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Tokyo Disneyland increased visitors in FY2017 for the first time in the past three years

Tokyo Disneyland increased visitors in FY2017 for the first time in the past three years

Sogo Unicom recently released the leisure facility report 2018 with the ranking of theme-parks, amusement parks, zoos, aquariums and museums based on visitors in FY2017 ended March 31 2018. 

By park category, visitors to zoos were up 7.8% on a year-on-year basis. Visitors to Ueno Zoo particularly increased by 17.1% to 4 million, which were achieved for the first time in the past six years, thanks to high popularity of a baby panda ‘Shan Shan.’ Tobu Zoo also saw 8.4% up, boosted by a collaboration event with animations, and Tennoji Zoo in Osaka also 3.8% up because of an increase in international visitors. 

The top theme-park was Tokyo Disneyland/ Tokyo Disney Sea with 30.1 million visitors (+0.3%), and the yearly growth was achieved for the first time in the past three years. Huis Ten Bosch in Nagasaki was ranked 2nd with 2.9 million visitors (-0.4%), followed by Sanrio Puroland with 1.98 million (+9.8%).

The followings are top five parks by category in FY2017:


1. Tokyo Disneyland/ Tokyo Disney Sea in Chiba: 30.1 million visitors (+0.3%)

2. Huis Ten Bosch in Nagasaki: 2.9 million visitors (-0.4%)

3. Sanrio Puroland in Tokyo: 1.98 million visitors (+9.6%)

4. Shima Spain Village in Mie: 1.19 million visitors (-2.4%)

5. Country Farm Tokyo German Village in Chiba: 1.03 million visitors (-8.7%)

Amusement park

1. Suzuka Circuit in Mie: 2.04 million visitors (+1.6%)

2. Yomiuri Land in Tokyo: 1.83 million visitors (-4.7%)

3. Hirakata Park in Osaka: 1.2 million visitors (-0.7%)

4. Toshimaen in Tokyo: 934,000 visitors (-2.3%)

5. Twin Link Notegi in Ibaraki: 802,000 visitors (+12.6%)


1. Ueno Zoo in Tokyo: 4.5 million visitors (+17.1%)

2. Higashiyama Zoo in Aichi: 2.6 million visitors (+8.0%)

3. Tennoji Zoo in Osaka: 1.74 million visitors (+3.8%)

4. Asahiyama Zoo in Hokkaido: 1.43 million visitors (-0.1%)

5. Tobu Zoo in Saitama: 1.27 million visitors (+8.4%)


1. Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Okinawa: 3.78 million visitors (+5.0%)

2. Kaiyuka in Oasaka: 2.63 million visitors (+10.5%)

3. Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium un Aichi: 2.22 million visitors (+12.9%)

4. Sunshine Aquarium in Tokyo: 1.97 million visitors (+57.6%)

5. Aqua-park Shinagawa in Tokyo: 1.74 million visitors (+0.5%)


1. National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo: 2.88 million visitors (+16.6%)

2. The National Art Center in Tokyo: 2.83 million visitors (-0.8%)

3. Tokyo National Museum in Tokyo: 2.57 million visitors (+34.7%)

4. 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa in Ishikawa: 2.37 million visitors (-7.1%)

5. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in Hiroshima: 1.69 million visitors (-3.4%)

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