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Japan: Odaiba (Joypolis)

I really enjoy visiting Odaiba as there is so much to see and do there. I had previously written about a few places that may interest you and today I would like to introduce you to one more place worth visiting. (https://traveldreamscapes.wordpress.com/category/japan/odaiba/) Known as Joypolis or Jyoiporisu (ジョイポリス), it is one of the largest indoor theme parks in Japan!

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The park is owned and operated by The Sega Corporation, a Japanese multinational video game developer, publisher, and hardware development company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It features arcade games and amusement rides based on SEGA intellectual properties.

Located within DECKS Tokyo, the park occupies three floors (3F – 5F). The doors open at 10:00 AM and stay open until 10:00 PM, with the last entry permitted at 9:15 PM. Admission is ¥800 for adults and ¥300 for children ages 7-17. Once you pay the admission fee, you will also have to pay for the individual rides inside. However, you can choose to purchase a passport and have unlimited access to the park and the various rides. The cost of a passport is ¥3,900 for adults and ¥2,900 for children ages 7-17. The passport prices are discounted after 5:00 PM dropping down to ¥2,900/ ¥1,900 respectively. The park also offers what is called a “Late-Night Passport” available after 8:00 PM where the prices drop to ¥2,400/ ¥1,900 respectively.

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When you enter the park on the 1st level, you will see the Main Stage where performances by both real and digital artists are presented. There are various virtual rides and 3D movies to enjoy. The largest of these is the Veil of Dark, where visitors battle zombies and escape through a launch rail system. You will also find a station where you can purchase the delectable Dippin’ Dots ice cream treats and another selling crepes. If you have never enjoyed a crepe in Japan, this is a must. There is a gift shop and an attraction where you can try your hand at obtaining a plush toy or other prices inside the UFO Catcher machines.

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Veil of Dark

Veil of Dark

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The second floor offers an interactive game show called Answer x Answer and more SEGA games of skill. If you get thirsty or hungry, pop in at the D-Lounge, a digitally interactive lounge serving light snacks and drinks. The adults in your group will enjoy this lounge as they do serve alcohol!

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D Lounge

D Lounge

On the 3rd level, you will see the Dark Chapel 3D movie attraction. Next door is the Fortune Forest which literally provides you with a prediction of your future. Fortune telling is very popular in Japan and this attraction tends to attract a large number of visitors. From there, you can move on to the next attraction, the Sadako 3D movie, For those that are not familiar with Sadako, she is spiteful ghost of a murdered woman whose body was thrown down a well. She materializes searching for a host in order to live once again. This attraction will certainly make you jump! Or if horror is not exactly your cup of tea, try one of the three virtual rides side by side next door to the Sadako attraction. Wild Wing takes riders on a glider tour of a virtual world where Wild Jungle Brothers provides a journey in a jeep through the jungle and Wild River takes visitors on a wild water rafting tour. Other attractions on this floor include The Room of the Living Doll and Another (both horror based attractions) and Lola & Carla the Beauty Contest where visitors can become virtual models. There is also the Photo Studio Muchapuri where you can get a nice souvenir photo to remind you of your visit. If you are hungry, stop in at the Frame Café which offers amazing views of Tokyo Bay and Rainbow Bridge.

Fortune Forest

Fortune Forest

Sadako 3D

Sadako 3D

Wild Jungle

Wild Jungle

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Wild River

Frame Cafe

Frame Cafe

You can literally spend an entire day at Odaiba without running out of things to do. Combine a visit to the indoor theme park with shopping, dining, etc. and really make your trip both memorable and enjoyable.

Joypolis is easily accessible via the Yurikamome Line, exit the Odaiba Kaihin Kouen Station. Or, you can also take the Rinkai Line to the Tokyo Teleport Station, where the park is merely 5 minutes away on foot.

 

Address:                           3F-5F Decks Tokyo Beach, 1-6-1 Daiba

Minato-ku

Postal code:135-0091

 

4 comments

  1. And you can combine it with the japanese baths at Onsen Monogatari which is only one stop away (or you can walk) and shopping at Venus fort where you feel like you’ve been moved to an italian town.

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