Yomiuri Land

  • Attractions
  • Tama area
  1. よみうりランド
  2. よみうりランド
  3. よみうりランド
  4. よみうりランド

Time Out says

Located 30 mins by train from central Tokyo, Yomiuri Land has been thrilling the capital's theme park lovers since 1964. Key attractions include the Bandit and MOMOnGA roller coasters and a bona fide bungee jump. Plenty of smaller, kid-friendly rides make this a decent day out for the whole family and, as far as Tokyo attractions go, it's relatively cheap.

During the summer, Yomiuri Land opens its outdoor pool to the capital's wet'n'wild thrill seekers. The Giant Sky River (which charges extra) is the highlight, standing nearly 25m at its highest point, and running for 386m, navigable only with the use of a large rubber ring. Speed demons will get a minor pulse quickening on the straight and slalom slides, while more delicate types might like to consign themselves to the Anpanman pool – a much safer option. The park has a total of five pools, most of which get predictably crowded at weekends.


4015-1 Yanokuchi, Inagi-shi
Keio Yomiuri Land Station (Keio line)

What’s on

Yomiuri Land Jewellumination

  • Theme parks

If you’re looking for the most OTT illumination in Tokyo, this is it. Yomiuri Land's annual winter light show will bedazzle even the most ardent illumination-fiend. As the name might suggest, jewels are the focus here: literally millions of colourful LEDs are set up throughout the vast theme park evoking sparkling gems. The park is split into ten areas where visitors can expect to be treated to beautifully lit attractions.  In addition to the rainbow-lit, 180-metre-long Fortune Promenade and Crossing Sapphire Passage, this year features a large-scale illumination of a horseshoe surrounded by motifs of jewels. The highlight, however, is the fountain show, with illuminated water in different colours being sprayed into the air to create stunning shapes. Look out for the fountain’s flames and lasers, which are synchronised to the music.  The impressive illumination was produced by world-class lighting designer Motoko Ishii, who has worked on past light displays at the theme park. This year she has added warm orange colours to the show, which resemble sunlight and match the theme of the illuminations – ‘Light is Happiness’. While you’re there, make sure to check out the Japanese-style light-up event Hana Akari at nearby Hana Biyori garden.

You may also like
You may also like