Hanayashiki is Japan’s oldest amusement park. It’s located in the Asakusa district of Tokyo, which is an old school area with a beautiful temple and lots of shopping. Let’s take a look at the Asakusa area as we walked towards the park
We went to the top of a building to get some aerial views of the district. Some highlights include the Tokyo Skytree, the amusement park, and the shopping district.
The main attraction in the area is the Sensoji Temple. It’s a Buddhist temple where people gather to pray.
The park is located directly next to the site of the temple
It’s extremely tiny. It has a very cool and unique old school charm to it. It is also very Japanese! Admission was about $10 USD.
Looking around the place:
I tried to go on a ride but was given the X arm crossing (how they say no when they can’t speak English) and was pointed towards a ticket kiosk. The whole thing was in Japanese. Thankfully they also had a ticket counter where an employee with some English speaking skills worked.
The park was pretty busy, and their coaster had an hour wait. So instead of waiting I just walked around and jumped on one of the rides that went around the perimeter of the park.