Japan’s Best Theme Parks You Should Not Miss

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Do you dare to be spoilt by the excitement of amazing  themes park in Japan? if the answer is YES, you are on the right place because this article gonna bring you to explore the best amusement park that Japan has to offer! Let loose and be a kid for a day with these top 16 theme parks that you can find in the Land of the Rising Sun.

Muslim Friendly Theme Parks

1. Tokyo Disneyland, Chiba

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For a Disney fans, this place will make your dreams come true. All the castles that you see on every Disney movie comes real right in front of you. You will be amazed to know that this Tokyo Disneyland has 7 areas that won’t be anough for you to explore in just one day; the World Bazaar, Adventureland, Westernland, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, Critter Country and Mickey’s Toontown. That alone will make you feel there are endless things to do in this 115-acre lands, occupied with Disney characters in every corner of the park. Even the locals are suited up with complete costumes of Disney cartoons that will hype you in the world of fantasy.

Information

Operating hours Irregular, check here
Price range ¥4,800 – ¥7,400 (for one day entry)
Address 1-1 Maihama, Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture 279-0031, Japan.
(6 minutes walk from Maihama Station)
Muslim Tips If you want to use the prayer room please ask the staff for available empty space
Website Disneyland Tokyo

2. Tokyo Disneysea, Chiba

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Tokyo DisneySea is definitely a must-go destination for Disney fans as it is the only Disney theme park with a sea theme! DisneySea is so magical that you forgot you are in Tokyo. You will feel like living in fantasy with the magical water mirrors, fire-breathing dragons, music, and fairies dancing in DisneySea dazzle show. For those who are not scared of looking for a thrilling experience, we dare you to try Tower of Terror and prepare yourself to enter elevator that will drop unexpectedly.

Information

Operating hours Irregular, check here
Price range ¥4,800 – ¥7,400 (for one day entry)
Address 1-13 Maihama, Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture 279-0031, Japan

(10 minutes distance by Disney Resort Line)

Muslim Tips If you want to use the prayer room please ask the staff for available empty space
Website Tokyo Disneysea

3. Universals Studio Japan, Osaka

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Fan of Harry potters? Want to know how it feels to live as a wizard for one day? Come and immerse yourself in the Wizard Wold of Harry Potter at Universal Studio Japan. To note,  many famous places are featured in this amusement park which includes: New York, Hollywood, San Francisco, and even the dissappeared land of Jurassic park! We urge you to grab a poncho and have fun soaking yourself in the Jurassic Park-The Ride.

Information

Operating hours Irregular, check here
Price range ¥4,980 – ¥7,400 (for one day entry)
Address 2 Chome-1-33 Sakurajima, Konohana Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 554-0031, Japan
(5 minutes walk from Universal City Station)
Muslim Tips Red Lobster Universal City Osaka is the nearest  restaurant that serves Muslim-Friendly Menu.
Website Universal Studios Japan

4. Tobu World Square, Tochigi

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Really wish to go around the globe? Impossible enough ? Nothing impossibruuuuuu  with this amazing Tobu World Square. It offers you 102 world-famous buildings on the 1/25 scale, including 45 World Heritage Sites. This place will totally astonish those who are history and architecture lover as the structures crafted by human hands. You can also see The Pyramids of Giza, Beijing’s Forbidden City, and even the Eiffel Tower without taking any flight!

Information

Operating hours: Regular : 9.30 am–5pm
Winter (Dec 1 – March 19) : 9 am – 4 pm
Price range: ¥1,400 – ¥2,800 (for one day entry)
Address: 209-1 Kinugawaonsen Ohara, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture 321-2593, Japan

(13 minutes distance by Tobu-Kinugawa Line)

Muslim tips Heian restaurant (No pork and no alcohol menus are available).
Prayer rooms are separated by gender and wudu equipment are available.
Website Tobu World Square

5. Huis Ten Bosch, Nagasaki

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Huis Ten Bosch is also translated as House in the Woods in English. It’s a theme park inspired by the beauty of old Dutch which can be seen through the windmills, canals, and other dutch iconic buildings surrounded by the blooming flowers. Don’t forget to ride the White Ferris Wheel to enjoy the beauty of the landscape. If there is no Japanese in your sight, you might have thought you are really in Holand. This place carries different events every month, you might want to check their schedules before you plan to go.

