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“Great if your a teen or couple or its rainning”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Tokyo Joypolis

Tokyo Joypolis
Ranked #2 of 25 Fun & Games in Minato
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Owner description: The largest indoor theme park in Odaiba DECKS Tokyo Beach. It’s indoor so you can comfortably enjoy even in hot summer, cold winter, and rainy days. There are more than 20 types of attractions dotted which includes roller coaster.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
York, United Kingdom
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“Great if your a teen or couple or its rainning”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

OK,so Joypolis were to start, well its inside so its great if its cold outside or raining. and to be fair as far as fully indoor amusement parks go its not too bad, not that i have been to man, in fact i can only think if one and that's in Gateshead shopping center. But Alton towers of Six flags this aint.

First thing ill say is don't go on a weekend unless your idea of fun is queuing, been a Brit i like to thing iv'e mastered this over the years to quite a high degree, but even i got frustrated at the wait times as most rides hold a max of 8 people. Also as i single traveler its not ideal, as most of it is geared to couples and hay why not, its more for the local teens to hang out so im not going to knock it one bit for this and so far every teen group i have met have been nothing but considerate and just getting on with the day, a shame other countries growing adults cant take heed and take note. Finally the cost, its very over priced if busy and you don't have hours to que, or go on a quite day. But hay its Tokyo and and its an indoor theme park.

Ok, that's the bad now, onto the good, Yay.

Its a bit like stepping into a future world, all very space age, if not a little outdated now, but for the size of the place the rides are pretty good, once you got over the queuing (sorry), Oh and there are some great arcade machines. Don't be fooled by the pay once and everything in free though, as some of the general arcade games you still have to pay for. But like i said before don't be put off, if you stick to the after dark pass, much better value and go during the week it can be a great way to lose a few hours and the general area is great in terms of attractions and shops and views of the city and bay.

But to some up if you are in the area and its mid week or an evening its defiantly worth a visit, but i personally wouldn't go out of my way to go there just for this. Also if its arcade games you looking for look elsewhere.

So why three stars and not less, well i can see that it would have appeal for couple and if the weather is bad and its not too busy as the rides are good or you have kids, as is the general setting of the place. But as ever with a review its always a personal opinion of how i felt the day i was there.

On a side note, if you are traveling there make sure you use the sky train for some great views of the bay and city.

Until next time enjoy Tokyo

Visited November 2013
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“Great Indoor Attraction”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

We went to Daiba, Minato just for this place. Its what we expected, fun, fun, fun!!! What we didnt expect was motion sickness. Most rides had to do with alot of head spinning. We took a break in between rides to recover. We got there on a Sunday morning as soon as they opened at 10:00am and there was not that much people which was great. Waiting times for the rides was estimated at 5-10 minutes. It took us about 5 hours to complete all the floors. Food and drinks were also available.I recommend purchasing an unlimited passport for all rides. It would be convenient with less hassle of having to reload your passport for certain rides. Dont forget to take your picture on the 5th floor. Its included in the unlimited passport and makes a great memorabilia. We dont speak or understand Japanese but still enjoyed ourselves. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Visited October 2013
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“30 minute waiting times”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

The rides were pretty decent, but for 3 minute fun you had to wait too much. I can't recommend paying the 3900 yen pass, as there are still many machines that you have to pay for (with smaller queues).

Visited August 2013
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“fUn FuN FUN!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

We were in Tokyo for 2 weeks. This place is probably one of the highlights of the trip.
It's basically a multi storey theme park. Me and my wife both had stomach flu going into this place. Our bodies didn't feel too good after the rides but our minds didn't want us to stop! hahaa!! It was so much fun!! We kind of went in during the low season and evening time, so our wait time was low (between 0-20 minutes). Too bad we didn't have enough time, we wanted to get on everything! Initial D driving simulator, Hummer simulator, a couple of flight simulators, The Ring 3D (our favorite), an indoor roller coaster , house of the dead 4 SE... just too many to name... super fun!!! My wife enjoyed the cosplay photo shoot. I didn't like that so much but I am sure your kids will!

Even though the staff didn't speak much English, we are very pleased with their polite yet enthusiastic service.

recommandation: go in low season and non-prime time! the low wait time will keep you engaged! no one wants to wait! haha!!

Visited February 2013
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“It was great the first time.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

When I first went here I had such a good time.. That was quite a long time ago. I went again a couple of years ago, and not much had changed... It seemed older, but it was still enjoyable i guess, but it didn't have the "You're in the future in Future Odaiba feel it once had. Different rides, and virtual reality style games.

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