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Theme Parks

Japan has a few dozen popular theme parks and amusement parks, including some world renowned brand names like Disneyland and Universal Studios. There are also a few parks unique to Japan, for example, Nikko Edomura, which is themed in a fun way after a town of the samurai era.

During the extravagant years of the bubble economy, many parks were built across Japan, several of which were forced to close again when the economy took a downturn. Those that remain in operation are the bigger and better received ones, usually with unique characters of their own. Below is a list of some of the best theme parks and amusement parks in Japan.

1
Tokyo
Tokyo DisneySea
   User rating: 91/100 (418 votes)    Visited by: 906 users
Tokyo DisneySea is a fantasy theme park that is unique to Japan, and it is part of Tokyo Disney Resort. It is made up of seven themed ports of call: Mediterranean Harbor, Mystery Island, Mermaid Lagoon, Arabian Coast, Lost River Delta, Port Discovery and American Waterfront.

2
Tokyo
Tokyo Disneyland
   User rating: 88/100 (579 votes)    Visited by: 1240 users
Tokyo Disneyland is the most visited theme park in Japan. It is based on the films produced by Walt Disney, and is made up of seven themed lands. The theme park is very similar to the original Disneyland Park in California.

3
Osaka
Universal Studios
   User rating: 85/100 (173 votes)    Visited by: 378 users
This is the first theme park under the Universal Studios brand to be built in Asia, featuring famous rides based on popular movies such as Spiderman, Back to the Future, Terminator 2 and Jurassic Park. Mascots of popular characters such as Snoopy and Hello Kitty greet visitors.
4
Fuji Five Lakes
Fuji Q Highland
Amusement park with outstanding roller coasters.
User rating: 87/100 (55 votes)
Visited by: 128 users
5
Nagoya
Nagashima Resort
Large amusement park outside Nagoya.
User rating: 84/100 (42 votes)
Visited by: 96 users
6
Iwaki
Spa Resort Hawaiians
Large water park resort with Hula Girl dancers.
User rating: 82/100 (10 votes)
Visited by: 25 users
7
Inuyama
Meiji Mura
Open air museum about the Meiji Period.
User rating: 78/100 (80 votes)
Visited by: 202 users
8
Kinugawa Onsen
Nikko Edomura
Theme park about feudal Japan
User rating: 78/100 (53 votes)
Visited by: 123 users
9
Kyoto
Toei Eigamura
Theme park and film set combined.
User rating: 78/100 (164 votes)
Visited by: 369 users
10
Kinugawa Onsen
Tobu World Square
Landmarks from across the world in miniature.
User rating: 78/100 (34 votes)
Visited by: 88 users
11
Nagasaki Prefecture
Huis Ten Bosch
Amusement Park themed after a Dutch town.
User rating: 75/100 (49 votes)
Visited by: 108 users
12
Yokohama
Hakkeijima
Amusement park with aquarium and rides.
User rating: 80/100 (63 votes)
Visited by: 163 users
13
Kitakyushu
Space World
Amusement park in Kitakyushu City.
User rating: 73/100 (16 votes)
Visited by: 50 users
14
Ise Shima
Edo Wonderland
Theme park about the samurai era.
User rating: 64/100 (27 votes)
Visited by: 71 users
15
Ise Shima
Spain Mura
Amusement park with a Spanish theme.
User rating: 61/100 (58 votes)
Visited by: 168 users

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