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15 Popular Amusement Parks in Japan

Japan has many different types of amusement parks to entertain all ages. Some parks have new attractions and some haven't changed a thing. Visit an amusement park near you while visiting Japan.

#1. Tokyo Disneyland – Chiba

Tokyo Disneyland - Chiba
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As you may know, Tokyo Disneyland is one of the most popular and famous amusement parks in Japan that opened in 1983 and is located in the Chiba prefecture. The catch phrase is “The Kingdom of Dreams and Music”. Needless to say, the main character is Mickey Mouse, followed by Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto. Basically, these five popular characters always appear in shows and parades. Seasonal events are going on throughout the year, which attracts so many repeat fans of all ages.
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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: 045-330-5211

Website: Tokyo Disneyland

 

#2. Tokyo Disney Sea – Chiba

Tokyo Disney Sea - Chiba
Photo Credit: Robert Montgomery@Flickr

Tokyo Disney Sea opened in 2001, the catch phrase is “where adventure and imagination set sail”. The park consists of seven areas with 35 attractions. It is said that opposite to Tokyo Disneyland which is mainly intended for families and children, Tokyo Disney Sea aims at adults and couples if anything. Alcohol drinks are sold in Disney Sea only, not in Disneyland. Disney Sea focuses on shows which take place on the water, not parades. Another special point is that a hotel called “Tokyo Disney Sea Hotel Mira Costa” is built inside the park, this hotel is for fans who wish to stay in the park overnight.
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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: 0570-008-632

Website: Tokyo Disney Sea

 

#3. Fuji Q High Land – Yamanashi

Fuji Q High Land
Photo Credit: fujiq.jp

Fuji Q High Land is located near Mr. Fuji, in the Yamanashi Prefecture. What’s special about this amusement park is that there are more thrill rides compared to other parks. Therefore a lot of thrill rides’ fans rush to the park from all over Japan. Additionally, the access from Tokyo is quite good, which is about two hours by car. The four main thrill rides include some world records, such as the maximum angle for a fall (121 degrees) and the total number of rotation (14 times).
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Fuji Q High Land

Address: 5-6-1 Shinnishihara, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi

Access: Connected to Fujikyu Highland Station

Hours: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Admission Fee:
5,700 yen (Adult)
5,400 yen (Junior)
4,300 yen (Child)
*Prices for 1 day ticket

Phone: 0555-23-2111

Website: Fuji Q High Land

 

#4. Universal Studio Japan – Osaka

Universal Studio Japan - Osaka
Photo Credit: atgw@Flickr

Universal Studios Japan, USJ in short, is located in the Osaka prefecture and opened in 2001, the same year as Tokyo Disney Sea opened. In 2014, a new area collaborated with Harry Potter started and has been attracting even more visitors. New rides were built almost every year and finally they say the number of visitors in October 2015 surpass Tokyo Disneyland which is supposed to have the most visitors in Japan.
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Universal Studio Japan

Address: 2-1-33 Sakurajima, Konohana Ward, Osaka City, Osaka

Access: Connected to Universal City Station

Hours: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Admission Fee:
7,400 yen (Adult)
6,650 yen (Senior)
4,612 yen (Child)
*Prices for 1 day ticket

Phone: 0570-200-606

Website: Universal Studio Japan

 

#5. Hawaiians – Fukushima

Hawaiians - Fukushima
Photo Credit: jenthero@Flickr

Hawaiians is located in the Fukushima prefecture and consists of five theme areas, which is Water Park, Spring Park, Spagarden Pareo, Vir Port and Yoichi. Each has its original theme, but all are related to hot springs. You can enjoy pools, shows, beauty salon and of course hot springs. You can stay at Hawaiians since there is a hotel.
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Hawaiians

Address: 50 Warabidaira Jōbanfujiwaramachi, Iwaki City, Fukushima

Access: 15 minutes by shuttle bus from Yumoto Station

Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:15 PM

Admission Fee:
3,240 yen (Adult)
2,060 yen (Child)
*Prices for 1 day ticket

Phone: 0570-550-550

Website: Hawaiians (Japanese)

 

#6. Tokyo Joypolis – Tokyo

Tokyo Joypolis - Tokyo
Photo Credit: DocChewbacca@Flickr

Tokyo Joypolis is the largest indoor amusement theme park, which is located in Odaiba in Tokyo. What’s good about this theme park is that you do not need to worry about the weather. Various events are going on during the weekends and during long vacations. Since the 20th anniversary this year, with more special events take place, it has been attracting even more people.
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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)

 

#7. Huis Ten Bosch – Nagasaki

Huis Ten Bosch - Nagasaki
Photo Credit: machu.@Flickr

Huis Ten Bosch is a theme park in the Nagasaki prefecture, it was created to resemble a town in Holland. The park 1.5 times larger than Tokyo Disney Resort, which is one of the largest exclusive theme parks. Especially, the illumination called Hikari no Okoku (Kingdom of lights) is so popular and famous that it was elected as the best illumination in all of Japan. It is worth going to see 13 million lights that covers the whole town.
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Huis Ten Bosch

Address: 1-1 Huis Ten Bosch-Cho, Saseho, Nagasaki

Access: 22 minute walk from Huis Ten Bosch Station’

