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Awesome Things to Do In Japan: Most Popular Theme Parks in Tokyo and Surroundings! (December 2019 Ranking)

Awesome Things to Do In Japan: Most Popular Theme Parks in Tokyo and Surroundings! (December 2019 Ranking)

Date published: 18 December 2019
Last updated: 6 January 2020

Here are the most popular Theme Parks in Tokyo and Surroundings, according to leading travel website Live Japan! Our ranking is based on the most popular pages viewed by foreign visitors in the past month. Be sure to add them to your Japan travel plan when you visit 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.YOMIURILAND

3.YOMIURILAND

YOMIURILAND is an amusement park with over 40 attractions for both kids and adults to enjoy, ranging from Japan's leading rollercoaster Bandit and our huge Ferris wheel, with views of Tokyo Tower and the city.

Our Good Job Attractions-Goodjoba, which only opened in 2016, is hugely popular with families. Goodjoba is an area where you can experience making things while enjoying the attractions and workshops.
In winter, our Jewellumination event showcases jewel-colored illumination that can only be seen at YOMIURILAND. It's a popular annual event that attracts a lot of people.

Spring features 1000 cherry blossom trees, the pool is popular in summer and illumination lights up the winter. At YOMIURILAND, we have events running throughout the year.

  • YOMIURILAND
    YOMIURILAND
    よみうりランド
    • Address 4015-1 Yanoguchi, Inagi, Tokyo, 206-8725
    • Nearest Station Keio-Yomiuri-Land Station (Keio Sagamihara Line)
      5 minutes by bus
    • Phone Number 044-966-1111

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 was “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.

  • TOKYO ONE PIECE TOWER
    TOKYO ONE PIECE TOWER
    東京ワンピースタワー
    • Address Tokyo Tower Foot Town, 4-2-8 Shiba Park, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-0011
    • Nearest Station Akabanebashi Station (Toei Oedo Line)
      5 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-5777-5308

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 Character Street

6.Tokyo Character Street

The Tokyo Character Street is located on the Yaesu North Exit side of the basement floor of the Tokyo Station building, and many character merchandise shops are gathered. Official shops of popular shows of NHK, the major five TV broadcasting companies in Tokyo, and others line the street.

It is a dreamlike space as many stores, including the Hello Kitty Shop, which carries the world-famous Hello Kitty brand, Rilakkuma Store, Pokemon Store, and JUMP Shop (Shueisha's official shop). At Shochiku Kabukiya Honpo, goods and traditional crafts associated with kabuki are sold, and they make perfect gifts. In the Ichiban Plaza Event Space, some limited-time character merchandise shop promotion or other events are held so that you can enjoy yourself every time you visit. This is a place where not only kids but people in three generations can enjoy.

  • Tokyo Character Street
    • Address The Tokyo Station first Avenue the first floor of the basement north street, 1-9-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0005
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    • Nearest Station Tokyo Station (Tokaido Shinkansen Line / Hokkaido Shinkansen Line / Tohoku Shinkansen Line / Akita Shinkansen Line / Yamagata Shinkansen Line / Joetsu Shinkansen Line / Hokuriku Shinkansen Line / JR Tokaido Main Line / JR Yokosuka Line / JR Sobu Main Line / JR Sobu Main Line (Rapid) / JR Keihin-Tohoku Line / JR Yamanote Line / JR Chuo Main Line / JR Keiyo Line / JR Ueno Tokyo Line / Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line)
      1 minute on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3210-0077

7.Tokyo Disney Sea®

7.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.

8.TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS

8.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, we have become a greatly 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. We 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 our 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.

  • TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS
    Appealing
    • Address APM building, 1-27-5, 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)
      7 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-6273-8641

9.Sanrio Puroland

9.Sanrio Puroland

Sanrio Puroland, open since 1990, is the place to see shows and parades performed by cute Sanrio characters such as Hello Kitty, which is popular worldwide. There are attractions that can be enjoyed by both children and adults, that are all indoors so you don’t have to worry about the weather.

The on-site Sanrio shop is one of the world’s largest, handling many items that are only available here, such as original Puroland goods and limited-production items. There is also a duty-free counter on the fourth floor. Birthday parties, anniversary parties (both requiring same-day reservations) and other seasonal events are held here, too. A five-minute walk from Tama Center Station on the Keio Line, Odakyu Line and Tama Monorail.

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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