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Address: Hep Five Mall | Sumida-cho 5-15, Osaka 530-0000, Osaka Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 6-6366-3647
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Bounce around in simulator rides, interact with movies and enjoy the other...

Bounce around in simulator rides, interact with movies and enjoy the other unique, high-tech amusements at this theme park, which also has a slew of arcade games.

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Just like any big arcades

This place comes highly recommended as a place to visit, so we decided to make the trip down to check it out. While some may call it an indoor amusement park, to us it's just a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Singapore, Singapore
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

If you really want to visit this place, don't buy a day pass. Just pay for the entry fee and pay for the ride that attracts you. Some Joypolis were closed down in the other cities.

Thank AXA-India
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

I had the impression that this place was a video game Mecca but it was the most disappointing thing I've done so far in Japan. There were hardly any video games, it was mainly those machines where you use a claw to grab toys plus a whole floor of those beauty booths. The Ferris wheel on top of Hep 5... More 

1 Thank Jake W
New York
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I'm pretty sure we had it coming. Osaka had been wonderful to us so far, and a guide book recommended we check this place out if you are adult nerdy types. We love video games, Sega and rides, so we figured we couldn't go wrong. The arcade games are meager at best, just a few, and a "passport" doesn't get... More 

7 Thank katethefish2
Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This place comes highly recommended as a place to visit, so we decided to make the trip down to check it out. While some may call it an indoor amusement park, to us it's just a slightly bigger arcade located inside a really big mall. Aside from the Neoprints and soft toys machines, the attraction of the place are the... More 

1 Thank dori_lukey
Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Not sure if TripAdvisor feedback here are reviewing the same place? Of its changed since he last post?! Yes, I did see a 1/2 floor (level 9) full of soft toy machine for one play ¥100 or ¥500 for 6 plays. However there was a whole floor (level 8) dedicated to photo booths for young teenage girls for pictures and... More 

4 Thank Zanderlab
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic wet day entertainment for teenagers. Even parents enjoyed it. Great indoor roller coaster. Don't bother getting stamp card to win iPad. .....just a waste of time. Enjoyed surrounding shops and navigating train system. Japanese locals happy to help if you get stuck.

4 Thank Helen C
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

It's not the sort of place for young kids but it may be a good place for teenagers. It's really just a Japanese equivalent of Timezone

3 Thank Seevnow
Klang, Malaysia
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43 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Went in with just entrance fee (does not cover the park ride) and yeah~ I am a little old for those rides. There's lot of soft-toy picking machine, I was expect to have arcade to play :'(

3 Thank Ongtl
Brisbane, QLD
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I don't know if this has changed since some of these reviews, but 80% of this place is plush toy picking games. We stayed there all of 10mins. Was expecting something very different!

1 Thank cjblue3
Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Losing to 18 year olds is too much for my poor heart but if you have a family with young children full of energy, this is the place to go. Trust me, they will be exhausted by the end of the day. A perfect opportunity for the parents to go out and have some fun

2 Thank Michael Q

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