If you are looking for theme park for kids to spend 1day, these are popular destination in Tokyo/Kanto area.
Needless to say, the most popular theme park of all in Japan.
Compare with DisneySea, Disneyland might be slightly easier for family with baby (on stroller) as it’s flatter site than Disney Sea.
TOKYO Disneyland (Official website)
Address : 1-1, Maihama, Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, 279-0031 (Link to Google MAP)
The DisneySea is equally great place – biggest difference from Disneyland might be “OK to drink alcohol in the park”.
And you can see Duffy (popular character) at DisneySea only, not at Disneyland.
TOKYO DisneySea (Official website)
Address : 1-13, Maihama, Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, 279-8511 (Link to Google MAP)
Harry Potter’s Theme park ( 2023/June/16 OPEN! )
Amusement park Toshimaen has closed in 2020, to reborn to “Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo – The Making of Harry Potter” in 2023 !
Not so far from central Tokyo, and about 5min walk from Toshimaen station.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo – The Making of Harry Potter ( Official site )
Address : 1-1-7 Kasugacho, Nerima ward, Tokyo, Japan 179-0074 (Link to Google Map)
There is an indoor Baseball stadium called Tokyo Dome in the middle of central Tokyo, Suidobashi area, and there are several amusement facilities around the Tokyo Dome.
Roller coaster, Ferris Wheel, Indoor kids playground, Bowling, Rollerskating, Space museum, Spa, etc. choose where to direct depends on your kids age.
Tokyo Dome City (Official website)
Address : 1-3-61, Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 112-8575 (Link to Google MAP)
More about Family Bowling allay at Tokyo Dome
It’s the oldest amusement park in Japan, retro and compact one in Asakusa.
2-3 hours might be enough. About 10 min walk from Sensoji-temple.
Nakamise Street at Asakusa Sensoji Temple is on the way to Hana-yashiki.
Hana-yashiki (Official website)
Address : 2-28-1, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 111-0032 (Link to Google MAP)
It’s more for Japanese, local type of amusement facility in western side of Tokyo. (About 1hour by train from central Tokyo)
1000 of Sakura (Cherry blossom), and lighting illumination at nights in winter season are another attraction.
Also new flower-entertainment facility Hana-biyori has opened in 2020.
Starbucks inside Hana-biyori is awesome!!
Address : 4015-1, Yanokuchi, Inagi City, Tokyo, Japan (Link to Google MAP)
Yokohama Cosmo World (Yokohama area)
Less than 1hour from Tokyo station, Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan. Yokohama Cosmo World’s Ferris Wheel is one of the most important landmark of Yokohama.
Not so large, 2-3 hours might be enough – there are also many more places to visit in Yokohama.
Address : 2-8-1, Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa, Japan (Link to Google MAP)
Fiji-Q Highland (Mt.Fuji area)
Located near Mount Fuji, (not quite in Tokyo though) Fuji-Q Highland is the most famous amusement park in Japan for thrill rides lovers. About 2hours by bus from Shinjyuku, Tokyo.
Fuji-Q Highland (Official website)
Address : 5-6-1, Shin Nishihara, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture, 403-0017, Japan (Link to Google MAP)
——Others (not in Tokyo area)——
[ OSAKA area ]
If Disneyland is No.1 in the East Japan, Universal Studios Japan is No.1 in the West.
As there are height requirements for most of ride attractions, kids taller than 122cm would enjoy more. ( baby / toddler can not try actually… )
Universal Studios Japan (Official website)
Address : 2-1-33 Sakurajima, Konohana Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 554-0031, Japan (Link to Google MAP)
[ NAGOYA area ]
If your kids loves LEGO!
LEGOLAND Japan Resort (Official website)
Address : 2-2-1, Kinjo-futo, Minato-ku, Nagoya city, Aichi prefecture, 455-8650, Japan (Link to Google MAP)
Ghibli Park (2022 Nov~)
The first theme park of Studio Ghibli. About one hour by subway & Linimo from Nagoya station.
Please note that the ticket is not so easy to get, no photograph/baby stroller/umbrella are allowed inside to enjoy the world.
Ghibli Park (Official website)
Address : Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park 1533-1 Ibaragabasama, Nagakute City, Aichi prefecture (Link to Google Map )
[ Coming soon ]
New teamLab Borderless in 2023 Autumn
It used be in Odaiba before (closed in 2022 to relocate). It’s coming again in Azabudai soon.
teamLab Borderless Azabudai ( Official Website )
Address : 1-6-19 Azabudai, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 〒106-0041 (Link to Google Map)
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