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If the thrill hanging upside-down at 100 miles an hour is more your thing than ancient temples and shrines then do not fear! Japan is a paradise for theme park fans. Some of the world's best theme parks are located in Japan. Whether you like the family fun of Disney Land, the movie world of Universal Studios, the bone shaking terror of the FujiQ Highland roller coasters or the ultimate kitsch of Sanrio Puroland in Tokyo, the home of Hello Kitty, Japan can offer it all!

In our theme park section you will find just some of the theme parks available to visit in Japan. If the one you want to visit is not listed, let us know as we can supply tickets to most theme parks.

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Kidzania!

Overview

In a country that loves its children the award for the most fascinating and unique children's facility must surely go to Tokyo's KidZania. Describing itself as an 'Edutainment town' KidZania is something of a jobs and career theme park for children, where they can actively take part in adult jobs and experience different roles across a range of industries. The backdrop is a miniature indoor city, complete with banks, fire and police stations, plus a whole host of shops, services and facilities, from the hospital to the pizza shop; the radio station to the beauty parlour. The entire facility is built at two-thirds real size, making everything child friendly.

Attention to detail and the authenticity of the experience are key; kids don the relevant uniform for each job and are paid (in Kidzos, the local currency!) for their work. These funds can be put into a bank account and later be withdrawn (with ATM card) and spent on goods and services. From baking the bread to reading the news; from fire fighting to crime fighting, kids can experience and enjoy an amazing range of thrilling occupations. Adult supervision is provided in the form of 'Zupervisors'; a team of highly trained instructors and carers oversee the activities. However the philosophy is to encourage kids to become independent in their explorations. Kidzania aims to help children increase confidence, build social skills and learn to appreciate the value of work and money, all in a safe and secure environment.

A visit for Kidzania can be a wonderful experience for non-Japanese children during their trip to Japan. Most activities are aimed at 4-15 year olds and many (though not all) of the 'Zupervisors' speak some English. KidZania is located in Toyosu, on the edge of Tokyo Bay, just a few minutes by subway from Tokyo station, making for easy access from all parts of the city. Note: not ALL of the KidZania facilities are fully explained in English. However staff will do their very best to help and encourage non-Japanese speakers and a good time is guaranteed.

When:
KidZania is open all year round, with visits timed to fit to either an early shift (daytime) or a late shift (late afternoon/early evening). Most activities are designed for kids aged between 4 and 15, though there are also facilities for younger children with more of a focus on playing than working! KidZania is hugely popular and so if at all possible we suggest you avoid weekends and public holidays in Japan.

Where:
KidZania is located in Toyosu, on the edge of Tokyo Bay, just a few minutes by subway from Tokyo station, making for easy access from all parts of the city.

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