Amusement Parks of Japan

Part 3


Tokyo Joypolis is the park featuring arcade games and amusement rides based on Sega Company. The park is one of the largest indoor theme parks in the world, is an amusement spot that simply can't be missed when visiting the Odaiba area. It offers a wealth of different attractions (approximately 20 total), including thrilling attractions and 3D attractions. Since the attractions are all indoors, visitors do not have to be concerned about the weather and can fully enjoy the various seasonal events. And since visitors can come in and go out as often as they like on the same day, they can make Tokyo Joypolis their base for exploring Odaiba together with shopping and eating in the area.


Sanrio Puroland is an indoor theme park located in Tama New Town, Tokyo, Japan that attracts over 1.5 million visitors per year. Opened on December 7, 1990, the theme park is run by the Sanrio company, and hosts various musicals, restaurants, attractions, and theme rides using popular characters such as Hello Kitty, My Melody, Cinnamoroll, Jewelpet and many more. While many of these attractions are only in Japanese, Puroland attracts many visitors from overseas as well as Japan because of the worldwide popularity of these characters. Puroland also has an extensive gift shop selling Sanrio character merchandise. Tourists visiting during the summer will be able to see fireworks on a daily basis. The park has become one of Japan's most popular attractions along with Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea.


Tokyo Dome City is an entertainment complex in Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan. It includes the world's largest roofed baseball stadium known as Tokyo Dome (nicknamed "Big Egg"), an amusement park known as Tokyo Dome City Attractions, and Tokyo Dome City Hall. Also, a spa resort known as LaQua opened near Tokyo Dome City Attractions. It also hosts character shows for Toei Company's Toei Superheroes, including the Masked Riders and Super Sentai (Power Ranger) series. The park has various rides and entertainment facilities, including roller coasters, a ferris wheel and a tower that drops riders from a height of 80 meters.


Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka Circuit for short, is a motorsport race track located in Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture, Japan and operated by Honda Motor Co., Ltd.. It has a capacity of 155,000. Along with other motorsports and entertainment, visitors can go-cart on an actual racing course in addition to enjoying the attached amusement park, hotel accommodations, restaurants, swimming pools, hot springs, tennis courts and more at this comprehensive resort area. At the amusement park - Motopia, a utopia for people and vehicles. There is a diverse range of driving entertainment for young children. This is based on the corporate vision of cultivating “future fans” and promoting car culture in Japan.


Hirakata Park is an amusement park managed by Keihan Leisure Service. Hirakata Park started in 1910 and is the oldest amusement park in Japan. There are 45 attractions in the park. During the summer, there are a variety of rides, big pools and sliders. They have a ferris wheel, a few roller coasters, the Giant Drop, and even some wet rides. One unique attraction featured at Hirakata Park are the "adventures". There are a variety of these, and each is a bit different from shooting lazer guns to carrying a crystal ball through a maze. In the winter time, you can go ice skating in the park.


The Rusutsu Resort is the one of the largest resort in Hokkaido, Japan. The resort is mostly famous for its ski slopes, but it also has an amusement park, golf courses, pools and others for summer season. The resort has unusually many attractions rides as an amusement park in Hokkaido, where parks are forced to close in the harsh winter. The operator increased the number of rides by buying discounted facilities from closing amusement parks from other parts of Japan. There are more than 60 attraction rides, including 8 roller coasters. Swimming pools open in summer season, as short as 4 weeks from the end of July. There also is a campsite.


“Greenland Resort” is a leisure complex that forms the main section of a major resort in Kyushu. There are more than 80 attractions, including one of Japan’s largest ferris wheels (105 metres tall), the “dinosour-coaster” (one of Japan’s longest roller-coasters), and the “Grampus Jet” (Kyushu’s first hanging roller-coaster). There are also many fun events that are put on throughout the year, which both children and adults can enjoy.

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Encyclopedia of Japan