Top 5 Theme Parks In Japan

Japan is not flush with amusement parks like the United States, but considering its size they have a decent number. Japan Dreaming’s Top 5 Theme Parks In Japan are rated on how fun they are and the overall experience. One thing that Japanese theme parks feature that makes them special is amazing service. Japan’s service is high quality, because that is what the Japanese expect. The high standard of service adds an extra layer of awesome to an already good time.

5) Tokyo Disneyland

Top 5 Theme Parks In Japan
Opening in 1983, Disneyland in Tokyo is a nice blend of California’s Disneyland and Florida’s Disney World. The classic rides are all there, including Space Mountain, Haunted House, Pirates of The Caribbean, and the Dumbo ride.
Top 5 Theme Parks In Japan
Seven lands are featured:

  • Tomorrowland
  • Fantasyland
  • Critter Country
  • Adventureland
  • Westernland
  • Toontown
  • World Bazaar

Top 5 Theme Parks In Japan
Recent additions are the Haunted House having a Nightmare Before Christmas theme, Monsters Inc Ride, and an updated Star Tours. Unique items for purchase can be found here that you will not be able to buy away from the park. Disney enthusiasts and collectors are pretty common in Japan. In fact, just seeing the Japanese love of Disney up close is pretty cool.
Website: Tokyo Disneyland

4) Nagashima Resort

Top 5 Theme Parks In Japan
The Nagashima Resort has everything you could want in one big package. Located near Nagoya, it consists of five places of fun and leisure that the whole family will enjoy.

  • Nagashima Spaland (amusement park)
  • Nabana no Sato (flower park)
  • Water Park
  • Shopping Mall
  • Hot Spring Area

Top 5 Theme Parks In Japan
Website: Nagashima Resort

3) Fuji-Q Highland

Top 5 Theme Parks In Japan
Are thrill rides your cup of tea? Fuji Q Highland has a bunch of thrilling rides and it is located under Mount Fuji itself. Their rollercoasters hold a few records, so you can understand why this park is popular. There is also a Thomas Land for the little ones, which focuses on the Thomas The Train world. Nearby there are excellent onsen spots and ryokan hotels.
Top 5 Theme Parks In Japan
Top 5 Theme Parks In Japan
Website: Fuji-Q Highland

2) Universal Studios: Osaka

Top 5 Theme Parks In Japan
Japan’s Universal Studios is in Osaka, Japan’s other big city. It is affectionally called USJ by the Japanese. Recently they have added a Harry Potter land and a Attack on Titan area that is actually pretty freaky; expect little kids to cry and have nightmares.
Top 5 Theme Parks In Japan

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USJ’s eight areas:

  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  • Amity Village
  • Jurassic Park
  • San Francisco
  • New York
  • Hollywood
  • Universal Wonderland
  • Waterworld

Top 5 Theme Parks In Japan
Top 5 Theme Parks In Japan
Website: Universal Studios: Osaka

1) Tokyo Disney Sea

Top 5 Theme Parks In Japan
Disney Sea gets top billing because of the overall experience it offers. It’s ambiance, rides, and service are fantastic. There are a number of shows to see, Mickey’s Big Band Show stands out, so the rides are not the only draw. You can ride a classic looking New York City-style train around or enjoy a peaceful gondola ride on the water; with a serenade under a bridge. Each area has restaurants that reflect that particular spot’s vibe. For example, after the Indiana Jones Crystal Skull ride that is set in Mayan ruins, you can get a Mexican lunch. Deli sandwiches in the New York area or curry in the Arabian Coast. There is a hotel inside the theme park itself that is spectacular. If you can find a deal, it is highly recommended, since you can look out your hotel window and see the parks amazing view; and go in and out of room while being at the park! Great for families or romantic fun for couples.
Top 5 Theme Parks In Japan
Top 5 Theme Parks In Japan
There are seven themed port areas:

  • Lost River Delta
  • Port Discovery
  • Arabian Coast
  • Mysterious Island
  • Mediterranean Harbor
  • Mermaid Lagoon
  • American Waterfront

Top 5 Theme Parks In Japan
Website: Disney Sea

 

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