- Location: In Hakkeijima in Yokohama in the east of Honshu Island
- Attraction type: Theme Park
- Significance: Water amusement park and picnic area
- Best time to visit: All through the year
- Visiting hours: 8:30 am 10:30 pm
- How to Reach: By train to Hakkeijima Station; alternatively by car along Route 357 from Sachiura
- Nearest International Airport: Tokyo International Airport
Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise is the ultimate in water amusement. In the tip of Yokohama Bay, this Japanese amusement park is endowed with the most exhilarating rides you could think of. Imagine being swung over the ocean waters in a surf coaster, or a vertical fall into the waters in a Blue Fall. The aquarium in Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise is among the worlds best and is a visual treat for people of all ages. The thrilling rides and exceptional visuals would tempt you to return to this amusement park repeatedly.
Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, spread over an island of 24 hectares, comprises of a 16.3 hectares Park Zone in Yokohama City and a 7.7 hectare Leisure Zone. Area-wise, it is 18 times larger than the Tokyo Dome, and is totally a traffic free zone. Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise in Japan allows you to be in the lap of nature throughout the day and in the evening.
Hakkeijima Sea Paradise Activities
With over 100,000 sea animals and more than 500 species of fishes, the three-storey aquarium is a baffling place to visit. You could also travel through an undersea viewing tunnel. At the dolphin pool, watch the lovely animals jump and frolic in unison to the accompaniment of music.
The 107 meter vertical drop in Blue Fall is an incredibly thrilling experience, as is the surf coaster ride which swings you out of the ocean. The water cute is another breathtaking ride. As the sun sets and the lights shine, take the merry-go-round ride. The glittering lights and the leisurely ride instantly takes you to a land of fantasy. The grounds of the theme park allow picnics and fun parties.
Food offered in the two restaurants of this park is of superlative quality. In Restaurant Plaza, apart from Japanese cuisine, you could enjoy lip-smacking Chinese and Korean delicacies. Their Restaurant in Water serves Italian recipes which are delectable.
Staying in Hakkeijima Sea Paradise
On your tour to Hakkeijima you might put up in Hotel Sea Paradise Inn, overlooking the lagoon. Your stay would be comfortable and trouble free.