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Yomiuriland is Tokyo’s largest amusement park which hosts spectacular seasonal events.

By Jane Pipkin

A short trip from Shinjuku station, leads you to the wonderful Yomiuriland, an amusement park with eight different areas to explore in addition to several gift shops and restaurants.

From thrill-seeking roller coasters to a tame merry-go-round, there are attractions that adults and children will enjoy. Many of the park’s rides are based around the white dog mascot and are also sponsored by big brands such as Nissin foods.

Some of the most popular rides include the Bandit roller coaster, a steel roller coaster with a colossal height of 51 meters, as well as the giant ferris wheel where you can experience wonderful views of Mount Fuji. The park also hosts live shows throughout the week including the ‘Sea Lion Show’ in Lan Lan Hall where you can see charming sea lions perform.

One of the more unique features of Yomiuriland is the ‘Goodjoba!! area of the park where visitors can go to learn more about Japanese craftsmanship through different attractions and daily workshops. This is a unique and cultural experience that you won’t find at many other amusement parks in Japan.

A Popular Cherry Blossom Viewing Spot


Photo by: PIXTA/ t.sakai A bird’s eye view.

Throughout the year, this amusement park hosts several seasonal events. In spring, Yomiuriland becomes a prime destination to view the cherry blossoms as you can take the Sky Shuttle to see them from above or be illuminated at night. Alternatively, you can choose to instead take a gentle stroll down the cherry tree lane which spans 180 meters and see the blossoms up close.

During the summer months, many visitors enjoy the Pool Wai with its five different pools and three waterslides. Entering this area will make you feel as though you have been transported to a tropical island as the pool is covered with palm trees and has a beach-like shoreline Note that you need to purchase your tickets online as they cannot be purchased at the ticket window.



Photo by: PIXTA/ yu_photo The Jewellumination offers a romantic date destination or an unforgettable family and friends trip.

Notably, it is the Jewellumination hosted every autumn to spring, which Yomiuriland is most famous for. At night, the park becomes a sight to behold as around 6 million jewel-colored lights cover the rides and surrounding areas. Other highlights include taking in the breathtaking night views of Tokyo from the giant Ferris wheel and the exclusive night-time only shows.

Things To Know


It is recommended to get the One-Day Pass as this covers your entry fare and gives you access to unlimited rides on most attractions.

The price of this pass for adults is ¥5,800 and for children ¥4,000.

If you would prefer to just walk around the grounds and see the surrounding sights, then a Park Admission ticket is the better option, costing ¥1,800 for adults and ¥1,000 for children.

During the week, the park is open from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. On the weekends, these times slightly differ, opening an hour earlier at 9 A.M. and closing an hour later at 7 P.M.

How To Get There


By train

Approximately 25 minutes away from Shinjuku station, you can either take the Keio Line to Keio-Yomiuri-Land Station (KO37) or the Odakyu Line to Yomiuri-Land-mae (OH21). 

If you do decide to go to Keio-Yomiuri-Land station, you will need to take the ‘Sky Shuttle’ gondola to the park itself. One-way tickets for this cost ¥300 and a round-way cost ¥500.

By car

From Shinjuku, Yomiuriland is about two kilometers from Inagi Big Bridge, with there being a direct connection to the Chuo Expressway Inagi Interchange. 

The parking fee ranges from ¥1,500 to ¥2,000 for the whole day depending on which day of the week you visit and the season.

Where To Stay

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