Top 3 Amusement Parks in Tokyo

Tokyo Dome City Rollercoaster

Roller Coaster at Tokyo Dome City ©preetamrai/Flickr

Nowadays amusement parks are very popular all around the world. Not only children, but adults enjoy these parks as well. Amusement parks differ from theme parks, they do not have specific and intricate themes; they are characterized by rides such as merry-go-rounds, roller coasters and ferris wheels.

Japan has more than a thousand amusement parks and many of them are located in the capital. Presently, Tokyo has 16 amusement parks, though not all of the are functioning at these days. If you travel to Japan and you have some free time, visiting one of Tokyo’s amusement parks is a must for everyone. This article presents some of the best amusement parks in Tokyo.

 

Tokyo Dome City

Tokyo Dome City

Popular rides at Tokyo Dome City Amusement park ©likeablerodent/Flickr

Tokyo Dome City is a large entertainment district in the capital. It includes a baseball stadium, shopping malls, spa and fitness centers, Tokyo Dome Hotel, and most importantly, Tokyo Dome City Attractions Amusement park. The park is open between 10.00-21.00 every day and the most important attractions of it are: Big-O, Thunder Dolphin, Venus Lagoon, Pixie Cups, Wonder Drop, etc.

Tokyo Dome City Rollercoaster

Roller Coaster at Tokyo Dome City ©preetamrai/Flickr

The price of a one-day pass varies between 3800 and 1200 Yen. Night passes, which are available after 5 PM cost 2800 and 2300 Yen, according to your age. The charge of the park’s attractions usually vary between 400 and 800 Yen, but some attractions are free of charge (e.g. the Water Symphony or the Magical Mist). The address is 1-3-6 1 Koraku, Bunkyo, Tokyo 112-0004.

 

Yomiuri Land

Yomiuri park

Cherry blossoms and the ferris wheel at Yomiuri Land ©tata_aka_T/Flickr

Yomiuri Land is located on the hillsides near Tokyo and it is very popular all around Japan. The most significant rides of the amusement park are the two roller coasters, the Miracle Wan Room and the giant ferris wheel. Another interesting attractions of the park are the large pools: there is whirl, wave, diving, swimming, and Anpanman pools (for children) and the Giant Sky river, for which you have to pay 600 Yen.

The admission to the amusement park varies between 1900 and 3900 Yen. If you want to dive in one of the above mentioned pools, you have to buy an admission ticket, which costs 1800 Yen for children and 2800 Yen for adults.

 

Hanayashiki

Hanayashiki

One of the most popular rides of Hanayashiki ©toooooool/Flickr

Hanayashiki is Japan’s oldest amusement park: it functions since 1853. The 20 attractions of the park include a roller coaster, ferris wheel, mini train, and many other rides. In addition, souvenir shops and restaurants are available as well.

This amusement park is open everyday, between 10.00 and 18.00. The admissions are 2200 and 1900 Yen. The charges for a ride are between 400 and 900 Yen. Coupon tickets are available as well: you can purchase 11 tickets for 1000 Yen. The address of Hanayashiki Park is 2-2 8-1 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo, 111-0032.

 

 

 

 

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