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7 Theme Parks & Amusement Parks to Visit with Your Kids in Tokyo


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Planning a fun-filled day out with your little ones? Your options extend far beyond the magical Tokyo Disneyland. Here are 7 alternate theme parks and amusement parks around Tokyo where you can get your fun and thrills!

1. Namco Namjatown

7 Theme Parks & Amusement Parks to Visit with Your Kids in Tokyo - Namco Namjatown
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Located at Sunshine City, Namco Namjatown, offering gyoza, dessert and attractions, has got to be one of the quirkiest indoor theme park in Japan (and there’s quite a few quirky ones). While the place is quite well-known for its Gyoza Stadium, where you can savour gyoza from different parts of Japan, the assorted range of attractions, such as the shooting galleries and haunted house makes for an interesting trip.

Location
Sunshine City World Import Mart Building 2F, 3-1-3 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

Operating hours
Daily: 10 am – 10 pm (last admission: 9 pm)

Admission
NAMJA Entry (admission)
Adult: 500 yen
Child (4 – 12 yrs): 300 yen

NAMJA Passoport (admission + unlimited attractions)
Adult: 3,500 yen
Child (4 -12 yrs): 2,800 yen

*Admission is free for children below 3 years old

2. Sanrio Puroland

7 Theme Parks & Amusement Parks to Visit with Your Kids in Tokyo - Sanrio Puroland
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Sanrio Puroland is a whimsical indoor theme park with globally-loved characters like Hello Kitty, Gudetama, My Melody and Pompompurin. The park is not very big, it has nine small rides, perfect for non-thrill seekers, a Game Corner consisting of kiddie rides and arcade games, the homes of several Sanrio characters that you can tour, the main one being Hello Kitty’s house (it’s actually called Lady Kitty House), as well as plenty of photo opportunities.

Location
Sanrio Puroland, 1-31 Ochiai, Tama, Tokyo

Operating hours
Varying timing

Admission
Weekday
Adult: 3,300 yen
Child: 2,500 yen

Sat – Sun, Public & School holidays
Adult: 3,800 yen
Child: 2,700 yen

*Admission is free for kids 2 years and under

3. Tokyo Joypolis

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An amusement park featuring Sega-themed arcade games and rides, Tokyo Joypolis is a digital wonderland. Spread across its three floors are an assortment of the typical arcade games as well as 3D and Virtual Reality attractions, ranging from shooting games and thrill rides to simulators.

Location
1-6-1 Daiba, 3F~5F DECKS, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Operating hours
Daily: 10 am – 10 pm (last admission: 9.15 pm)

Admission
Adult: 800 yen
Child (7 – 17 yrs): 500 yen

*Please note that the prices stated above are only for admission and not inclusive of rides

4. Tokyo Summerland

7 Theme Parks & Amusement Parks to Visit with Your Kids in Tokyo - Tokyo Summerland
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The sprawling water park that is Tokyo Summerland is one of the biggest water park in Japan. Not only does it have an outdoor pool, known as the Adventure Lagoon, it also has an indoor pool, called the Adventure Dome. Spread between both spaces are several pools, multiple waterslides, pools for little ones to splash in, including a water playground, and ride for the kiddies.

Additionally, you can also indulge in some land-based fun at the Thrill Mountain, an outdoor amusement park with various rides that you can find in a typical amusement park, like Coffee Cup, Merry-Go-Round and Ferris Wheel.

Please do note that Tokyo Summerland does not admit any persons with tattoos, including covered tattoos, temporary tattoo stickers and body paint.

Location
600 Kamiyotsugi Akiruno-shi Tokyo, Japan

Operating hours
Varying timing

Admission
Adult: 2,100 yen
Child (7 – 12 yrs): 1,000 yen

*Above-mentioned price includes admission, use of Adventure Dome, Adventure Lagoon (open only in summer) and water slides (excluding DEKASLA)

5. Toshimaen

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The highlight of Toshimaen amusement park has got to be the century-old Carousel El Dorado, a gorgeous merry-go-round built by a German craftsman. Rides in this retro park are not very intense, most of them being family-friendly, such as the Sky Train, Animal Cup and Rockin Tag, the kiddie-safe version of Flying Pirates.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t get your adrenaline rush. Thrill-seekers will enjoy rides like the Corkscrew, Swing Around and the high-flying Eagle. Aside from the rides there is also an insect museum, a game centre, an indoor fishing pool, an animal corner as well as a water park with wave pools and water slides that opens in summer, in the park.

Please do note that Toshimaen does not admit any persons with tattoos.

Location
3 Chome-25-1 Koyama, Nerima City, Tokyo, Japan

Operating hours
Thu – Mon: 10 am – 5 pm

Admission
Adult: 1,000 yen
Child: 500 yen

*Above-mentioned prices are for admission-only

6. Yomiuri Land

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If you visit Yomiuri Land during the winter season, you’ll be able to feast your eyes on one of the largest illumination displays in Tokyo. Known as the Jewellumination, millions of LED lights adorn the park in a spectacular display. But that’s not the only reason to visit Yomiuri Land.

Located on the hillsides, this scenic amusement park features high-speed rollercoaster rides, go-karts, kids-safe rides, high-flying rides, and a gigantic ferris wheel, from the top of which you can view Mt. Fuji, Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Skytree on a fine weather. Thrill seekers who love a good scream, would be delighted to know that Yomiuri Land also has a bungee jumping facility, one that’s 7 storeys high. And if you visit during the summer, you can take a refreshing dip in the pools at WAI Waterpark.

Please do note that Yomiuri Land does not admit any persons with tattoos.

Location
4015-1 Yanokuchi, Inagi-shi, Tokyo, 206-8725

Operating hours
Daily: 10 am – 5 pm

Admission
Adult: 5,400 yen
Child: 3,800 yen

*Above-mentioned prices are for admission-only

7. Hanayashiki

7 Theme Parks & Amusement Parks to Visit with Your Kids in Tokyo - Hanayashiki
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A small amusement park packed closely with rides and attractions, Hanayashiki is Japan’s oldest operating amusement park. While it’s not a place of high-tech games, crazy spins and gigantic rides, Hanayashiki with its retro-feels and rides like the classic merry-go-round, old school rollercoaster and a not-so-big ferris wheel, provides a fascinating experience for the little ones and invokes a sense of nostalgic in adults. A drop tower, haunted house, gentle rides such as the Kiddy Taxi and Sky Ship, and carnival and arcade games are just some of the other attractions in the park.

Location
2-28-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0032

Operating hours
Daily: 10 am – 6 pm (may vary depending on season/weather)

Admission
Adult: 1,000 yen
Child: 500 yen

*Above-mentioned prices are for admission-only

This list was compiled with information available from various sources. While we try to maintain accuracy, we do advise you to check with the respective establishment/merchant before making a trip to the above-mentioned places.

 


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This article is prepared by

Malini Pannirselvam
Dedicated writer by day, avid reader by night, language fanatic all the time, and aunt to nieces and nephews every day



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