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.
This is one of the oldest amusement parks in Tokyo. Although the attractions are relatively compact, the atmosphere is cheerful and fun.
Address: 2-28-1 Asakusa Taito-ku, Tokyo
Access: 5-minute walk from Asakusa station
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
Tokyo Dome City Attractions is located in the center of Tokyo, next to the Tokyo Dome where professional baseball games and many other exhibitions and shows take place.
Address: 1-3-61 Korakuen Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Access: JR Suidobashi station / Tokyo Subway Korakuen station
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 station
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
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
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