Tokyo Amusement Parks

Tokyo attractions provide fun for the whole family. Find out all the essential information about the different amusement parks and theme parks Tokyo has to offer, including: Hanayashiki Amusement Park in Asakusa, the indoor theme park Sunshine Namja Town in Ikebukuro, and last but not least the children's favourite - Tokyo Disneyland.

Hanayashiki Amusement Park

Hanayashiki Amusement Park, Tokyo Amusement Parks, Japan

With a history of more than 150 years, this was originally opened as a flower park. Today it is a miniature amusement park and one of the most popular Tokyo attractions for children. Hanayashiki Amusement Park in Asakusa offers numerous attractions including a roller coaster, carousel, small Ferris wheel, and Space Shot.

Address: 2-28-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station: Asakusa Station
Telephone: +81 3-3842-8780
Website: http://www.hanayashiki.net
Opening Hours: 10:00 to 18:00 (closed Tuesdays)
Admission: Adults/Children 900/400 yen plus separate fees for rides.

Sunshine Namja Town

Sunshine Namja Town, Tokyo Amusement Parks, Japan

Sunshine Namja Town is an indoor theme park within the Sunshine City Complex in Ikebukuro. Sunshine Namja Town is built by Namco, the creator of Pacman and many other arcade games and leisure products. The theme park recreates Tokyo alleys of past decades and features among other attractions three food theme parks about gyoza, ice cream and chou cream.

Address: 2/3F Sunshine City, World Import Mart Building, 3 Higashi-ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station: Higashi-Ikebukuro Station
Telephone: +81 3-5950-0765
Website: http://www.namja.jp
Opening Hours: 10:00 to 22:00 daily
Admission: 300 yen

Tokyo Disneyland

Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Amusement Parks, Japan

Tokyo Disneyland is every bit as "Disney" as you might expect, and in many ways, of a higher standard than the other Disney Parks. Just slightly bigger than Disneyland in California, Tokyo Disneyland features all of the most popular Disney theme park rides and attractions. It was an instant success when it opened in 1983, with over 10 million visitors in the first year. It can get quite crowded on weekends and holidays.

There are seven themed areas in the park, each complementing each other yet unique in their style. Made up of the World Bazaar, the four classic Disney lands: Adventureland, Westernland, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland, and two mini lands, Critter Country and Mickey's Toontown, the park is noted for its huge open spaces to accommodate the massive crowds the park receives on even moderate attendance days.

Disneyland Resort, Tokyo Themeparks, Japan

Tokyo Disneyland is located 15 minutes by train from Tokyo Station. The themepark is open every day from 10am-6pm. However, there are Starlight Evenings, usually on weekends when the park stays open until around 10pm. You can use your unlimited pass or buy a Starlight Passport which will get you into the park from 5pm until closing. Closing time varies for Starlight Evenings, depending on the season and the weather. For current operating hours, call the Information Hotline (English spoken), see number below.

Address: Tokyo Disneyland Park, 1-1, Maihama, Urayasu-shi, Chiba
Nearest Station: JR Maihama Station (South Exit) on JR Keiyo Line or JR Musashino Line
Telephone: +81 4-7354-0001
Website: http://www.tokyodisneyresort.co.jp
Opening Hours: 10:00 to 18:00, see website for more info
Admission: A 1-day pass is ¥ 5,800 for adults; ¥ 5,000 for ages 12-17; ¥ 3,900 for ages 4-11. See website for more info.