Hirakata Park
Hirakata Park
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
“HIRAKATA PARK” was established in 1912 and is the oldest amusement park in Japan. In “HIRAKATA PARK”, you might be exited all four seasons, Cherry blossoms in Spring, the pool in Summer, the red leaves in Autumn and the snow in Winter. Making everyone who visits “HIRAKATA PARK” smile is our mission.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Yserih
Philippines115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
we really enjoyed this place 🥰.but 😂i can't ride roller coasters 😂
i only can i ride is baby roller coasters only 😂
💫⭐️🎢🎡🛝🎠🏞️
Written May 20, 2024
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Pulkita
Noida, India807 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Amazing place. Even for a two year old. Rides for all ages. No waiting, no line. Only full of fun. Staff was so warm. Nice birds and animals too.
Written May 5, 2024
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Kath L
Singapore, Singapore7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Family
It is a quaint traditional theme park and not crowded. While the journey there is long, the time taken was worth it as the kids enjoyed themselves very much. Not the usual Universal Studios or Disney theme parks but plenty of thrills and easy rides for the kids.
Written November 28, 2019
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BonoSB
Honolulu, HI50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
As many have said, go during the week. No lines to speak of.
Many rides have minimum height restrictions, so a 3 yr old may be too short for all of the rides. Lots of rides for the kids and adults. All are 'mild' if you're comparing it to Six Flags, but enjoyable nonetheless. To access from the train station (arrived from Kyoto) - walk straight ahead, take the first right and its directly in front of you, about a 60 yd walk. Easy.
I'd avoid the 'snack shop' across the Mouse / Log ride. Nothing good there. They have better food at the street down by the kiddie rides (go right from the entrance area). McDonalds and other choices.
Purchase the Keihan Sightseeing Pass for Hirakata Park - all day rides on their railway + admission for 1,000Y (vs 1400Y). Also discount on the 'all access' pass (2700Y vs 3000Y). You can only exchange prepurchased vouchers at the Keihan Stations. To purchase the pass in Kyoto, you need to go to Kyoto Station, where its sold in about 4 places, but all in the same small area.
Written May 21, 2019
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Angela W
San Francisco, California, United States26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Family
We skipped the crowds at Tokyo Disneyland and Universal Studios in favor of this local amusement park. We visited on a weekday in November - so - no lines! We were able to ride some fun (not too scary) roller coasters, went to a couple of short moves in the 4D theater (they rotate several times/ day), a few fun games where you can earn "points" and prizes (unique / different than ones in American amusement parks). Accessible by local train from Osaka/ Kyoto with only a 10 minute walk from the train station. Worth it to purchase the all access wrist band.
Written November 28, 2018
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ChewYong A
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
My husband was not keen on going to this park because it takes about an hour to travel there, besides he felt that we have just gone to Tokyo Disneyland.

Nevertheless, we were in for a pleasant surprise as the park had lots of rides, especially for kids. Most importantly there was no queue as compared to Disneyland and hence you can virtually sit the same ride again and again without waiting. They also have multiple types of roller coasters for those with older children.

Definitely worthwhile if you have kids! Both children loved it much and changed my husband’s opinion too.
Written October 26, 2018
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ColoradoDad
Santa Rita, Mariana Islands121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
We went to Hirakata as a less crowded and less expensive alternative to some of the larger amusement parks in the area. We really enjoyed ourselves! The all day pass is a deal if you plan to ride the full day. There are some unusual attractions, such as the giant refrigerator and freezer and the Legend of Luxor, but also rollercoasters, a giant drop, 4D movies and more.

They rented us a stroller (referred to as a "baby car") all day for just 500 yen and 1500 yen deposit in guest services. Never any long lines and the food is affordable.

Highly recommend for a family during a visit to Osaka or Kyoto!
Written October 15, 2018
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Samhain73
Melbourne, Australia122 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
We went during the week and there were no crowds. At all. We were always the first on a ride and were able to stay on a few rides to go again. Only one ride, despite there being no one waiting, we were made to exit the ride and walk around to the entry again, which was the same opening as the exit. Lol. We figured he had been working there for 40 years, that's how he was taught and that's how he did it. Lol.
The only negative thing was that the big coaster was closed.
Oh. The rust on all the rides really added to the fear lol.
Written July 13, 2018
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KaruTA
Singapore, Singapore120 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
Visited the theme park on a Sunday. It was filled with many local visitors. Queue to popular rides were quite long & we waited an average of about 15mins per ride. There were many rides for younger children. It was a pity that the water theme park wasn’t open.
Written June 25, 2018
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honolulutraveler
Honolulu, HI48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018
We opted to go to Hirakata instead of Universal because we heard of some of the horrendous wait times at Universal. This was a great decision and an unforgettable experience. Park is in a small town that is about a half hour train ride outside of Osaka. Park appears to be frequented mostly by Japanese locals and there appeared to be few tourists. Although it lacked the newest, most daring rides, the rides were exciting enough to keep our family entertained for the entire day. There are a few roller coasters, carnival type rides, a log ride and adventure area. The lines were not bad and most of the rids had a 5 minute or less wait (some of the roller coasters were about 20-30 minutes). Our 6 year old and 9 year old didn't want to leave at the end of the day! There eateries are also decent and affordable compared to other amusement parks. The park offers an admission only ticket which gets you admission to the park and then you pay for each ride individually as you go, or there is also an all inclusive option where they give you a wristband for unlimited rides. Go for the all inclusive package.

The only negative comment that I have is that the height requirements for some of the rides seem a bit conservative. Our 6 year old is very small, but is daring and can ride almost all of the rides in U.S. theme parks no problem, but he was about an inch shy of being able to ride some of the roller coasters at Hirakata. He still had fun riding the other rides, but it would have been great if he could ride the roller coasters with his older sister. On the flip side, since he is small, he can pass as a 5 year old so we paid less for his admission. So no real complaints here. Will definetly return and will tell friends to visit this park before they visit Universal.
Written April 1, 2018
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