Asakusa Hanayashiki

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Hanayashiki: The Oldest Amusement Park in Japan

Asakusa Hanayashiki is one of the oldest amusement parks in Japan which opened in 1853 as a public flower garden. Later in 1949, it was reconstructed as an amusement park and since then has remained a favorite park in Tokyo. Hanayashiki boasts a lot of old-fashioned rides packed into a tiny space with their own nostalgic atmosphere. The park is especially attracting small children for their compactness, simple attractions, and short queues.

A roller coaster of Hanayashiki which circles the park is very famous attraction as the oldest roller coaster in Japan. When you are riding on this, you will be really surprised with being so close to everything around the roller coaster. The biggest thrill will be met when it goes almost crashing to a building of Sento (a public bath).

Besides those retro rides, you can enjoy viewing of Tokyo SkyTree as well from all over the park.

Some shops and restaurants are also there around the entrance area which open during day time and even after closing of the park.

Asakusa Hanayashiki is located 3 minutes-walk from Asakusa Station (Tsukuba Express Line) or 5 minutes-walk from another Asakusa Station (Ginza Subway Line, Toei Asakusa Line, Tobu SkytreeLine).

It opens basically from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm but may change each day.

Admission fee is 1,000 yen for adult and 500 yen for child over 5 years old, and a free pass is also available for additional 2,300 yen for adult, 2,000 yen for child over 2 years old. With the free pass you can ride as often as you want during that day.

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