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Venture further away from Yokohama and visit Tokyo to visit Yomiuriland, the biggest amusement park in the capital city. Established in 1964 the amusement park is loved by many, especially among children and families. Yomiuriland boast numerous attractions geared for both children and adrenaline seekers. It is also considerably more affordable than other similar amusement parks in Tokyo. Yomiuriland is also greatly famous for hosting numerous events that is brimming with magical vibes. So dive in right into the magical wold of Yomiuriland.
Explore Yomiuriland: The Magical Land of Lights in Tokyo
Buckle up and scream on top of your lungs as you're speeding down with 110 kilometres/second with Bandit. This yellow roller coaster will takes you on an exciting ride along its 1560 meter long course with sharp turns and curves pass through a small forest. Bandit's roller coaster track is the highest point in the amusement park, you can enjoy the scenic view of Yomiuriland and its surrounding area. That is, if you have time for it!
Now if riding a roller coaster is not enough for you, perhaps you would love to do some free-falls instead? Bungee Jump in Yomiuriland is the only Bungee Jumping facility in Tokyo, and it is definitely not for the weak hearts! Afterall, you'll be jumping down head first from 22 meters high jump ramp that more or less is equal with a 7 storey-building. Of course you don't have to worry about your safety as a very strong rope and securing belt will be placed around your hip. If you are a beginner, there will be an experienced instructor that will tells you what to do to make your bungee-jumping debut become unforgettable!
Roller coaster doesn't have to be about sliding up and down extreme rails, sometimes it is a fun colorful ride inside a world of fashion. At least that is what you're about to experience in Spin RUNWAY ride. Spin RUNWAY is located in Goodjoba! a brand new amusement area inside Yomiuriland that present attractions and rides that are closely tied to Japanese craftmanship (monozukuri). Spin RUNWAY is a relaxing indoor roller-coaster that will take its passengers inside a world of fashion.
Ever wonder how U.F.O cup noodles are made? Hey, what if you become the noodles for 4 minutes? Pretty interesting concept indeed, and that is why Splash U.F.O is in our recommendations. This unique river rafting ride will takes you on a splashing fun adventure where you'll be 'Nissin Yakisoba U.F.O'. You'll be going through numerous processes of the actual noodle from how it is pressed, cut, expanded, and fried. Of course it is all fun and exciting journey, you might want to gobble up a U.F.O cup noodles afterwards.
It is almost Christmas, the best holiday season ever! And if you are planning to spend a romantic Christmas night with your significant other or your crush, definitely attend Yomiuri Jewellumination. From Fall season to Winter, Yomiuriland's most anticipated light festival will begin. Jewellumination is a Christmas-special event when the entire Yomiuriland will be lit up with colorful lights. It is simply a bedazzling sight, you'll see many couples taking a romantic stroll or snap some memorable selfies whereever you go. Ride on the ferris wheel and take in the spectacular view of the entire amusement park bathe in sparkling lights.
The signature attraction of all theme parks, but that's no reason to miss it when you're visiting Yomiuriland. With its height, Yomiuriland's ferris wheel offer a perfect viewpoint to enjoy the breathtaking view of the entire Tokyo. You can see as far as Mt. Fuji Tokyo Tower, and even Tokyo SkyTree if the weather is clear. The view gets even better at night during Yomiuri Jewellumination. Just be ready to get mesmerized while you're enjoying the slow relaxing ride!
How to Get Tickets?
To enjoy all attractions inside Yomiuriland you will have to pay an admission fee that will costs you about JPY 1200 ($ 10.57 USD)for adults , JPY 600 ($ 5.29 USD)for children and seniors. Different rate applied for the Night Admission during Jewellumination event. If you wish to visit Yomiuriland's Jewellumination, you'll have to pay JPY 1000 or $8.81 USD for adults, JPY 500 ($ 4.41 USD) for children, and JPY 600 ($ 5.29 USD) for seniors. If you bring children with age 6 years old or younger, they can enter the amusement park for free.
How To Get Around?
Yomiuriland is surprisingly not that extensive. There are numerous scenic spots to take some selfies too so going around the amusement park won't feel boring at all.
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Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Yomiuriland is absolutely on Fall through Winter in the afternoon. The weather will be much cooler plus you'll get to enjoy Jewellumination. It is probably gonna be a bit crowded though, so it is better to go on weekdays and avoid weekends and holidays.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, all informations you need can be found inside this website. A guide won't be necessary.
How To Get There?
Yomiuriland is just few minutes away from Keio Yomiuriland Station, you can go there by taking Keio Line or take Odakyu Line to Yomiuriland-mae Station. Alternatively you can also take an Odakyu Bus that will takes time about 5 minutes. It is much more recommended to take a Sky Shuttle Gondola from Keio Yomiuriland Station.
While the Jewellumination is the main show you should definitely see, visiting Yomiuriland in Spring will gives you an unforgettable hanami experience. Enjoy the blooming cherry blossoms from your gondola or just walking beneath the sakura trees as you attempt every attraction available.