Yomiuri Land Information
Translation by Minobu

Special Summer Events 1999:
Fireworks: 10 minutes of fireworks and music will be held on 1, 8, 15, 22 of August starting at 8:00 pm
Cartoon Pool: Cartoon characters are coming to Water Amusement Island from 1 July to 5 September
Trick Bandit: Cartoon characters will play a trick on you while you ride the Bandit roller coaster. You might get wet! From 24 July to 31 August

This information is translated from the magazine "Yuenchi Daishugo 1998-99" a Mapple Magazine special edition for amusement parks and theme parks. Published by Shobunsha. (Mapple Magazine is famous for producing road maps.) Some information is also translated from the official Yomiuri Land website.
Tokyo With Kids does not guarantee accuracy - we just do the best we can. Please email us your comments at info@tokyowithkids.com!

Yomiuri Land
http://www.yomiuriland.co.jp/ (Japanese only)
Tokyo-to, Inagi-shi, Yanoguchi 3294
Tel: 044-966-1111

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on holidays
Closed on Tuesdays except for national holidays and school holidays. From beginning of November to end of February park closes at 4:30 p.m.

Getting there:
Take the Keio Line to Keio Yomiuriland station then take Skyroad for 6 minutes. Or take Odakyu line to Yomiuriland-mae station then take the Odakyu bus from the station to the park.

A one day pass including entrance fee, aquarium, sea lion show, unlimited rides will cost you 4500 yen per adult and 3700 yen per child. The one day pass does not include waterpark rides. Basic entrance fee is 1600 yen per adult and 800 yen per child. Parking is available for 2,500 cars at 1000 yen per day.

To re-enter the park you must get a re-entry permit before you leave (free). Make sure to tell the park workers at the entrance when you are leaving that you will be coming back in.

There are 5 restaurants/cafes in the park.
5 gift shops. (One gift shop carries Kawasaki Verdi soccer team and Yomiuri Giants baseball team items.)
No strollers for rent.
No toddler restrooms.
There are grassy areas available for picnics.

A Tip From the Park Staff:
Dai-KanranshaTo decide what to do while in the park, take the giant gondola ferris wheel ride ("Dai-Kanransha"). It will give you a view of the entire park. If the weather is good you can also see Fuji-san. Alternatively, you can take the go cart ride ("Circuit Gang") the 2.3 km track of which circles the entire park.

Dai-Kanransha - Giant gondola ferris wheel ride. 500 yen (Under 5 years old must be accompanied by a parent.)
White Canyon - Exact replica of White Canyon in Magic Mountain, made of WOOD! 657 meters high, 88 km/h, 3 minutes long. Must be over 110 cm tall to ride. Magazine says 600 yen, but official website says 1000 yen.
[TWK's Emi, recommends getting a day pass and riding this 3 times in a row or until you feel sick, whichever comes first! Emi thinks it was the best/scariest coaster in the park.]
Round Up - Turns fast enough to use gravity to keep you plastered against the wall. Spins around 65 times. 200 yen (Must be over 9 years old to ride.)
Standing & Loop Coaster - Another coaster. This one looks like a train. Must be over 110 cm tall to ride. 400 yen (BUT official website says 500 yen)
Looping StarshipLooping Starship - Looks like the US space shuttle. Loops 360 degrees vertically. Must be over 110 cm tall to ride. 400 yen
Go Cart - One person must be over 130 cm tall to ride. 1 person 400 yen, 2 people for 500 yen.
Standing and Loop Coaster - You stand up and there is a loop. 500 yen
Bandit - Fast coaster on metal rail. 78 meters tall, 110 km/h, 3 minutes and 7 seconds long. Must be over 110 cm tall to ride. 900 yen
Giant Sky River - Water ride starts 24.5 meters high. Like a giant water slide but you ride in a circular inner tube like boat with other people.) 500 yen (Under 9 years old must be accompanied by a parent.
Wave SwingerWave Swinger - Circular swing ride. Must by over 120 cm tall to ride. 400 yen
Formula Battle Circuit - Go carts. Must be over 140 cm tall to ride. Or child may go with parent if over 90 cm tall. 1500 yen or 500 yen for child accompanying parent.
Crazy Hu - StoneCrazy Hu - Goes up really fast. Must be over 130 cm to ride. 800 yen
Crazy Stone - Goes up slowly and down fast. Must be over 130 cm to ride. 800 yen (Names are a play on Houston)

Bungee Jump is 2000 yen per person for 1st jump and 1500 yen for 2nd jump. (Must be over 12 years old.)

