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Tokyo Trip: Top 10 Most Popular Theme Parks in Tokyo and Surroundings (August 2019 Ranking)

Tokyo Trip: Top 10 Most Popular Theme Parks in Tokyo and Surroundings (August 2019 Ranking)

Date published: 10 September 2019

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, Sanrio Puroland, TOKYO ONE PIECE TOWER 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

Palette 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.

2.Sanrio Puroland

2.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.

3.TOKYO ONE PIECE TOWER

3.TOKYO ONE PIECE TOWER

This is a large-scale theme park of ONE PIECE, a manga and anime series that's popular around the world. You can enjoy the amusement attractions, live show, restaurants, and shops where you can buy original merch and more in the world of ONE PIECE.

In March 2018, we celebrated the third anniversary and the version was upgrading again! There is a special performance ”ONE PIECE LIVE ATTRACTION ”PHANTOM” which was completely overseen by the original comics artist Eiichiro Oda, and the original character will appear on the show. The exhibition ”LOG GALLERY”, which shows the original illustrations and special collection of materials. And Impressive original animation 4D theater ”LUFFY'S ENDLESS ADVENTURE”. It's a fun attraction for all ages!

4.Tokyo Disney Sea®

4.Tokyo Disney Sea®

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, a variety of entertainment, meals, and shopping under the different story settings for each theme. There is entertainment 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.

5.Tokyo Disneyland®

5.Tokyo Disneyland®

Tokyo Disneyland, the Kingdom of dreams and magic, was opened in 1983. Since its 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.

6.Tokyo Joypolis

6.Tokyo Joypolis

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 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 Sonic-themed merch, which is one of the popular characters in the Sega games. It is a theme park that a variety of people can enjoy, including families, groups, and couples.

7.Tokyo Character Street

7.Tokyo Character Street

Tokyo Character Street is located on the Yaesu North Exit side of the Tokyo Station building's basement level. Here, 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 with 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.

  • 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

8.TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS

8.TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS

Tokyo Mystery Circus is a ”mystery” theme park which 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 of all ages. 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.

  • TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS
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    • 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.Hanayashiki

9.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.

  • 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

10.Toshimaen

10.Toshimaen

An amusement park that has attracted many visitors for over 80 years since opening in 1926. The merry-go-round called Carousel El Dorado is a famous symbol of the park. The carousel was made in Germany by Hugo Haase in 1907, and made its way to other European countries and the United States before landing in Toshimaen in 1971. In recognition of its high value as a cultural asset, it was registered as a Mechanical Engineering Heritage in 2010 by the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers. All of the sculptures on it are handcrafted wood sculptures with fine details. Other than the merry-go-round, the park offers various rides such as the big pirate ship called Flying Pirates which swings in the air, and a corkscrew roller coaster. The swimming pools and slides are also very popular in the summer.

  • Toshimaen
    Toshimaen
    としまえん
    • Address 3-25-1, Kouyama, Nerima-ku, Tokyo, 176-8531
    • Nearest Station Toshimaen Station (Toei Oedo Line / Seibu Toshima Line)
      2 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3990-8800
*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
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