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Asakusa Hanayashiki Amusement Park – First Timer’s Guide

Tokyo has a lot of things to offer to its tourists and locals: from shopping malls and natural attractions to scrumptious food and stunning clothing. Everything is an experience and every day is a surprise. However, if you are fond of going to amusement parks, then you might be able to enjoy one of the most sought-after recreational areas which could be found in the city.

The Asakusa Hanayashiki Amusement Park, or simply called Hanayashiki, is an amusement park in Asakusa, Tokyo which offers you enjoyment and fun all in one place. Established in 1853 at the end of the Edo era, Hanayashiki is considered to be the oldest amusement park in Japan. Originally, it functioned as a flower. However, other attractions were gradually introduced to Hanayashiki including a mini-zoo (although it no longer operates today), shops and lunchrooms, and fascinating rides. The age of the rides could already be noticed but it is still worth visiting considering that it could give you a sense of nostalgia and a glimpse of how amusement parks used to work before.
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Basic Information

 

Here are the basics that you have to know about the amusement park.

Name: Asakusa Hanayashiki Amusement Park
Address: 111-0032, 2-28-1 Asakusa, Taitō, Tokyo , Japan
Business Hours: 10: 00 AM to 6:00 PM (This is subject to change depending on the season)
Phone Number: +81 3-3842-8780
Official Website: https://www.hanayashiki.net/en
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Admission Fee

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@takaneriku

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@nkn_krn

Like any other amusement parks, there is an admission fee needed to be paid before you could enter Hanayashiki. The regular fee is 1000 yen (for those who are 13 to 64 years old). For kids ranging from 7 to 12 years old, the fee is only 500 yen. The same amount is to be paid by those who are over 65 years old. For physically disabled persons, the admission fee is free of charge as long as you would be able to show your physical disability certificate.

Ticket system

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@horai_kazubo

Hanayashiki features a ticket system. This means that you have to pay using tickets to get on to different rides. A ticket costs 100 yen. A coupon book (which consists of 11 tickets) costs 1000 yen. It should be noted that the number of tickets that you will be needing would be dependent on the attraction which you will be going to. For instance, you are going to ride the Space Shot, you would need five tickets to get on to the said ride.

You could also opt for a Free Pass. This form of pass to the amusement park allows you to go to all the rides you could think of at a set price. It should be noted that the fee for the free pass is separate from the entrance fee. As of 2018, the regular fee for the free ride pass is 2,300 yen. This is for people who are 13 to 64 years old. For kids who are 7 to 12 years old, the fee for the free ride pass is 2,000, while 1,800 yen is to be paid by those who are 6 years and below and those who are over 65 years old.

The amusement park also offers discounts for groups with more than 15 people. They have various packages depending on the request.

How to Reach The Park

 

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@takagikatsu84

If you take the subway, there are four stations which you could choose from in order to reach the Asakusa Hanayashiki Amusement Park. When you take the Tokyo Station, it would take you about 30 minutes to reach the park. If you take the Shinjuku Station, reaching the place would take you 35 minutes. Going to the park from the Haneda Airport and the Yokohama Station would both take you 50 minutes.

Attractions Found inside the Park

Roller Coaster

 

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@keikoatsumi

The amusement park’s roller coaster has been running since 1953. Expect thrill and excitement while you are riding the roller coaster.

Ride tickets: 5 tickets

Space Shot

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@buchimates
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@view_with_tokyo_skytree

This ride will shoot you up to 60 meters in an instant, allowing you to scream at the top of your lungs.

Ride tickets: 5 tickets

Haunted House

A mystery and panic room which requires you only three tickets to enter. Don’t hesitate because you will surely come out alive.

Ride tickets: 3 tickets.

Disk O

 

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@hanayashiki1853

This ride goes up and down in a circular motion, satisfying all your thrills. If you feel like you’re falling, that’s the thrill of it all.

Ride tickets: 4 tickets

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@usagiyamamori

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@matsuyamo

This classic ride where they stay on top of the horse will surely be enjoyed by the kids.

Ride tickets: 4 tickets

Pyong Pyong

A ride which kids and adults could enjoy, Pyong Pyong is an interesting ride which resembles the Space shot.

Ride tickets: 2 tickets

Sky Ship

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This ride allows you to stay on a ship-like vehicle and you get to reach the atmosphere as if you were flying using the ship.

Ride tickets: 2 tickets

Helicopter

As its name tells, kids and adults would ride a small helicopter and traverse an area.

Ride tickets: 2 tickets

Kiddy Ferris Wheel

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@akihiro_fujiwara

This attraction has been designed with kids in mind. Enjoy a miniature version of a Ferris wheel.

Ride tickets: 2 tickets

Kiddy Taxi

A small taxi which has been designed for kids.

Ride tickets: 2 tickets

Swan

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@mihiromn

You will get a chance to ride in a large swan and swim around a small pond. Kids will surely love this experience.

Ride tickets: 3 tickets

Asakusa Labyrinth: Ninja House

Using your wit and luck, you have to evade ninja traps as you escape this obstacle-filled house.

Ride tickets: 400 yen per one time

House of Surprise

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@hanayashiki1853

For only two tickets, kids will experience a lot of surprises inside this room, hence the name.

Ride tickets: 2 tickets

Ghost Mansion

While it only has Japanese texts, the ghost mansion will surely be loved by those who love anything mystical and paranormal.

Ride tickets: 3 tickets

Thriller Car

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You will get to ride a car and prowl into an area full of mystery and panic.

Ride tickets: 3 tickets

3-D Theather-Stereoscopic Cinema Hall

Also another Japanese text only attraction, this cinema hall would allow you to watch some films in a distinct manner.

Ride tickets: 3 tickets

Panda Car

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@hanayashiki1853

Panda cars are a special thing in the Asakusa Hanayashiki Amusement Park. You will get to ride a panda around a designated area inside the park.

Ride tickets: 200 yen per one time

Real Treasure Hunting Attractions

This attraction is only available in Japanese. Experience hunting for real treasures with only a few clues with you.

Ride tickets: 300 yen or 400 yen per one time

Japanese Festival Corner

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@yuka.kshm313

The festival corner is home to a wide range of games which are reminiscent of Japanese summer festivals.

Ride tickets: 300 yen

Game Plaza

Similar to the festival corner, the game plaza is also home to an array of game.

Ride tickets: 100 yen per one time.

The next time you visit Tokyo, you could take a time off and visit the Asakusa Hanayashiki Amusement Park. Their rides and attractions could transport you back in time when you were still young and free. With plenty of rides to choose from, you would surely have a lot of fun as you spend the rest of your day hanging out and playing at the Asakusa Hanayashiki Amusement Park.

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