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Awesome Things to Do In Japan: Most Popular Amusement in Tokyo and Surroundings! (January 2020 Ranking)

Awesome Things to Do In Japan: Most Popular Amusement in Tokyo and Surroundings! (January 2020 Ranking)

Date published: 3 February 2020

Here are the most popular Amusement 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!

Table of Contents
  1. 1.Palette Town
  2. 2.YOMIURILAND
  3. 3.SEGA Akihabara 3rd
  4. 4.TOKYO ONE PIECE TOWER
  5. 5.Hanayashiki
  6. 6.SEGA Akihabara 1st
  7. 7.SEGA Shinjyuku Kabukicho
  8. 8.Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise
  9. 9.SEGA Akihabara 4th
  10. 10.Tokyo Joypolis

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.YOMIURILAND

2.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 their huge Ferris wheel, with views of Tokyo Tower and the city.

The 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, the 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, they 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

3.SEGA Akihabara 3rd

3.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.

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, they 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.Hanayashiki

5.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

6.SEGA Akihabara 1st

6.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.

7.SEGA Shinjyuku Kabukicho

7.SEGA Shinjyuku Kabukicho

These guys have a huge lineup of the latest arcade games, prize games, photo sticker machines, and more.
All the 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.

Secret tip: If you don't know how to get a prize out of the machine, ask the staff! 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.

  • 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

8.Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise

8.Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise

Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise is Japan's biggest leisure island with an aquarium.

Sea Paradise contains four different aquariums. At the Aqua Museum, you can see a school of sardines in the 8m high tank. The sardines also put on performances for visitors. At Dolphin Fantasy, bottlenose dolphins swim in the arched tank, so you can view the dolphins from various angles. In addition, there are also aquariums where you can go fishing and interact with marine life.

Sea Paradise is filled with attractions, such as the thrilling free-fall vertical drop which boasts a height of 107m, and is a very popular rollercoaster, which flies over the ocean. As well as these attractions, they also have stores, restaurants and hotels inside the park, so both children and adults can enjoy themselves for the whole day.

  • Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise
    Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise
    横浜・八景島シーパラダイス
    • Address Hakkeijima, Kanazawa Ward, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, 236-0006
    • Nearest Station Hakkeijima Station (Kanazawa Seaside Line)
      10 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 045-788-8888

9.SEGA Akihabara 4th

9.SEGA  Akihabara  4th

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 Joypolis

10.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.

*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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