Information

Operating hours Weekdays: 10am –10pm
Weekend and holidays: 9am – 10pm
Price range ¥4,300 – ¥6,700 (for one day entry)
Address 1-1 Huis Ten Bosch Machi, Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture 859-3292, Japan
(20 minutes walking  from Huis Ten Bosch Station)
Muslim tips If you want to use the prayer room please ask the staff for available empty space
Website Huis Ten Bosch 

6. Toei Eigamura, Kyoto

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Are you a fan of historical Japanese Dramas? Flaunt that excitement inside you with a jolt of real set of JDramas *screams inside*. This theme park will make you believe as if you are living in the Edo era. Enjoy the moment by wearing Japanese traditional costume (guess what? You will get half price of the entrance fee if you are wearing kimono) and wander around the areas like you are living in that place. If you are lucky, you will get to meet Japanese famous actors and actresses on set!

Information

Operating hours: Irregular, check here
Price range: ¥2,200
Address:

 

10 Uzumasa Higashihachiokacho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 616-8161, Japan
(5 minutes distance from JR Uzumasa Station)
Muslim tips If you want to use the prayer room please ask the staff for available empty space
Website Toei Eigamura

Other Must-Visit Theme Parks

7. Tokyo Dome, Tokyo

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This theme park is located in the heart of Tokyo. It is designed for those who are looking for thrill and  LOL  SOL (Scream Out Loud) experience with its extreme rides. Challenge yourself with this excitement in the middle of this busy city and take the opportunity to experience the fascinating universe in TeNQ space museum. To add more, this place is also known for their LaQua natural hot spa.

Information

Operating hours Weekdays: 11 am – 9 pm
Weekends and holidays: 10 am – 9 pm
Price range ¥2,100 – ¥3,900
Address 1 Chome-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo, Tokyo 112-0004, Japan
(8 minutes walk from Suidobashi Station)
Website Tokyo Dome

8. Hakkejima, Kanagawa

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One of the top aquarium in Japan that promise to find you fondness for love to aquatic animals. It is a never-ending happiness to ride up the escalator directly through the tank and watching the fish swim around you. This could possibly be the best things in life, truest and purest from Hakkejima, because they assure you to walk out the place with incredible nature in your head, richer than ever. Hakkejima also extends your excitement with varieties of aqua-theme rides! And we reckon that you know how super duper cute is dolphin? Take the chance to bump with all these dolphins in Ride The Sea.

Information

Operating hours Weekdays: 10 am– 8pm
Weekends: 10 am –9 pm
Price range ¥2,050 – ¥7,200 (for one day entry)
Address Hakkeijima, Kanazawa Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture 236-0006, Japan
(10 minutes walk from Hakkeijima station)
Website Hakkejima

9. Kodomo No Kuni, Kanagawa

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Kodomo No Kuni is also known as Children’s Land, in which it officially opened on the May 5th (national holiday for the Children’s Day). This place was assembled for the kids to have fun with many activities from how a cow is milked to have the ice cream made under the breezy weather. Not to mention, there is a water play area where you can swamp your legs on a hot day, a small petting zoo that allow you to feed and touch some of the animals, aviary, and an area to go for a pony ride.

Information

Operating hours Regular:  9.30 am – 4.30 pm
July & August: 9.30 am – 5.00 pm
Price range ¥100 – ¥600
Address 700, Nara-cho, Aoba-Ku,  Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, 〒227-0036 Japan
( 3 minutes walk from Kodomonokuni Station)
Website Kodomo No Kuni

10. Nikko Edomura, Tochigi

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What kind of hypster thing you would do during your Japan vacation? Be a ninja! Nikko Edomura theme park allows you to adventure the village that is full of ninja and samurai with realistically decorated and recreated scenes from ancient Japan; be it the streets, buildings and even the people! And peeps, guess what?You can  be a ninja too! All you need is to master the Edo Period skill, sword on, and you can be a hero to the village and save the day (Why need Hogwarts letter when you can master the ninja skills? *winks*).

Information

Operating hours Regular: 9.30 am – 5pm
Winter (Dec 1 – March 19): 9.30am – 4pm
Price range ¥2,400 – ¥4,700
Address 470−2, Karakura, Nikko, 〒321-2524 Tochigi Prefecture, Japan
(15 minutes bus from Kinugawa-Onsen Station)
Website Nikko Edomura

11. Fuji-Q Highland, Yamanashi

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Fuji-Q Highland is definitely a must visit destination as this theme park has been existing for about 48 years! This place is even older than most of us :O. With more than 40 attractions; from attractions that will make you scream your heads off and gives you that adrenaline rush you need, to family rides to enjoy with the kids. No wonder this theme park can still be up to running till this date. For the extreme rides lovers, check out the famous Dodonpa rides that can accelerate its speed up to 172 km/h in 1.8 second and brace yourself to try Takabisha; the steepest ride in the world at 121°! And we got special news for you,  Fuji-Q Highland will be renewing their park this July.

