Asakusa Hanayashiki is the oldest amusement park in Japan. The roller coaster is the oldest existing roller coaster in Japan.
The park was first opened in 1853 by Rokusaburo Morita, a plant dealer, who created a flower garden mainly featuring peony and chrysanthemum work.
In the Meiji era, amusement facilities were built and the park gradually became a place of entertainment, including the breeding of wild animals and exhibitions of freak shows.
Later, the park was closed due to the earthquake and the ravages of war, but was rebuilt as an amusement park through various processes.
The attractions were also rebuilt and improved, and even today it is a popular sightseeing and date spot as a symbol of Asakusa.
|name||Asakusa Hana Yashiki|
|business holiday||Open all year round (Temporary closure for maintenance, etc.)|
|fee||Admission: Adults 900 yen, children (elementary school age and under) 400 yen|
Free Pass: Adults 2,200 yen, children (elementary school age and under) 1,900 yen
*Various discounts are available.
|Location||2-28-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo|
|Japan’s oldest and most famous roller coaster, running past the walls of buildings at speeds of up to 42 km/h||Space Shot, a super-screaming attraction, is the strongest and fastest machine in the park that rises to 60 meters above the ground and then plummets down.||Bee Tower, the symbolic tower of Hanayashiki, rises 45 meters above the ground and offers a view of the city of Asakusa.|
|Skyship, a flying pirate ship that takes you around the park||Carnival is a two-seater attraction that spins on a stage with a 12-degree angle of inclination to enjoy the centrifugal force.||The name of the attraction is ” Pyong-Pyong,” which repeatedly moves up and down, up and down, up and down, up and down|
|Disk-O, a new disc-shaped attraction that was introduced in 2007.||A cute little Ferris wheel about 6 meters high.||No worries for little ones! The little cab that runs around the flower garden|
|Swan, a relaxing attraction where you can enjoy a leisurely swan ride on the water||Little Star, a star-shaped ride with a spinning wheel||The merry-go-round, a staple of amusement parks, requires an escort for children 4 years old and younger.|
|Try your luck at the Haunted Cherry Blossom Ghost-themed Haunted House||Bikkuri House is a cute house with many tricks inside!||You can enjoy various games at the ” Gem Plaza”!|
|Marion Crepe, where you can enjoy crepes only available at Hanayashiki!||BAKEZONA, where you can enjoy udon, soba, pizza, etc.||Ahana Wind, a store directly managed by Hanayashiki|
|Panda rides||Pikachu and Anpanman playground equipment||Police car and bus rides|
|Games to drive a train||Game center with coin and crane games||A print club exclusive to Hanayashiki|
|Sky Plaza, the rooftop plaza of Shounkaku, where you can relax and enjoy the view of the park and the surrounding area.||From “Sky Plaza,” the rooftop plaza of Shounkaku, you can enjoy the view of Sensoji Temple, the five-story pagoda, Tokyo Sky Tree, etc.||Hanayashiki-za, a multipurpose space where you can enjoy stage shows and live performances.|
|Old-fashioned fair where you can enjoy target shooting and super ball scooping||Asakusa Hanayashiki entrance and ticket booth||Park MAP|
Image Credit: Tokyo Navi via tokyo-park.net archive
- Ginza Line,Toei Asakusa Line,Tobu Isezaki Line, about 10 minutes walk from Asakusa Station.
- Tsukuba Express, about 3 minutes walk from Asakusa Station.