Boasting some of Asia’s most popular theme parks and amusement hubs, the Japanese capital offers visitors of all ages exciting playgrounds. Here are the top theme park highlights in the city.
As the mother of all theme parks in not only Tokyo city but Japan as a whole, no trip to the capital would be complete without spending a day at Tokyo Disneyland. Established in 1983, this sprawling Mecca dedicated to American Disney movies is divided into seven thematic zones. Offering visitors an array of rollercoasters, live shows and exciting rides, the shopping and dining venues at the park are also top-notch.
This charming amusement park is a picturesque homage to Japanese natural beauty and bounty. As a prime location in Tokyo for spotting cherry blossoms, the locale is also home to the biggest illumination in all of Kanto called Jewellumination. Lined with fountains and towering trees, the park’s Starlight Bandit ride is a hit with kids and adults.
Those who are based at Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel or any other hotels near Shibuya Station must also venture down to this enigmatic water world and amusement park. Considered the city’s best splash centre for the young and the young at heart, the spas, wave pools and water slides, visiting Tokyo Summerland a must for all families.
Having opened its doors in 1990, Hello Kitty fanatics should not miss out on this theme park dedicated to the pop culture icon. While it may not be the largest park of its kind in Tokyo, it makes up for it with themed shops, seasonal fireworks and engaging dining options.