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Japan Trip: 10 Most Popular Amusement Spots in Tokyo and Surroundings (November 2019 Ranking)

Japan Trip: 10 Most Popular Amusement Spots in Tokyo and Surroundings (November 2019 Ranking)

Date published: 23 December 2019

Here are the best Amusement Spots 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 Joypolis, SEGA Shinjyuku Kabukicho and other related spots will be listed. Be sure to check them out during your visit to Tokyo and Surroundings!

1.Palette Town

1.Palette Town

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 Joypolis

2.Tokyo Joypolis

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.

3.SEGA Shinjyuku Kabukicho

3.SEGA Shinjyuku Kabukicho

We have a plentiful lineup of the latest arcade games, prize games, photo sticker machines, and more.
All our games can be played at affordable prices. Not only Japanese yen but Japanese electronic money is accepted as well (Some game machines do not accept electronic money).
The 1st floor is dedicated to prize games with all kinds of character prizes players can win and take home.
You might even find plush toys, figurines or other goods of your favorite characters.
If you find it difficult to win a prize, you might want to ask our staff for a way to get it.
They may provide some tips on how to win.
On the 2nd floor are 3 types of the latest VR game machines, as well as a wide range of music games and other video games.
We especially recommend the VR games. Please give them a try.

  • SEGA Shinjyuku Kabukicho
    • Address Daini Toa Kaikan 1F, 2F, 1-21-1, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0021
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    • Nearest Station 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)
      5 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3208-0571

4.TOKYO ONE PIECE TOWER

4.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.” According to it, we are holding a big event ”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.

5.Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum

5.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 .

6.Tokyo Disney Sea®

6.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.

7.SEGA Akihabara 3rd

7.SEGA  Akihabara  3rd

UFO catchers inside the SEGA’s arcade have a wide selection of popular character-themed products. If you are not sure of how to use them, please ask a staff. He/She might even give you a tip. Other game machines include maimai, by which you can enjoy music as if you were dancing, and photo sticker machines to take clear and beautiful photos as if they were taken by a professional photographer. There are also video games and driving games. Please come here to find your favorite game machine.

8.Hanayashiki

8.Hanayashiki

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.

  • Hanayashiki
    • Address 2-28-1, Asakusa, Taitou-ku, Tokyo, 111-0032
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    • Nearest Station Asakusa Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / Toei Asakusa Line / Tobu Isesaki Line (Tobu Sky Tree Line) / Tsukuba Express)
      3 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3842-8780

9.SEGA Akihabara 1st

9.SEGA  Akihabara  1st

UFO catchers inside the SEGA’s arcade have a wide selection of popular character-themed products. If you are not sure of how to use them, please ask a staff member. He/She might even give you a tip. Other game machines include maimai, which you can enjoy music as if you were dancing, video games and driving games. Please come here to find your favorite game machine.

10.Tokyo Disneyland®

10.Tokyo Disneyland®

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.

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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