Here are the best Theme Parks in Tokyo and Surroundings, with travel tips and more, according to LIVE JAPAN, a top-class travel website for visitors to Japan. Our ranking is based on the most popular pages viewed by foreign visitors in a given category.
For instance, Palette Town, TOKYO ONE PIECE TOWER, Tokyo Disney Sea® and other related spots will be listed. Be sure to check them out during your visit to Tokyo and Surroundings!
Pallete Town is a popular site with many entertainment facilities for both children and adults. Among these are a large Ferris wheel (Symbol of Odaiba), MEGA WEB (car theme park) and Venus Fort (large shopping mall designed to resemble Medieval Europe). Venus Fort has about 190 restaurants and shops for fashion, accessories and general goods, and an outlet floor handling both domestic and foreign brands. From the large Ferris wheel you can enjoy majestic views of Tokyo Tower, Sky Tree, Tokyo Gate Bridge and Rainbow Bridge; the twinkling night view is popular as well. Pallete Town is directly connected to Omi Station on the New Transit Yurikamome. A three-minute walk from Tokyo Teleport Station on the Rinkai Line (direct from JR Saikyo Line).
2.TOKYO ONE PIECE TOWER
A large-scale theme park of ONE PIECE, which is popular around the world. You can enjoy the amusement attractions, live show, restaurants, and shops where you can buy the original merchandises, etc. in the world of ONE PIECE.
The theme of 2019 is “How many islands appear, how many stories there are.” With that in mind, there was a big event called ”Cruise History” to celebrate the 20th anniversary of ONE PIECE Anime. The largest exhibition ever is now in TOKYO ONE PIECE TOWER. The original illustrations of the Anime and the storyboards, and so on are on display. Also, the first audio guide of voice actors in TOKYO ONE PIECE TOWER and the games are here. You can see, listen, touch and eat in the world of ONE PIECE.
3.Tokyo Disney Sea®
The Tokyo DisneySea, whose theme was inspired by stories and legends related to the ocean, was opened in 2001. It is divided into seven theme ports, the Mediterranean Harbor, the American Waterfront, the Port Discovery, the Lost River Delta, the Arabian Coast, the Mermaid Lagoon, and the Mysterious Island, and you can enjoy attractions, entertainments, meals, and shopping under the different story settings for each theme port. There are entertainments in line with events such as Easter, the Festival of the Weaver, Halloween and Christmas. The theme park also sells limited-time goods and food. A hotel is integrated into the park, so you can stay there while basking in the afterglow of the stories. The Tokyo DisneySea is located at about a 13-minute walk from the South Exit of the Maihama Station on the JR lines. There is also the Disney Resort Line, which circulates the Tokyo Disney Resort, and the theme park is very close to the Tokyo DisneySea Station.
The Tokyo Joypolis is one of the largest theme parks in the nation, and its concept is ”DigitaReal.” You can have new, unusual experiences in the theme park, where the digital world and the real space are integrated. It provides five DigitaReal spaces, such as the DigitaReal Live Stage, where projected images and actors perform together, and the Trans Illusion, which fuses video images, lights, and sounds by utilizing the lighting and audio system. Also, it holds various events and stage shows, such as projection mapping shows. There is a café in which you can enjoy a light meal while you have fun and a store that handles original goods and the goods of Sonic, which is one of the popular characters in the Sega games. So, it is a theme park that a variety of people can enjoy, including families, groups, and couples. It is a 2-minute walk from the Odaiba-kaihin Park Station on the Yurikamome Line or a 5-minute walk from the Tokyo Teleport Station on the Rinkai Line.
5.TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS
Tokyo Mystery Circus is a ”mystery” theme park opened in Shinjuku at the end of 2017, one of only a few in the world! As of July 2018, this has become a hugely popular facility, welcoming over 200,000 players regardless of age or gender. Entry is free but tickets are required to take part in the games. They regularly offer over ten different hands-on games and attractions. These include real escape games, in which you have to escape a perilous situation within the time limit; real infiltration games, in which you have to complete missions that require you to infiltrate an enemy facility like a spy; and projection table games, which combine projection mapping with mystery solving to create quite a magical experience. Many of the experiences can also be enjoyed in English, including ”A Mystery at Magic Academy SHINJUKU,” in which you can tour the sights of Shinjuku while solving mystery. Some are also available in Simplified Chinese.
On the first floor, you can also enjoy ”yelo” shaved ice, which kicked off a shaved ice boom in Japan.
