Travel in Japan - "花やしき" The Oldest Amusement Park, Asakusa Tokyo

花やしき (Hanayashiki) is an old amusement park located in Asakusa, Tokyo. It opens at 1853, can be the oldest amusement park in Tokyo. You can easily access from Asakusa tube/underground station. I highly recommended visiting 花やしき during your trip to Asakusa. (The food inside amusement park usually is expensive than outside, so I suggest that get some food and drink before you get it.)

When we walking around the park, we saw some people on the top of one building, so we  decide to go there and have a look as well. You can access the rooftop of the building closer to the exit. The building has 3 floors including a food court, game plaza, ghost mansion, haunted house, party room etc. You can see the whole theme park and Tokyo Sky Tree on the rooftop. The view is great! If you stay late until sunset time, it is also a good place to see thesunset. 

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After enjoy the oldest amusement park in Asakusa. Rent a bicycle and relax by the riverside during this season can be a good way to enjoy Tokyo autumn night. One side of Sumida River is a historical area (Asakusa), once you cross the river, Tokyo Skytree, Asahi Headquarter give you a modern city feel. That is why I like this area. I will definitely find a free night to experience the oldest amusement park - Hanayashiki.

The weather that day in Tokyo was stunning! Blue sky, not that cold but comfortable. The entrance fee before 1985 was free. Now for the amusement park improvement, for adult is 1000 yen, and you need to pay by each ride inside. (This is kind of expensive). Each of the rides starts from 200 yen to 500 yen per person. If you want to take more than 3 rides, you can actually get a Disneyland off-peak ticket. However, 花やしき still is a MUST GO place.

The park is not that big, you can walk around for about 30 minutes or even less. The sad thing is you can feel that the park is not as popular as usual. The iconic "Bee Tower" had been closed for some reason this September. I guess maybe the maintenance costs a lot. I did see it once I walked pass Asakusa maybe 4 months ago. So shame I didn't get in and take tunes of photos that time and now I missed it forever. 

Now  花やしき launched a special event from 2016-10-30 until 2017-03-30. Usually, it closed at 6pm, but now it keeps running from 6pm until 9pm. I saw the park at the night with full of lights on a recent Japanese drama. It looks so romantic, if you are looking for some evening activities, this can be a special experience in Tokyo.


After enjoy the oldest amusement park in Asakusa. Rent a bicycle and relax by the riverside during this season can be a good way to enjoy Tokyo autumn night. 

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