10 Theme Parks Worth a Visit in Japan

From theme parks resembling the scenes of the Edo Period to theme parks inspired by Western countries, here is a list of 10 theme parks from all around the country that everyone can enjoy.


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1.Tokyo Disney Resort (東京ディズニーリゾート) [Chiba]


Tokyo Disney Resort is based on the theme of Walt Disney’s world. The entire park divided into two parts, Disney Land and Disney Sea. Disney Land has delightful facilities for families and Disney Sea has a chic atmosphere for adults. You can drink alcohol at Disney Sea. Perhaps spend two days and enjoy both areas' attractions and parades.

1-1 Maihama, Urayashu-shi, Chiba Prefecture

Website: http://www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/en/

2. Sanrio Puroland (サンリオ・ピューロランド) [Tokyo]

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Sanrio Puroland is Hello Kitty’s theme park. It’s an indoor park, so you can enjoy it without any concerns about the weather and you can avoid the stress from crowds because daily number of visitors is limited. On the inside, you can enjoy the show by Sanrio’s characters and enjoy the land of dreams.

1- 31 Tama-shi, Ochiai, Tokyo

Website: http://en.puroland.jp/

3. Universal Studio Japan(ユニバーサル・スタジオ・ジャパン) [Osaka]


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This is a theme park where you can enjoy the world of Hollywood movies. You can enjoy various attractions and shows. Especially, the “Harry Potter” attraction that just opened last year is very famous.

2-1-33 Sakurajima, Konohanaku, Osaka-shi

Website: http://www.usj.co.jp/e/

4. Nikko Edomura/ Nikko Edo Wonderland (日光江戸村) [Tochigi]


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As mentioned in its name, Nikko Edomura is a theme park inspired by the Edo Period. Once you step inside this park, you will have a feeling like you're back in time. You can dress up like Samurais. This will definitely be an unforgettable memory.

470-2 Karakura, Nikko-shi, Tochigi Prefecture

Website: http://edowonderland.net/en/

5. Toei Kyoto Studio Park (東映太秦映画村) [Kyoto]



Highly recommend to people who love historical drama is the Toei Kyoto Studio Park. This park is managed by the big movie production company, Toei. Not only can you see the theatrical combat scene and try wearing the costumes, you can also see directly the real shooting here if you're lucky.

10 Higashihachioka-cho, Uzumasa, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi 

Website: http://www.toei-eigamura.com/en/

6. Tobu World Square (東武ワールドスクエア) [Tochigi]


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It’s a theme park that replicated the 102 building from around the world with the scale of 1/25. You can take photos as souvenirs with these miniature buildings in the background. You can enjoy 1,200 rhododendrons from the end of April to May.

209-1 Ohara Kinugawaonsen Nikko-shi, Tochigi Prefecture

Website: http://www.tobuws.co.jp/en/

7. Space World(スペースワールド) [Fukuoka]

For you, feeling that "I've travelled all around the world and the next is space!” is Space World in Fukuoka. You can enjoy a variety of attractions such as thrilling rides, planetarium and space museums. You can also enjoy the fireworks in the summer season.

4-1-1 Higashida Yahatahigashi-ku Kitakyuushu-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture 

Website: http://www.spaceworld.co.jp/ (Only in Japanese)

8. Nagasaki Huis Ten Bosch (長崎ハウステン ボス) [Nagasaki]

Huis Ten Bosch is a theme park produced in the image of a city in Holland on its large site about 1,520,000 square. “Henna Hotel/Weird Hotel” that will open on 17th July is attracting attention. It will be a hotel staffed by robots! The robots will provide a wide range of services like room cleaning and as check-in staff.

1-1 Huis Ten Bosch Machi, Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture

Website: http://english.huistenbosch.co.jp/

9.The Museum Meiji-mura(博物館明治村) [Aichi]

Meiji-mura is a theme park in which buildings from the Meiji Period that was built all around Japan were dismantled and reconstructed here. You can see at once, the various building styles, from western to Japanese. Also, the means of transportation from that period such as steam locomotives and buses are replicated too! Also it’s nice to rent costumes of college student and schoolgirl.

1 Banchi Uchiyama  Inuyama, Aichi Prefecture

Website: http://www.meijimura.com/english/

10. Kidzania Tokyo (キッザニア東京) [Tokyo]

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Kidzania is a theme park, where children can have virtual experiences of many different occupations. They also have activities that are conducted only in English. Reservation is required. There is a website in English, so you can buy the entrance ticket in advance with no difficulty.

2−4−9 Toyosu Koto-ku Tokyo

Website: http://www.kidzania.jp/lp/en/tokyo/

The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.

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