APM building, 1-27-5, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0021
Shinjuku Station （JR Shonan Shinjuku Line / JR Yamanote Line / JR Chuo Main Line / JR Saikyo Line / Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line / Toei Shinjuku Line / Toei Oedo Line / Keio Line / Keio New Line / Odakyu Odawara Line）
7 minutes on foot
- Phone Number 03-6273-8641
- Address APM building, 1-27-5, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0021
Asakusa Hanayashiki, which opened in 1853, is the oldest amusement park in Japan. One roller coaster in Hanayashiki dates back to 1953 and is the oldest extant scream machine in the country. With a large variety of attractions, such as those that even newborns can ride or spine-tingling haunted houses, this is an amusement park that you can enjoy with your kids. Put yourself in a festive mood for the ennichi, or traditional Japanese fair stalls, in the game zone. Another popular attraction is the Ninja Training Dojo, where anyone 5-years old and older can learn the requisite skills to become a ninja (reservations required). Hanayashiki even has an area on its rooftop with views of the main hall and five-storied pagoda of Senso-ji Temple, Tokyo Skytree(R) and other sights, making it a wonderful place to enjoy Asakusa sightseeing. The park is a three-minute walk away from Asakusa Station on the Tsukuba Express Line, and a five-minute walk from Asakusa Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Toei Asakusa Line, and Tobu Skytree Line.
The Tokyo Disneyland, the Kingdom of dreams and magic, was opened in 1983. Since the opening, it has been loved by people from a wide range of ages. The park is divided into seven theme lands, the World Bazaar, Adventureland, Western Land, Critter Country, Fantasyland, Toontown, and Tomorrowland, and you can enjoy the attractions and entertainments that match the theme of each area. The Cinderella Castle, which can be seen just beyond the World Bazaar, a street lined with Victorian dynasty style of buildings, is a well-known photography spot. Also, the seasonal entertainments by the cute characters created by Walt Disney are part of the theme park's attractions. The parades and other shows are in line with events such as Easter, the Festival of the Weaver, a summer festival, Halloween, and Christmas. The Tokyo Disneyland is located a four-minute walk from the South Exit of the Maihama Station on the JR Line.
8.Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura
Edo Wonderland is a huge theme park that simulates a town from the Edo period in a realistic manner, where you can enjoy and experience Edo culture. At the henshin-dokoro, you can change into a kimono and transform into an Edo citizen. You can also try some programs designed to give you real Edo period experiences, such as being a samurai or a ninja. These programs are perfect for families as they are available for both children and adults. Events featuring ninjas, a theater where you can enjoy traditional performing arts, a yakata boat cruise, and the shuriken (a ninja weapon) and Japanese archery training grounds are also popular. You can enjoy the Edo atmosphere in the village where Edo townspeople, such as samurais with topknots and merchants, walk around.
The park also holds seasonal events that are unique to Japan such as O-Shogatsu (New Year), Hinamatsuri (girl's day), Tanabata Festival and more. There are restaurants that offer Edo-style dining and souvenir shops that sells ukiyoe and items modeled on the park's Nyanmage mascot. It is the last stop on a 15-minute bus ride on a Tobu Bus bound for Nikko Edomura from Kinugawa-onsen station.
9.Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum
Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum is a food theme park specializing in ramen where you can taste delicious local ramen, not just from Japan, but also from all over the world.All the restaurants here are unique, and they serve ramen that generates a buzz. Thick noodles that are filling, thin noodles that are easy to eat, rich soups, light soups. There are various ramen for sale, including mini ramen, so visitors can enjoy many types. In the museum shop on the first floor, there are limited items that you can only buy here. Many items can be recommended such as souvenir ramen that you can take home, original museum snacks, and a ramen bowl from a famous shop. It is a five-minute walk fromShin-Yokohama Station on theJR Tokaido Shinkansen, JR Yokohama Line, and Yokohama Municipal Subway .
Namja Town prides itself on being Japan's largest indoor theme park. Here, you can enjoy all sorts of attractions without worrying about the weather. The park consists of three towns. Dokkingamu Plaza is a European-style townscape with a large gummi (candy) tree as its symbol. Fukubukuro Nana-Chome Shopping Street reproduces a Japanese townscape circa 1955. Mononoke Bangaichi is a mysterious town overtaken by mononoke (ghosts). Each town has fun attractions for the whole family. When you get hungry, Namja Gyoza Stadium on Fukubukuro Nana-Chome Shopping Street serves up local gyoza from various places, while Fukubukuro Dessert Side Street offers decorated desserts. There is also a souvenir shop selling items such as original character goods. A three-minute walk from Higashi-Ikebukuro Station on the Yuraku-cho Line, and an eight-minute walk from Ikebukuro Station.
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