Asakusa Hanayashiki Amusement Park
Asakusa Hanayashiki Amusement Park, 2-28-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
The Asakusa Hanayashiki location has a long history, first opened as a flower park in 1853. This edo era amusement center included tea shops, entertainment (misemono) and the exhibit of some animals. After World War II it became an amusement park, operated by the Togo company which celebrated their 50th anniversary in 1999 as manager of the 146 year old park. However the park is now owned and managed by the Bandai Namco Group.
50th Anniversary Promotions:
1-5 January 2000 - All tickets sold these 5 days will have printed on the back: "this ticket is a free entrance ticket until the end of March"
An adult (13 - 64 years old) admission is 900 yen.
"Flower band" tickets (ride as often as you like for that one day) can be purchased in addition to the above entrance fee and are good for all attractions which are not coin operated (such as arcade games).
Single ride tickets can be used instead of unlimited ride "flower bands". One or the other is necessary for all people age 2 and older: 1 ticket for 100 yen, or a strip of 11 for 1000 yen can be purchased at vending machines inside the park.
Additional services: First Aid and Lost Children Center are located at the office. Lockers and handicapped restrooms are available.
26 Nov. 1999
"We enjoyed the park. It is good fun for about 2-3 hours. We met "Chris" from the popular kids TV show and she let me take a photo! She was just there as another amusement park fan that day."
"It's tough taking a 3 year old to this park. She is too old to ride for free, but too young to go alone the rides she likes (generally they have a rule that the child has to be 4 to go alone). So I, the parent, am forced not only to ride with her but also to pay for the awful pleasure, on rides that she is perfectly capable physically and mentally of going on by herself. 'Carnival' is the only one that I enjoy riding together with my kid."
"After the park closes at 6 pm, there are lots of shops and restaurants open in the same area. We had a lovely Italian Ice nearby. There are many pedestrian-only streets, so it is safe for the kids to run in circles. It is touristy, well-lit, a bit pricier, and full of activity and energy."
"As amusement parks go, the rides are pretty tame for us big kids, but my son at 4 gets very excited. There are a lot of older Japanese kids who seem to really enjoy it."
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