The Oldest Amusement Park in Japan! We Gave the Asakusa Hanayashiki a Whirl!

Amusement parks were the best when we were little!
The oldest park in Japan is located in Asakusa.

It's called the Asakusa Hanayashiki, or Flower Garden.
It's a little ways
from Asakusa Station beyond Sensoji Temple.

Found it!
Let's go inside and see what it's about!

There are way more rides and attractions squeezed into the
small space than you'd think!
Now, what should we ride first...

Rides and attractions take tickets to ride!

The attractions and rides cost different amounts of tickets,
so make sure you pay attention!
Grab a Free Ride Pass (all-you-can-ride pass) if you're going to ride a bunch!

We'll start here!
- Roller Coaster

You wouldn't believe it, but this roller coaster...
is 64 years old! It's over 60 and it's still going strong!
It only goes a maximum of 42km/h, but with sudden
accelerations to throw you against the seat backs and
quick drops, it's still got plenty of thrills!
The tunnel at the end is definitely a sight to see!

- Space Shot
This attraction comes with both thrills and chills as
you get to see the nearby Skytree from a first-class seat!

The thrills come from suddenly finding yourself 60m in the
air and then quickly falling back to earth, and the chills
come from the wonderful view of the Skytree and the rest
of the Asakusa cityscape from the only place you can see it all!

But the Hanayashiki isn't just about the rides.
Make sure you try...
- BBQ!
Replenish your body with energy after exhausting yourself on the rides!

BBQ's not something you'll get at most amusement parks!
- And you can't visit the Hanayashiki without visiting the
Haunted House

Take one step into the Haunted House and you'll be
struck by an eerie gloom -- the likes of which none
have ever prepared for.
The current theme of the house is Cherry Blossom Apparitions.
It's actually scary. For real.

You can experience everything here at the Hanayashiki --
from shrieks and screams to a leisurely ride.

On select days from October to the end of March, the
Hanayashiki opens its doors
after normal hours (6:30pm) with a grand light show known
as Lumiyashiki 2017 to 2018.
It's a great time to ride the rides and experience
fun illuminations.

If you're ever in Asakusa,swing on by for a fun time.