Worth-visit-themed Parks in Tokyo
The summer is approaching, and it’s a great opportunity to enjoy some new outdoor and indoor activities. For example, the themed parks. To find them, you do not have to go too far. Even just in Tokyo and its surroundings you can enjoy some very interesting attractions. Here are some worth-visit-themed parks in Tokyo and the closest prefectures that we would like to recommend.
Luxury Flight is a flight simulator located at the Haneda airport. It is a place where you can try being a pilot of Boeing aircraft! This activity can be interesting for kids and grown-ups, for beginners and for professionals. The prices differ by the course you choose. Please refer to their website for more details.
If you or your kids are fans of Moomins or simply the Scandinavian outdoor esthetics, Moomin Park is the right place for you. The park is located just about one hour away from central Tokyo and easily accessible by public transportation. There are two main areas at the park, Metsa Village and Moomin Valley Park. While the entrance to the latter costs money, entering Metsa Village is free and you only pay at the shops and the restaurants that you are visiting. However, while Metsa Village will give you the general vibes of Finland and Sweden, at Moomin Valley Park you will find attractions related to the books and their illustrator, Tove Jansson.
Cherry blossom in spring, pool in summer, illumination in winter. Yomiuriland offers something new every season and can be interesting for kids and adults altogether. Yomiuriland located within just a 25-minute train ride from Shinjuku station, which makes it super easy to access even if you don’t have a car. At the park, you will find plenty of attractions for any age. Even the bungee jump is available, in case you are looking for something a bit nerve-racking. Shops and cafes are also there, of course. All these will make visiting this park a great escape from the city jungle.
Ninja Trick House
Ninja Trick House is your escape from the real world into the world of the Ninja worries. Moreover, you will be able to become Ninja yourself and experience throwing ninja stars, mastering sword tricks, and learning the ins and outs of undercover espionage, and more. Ninja Trick house is located only a short walking distance from Shinjuku station. The whole activity takes about 45 minutes, which means you can combine it with other attractions, all on the same day.
Tokyo Summerland is a popular amusement park with a huge indoor pool and many water activities available through the summer months where you can spend the whole day. Be noted, that it is advised to get there early in the morning if you want to get a good spot under the sun. For more info about getting there and what you should bring with you, check their website.
Fuji Q Highland
Fuji Q Highland is an amusement park located near the base of Mt. Fuji in Yamanashi prefecture. Opened in 1968 but interesting and fun even now. At the park, you will find some world-famous roller coasters, as well as other attractions. These include haunted houses, Thomas Land, the attractions themed to Mobile Suit Gundam, Hamtaro, and Neon Genesis Evangelion.
For other fun things to do in Tokyo check this article and this one, too. If you know any other worth-visit-themed parks or fun places that can be easily reached from Tokyo, let us know in the comment section.