Japan’s most thrilling theme parks

06 Oct 2017 in Have Fun

From record-breaking roller coasters to Edo era theme parks, discover our guide to Japan’s most entertaining amusement parks!


Fuji-Q Highland

The destination of choice for thrill-seekers! This park’s daredevil rides hold multiple records, including the world’s steepest roller coaster, the most upside-down turns and the fastest acceleration.

Fuji amusement park

Anime fans will adore the many themed attractions and there’s plenty for small children.

Where? At the foot of Mount Fuji, 20 minutes by car from HOSHINOYA Fuji.

Nikko Edomura (Edo Wonderland)

Dress up in 17th-century Japanese clothes and step back in time for a day! This unique park recreates a town from the Edo era, with period architecture and craftspeople.

Edo period village

Samourai fight

Learn samurai swordplay, catch a ninja show or take a cruise on a yakata boat!

Where? In Tochigi Prefecture, a 20-minute car ride from Hoshino Resorts KAI Kawaji.

Disneyland & DisneySea

With seven themed lands and trademark rides like Space Mountain, Disneyland Tokyo is a surefire crowd-pleaser.

Japanese amusement park

The neighbouring park, DisneySea, is unique in the Disney canon, offering up a nautical world with Venice canals and Jules Verne-inspired submarines.

Where? In Urayasu, a 20-minute ride from HOSHINOYA Tokyo.

Hamanako Palpal

A smaller park that’s great with kids. There are several roller coasters, a Ferris Wheel offering mountain views, a summertime water park, and evening fireworks shows.

Hamanako Palpal park

For the ultimate Japanese theme park experience, enjoy a ride in a sushi-shaped spinning cart!

Where? On an inlet of Lake Hamana, a few minutes’ walk from Hoshino Resorts KAI Enshu.

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