Hours: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Admission Fee:
6,700 yen (Adults)
5,700 yen (High school & Junior high school students)
4,300 yen (Children)
6,200 yen (Over age 65)

Phone: 0570-064-110

Website: Huis Ten Bosch

 

#8. Nagashima Spa Land – Mie

Nagashima Spa Land - Mie
Photo Credit: Hideyuki KAMON@ Flickr

Nagashima Spa Land is a large amusement park located in the Mie prefecture and it opened in 1966. It is a part of the Nagashima resort which has a shopping mall, a spa facility, a group of hotels and so on. Similar to Fuji Q High Land introduced earlier, it focuses on thrill rides. There are 11 kinds of roller coasters, which attracts visitors from the western region.
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Nagashima Spa Land

Address: 333 Urayasu, Nagashima-cho, Kuwana, Mie

Access: 50 minute bus ride from Chubu International Airport

Hours: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Admission:
1,600 yen (Adults)
1,000 yen (Children)

Phone: 0594-45-1111

Website: Nagashima Spa Land

 

#9. Space World – Fukuoka

Space World - Fukuoka
Photo Credit: inunami@Flickr

Space World has different kinds of ways to spend time, such as enjoying attractions, events, pools in summer and ice skating in the winter. It is located in the Fukuoka prefecture and has very good access from the city center. Literally, the theme of this park is space and some museums related to space are open at the park.
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Space World

Address: 4-1-1 Higashida, Yahata Higashi District, Kita-Kyusyu, Fukuoka

Access: 7 minute walk from Space World Station

Hours: 10:00 AM – (Depends on the day)

Admission Fee:

1,570 yen (Age 13 – 59)

780 yen (Elementary students)

490 yen (Kids)

Phone: 093-672-3600

Website: Space World

 

#10. Yokohama Cosmo World – Kanagawa

Yokohama Cosmo World - Kanagawa
Photo Credit: aotaro@Flickr

Yokohama Cosmo World is an urban-type amusement park, the most recognizable landmark is the large Ferris Wheel. From the top, you can enjoy a grand panoramic view in the daytime, and a beautiful view at night. The entrance is free so there is no need for passes. It is so close to sightseeing spots in Yokohama, so it is easy to stop by when you have some free time.
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Yokohama Cosmo World

Address: 2-8 Shinko, Naka Ward, Yokohama City, Kanagwa

Access: 10 minute walk from Minatomirai Station

Hours: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Fee: Per attractions

Phone: 045-641-6591

Website: Yokohama Cosmo World (Japanese)

 

#11. Yomiuri Land – Tokyo

Yomiuri Land - Tokyo
Photo Credit: Zengame@Flickr

Yomiuri Land is located in Tama hill between Kanagawa and Tokyo prefecture, there is a superb view of the park. Apart from about 43 different kinds of attractions which includes scary rides and a Ferris Wheel, there is a sea lion show is available. You can also enjoy barbecue inside the park. Recently, a new area has opened where you can experience manufacturing items such as cars and food.
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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

 

#12. Toshimaen – Tokyo

Toshimaen - Tokyo
Photo Credit: Zengame@Flickr

Toshimaen focuses on seasonal events such as cherry blossom viewing in spring, pools in summer, beer festival in autumn, and ice skating area, fishing, and illuminations in the winter. Moreover, it takes only 15 minutes from Ikebukuro in Tokyo. A big cinema is located in the same area. It is also known as a mecca for cosplayers, so you can see a lot of people impersonating their favorite characters.
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Toshimaen

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

Access: 1 minute walk from Toshimaen 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)

 

#13. Hirakata Park – Osaka

Hirakata Park - Osaka
Photo Credit: ひらかたパーク

Hirakata Park is one of the largest amusement park in the western region in Japan which is located in Osaka. Not to mention all kinds of attractions from roller coasters to haunted houses, with various facilities, there is an animal town where you can pet animals and there is a rose garden. This park will be fun for all ages.
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Hirakata Park

Address:1-1 Hirakatakoencho, Hirakata City, Osaka

Access: 10 minute walk from Hirakata Station

Hours: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Admission Fee:
4,400 yen (Adults)
3,800 yen (Children)

Phone: 072-844-3475

Website: Hirakata Park (Japanese)

 

#14. Suzuka Circuit Motopia – Mie

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Suzuka Circuit Motopia is an amusement park which aims mainly toward children. However, this area also has a motor sports area, auto camping site, and hot spring, which will entertain adults as well. Since the whole area is related to cars, some of the attractions at the Suzuka Circuit Motopia use cars.
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Suzuka Circuit Motopia

Address: 7992 Inoucho, Suzuka City, Mie

Access: 25 minute walk from Suzuka Circuit Ino Station

Hours: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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

Phone: 059-378-1111

Website: Suzuka Circuit Motopia

 

#15. Sanrio Puroland Tokyo

sanrio puroland
Photo Credit: puroland.jp

Sanrio Puroland is an indoor amusement park which opened in 1990. A lot of world-famous characters such as Hello Kitty, Kiki Lala and My Melody appear in the shows, and you can certainly meet your favorite characters at the park. You may feel like you are actually in the world of each Sanrio character.
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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

 

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