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Top 6 Theme Parks in Tokyo to Enjoy as a Family

Tokyo has many sightseeing spots to offer, so why not try out a theme park as a family? You may choose from theme parks that allow you to visit for a short period of time to large-scale parks that you can enjoy the whole day at! This article introduces 6 specially selected theme parks in Tokyo where both parents and children can have fun.

1. Yomiuri Land

This amusement park ensures that both young children and adults get to have a fun time. Here, you may avail of a number of attractions, such as the popular roller coaster called "Bandit" that passes through a forest at high speed, along with other rides that small children can enjoy. The hands-on attractions at the "Good Jobber!" area, where you can experience the production line of certain companies, are especially popular. The " Yomiuriland Jewellumination", which will be held from October, is a must-see, as it will serve as the biggest illumination event in the area. You will be able to enjoy a different atmosphere in the afternoon and evening. Come have a good time at this amusement park!

※The Jewellumination will be open from October 12, 2017 to February 18, 2018

Entrance Fee:
Adults: 1,800 JPY
Junior High and High School Students: 1,500 JPY
Children (Age 3) to Elementary School Students: 1,000 JPY
Visitors 65 Years Old and Above: 800 JPY
※A separate fee will apply for attractions

1. Yomiuri Land

4015-1 Yanokuchi, Inagi-shi, Tokyo

2. Hanayashiki

This former botanical garden was transformed into one of Japan's oldest amusement parks. You can find it in the Asakusa area. Built in 1853, Hanayashiki offers more than 20 attractions, including a merry-go-round, haunted house, and the oldest roller coaster in the country. This amusement park is not too flashy. It lets visitors of all ages – from small children to the elderly – have a good time. However, it would be better to pass by this park during your trip, rather than spend a full day here.

Entrance Fee:
Adults: 1,000 JPY
Children: 500 JPY
Visitors Aged 65 Years Old and Above: 500 JPY
Infants: Free
※A separate fee will apply for attractions

2. Hanayashiki

2-28-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo

3. Tokyo Summerland

Not only does this theme park have the biggest pool in the area, but it also has an actual amusement park, ensuring for a fun-filled day. You will not tire of this theme park, as the outdoor pools are open all year round regardless of the season or climate. You’ll find a whole bunch of exciting attractions, starting from the children’s area to the beautifully flowing waterfall, as well as the water slide and heated pool. In the summer, you can try out the magnificent slides at their outdoor pools. The entrance fee only applies to the swimming pool, so you must avail of the free pass in order to enter the amusement park. This will cost an additional 1,000 JPY, but it is worth it for those looking to enjoy their rides.

Entrance Fee:
Summer (July 1 - October 1):
Adults: 3,500 JPY
Elementary School Students: 2,500 JPY
Infants to Small Children (2 Years Old), and Visitors 61 Years Old and Above: 1,800 JPY
Normal Rate (March - June, October 2 - November):
Adults: 2,000 JPY
Elementary School Students: 1,000 JPY
Infants to Small Children (2 Years Old), and Visitors 61 Years Old and Above: 1,000 JPY
※A separate fee will apply for attractions

3. Tokyo Summerland

600 Kamiyotsugi, Akiruno-shi, Tokyo

4. Tokyo Dome City Attractions

Tokyo Dome City Attractions is one of the facilities in Tokyo Dome City. It is located in the city center, and has free admission. The amusement park does not come with a gate, so you may enter and leave as you please. However, you must buy a ticket for each attraction that you want to ride. Tokyo Dome City Attractions has a total of 18 attractions, such as the Thunder Dolphin (1,030 JPY) – which is a magnificent roller coaster that passes through the building itself – and the Ferris wheel. There’s also the Tokyo Panic Cruise (820 JPY), which lets you experience the future version of Tokyo in 3D. Feel free to adjust your schedule accordingly, since you only pay for rides that you want to go on. You can even avail of the one day passport, which lets you on an unlimited number of rides.

Entrance Fee: None
※ A separate fee will apply for attractions

4. Tokyo Dome City Attractions

1-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

5. Tokyo Joypolis

Tokyo Joypolis is a large-scale indoors theme park. You can avail of over 20 attractions, most of which are thrilling enough to make you scream. These attractions include the "Half Pipe Tokyo", which makes use of rotations to score points, and the "Gekion Live Coaster" – the first attraction in the world that combines a rhythmic game with a roller coaster. The amusement park offers pamphlets in English and Chinese, so please use these to figure out how to play. They also have arcade games and UFO catchers. This amusement park is basically a well-developed, large-scale game center!

Entrance Fee:
Adults: 800 JPY
Elementary, Junior High, and High School Students: 500 JPY
※A separate fee will apply for attractions

5. Tokyo Joypolis

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

6. NAMJATOWN

Namjatown is located completely indoors. This theme park is divided into 3 towns, and has a total of 14 attractions. Some attractions may take only 5 minutes to ride, but you may find others that will last as long as 3 hours! However, this park only provides instructions in Japanese, so please exert caution when entering problem solving attractions. "FUKUBUKURO 7 Chome Shopping Street" is one of the towns in this amusement park. Here, you may find the "Namja Gyoza Stadium", which has 11 restaurants for gyoza (steamed dumplings). There’s also the "FUKUBUKURO DESSERT YOKOCHO", where you can eat cutely decorated desserts. Think of this place as a food theme park!

Entrance Fee:
Adults: 500 JPY
Elementary, Junior High, and High School Students: 300 JPY
※A separate fee will apply for attractions

6. NAMJATOWN

Sunshine City World Import Mart Bldg. 2F, 3 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

You can find a huge number of theme parks in Tokyo. Alongside famous sightseeing spots, why not include theme parks in your family trip?

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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