2 Haunted houses, a Mystery world, and a "Bikkuri" (Surprise) House.

Rides - For toddlers:
Skyjet - Circular up and down ride. 200 yen (4 years and up)
Otogiressha - Circular train ride. 200 yen (Under 4 years old must be accompanied by a parent.)
Super Boat - Same as Otogiressha except with a boat look instead of a train look. 200 yen (Under 4 years old must be accompanied by a parent.)
Flying Robo - Circular up and down ride. 200 yen (Under 5 years old must be accompanied by a parent.)
Flying Beetle - Circular up and down ride. 200 yen (Under 4 years old must be accompanied by a parent.)
Frog Hopper - Goes up and down. 300 yen (Under 3 years old must be accompanied by a parent.)

And if that's not enough to keep you busy, also at Yomiuri Land enjoy the...

Water Amusement Island WAI:
Open from Thursday July 1st to Sunday September 5th.

Hours: (These change every year so please call to confirm).
2004 July 9(?) through September 12 (?)
Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday & Holidays 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

July 20 - August 31
Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday, July 20, and August 9 - August 13
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Closed July 6 (Tue) and July 13 (Tue).

You must wear swimwear.

3200 yen for junior high through 59 years old
2000 yen for 3 years old through elementary school & 60 years old and over

Park has 6 swimming pools:
1. Wave pool is 250 meters long and 1 meter deep
2. Beach and wave pool. Beach area is 0 - 1.4 meters deep, the highest wave is 0.6 meters
3. Diving pool is 5 meters deep for diving with 0.5 and 1 meter high diving boards
4. Regular swimming pool
5. Kiddie pool is 0.5 - 0.6 meters deep
6. Small pool for water slides (the pool you end up in after riding the slides)


3 Rides and the Byuun:
Giant Sky River - 4 meters wide, 386 meters long, and 24.5 meters high. You ride down the slide in a large rubber boat for 4 people. 500 yen per person
Slalom Slider - 107 meters long, 11 degree maximum slope. (fee included in admission)
Straight Slider - 41.5 meters long, 28 degree maximum slope. (fee included in admission)
Byuun (pictured) is a new attraction. Hanging on a wire, you zip along over the pool for 172 meters. Riders must weigh 40 - 110 kg and be junior high school age to 60 years old. 1000 yen (One Day Passport and Attraction ticket cannot be used.) The starting point is 24.5 meters high which is equal to an 8-9 floor building. It takes only 23 seconds but it feels like a free fall. Only available from July 5th - September 7th.

Four types of rental seats are available:
Green Seat (22 units available): 10000 yen a day for 1 table, 2 chairs, and 2 deck chairs
Aqua Seat (24 units available): 8000 yen a day for 1 table, 2 chairs, and 1 deck chair
Sun Seat (24 units available): 8000 yen a day, for 1 table, 2 chairs and 1 deck chair
Parasol Seat (12 units available): 6000 yen a day for 1 table, 2 chairs and 2 deck chairs

3000 Coin Lockers are available: 500 yen for large ones and 300 yen for small ones

14 Showers are available: 6 hot water and 8 plain water. free

11 Driers are available: 100 yen for 3 minutes

20 Rental Boats are available: 800 yen for 1 hour, only used in the 250 meter wave pool

Restaurant WAI: Cafeteria style with 273 seats available (173 indoor and 100 outdoor)

12 other shops for drinks, yakisoba, light meals, crushed ice and so on.

These items and activites are prohibited inside the waterpark:
Alcohol beverages, cans and bottles, snorkel gear, diving (excluding diving pool), swimming on the bottom of the pools, pets, face masks excluding goggles, old types of sun tan lotion (we're not sure what "old type" means), body boards, deck chairs, summer beds, parasols, and strollers
[TWK's Cornelia comments: At Toshi-maen, another water park and amusement park, it also said "no strollers" allowed. But after dutifully parking my stroller and getting a number chip for it, I went inside to see that many parents had taken strollers in and no one was stopping them.]

Yomiuri Land also has a hotel, golf driving range, and bowling alley. (But the translator has run out of energy.)

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