Hanayashiki (Asakusa Hanayashiki)
The amusement park fever has come back. All the Japan lovers, have you experienced the unique romantic feeling in Hanayashiki?
Hanayashiki is an amusement park transformed from a botanical garden, it is the oldest amusement park in Japan. With the change of time, just like any other amusement park, it has been refurbished, but the most interesting part is, it still retains the olden day equipment, in comparison to modern Disneyland, it has its mysterious characteristics.
Just reaching the entrance, the antique old Asakusa building successfully attracts the public’s attention, it is a combination of vintage and modern features, and it makes people look forward to the amusement park’s landscape.
Though Hanayshiki is small in size, but its equipment can be compared to large scale amusement park, such as the 60-year historic roller coaster, helicopter in the air, jumping machine, DISCO and haunted house which was installed in 2005. It has everything that it needs, it is a good example of how the Japanese utilize their land. Due to its small landscape, the distance between the rides isn’t too far, the game time is relatively short, and most of us can have a go on most of the rides.
Among the rides and facilities which, I highly recommend are, the roller coasters, respectively, LITTLE TWIN STAR themed – Little Star and Bee Tower.
Hanayashiki is Japan’s first roller coaster. It might have a short journey for a roller coaster, but it is unexpectedly fast, very exciting. Further, since the distance between the rails and the houses next to it is very close, it feels like the car is right next to the houses, and the antennas seem to be within reache, this strange feeling, I believe that you can only experience it in Hanayashiki.
Also, do not forget to take photograps during your trip. If you want to see the panoramic view of Asakusa, you must try the famous ─Beeタワー(BEE TOWER)。At 40 meters tall, you not only get the view of Asakusa, but you can also overlook the Temple of Mine and Tokyo Skytree, it is the best place to take pictures. During the night, Beeタワー will turn into a shining tower, giving itself a different look.
Besides environmental protection facilities, Hanayashiki regularly organizes various activities at the FLOWER STAGE, on the 25th of the month, there is a Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival, in August, and there will be an Iga Ninja theatre performance. Also, Hanayashiki’s opening hour change due to holidays or special festival, when planning a trip, you may wish to refer to the official website for their operating hours. For more details, please refer to the following URL:
Hanayashiki Official Website: