|Yomiuriland (since 1964)
|Yomiuriland Co., Ltd
Yomiuriland (よみうりランド) in Inagi near the city of Tokyo is one of Japan’s best known amusement parks. The park was opened by the influential Yomiuri Group, Japan’s largest newspaper publisher and owner of the Yomiuri Giants baseball team, in 1964. The park offers a very wide and family friendly mix of rides and attractions. With the Good Job area of the park, the park is moving more and more into an interactive theme park.
The park also operates the water park Water Amusement Island (WAI) during the summer months and hosts several other events during the rest of the year. The easiest way to reach the amusement park is by train to the Keio Yomiuriland Station. The nearest JR station is Inadazutsumi Station. From Keio Yomiuriland you can take the Skyway cable car towards the entrance of the theme park.
Fun Fact #1: The roller coaster Bandit was the first Hyper Coaster ever built.
Fun Fact #2: The Standing and Loop Coaster Momonga was the first ever roller coaster to feature Stand-Up trains.