7 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Tokyo Dome!

7 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Tokyo Dome!

Tokyo Dome is a baseball stadium and home of the Yomiuri Giants, though many other sporting events are held there, as well as music concerts. Dubbed “The Big Egg” due to it’s distinctive air-supported roof construction, it was opened in 1988, and is part of a much larger entertainments complex known as Tokyo Dome City. In fact, despite the popularity of baseball and rock n’ roll, it is these other attractions that probably attract most visitors.



 

7 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Tokyo Dome!

 

1. Getting There

Whether you’re going to Tokyo Dome to see a game, watch a Stones concert or ride the rollercoaster, the easiest way is by train. There are 3 stations close by, served by 5 lines: Suidobashi Station (JR Chuo-Sobu Line/Mita Line); Korakuen Station (Maranouchi Line/Namboku Line); and Kasuga Station (Oedo Line).

 

2. Tokyo Dome City

I’ve written a good deal in these pages about various Tokyo tourist spot shops and restaurants, but this time I want to focus just on attractions. Suffice to say, the area teems with shops and eateries. Tokyo Dome City’s amusements, as we shall see, are divided into zones. Open from 10:00 – 21:00, there are several admission options, including an unlimited rides1 Day Pass for ¥3,900 (adult price) and an unlimited rides Night Pass (after 17:00) for ¥2,900. There’s also a cheaper Ride 5 only pass for ¥2,600, and the Skip Pass for ¥520 which gets you into ‘Thunder Dolphin’ without having to wait in line. Of course, prices for youths, seniors, children and infants are progressively cheaper.

 

3. La Qua ZONE

This zone is where you’ll find the 80m high Thunder Dolphin, one of the tallest continuous roller-coasters in the world. Its stomach-churning course takes you right through the middle of the Big-O, the world’s first hub-less Ferris wheel, also in La Qua ZONE. For something less frenetic, Venus Lagoon offers a floating merry-go-round, or see Water Symphony, a musical fountain with synchronized music and lights.

 

4. VIKING ZONE

This zone is best known for Super Viking SORABUNE, a huge pirate themed swing boat. But there are lots of attractions for youngsters here, including Kids Hacker (free fall ride), a traditional Carousel, Furi Furi Grand Prix drift racing, and Bun Bun Bee, a dizzying spin ride that makes you feel just like a bee.

 

5. SPLASH GARDEN ZONE

If you don’t mind getting wet with your kids, the Magical Mists play fountains are a lot of fun, while the indoor Pixie Cups tea cup waltzer will appeal to the whole family. Then again, build those biceps on the pump lever Corocco tram ride, or the Power Tower, where you make your gondola rise up by pulling on a rope.

 

6. PARACHUTE ZONE

Float just like a parachute on the Sky Flower parasol ride, or spin yourself silly on Bloom Express. Then again, if it’s chills you’re after, dare to enter the Haunted House. Meanwhile, kids will love the watery fun of Chapu Chapu Creek and Water Cannons, or playing with the lighting buttons of Flash Rush!

 

7. Hero Action Show

Said to be Tokyo Dome City’s signature event, the Hero Action Show has been popular with young audiences for over 40 years in its various guises. Now held in the Theatre G-Rosso every Saturday, Sunday, and national Holiday, kids of all ages can see their favorite Japan TV heroes in a feverish live action show with stunt acrobatics, high jumps and tumbles, catchy music, and amazing choreography! Admission is not included in the day pass tickets, so it will cost an additional ¥1,500. For age 3 and over, reserved seats only.

 

Conclusion

Tokyo Dome really is a fun location for the whole family with so much to see and experience, including those shops and restaurants I said I wasn’t going to mention. My husband and I quite often drive there during the week to play 10 pin at the Tokyo Dome Bowling Center, after which we’ll pop into Hub, the British style pub on the 1st floor of the La Qua building, so the area is great for dating too. I hope you’ll try it!

 

7 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Tokyo Dome!

1. Getting There
2. Tokyo Dome City
3. La Qua ZONE
4. VIKING ZONE
5. SPLASH GARDEN ZONE
6. PARACHUTE ZONE
7. Hero Action Show