sea is unique to Japan. With a large man-made lake in the center, there are daily shows featuring water floats, pyrotechnics, and amazing light shows.

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Tokyo Disney Sea gives off an aquatic adventure atmosphere and has all the rides to match. Annual attendance is slightly lower than Disneyland but the park still ranks in the top 5 in terms of total annual visitors.
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Tokyo Disney Sea

Address: 1-13 Maihama, Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture

Access: A few minute walk from JR Makuhari station to Disney monorail. Then, transfer to Disney monorail.

Hours: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Admission Fee:
7,400 yen (Adult)
6,400 yen (Junior)
4,800 yen (Child)
*Prices for 1 day ticket

Phone: 570-008-632

Website: Tokyo Disney Sea

 

#6. Asakusa Hanayashiki

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Asakusa Hanayashiki claims to be the oldest amusement park in Japan and it is another great place for theme park enthusiast. Since opening in 1853, this park is very different from others. This is a very kid-friendly amusement park.

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Hanayashiki it is just a few steps away from Sensoji Temple in historic Asakusa. Although it is not as flashy as other parks, the history and the ninja experience is something to try.
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Asakusa Hanayashiki

Address: 2-28-1 Asakusa, Taito Ward, Tokyo

Access: 10 minute walk from Asakusa station

Hours: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Admission Fee:
1,000 yen (Adults)
500 yen (Children)

Phone: 03-3842-8780

Website: Asakusa Hanayashiki

 

#7. Legoland

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Legoland is not a huge amusement park, but it is more modern. There are interactive Lego exhibits so this is the perfect place for children. With seasonal and special events going on, you never know what you may find here and don’t forget to stop by the gift shop for exclusive items.

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There is over 3 million lego blocks, Kingdom Quest which is an intense Lego laser ride, and miniature versions of iconic landmarks.
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Legoland

Address: 1-6-1 Daiba, Minato Ward, Tokyo

Access: 9 minute walk from Tokyo Teleport Station

Hours:
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM (Weekdays)
10:00 AM – 9:00 PM (Weekends)

Admission Fee:
1,850 yen (Weekdays)
2,000 yen (Weekends)

Phone: 03-3599-5168

Website: Legoland

 

#8. Tokyo Dome City

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Tokyo Dome City is located in the center of Tokyo, this metropolitan amusement park features full scale rides like roller coasters, haunted houses, and the Wonder Drop ride that drops you over 13 meters.

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There are attractions for guests of all ages so it is a great family destination within the city. Not to mention, right next door is the Tokyo Dome stadium and LaQua, one of the largest natural hot spring complexes in Tokyo. There will be something for everyone.
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Tokyo Dome City

Address: 1-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo

Access: 5 minute walk from Suidobashi station

Hours: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Admission Fee:
3,900 yen (Adults)
2,100 yen (Children)

Phone: 03-3817-6001

Website: Tokyo Dome City

 

#9. Yomiuri Land

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Yomiuri Land claims to be Tokyo’s largest amusement park featuring 43 different attractions. Perhaps they say this because both Disney parks are located in the neighboring prefecture.

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During the summer, five swimming pools and three water slides are open. In the spring, you may be lucky enough to see the 1,000 cherry blossom trees blooming from a gondola ride. If you are thrill seeker, there are many rides to get your heart pumping.
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Yomiuri Land

Address: 4015-1 Yanokuchi, Inagi Ward, Tokyo

Access: 5 minute bus ride from Yomiuri Land Station to Yomiuri Land Station by Odakyu Bus

Hours:
10:00 AM – 8:30 PM (Monday – Saturday)
9:00 AM – 8:30 PM (Sundays)

Admission Fee:
5,400 yen (Adults)
3,800 yen (Children)

Phone: 44-966-1111

Website: Yomiuri Land

 

#10. Toshimaen

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Toshimaen has two sides, the water park side and the normal amusement park side. This amusement park has a staggering amount of rides including multiple roller coasters, water slides, a wave pool, and much more.

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Toshimaen also has an arcade and numerous places to eat. When you add in seasonal events, the list of possibilities grows even larger. This is a family-friendly amusement park.
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Toshimaen

Address: 3-25-1 Koyama, Nerima Ward, Tokyo

Access: 15 minute walk from Nerimakasugacho station

Hours: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
*Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Admission Fee:
4,200 yen (Adults)
3,200 yen (Children)

Phone: 03-3990-8800

Website: Toshimaen (Japanese)

 

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