Travel: 5 Best Amusement Parks in Tokyo

For amusement parks or anything else, you can count on Tokyo to get it right. Let’s take a look at those amazing parks I’ve visited.

Tokyo Disneyland

First stop, Tokyo Disneyland As a tourist, Disney really wasn’t on top of my list, I wanted to see real Japan. But being here, see how every Japanese person making 120% effort to put together their outfits (head to toe Disney matching couple outfits, fluffy animal hats and tails…)and enjoying it so much makes me really glad I did.

Theme will changes each season, I was lucky to see Tokyo Disney Resort 35th ‘Happiest Celebration”, Nighttime spectacular (the special light and fireworks show) and Disney Christmas (Christmas decorations and parade with artificial snow)

Tips visiting Disney: Adult 1 day passport is around

  • ¥7,400
  • Junior¥6,400
  • Child¥4,800
After 3p to park close (weekends and holidays only)
  • Adult¥5,400
  • Junior¥4,700
  • Child¥3,500

After 6pm to park close (weekdays only)

  • Adult¥4,200
  • Junior¥4,200
  • Child¥4,200

You can purchase on their website or purchase at entrance, line is a bit long but moves fast.

if you travel in Japan, you know lockers are everywhere, so bring extra layer if you plan to stay till the park closed.

Tokyo DisneySea

Tokyo DisneySea

Each parts has different culture based on different stories, Mediterranean Harbor, American Waterfront, Lost River Delta, Port Discovery, Mermaid Lagoon, Arabian Coast, and Mysterious Island. Price is same as Disneyland. If you planning on visit both, can purchase 2 day passport (not really cheaper than purchase separately)

  • Adult¥13,200
  • Junior¥11,600
  • Child¥8,600

There’s 3 day and 4 day passport, and annual passport available. But if you just visiting 1 day one park is enough.

Make sure stay for the the Fantasmic show on water, it was super high tech and very impressive.

Fuji Q Highland

Fuji Q Highland located in Fujiyoshida Yamanashi, this amusement park with amazing view of Mt Fuji holds some of the world’s best roller coasters. If you are a big roller coaster fan like me, you can’t miss this. I would take a trip from Tokyo to Kawaguchiko, visit Mt Fuji then spend a day here.

Had SO much fun coming here with the roommates, still one of the best days in my life.

If you go in winter, there’s very nice Christmas lights.

Tokyo Dome City

Tokyo Dome City Also known as Kōrakuen, this amusement park is not very big, but it’s in a very good location, next to the Tokyo Dom stadium and shopping mall LaQua, and quite pretty spot. I loved doing Karaoke inside the Big O Ferris wheel and going on Thunder Dolphin roller coaster, where you get an amazing view of Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Skytree in the air. This roller coaster also will go through the building which I think it’s really cool.

Make sure you check the website before you go, some attractions maybe close down if the weather is not good. It’s not big enough for a day trip, but there is also a TeNQ space museum and a hot spring Spa LaQua in Tokyo Dome City you can enjoy.

Toshimaen

I visited Toshimaen during cherry blossom season, you can get a special night pass for half price starting 5pm to park closed, and doing roller coasters at night is a great feeling.

It is also a one of the best places to see flowers in Tokyo, like cherry blossoms in April and Hydrangea in June.

Day pass adult 4,200 yen, children 3,200 yen. special deals such as super weekday adult 2,200 yen, children 1,200.

If you visit in summer, there’s a big water park Toshimaen pool you can easily spend a day at. (Adult (junior high school student 4,000 yen, children 3,000 yen, under 110cm 2,000 yen)Summer in Japan is extremely hot so keep this option in mind. Night pool also available for cheaper. (Adult (junior high school student 1,500 yen, children 1,000 yen)

Besides those, I also heard a lot of nice things about Yumiuri Land for roller coasters and Sanrio Puroland if you are interested in the cute fluffy pink stuff.

If you have been to those places, let me know what you think.

Have a super fun time being a kid again.

Love, Julia

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