TripAdvisor Announces Japan’s Top 10 Theme Parks for 2018

12.August.2018 | SPOT

TripAdvisor® has unveiled the most popular theme parks around the world as ranked by international travelers. The top 10 list for Japan list includes theme parks that have ranked before as well as two new entries – located in Wakayama Prefecture and Kyoto Prefecture.

1. Universal Studios Japan, Osaka
2. Tokyo DisneySea, Chiba
3. Tokyo Disneyland, Chiba
4. Adventure World, Wakayama
5. Nagashima Spa Resort, Mie
6. Fuji-Q Highland, Yamanashi
7. Tokyo One Piece Tower, Tokyo
8. Mega Web, Tokyo
9. Amanohashidate View Land, Kyoto
10. Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura, Tochigi


Taking this year’s number one spot is Universal Studios Japan for the second year in a row. In second place is Tokyo DisneySea which has moved up one spot from last year. in Third is Tokyo Disneyland which is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year.


Not only did Universal Studios Japan clock in at number one in Japan, it also ranked in the top 25 worldwide as well as third place in the whole of Asia. Comments praised it for being the best place for Disney movie lovers and as a place to enjoy seeing many different characters. There was also excitement about the renewal and introduction of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter which gives guests the chance to see the inside of Hogwarts Castle. Those who have attended it commented that it’s just like stepping into the movies.


Tokyo DisneySea and Tokyo Disneyland also made it in fourth and fifth place respectively for the most popular theme parks in Asia. Travelers in the comments commend both parks for allowing even adults to forget their age and enjoy their time there.


The top 3 theme parks of Japan this year have not changed from last year. Adventure World in fourth place however has made it onto the list for the first time. Located in the town of Shirahama in Wakayama Prefecture, Adventure World is known for housing giant pandas, but it also has a fun amusement area enjoyed by kids and adults like with a Ferris wheel, rollercoaster and more. It was also selected as number eight in the most popular theme parks in Asia.


Another theme park on the list for the first time is Amanohashidate View Land in Kyoto. Coming in ninth place, this park offers a gorgeous panoramic view of Amanohashidate, one of Japan’s three scenic views.


If you’re coming to Japan then be sure to schedule a day to visit one of the country’s top 10 theme parks.