10 Best Theme parks in Tokyo

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Bryce was born in California, but raised from the age of 3 near Seattle, Washington. He’s been living in Tokyo for about 7 years, and graduated from Temple University, Japan with degrees in economics and international business. He loves traveling of course, but also cooking, snowboarding, some video games as well. His biggest interest is songwriting/music production, more specifically electronic music… (think Skrillex, Marshmello, Daft Punk, etc.) He also has terrible humor as you’ll notice, but he hopes you’ll enjoy it!

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Welcome, fellow adventurers! If you find yourself in the vibrant city of Tokyo, prepare to immerse yourself in a world of thrills, laughter, and pure joy. Tokyo is already well known for its incredibly diverse array of attractions and entertainment, so it should come as no surprise that it boasts a multitude of incredible parks that cater to all tastes and ages. From beloved Disney characters to mind-bending mysteries and beyond, there’s something for everyone. In this article, we’ll explore the best theme parks in Tokyo, highlighting their top attractions, delectable treats, and how they seamlessly blend Japanese culture into their enchanting experiences. Let the adventure begin!

1. Tokyo Disney

Let’s kick off our theme park extravaganza with the crown jewel of Tokyo, Tokyo Disney! Step into a realm of enchantment where classic Disney characters come to life against the backdrop of stunning Japanese craftsmanship. From the whimsical Cinderella Castle at Tokyo Disneyland to the immersive universe of Tokyo DisneySea, an area unique to Tokyo, you’ll be swept away by magical parades, heartwarming shows, and exhilarating rides. Don’t miss “Journey to the Center of the Earth” or the charming “It’s a Small World.” Savor delicious Mickey-shaped treats and traditional Japanese snacks like melon pan. Tokyo Disney seamlessly combines the magic of Disney with the warmth of Japanese hospitality.

2. Hanayashiki

For a nostalgic and intimate experience, make your way to Hanayashiki, Japan’s oldest amusement park located in Asakusa. This charming park oozes old-world charm and offers a delightful array of attractions that evoke a sense of nostalgia. Take a ride on the charming roller coaster, dating back to 1953, or try your hand at classic carnival games. Indulge in traditional Japanese street food, such as Takoyaki or Taiyaki. Hanayashiki’s quaint atmosphere and delightful mix of vintage and modern attractions make it a hidden gem in Tokyo’s theme park landscape. If you’re into this kind of old-timey vibe, be sure to check out Yanaka Ginza!

3. Tokyo Dome City

Are you ready for a one-stop-shop for entertainment and thrills? Look no further than Tokyo Dome City! This sprawling complex boasts not only a world-class baseball stadium (the biggest roofed one in Japan!) but also a fantastic amusement park. Enjoy adrenaline-pumping rides like Thunder Dolphin, a sky-high roller coaster, or relax in LaQua Spa! When hunger strikes, rest assured there are plenty of restaurants at hand, even Taco bell! Tokyo Dome City is a playground for the young at heart, and anyone will be able to find something to enjoy.

4. Tokyo Mystery Circus

Calling all puzzle enthusiasts and lovers of the mysterious! Tokyo Mystery Circus is an escape room extravaganza that will test your wits and ignite your imagination. Immerse yourself in intricate storylines as you solve mind-bending puzzles and uncover hidden clues. From the captivating “Escape from the Prison” to the spine-tingling “Sadako and the Cursed Video”, each room offers a unique adventure. Japanese culture shines through the intricately designed rooms, incorporating elements from traditional folklore and modern pop culture. 

5. Joypolis

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Step into a world where video games and virtual reality collide at Joypolis! This cutting-edge indoor theme park offers an exhilarating fusion of technology and entertainment. Embark on virtual adventures with Sega’s iconic characters like Sonic, race against friends in immersive simulators, or test your skills in captivating arcade games. Experience the adrenaline rush of riding a roller coaster combined with a music game or join a thrilling VR battle. Joypolis promises an adrenaline-fueled journey through the digital realm, where gaming fantasies become reality.

6. Sanrio Puroland

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Prepare to be enveloped in a world of cuteness and whimsy at Sanrio Puroland, the home of Hello Kitty and her adorable friends. This charming indoor theme park is a paradise for Hello Kitty enthusiasts of all ages. Enjoy enchanting live performances, sparkling parades, and captivating rides featuring beloved characters like My Melody and Cinnamoroll. Indulge your sweet tooth with Hello Kitty-themed sweets. Sanrio Puroland showcases the essence of Kawaii culture, where Japanese creativity and love for cute characters intertwine. Join the festivities and create everlasting memories with your favorite Sanrio stars!

7. Yomiuriland:


Escape the bustling city and venture into the wonderland of Yomiuriland. Nestled in the lush Inagi area near Tama Hills, this expansive amusement park offers a diverse range of attractions for thrill-seekers and nature lovers alike. Take a hair-raising plunge on the Bandit roller coaster or enjoy a breathtaking view from the Ferris wheel. During the cherry blossom season, witness the park transform into a magical pink wonderland. In the summer, its water-based attractions are a refuge from the heat! Yomiuriland seamlessly blends thrilling rides with the serenity of its surroundings, making it a perfect retreat for adventure enthusiasts.

8. Small Worlds Tokyo

Discover the art of miniaturization at Small Worlds Tokyo, an awe-inspiring theme park that recreates famous cities, landmarks, and landscapes from around the world on a miniature scale. Marvel at meticulously crafted models that capture the essence of iconic places set in the industrial revolution era. Witness miniature trains, planes, and automobiles come to life, showcasing the intricate details of cityscapes. For Evangelion enthusiasts, there is plenty to enjoy here so be sure to look into it!

9. Arakawa Amusement Park:

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Looking for a slice of retro charm and something perfect for the youngsters? Head to Arakawa Amusement Park, a nostalgic gem tucked away in Tokyo’s Arakawa Ward. This quaint park takes you back in time with its vintage rides, including a classic Ferris wheel and Japan’s “slowest roller coaster”. Experience a slower pace and relish the simple joys of traditional amusement park attractions. Don’t forget to try your luck at the traditional goldfish scooping game. Much like Hanayashiki, this place is full of nostalgia.

10. Legoland Discovery Center Tokyo:

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Calling all Lego enthusiasts, big and small! Step into the colorful world of Legoland Discovery Center Tokyo, a haven for Lego lovers of all ages. Immerse yourself in a world of bricks and creativity. Marvel at intricate Lego models of famous Tokyo landmarks and join interactive workshops to unleash your inner builder. This is a great place for kids of course, but any Lego lover will find joy here!

Japan Wonder Travel Tours in Tokyo

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Tokyo Tsukiji Fish Market Food and Drink Tour
Explore the most lively and popular fish market in Tokyo, where you will have the chance to try some of the local’s favorite street foods and sake along with your friendly English-speaking guide! 

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Tokyo 1–Day Highlights Private Walking Tour (8 Hours)
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Shinjuku Bar Hopping Tour: Experience Tokyo’s Nightlife in Izakaya
Check out the best spots in Shinjuku while bar hopping through the lively and vibrant area. Try some delicious local food and drink as you explore the narrow yet photogenic alleys that the town has to offer. Experience Japanese izakaya culture and drink in Shinjuku like the locals!


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