There are many fun amusement parks in Japan. If you're visiting Tokyo with children or you're tired of visiting historic sites, going to an amusement park might be a fun diversion. Here are seven in the Tokyo area that will keep you and your family happy, from Hello Kitty shows to professional baseball games and "screamer" water slides.
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In the theaters at the park, Sanrio characters, such as Hello Kitty, perform happy shows with singing and dancing.
Address: 1-3 Ochiai Tama-city, Tokyo
Access: 5-minute walk from Tama City monorail or Keio line, or Odakyu line Tama Center station
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Joypolis is an amusement park chain founded in 1994 that has opened in several Japanese and Chinese cities. The parks feature arcade-style games and the latest and greatest fun rides based on Sega ride technology.
Address: DECKS Tokyo Beach
3F-5F 1-6-1 Daiba Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access: Yurikamome Odaiba Kaihin Koen station / Rinkai line Tokyo Teleport stationContinue to 5 of 7 below.
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Summerland features large pools, as well as amusement park–type attractions, including an adventure lagoon, Thrill Mountain, a super monkey float, a giant waterfall, "screamer" water slides, and a really long lazy river to float down.
Address: Akiruno-city, Tokyo
Access: 30 minutes by bus from JR/Keio Line Hachioji station / 5 minutes by bus from JR Akikawa Station
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There is a wide variety of attractions at Toshimaen from arcade games and a "pet garden" to amusement park rides, such as a huge "machine-age" Eldorado carousel. There is also a swimming pool, a trick maze, a farmers' market and a cosplay festival. It feels more like a community than a fun park, and there seems to be something for everyone.
Address: 3-25-1 Koyama Nerima-ku, Tokyo
Access: Seibu Ikebukuro line / Seibu Shinjuku Line / Toei subway Oedo line Toshima-en Station
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Yomiuriland, open since 1964, is located in a suburb of Tokyo, and it's one of the largest and best-known amusement parks near the capital city. It features thrilling coasters, a Ferris wheel, water flumes and more. During the summer, it usually opens its water park with many swimming pools and fun water slides.
Address: 4015-1 Yanokuchi Inagi, Tokyo
Access: Keio Line Yomiuriland station / Odakyu line Yomiuriland-mae station