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In Japan there are over a dozen of theme parks in Japan. Many of them can be attributed to the time of the bubble economy when numerous amusement parks were built. There are world renowned brand name theme parks like Disneyland and Universal Studios. Asakusa Hanayashiki is the oldest amusement park in Japan and was first built in 1853. In Japan there are a few theme parks that are unique to the country like the Sanrio Puroland, where the characters of the Sanrio Company are featured. However for the thrill seekers there are theme parks like Fuji Q Highland, where some of the Guinness World Record breaking roller coasters are located. If history is what you are looking for then you can go visit Nikko Edomura. The theme park is centered on the feudal era of the Edo Period (1603-1867) and replicates the look from back then. There is also the Toei Eigamura in Kyoto, but it doubles as a film set for historical based shows.

Most of the theme parks mentioned previously have been outdoors. If you are looking for places indoors to enjoy then check out Sega’s Joypolis, which has many locations all over japan. The main attractions to these places are the interactive video games that have you enter an actual car in order to play the racing game. Another indoor theme park is J-World located in Ikebukuro. It is themed after the characters of the popular Shonen Jump magazine. Inside there are small rides and games for visitors to enjoy as well as photo spots. If you have the time to check out a theme park in Japan make sure you do your research before to know what you want to do first.

photo of Japan theme parks

Best Theme Parks of Japan

photo of Tobu World Square

Kanto | Tochigi | Kinugawa Onsen

Tobu World Square

Tobu World Square is a theme park that features miniature models of world famous structures in great detail.

photo of Tokyo Disneyland

Kanto | Tokyo | Outlying Areas

Tokyo Disneyland

Tokyo Disneyland is the first Disney theme park that was built outside the United States.

photo of Hakkeijima Sea Paradise

Kanto | Kanagawa | Yokohama

Hakkeijima Sea Paradise

Hakkeijima Sea Paradise is located on a small island south of downtown Yokohama and can be reached by train.

photo of Nikko Edomura (Edo Wonderland)

Kanto | Tochigi | Kinugawa Onsen

Nikko Edomura (Edo Wonderland)

Nikko Edomura is a Japanese cultural theme park that centers on the lifestyle from the golden age of the Edo Period.

photo of Tokyo Disney Sea

Kanto | Tokyo | Outlying Areas

Tokyo Disney Sea

Tokyo Disney Sea is a nautical themed Disney park that first opened in 2001.

photo of Fuji-Q Highland

Chubu | Yamanashi | Mt Fuji

Fuji-Q Highland

Fuji-Q Highland is an amusement park in the Fuji Five Lake area with record breaking roller coasters.

photo of Meiji Mura

Chubu | Aichi | Inuyama

Meiji Mura

Meiji Mura is an open-air museum with a mixture of Japanese historical buildings with western architectural influence, located in Inuyama, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

photo of Azuchi Momoyama Bunka Mura

Kansai | Mie | Ise

Azuchi Momoyama Bunka Mura

Azuchi Momoyama Bunka Mura is a theme park centered on the Azuchi Momoyama Period (1573-1603).

photo of Spain Mura

Kansai | Mie | Ise

Spain Mura

Spain Mura is a theme park that focuses on Spain and is also known as Parque Espana.

photo of Nagashima Resort

Kansai | Mie | Ise

Nagashima Resort

Nagashima Resort is made of five leisure facilities and is located outside of Nagoya.

photo of Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan)

Kansai | Osaka | Osaka City

Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan)

The Osaka Aquarium is one of the most spectacular aquariums in Japan.

photo of Universal Studios Japan

Kansai | Osaka | Osaka City

Universal Studios Japan

Universal Studios Japan is one of the most visited theme parks in Japan along with Tokyo Disney Resort.

photo of Toei Uzumasa Eigamura

Kansai | Kyoto | Kyoto City

Toei Uzumasa Eigamura

Toei Uzumasa Eigamura is a film set and theme park in one with many attractions available.

photo of Huis Ten Bosch

Kyushu | Nagasaki | Sasebo

Huis Ten Bosch

This famous theme park recreates the atmosphere of the Netherlands by displaying a variety of life size Dutch buildings.

photo of Space World

Kyushu | Fukuoka | Kitakyushu

Space World

A space themed amusement park located in Kitakyushu.

photo of Churaumi Aquarium

Okinawa Islands | Okinawa | Northern Okinawa

Churaumi Aquarium

One of the most popular aquariums in Japan featuring record breaking acrylic panels of the Kuroshio Tank located in Okinawa Prefecture.

photo of Nago Pineapple Park

Okinawa Islands | Okinawa | Northern Okinawa

Nago Pineapple Park

A small theme park dedicated to the famous agricultural product of Okinawa.

photo of Ryukyu Mura

Okinawa Islands | Okinawa | Central Okinawa

Ryukyu Mura

A small recreational theme park dedicated to the Ryukyu Kingdom located on Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.

photo of Okinawa World

Okinawa Islands | Okinawa | Southern Okinawa

Okinawa World

A theme park featuring a natural cave, Ryukyu Kingdom Village, and a snake museum located on Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.