JAPAN THEME PARKS
Japan Theme Parks - Japan Amusement Parks - Japan has some very famous international theme parks including Tokyo Disneyland and Universal Studios Japan. Our guide to Japan Theme Parks includes these and the many others unique to Japan.
Japan Theme Parks include internationally known character based themes including Hello Kitty.
Japan Theme Parks - Universal Studios Japan
JAPAN THEME PARKS
Space World is theme park based on space and science fiction, in Kitakyushu Fukuoka Prefecture. Space World even offers a space camp which includes use of the same equipment used to train NASA astronauts.
Toei Kyoto Studio Park is a movie theme park where many traditional or historically themed movies have been produced. Toei Kyoto Studio Park features many old style town buildings and historic costume service where you can dress up as a Japanese character such as a Maiko, Geisha, Ninja or samurai. Toei Kyoto Studio Park is in Ukyo Kyoto.
Harmonyland is a theme park featuring Hello Kitty, My Melody, Cinnamoroll, Jewelpet and more characters created by the Sanrio company. Harmonyland is in Hayami-gun of Oita Prefecture on the island of Kyushu.
Universal Studios Japan is one of three Universal Studios theme parks, this one being in the Universal City Osaka district Osaka Japan. The park is similar to Universal Orlando Resort, containing many of the same rides.
Edo Wonderland is theme park based on traditional Japan in the Edo Period, which features people dressed and in character from the period including ronin (masterless samurai), women in kimono with traditional white makeup and ninja. Edo Wonderland is in historic town of Nikko in the Tochigi Prefecture.
Sanrio Puroland is a theme park featuring Hello Kitty, My Melody, Cinnamoroll, Jewelpet and more characters created by the Sanrio company. Sanrio Puroland is in the western suburbs of Tokyo in Tama New Town.
Tokyo Disneyland is one of the most popular theme parks in the world. Tokyo Disneyland, which opened in 1983, is part of the Tokyo Disney Resort complex, which includes Tokyo DisneySea, Ikspiari (similar to Downtown Disney), Bon Voyage! (merchandise store) and Cirque du Soleil (theatre).
Japan Amusement Park - Tokyo Dome City Attractions
JAPAN AMUSEMENT PARKS
Nagoya Port Sea Train Land, in the redeveloped Nagoya Port area, does not have a thrilling roller coaster which you expect in Japan. It is a rather small and relaxing amusement park where you don't need to scream. The Ferris wheel is the biggest in Chubu region.
Amuran is a 60m diameter Ferris wheel on top of the Amu Plaza Kagoshima and is one of the major attractions in Kagoshima. At its highest point, Amuran is 91m above the ground and provides excellent views of Kagoshima and the active volcano, Sakurajima, across Kagoshima Bay. Amuran features 36 complete transparent gondolas and take just under 15 minutes to complete a revolution.
Yokohama Cosmo World is an amusement park consists of variety of roller coasters and rides, which can be enjoyed from young children to adults. Its Ferris wheel is one of the world largest and illuminates in different patterns at night. Yokohama Cosmo World is near Yokohama Landmark Tower.
Hanayashiki Amusement Park is close to Sensoji Temple, in the Asakusa District of Taito Ward of Tokyo. Hanayashiki Amusement Park is not outstanding by today's standards of amusement parks, but it is said to the be the oldest in Tokyo.
Tokyo Dome City Attractions amusement park includes Thunder Dolphin, a Steel roller coaster 80m tall which pass through a building and the center-less Ferris wheel, the Big-O.
Fuji-Q Highland is amusement park with a variety of attractions suitable for adults and children. Home to the one of the world's fastest roller coasters and features views of Mt Fuji. Fuji-Q Highland is in Fujiyoshida.
Author: Craig Fryer