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7 BEST Theme Parks in Tokyo, Japan (family-friendly)

If you are looking for theme park for kids to spend 1day, these are popular destination in Tokyo/Kanto area.

Tokyo Disneyland

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)

*Rental stroller information at Disneyland

Tokyo DisneySea

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)

*Rental stroller information at DisneySea

Tokyo Dome City

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

Asakusa Hana-yashiki

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.

Kappabashi – kitchenware street is 10min walk away from Hana-yashiki.

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)

Yokohama Cosmo World

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.

Yokohama Cosmo World (Official website, Japanese only)
Yokohama Cosmo World (Yokohama Transportation Guide in English)

Address : 2-8-1, Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa, Japan (Link to Google MAP)

Yomiuri Land

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) would be another attraction in spring.
Also new flower-entertainment facility Hana-biyori has opened in 2020. Starbucks of Hana-biyori is awesome!!

Yomiuri Land  (Official website)
Hanabiyori  (Official website)

Address : 4015-1, Yanokuchi, Inagi City, Tokyo, Japan  (Link to Google MAP)

Fiji-Q Highland

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)——

[ OSAKA area ]

Universal Studios Japan

If Disneyland is No.1 in the East Japan, Universal Studios Japan is No.1 in the West.

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

LEGOLAND Japan Resort (Official website)

Address : 2-2-1, Kinjo-futo, Minato-ku, Nagoya city, Aichi prefecture, 455-8650, Japan (Link to Google MAP)

[ Coming soon ]

Ghibli Theme park OPEN in 2022

Japanese people grow up watching Ghibli animation – this would be the first theme park of Ghibli characters in Nagoya.

Ghibli Park (Official website)

Address : Somewhere in Nagoya, Japan (TBC)

Harry Potter Theme park OPEN in 2023

Old fashioned amusement park Toshimaen has closed in 2020, to reborn Harry Potter Theme Park!

Harry Potter theme park (no official webpage yet )

Address : Toshima-en in Tokyo, Japan (TBC)

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