Information

Operating hours Weekday : 9 am – 5 pm
Weekend and Holiday: 9 am – 6 pm
Price range ¥4,300 – ¥5,700 (for one day entry)
Address 5 Chome-6-1 Shinnishihara, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture 403-0017, Japan
(9 minutes walk from Fuji Kyu Highland Station)
Website Fuji-Q Highland

12. Spa Resorts Hawaiians, Fukushima

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You might want to watch out your jaw as it might drop when you realized this water theme park has so many different sections (and it’s all about water!) ; Water Park, Spring Park, Spa Garden Pareo, Edo-Jowa Yoichi and ViR Port.  The size of the complex is stunning too! It has a large pools that can pack thousands of people, water slides, shops, stage and aslo fun activity called Big Balloon in which you will been caged inside a huge balloon on the water and its time for you to move like a Jagger!

Information

Operating hours Weekdays: 10am – 10.15pm
Weekend and holidays: 9am – 10.15pm
Price range ¥2,530 – ¥3,240
Address Warabidaira-50, 常磐藤原町 Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture 972-8326, Japan
(20 minutes bus from Yumoto Station)
Website  Spa Resort Hawaiians

13. Nagashima Spa Land, Mie

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Check out this third most visited amusement park in the country, Nagashima Spa Land! You can enjoy 40 different types of ride here, thus we exhort you to gather the whole family to enjoy this famous Joyful Water Park that open entirely during summer season. We also highly recommend you to see Nabana no Sato, one of Japan’s best winter illumination that surely can’t be missed! If you are afraid of shrinking in the water, how about giving a try to ride a White Cylon Coaster, all you could see is a white wood roller coaster (won’t be shaky until you are up there, whoops!).

Information

Operating hours Low season: 9.30 am  – 5pm
Peak season: 9.30 am – 7.30 pm
Price range ¥3,500 – ¥5,900 (for one day entry)
Address Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, 〒511-1192 Japan
(20 minutes bus distance from Kintetsu Kuwana Station)
Website Nagashima Spaland

14. Shima Spain Village, Mie

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Amazed yourself with the beauty that can be seen while walking through the entrance til the exit door because It’s designed to look like a Spain village. If your children is an avid fan of rides, Shima Spain Village definitely should be on the list to bring them to. Their day will be filled with fun from parades, musicals, dance shows and rides located in this beautiful area. We highly suggest you to have a quality time with your kids in fun indoor activity such Circus Adventure. All you need to do is to reload your guns’ bullet to fight the black clouds while flying with Mokkun!

Information

Operating hours Weekdays: 9.30AM–5PM.
Price range ¥3,500- ¥5,300 (for one day entry)
Address 磯部町坂崎, Shima, 〒517-0212 Mie Prefecture, Japan
(13 minutes bus from Ugata Station)
Website Shima Spain Village

15. Space World, Fukuoka

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Space World is a theme park for everything about space! This theme park is a grace for the galaxy lover at heart, who are curious about the dauntless experience as astronauts and at the same time looking for something that will make the heart beat move faster than usual. Good news is that you don’t have to worry if you are bringing kids as there are a full line-up of attractions to suit either families, thrill seekers or adventurous group that will enjoy a big splash-effect. For cosmonaut on mission that are reading this, you should really try Black Hole Scramble Japan- an indoor coaster that will surely leave you in a mess!

Information

Operating hours: Irregular, check here
Price range: ¥1,230 – ¥4,630 (games and events with separate fees)
 Address  4 Chome−1番1号, Higashida, Yahatahigashi Ward, Kitakyushu, 〒805-0071 Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
(5 minutes walk from JR Space World Station)
Website  Space World

16. Ryukyu Mura, Okinawa

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Do you wish to own a time machine and fly back to 130 years back? *magic smoke* Congratulations! Your dreams will come true with Ryukyu Mura theme park! This Ryukyu Mura is a small theme park that recreates the village from the times of Ryukyu Kingdom. You will be stunned with innovative attractions and cultural interior that can hardly be found in the modern time. It also exhibits a comprehensive range of customs and shows, which includes Michijyune (lion dance), EISA dance (a dance accompanied with drumbeat), etc (Important note for the visitors; don’t miss the chance to make your own souvenir before you leave the park!

Information

Operating hours  8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Price range ¥600 – ¥1,200
Address 字山田1130, Onna, Kunigami District, 〒904-0416 Okinawa Prefecture, Japan (2 minutes walk from Ryukyu Mura bus stop)
Website Ryukyu Mura

So does this list gets you excited enough to book your next flight to Japan? A visit to amusement park is a lot of fun regardless of your age and your level of thrill-ness, so why not grab your friends and family, book a flight to Japan and enjoy the rides!

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