Japan isn’t only rich in cultural sites and beautiful sights, it’s also a very happening place for them parks. Here are 8 of them.
Hello Kitty and all the Sanrio characters in one place, enough said! It’s going to be kawaii heaven for sure!
From kawaii overload to speed overload. First, ride the first centerless Ferris wheel, the Big O, at Tokyo Dome City.
Then, level up your thrills by riding Tokyo’s largest roller coaster, the 130kph Thunder Dolphin, which passes through the center of Big O. Wheee!!!
How can one not visit DisneyLand, am I right?
Bonus: After a day at DisneyLand, visit the only DisneySea in the world. Check out the Mediterranean Harbor, Mysterious Island, Arabian Coast and (yay) Mermaid Lagoon.
In Yokohama City just beside Tokyo, you can ride one of the biggest Ferris wheels in the world, which has a height of 112.5 meters, at Cosmoworld.
But the real cool ride here is Vanish, where the roller coaster dives into an underwater tunnel.
Take time to sit and relax at the hot springs spa resort and water amusement park amidst the spectacular scenery of Hakone. Accessible from Tokyo.
Cleopatra allegedly took baths in milk. Well, here in Hakone Yunessun, you can take baths in coffee, green tea, sake, and wine! Take that Cleo!
Moving south to Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture (only two and a half hours from Tokyo by train), get the scare of your life at Fuji Q Highlands via its two haunted attractions: the Super Scary Labyrinth of Fear 4.0 (more commonly known as the Haunted Hospital) and the newly built Fortress of No Hope.
If that’s not scary enough, try the Fujiyama, considered the King of Coasters, with its 230-foot drop against a gorgeous view of Mt Fuji.
For those of you old enough to remember riding in roller coasters made with wooden parts and experiencing the rattling, vibrating, crazy fun that only these kinds of rides can provide, Nagashima Spa Land has the world’s largest wooden roller coaster. (Your heart skipped a beat here, we know.)
Located in Kuwana, which is near Nagoya, the theme park also has a jumbo seawater pool (for those of you who want to swim in the sea but don’t want to deal with sand and icky seaweed) that features 18 kinds of slides.
End your trip with magic. Get your wands ready for the opening of the only replicas of Hogwarts Castle and Hogsmeade Village outside the U.S later this year! It’s inside Universal Studios Japan in Osaka.
Is there a spell to speed up time? Can’t. Wait. Scream.
What do you think of these theme parks? Are you planning on going this year? Share in the Comments Section.