Japan has many theme parks and amusement parks, including world renowned brand names such as Disney and Universal Studios. There are also a few unique parks, for example, Nikko edomura, which has a samurai theme to it. Since the extravagant bubble economy, many parks that were built across Japan, were forced to close down when the economy took a downturn. Those that remain in operation are the bigger and better received ones, usually with unique characters of their own. Below is a list of the best theme parks you can find in Japan.
Enjoy the world’s only Disney nautical theme park
DisneySea is a theme park which opened within Tokyo Disney Resorts in 2001. It is the first of the world’s Disney resorts to have an oceanic concept.
The seven theme parks DisneySea was originally meant to be built in Long Beach, Los Angeles, but the plans were actually realized in the Tokyo area. DisneySea is divided into 7 smaller theme parks. Going off the arcade from the entrance, there is Mediterranean Harbor which expands along a canal, American Waterfront which has the theme of an American port town of the early 20th century, the near-future urban port of Port Discovery, Lost River Delta where you can get a feel of the Caribbean Sea of the 1930’s, the Arabian Coast which was c...
- Everyday (8:00 AM ~ 10:00 PM )
Dependent on the season so please check the homepage
- Adult: 6900 JPY
- Child: 4500 JPY
Enjoy your time at Tokyo’s Disneyland
Tokyo Disney Resort is comprised of both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Disney Sea. Tokyo Disney Resort is Japan’s leading amusement park.
Tokyo Disneyland Modeled after the Magic Kingdom in America’s Disneyland, there is also Cinderella’s Castle as the symbol of Tokyo Disneyland. The entire area is divided into seven theme parks with a total of 43 different attractions, 53 merchandise shops and 53 food and beverage outlets. Near the main entrance of the park, you can find the World Bazaar, which has souvenir shops lined up as an arcade street and is modeled to replicate the atmosphere of the early 20th century in the United States. Thrilling Theme Park Rides At th...
- Everyday (8:00 AM ~ 10:00 PM )
- Adult: 6400 JPY
- Child: 4200 JPY
Experience the world of movies for real at this theme park
This theme park was created by Universal Studios, Inc., which is an American company. Experience the world of movies made by the director Steven Spielberg at the highly popular attractions and shows.
Experience the world of movies The idea behind Universal Studios Japan (USJ) is to experience the world of movies through attractions and shows, which were made with the director Steven Spielberg as creative manager. USJ is divided into eight areas. After the entrance is the Hollywood Area, which is a town based on the image of Hollywood film studios. The atmosphere here will make you think you’ve stepped into Hollywood in America. Then there is the New York Area, where you will find attractions from Spiderman, which is a very popular U...
- Everyday (9:00 AM ~ 10:00 PM )
- Adult: 7200 JPY
- Child: 4980 JPY
Have a great time at the foot of Mt. Fuji. Japan’s most powerful roller coaster is famous
Fuji Q Highland at the foot of the magnificent Mt. Fuji is the amusement park with the roller coasters that have smashed several Guinness records. After having fun there, relax at an onsen.
Enjoy yourself at an amusement park while viewing Mt. Fuji Fuji Q Highland at the foot of Mt. Fuji in the Fuji Five Lakes resort area is an amusement park that is popular with young people looking for thrills. It has Guinness-smashing records with its epic screaming roller coasters and attractions such as Japan’s fastest coaster, the Dodonpa, and the FUJIYAMA with a drop of 70m. Since its opening in 1961, it has always aimed at introducing new attractions and renewing existing ones, and within the grounds, there are not only roller coast...
- Adult: 1400 JPY
- Child: 800 JPY
A resort facility that re-creates the streets of Middle Ages Europe surrounded by flowers.
Boasting flowers in full bloom all year round, the world-class display of 11 million lights is overwhelming. This is an amusement park resort that is proud to be the No. 1 tourist site in the Kyushu area.
Huis Ten Bosch, an amusement park which re-creates the streets of Middle Ages Europe Huis Ten Bosch has been the leading tourist spot in Kyushu for domestic vacations for 2 years running since 2013. With its epic 1.5 million sq. m. of space and 6km of waterways and greenery, it is an amusement facility which re-creates the streets of Middle Ages Europe surrounded by flowers representing all 4 seasons. Huis Ten Bosch means “The House of the Forest” in Dutch, and it is a place where children and adults can enjoy attractions, museums,...
- Everyday (9:00 AM ~ 10:00 PM )
- Adult: 6200 JPY
- Child: 3900 JPY
Enjoy an aquarium and amusement park all at once. The entire island is a theme park!
It’s a multi-purpose leisure facility including an aquarium, amusement park, shopping mall, restaurants, a hotel and a marina. There are many features particular to the sea at Hakkeijima.
Four aquariums and an amusement park with the theme of the ocean About 1 hour from Tokyo. This island in Tokyo Bay was first opened in 1993 as “Hakkeijima Sea Paradise”. There are 4 aquariums. The Aqua Museum is the symbol of Hakkeijima. The outstanding pyramid-roof aquarium displays 100,000 examples of sea life from 500 species. In the largest tank at the Aqua Museum, the nation’s largest school of 50,000 sardines is used in Super Iwashi Illusion. It’s a popular show in which the sardines dynamically race around while...
- Everyday (8:30 AM ~ 9:30 PM )
- Adult: 5050 JPY
- Child: 3600 JPY
Admission varies depending on the times and facilities.
Go back in time to an Edo town
Even adults will take more than 1 hour walking around. It is an illusory experience that will make you wonder if you have gotten lost in a movie world. Transforming into people of Edo is the key to enjoying it.
The entire town is in the Edo Era The borders and town streets, the downtown area and samurai residences, everything is built as structures from the Edo Era. The staff boost up the atmosphere. Everyone changes completely into samurai, ninja and Edo town residents, and fights and detective stories play out for real along the roadsides. You will enjoy yourselves no matter when and where you are. There are few places to get warm, and from around 2 p.m. in winter, the cold intensifies so please dress up for the weather. Recommended places to see...
- Monday (9:30 AM ~ 4:00 PM )
- Tuesday (9:30 AM ~ 4:00 PM )
- Thursday (9:30 AM ~ 4:00 PM )
- Friday (9:30 AM ~ 4:00 PM )
- Saturday (9:30 AM ~ 4:00 PM )
- Sunday (9:30 AM ~ 4:00 PM )
- Adult: 4700 JPY
- Child: 2400 JPY
The 2nd-largest multi-purpose amusement park in Japan. You can have a full day of fun and then relax in an onsen.
A multi-purpose amusement park with plenty of thrill rides. Good access from international airports in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and other cities. Along with the amusement park, there are other facilities such as hotels and onsen.
An amusement park with thrills galore Nagashima Resort also has the popular Nagashima Spa Land. Second only to Tokyo Disneyland in size, the secret to Nagashima Resort’s popularity may be its abundance of thrill rides. The 10 roller coasters there may be well known even among overseas roller coaster fans. The 2479m Steel Dragon 2000 is the longest roller coaster according to the Guinness Book of World Records, and for a while, it also had the record for speed and drop as well. The world’s largest wooden roller coaster White Cyclon...