Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Day 8 : Hanayashiki Amusement Park

On Day 8 of our vacation,we decided to make a visit to Hanayashiki Amusement Park in Asakusa. The park is just a few hundred metres away from our hotel that we always stay in whenever we are in Tokyo but prior to this visit, we only passed by the amusement park.
Hanayashiki is the oldest amusement park in Japan, having been in operation since 1853!
Admission to the park is not exactly cheap, if you plan to spend the day trying out all the rides there. Admission for adult is 900yen (400yen for children) and going on the rides you can either choose to buy the free pass (2,200yen adult & 1,900yen child) or buy coupon tickets (11 coupons for 1,000yen or 1 coupon for 100yen). We got ourselves free passes because we intend to get on as many rides as possible.
A rickety roller coaster. It might not be all that fast or do any 360 degrees loop but the thrill was still there. I think the thrill comes from the fear of  bumping into somehing or whether the roller coaster would fall off at any point than anything else. LOL
Yeay! We sure had fun there.
More photos of the park later. Stay tuned if you are interested. :D

20 comments:

  1. Oh wow..the amusement park has been in operation since 1853!

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  2. Wow! Oldest amusement park in Japan? You not scared something will fall off while you are riding it? LOL!!

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  3. It was probably worth the price. I agree with you about riding such an old roller coaster. :D

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  4. That must have been an awesome adventure. Wish I could join you once on such a ride. :)

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  5. Yup, it's been operating since 1853 but it started as a flower park first. :)

    If you guys go here, there are plenty of attractions that hark back to less sophisticated theme park days and depends on your senses for thrills. I personally love it!

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  6. 1853? ("o)
    Are you sure about that?
    How about the games in there? Is it a new roller coaster or they still using the old one? Hehehehe....

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  7. The theme park so old already ah!? Safe or not? :P

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  8. Oh... forgot to mention. You look so pretty and young with your short hair. I like it.

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  9. It still looks spunky brand new to me! Nice theme park!

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  10. @zezebel,
    Google the info for clarification. ;-)

    The games there are an assortment of old and new.

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  11. @ECL,
    You made my day with your compliments. :)

    The park was first opened as a flower park (Hana = flower) but been an amusement park for quite a number of years already. Looks quite safe to me esp because the maintenance of the park is good.

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  12. @VanillaSeven,
    Shows what a lick of paint and good maintenance can do for an old place. :)

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  13. Waaaaaa....
    This is the first time I heard about this old Park lina. You must been busy clicking the button on your new camera taking pictures in this park.

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  14. @Zezebel,
    I was busier getting on all the rides and enjoying them. ;)

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  15. Since 1853? Wow! But then again, Japanese has a good maintenance culture such as their TPM and 5S programmes.

    Hey, are you sure Raimie is your kid? I mean you look like a teenager yourself and a cute one at that. LOL!

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  16. @HappySurfer,
    Good maintenance can do wonders for the longevity of any infractructure. Malaysian should learn this.

    Darling, even though I know it isn't true, your compliments made me smile the whole day. Thanks dearie! :P

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  17. Hahahahaha....
    The park let out the kids in you.

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  18. @zezebel,
    My "inner" child/kid has never been leashed anyway. I act pretty much immature anyway. LOL

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  19. you look cute there, so happy and youthful!

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  20. @Ayie,
    Awwww.... you are making me blush. ;)

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