a railway station located in the
Toshimaen neighborhood of Nerima
in northwest Tokyo. The station
is served by the Toei Oedo Line
and the Seibu Toshima Line.
relatively small, Toshimaen Station
is a very busy station, especially
during the weekends. The reasons
for this are the Toshimaen Amusement
Park and the Niwa-no-Yu Onsen, which
are both situated near the station.
Amusement Park, one of the biggest
theme parks in Japan, is located
right in front of Toshimaen Station.
This amusement park, which is mainly
aimed at children, has over 30 rides
ranging from thrilling roller coasters
to simple merry-go-rounds. One section
of the park is the Water Park, which
has six different swimming pools
- including a floating one and one
with waves, and 31 water slides,
the highest being 22 meters above
the ground and the longest 195 meters
long. There are also a variety of
shops and restaurants that cater
to the park visitors. Admission
fee to the amusement park is 500
yen for children and 1,000 yen for
adults. Admission to both the amusement
park and the water park is 2,000
yen for children and 3,800 yen for
adults. The water park is open only
during the summer months.
Onsen (Garden Spa) is a large upscale
onsen located next to
Toshimaen Amusement Park. This relatively
new onsen (natural hot
spring bath) features segregated
indoor and outdoor baths, Roman
and Turkish steam rooms, Finnish
saunas, jet baths, a large indoor
pool, and a Dead Sea pool, all fed
with natural spring water pumped
from 1,445 meters below ground level.
For relaxation there are lounge-rooms
with reclining chairs, massage and
esthetic treatment rooms, and restaurants.
Niwa-no-Yu Onsen is open from 9
a.m. to 11 p.m. Entrance fee is
2,250 yen before 9 p.m. and 1,260
yen after 9 p.m.