INSIDE: The Ultimate Guide to J World Tokyo. Updated 2019.
After 6 years inside Sunshine City, Shonen Jump’s J WORLD Tokyo indoor theme park permanently closed to the public on February 17, 2019.
Why did J World close?
There’s little indication why J World closed except for the rumour that J World Tokyo because it was only ever slated to operate for six years. Perhaps it was the end of lease? We’ll never know.
J World Tokyo amusement park was up one level from Namco Namja Town in the Sunshine City Tokyo Japan Shopping Mall complex.
Featuring DragonBall Z, One Piece and Naruto Anime Cartoon Characters, this was an epic day out for manga fans and anime lovers!
It was a whole world of Dragon Ball.
If you were making the trek to Ikebukuro with kids, we suggested you pop this Anime World attraction on your Tokyo Travel Bucket List.
- 1 J World Tokyo Ikebukuro Indoor Theme Park
- 2 Things to do at J World Tokyo Theme Park!
- 3 Shop at the J World Store
- 4 The Inside Scoop – J World Sunshine City
- 5 Toadstool Rating (by the kids) – Shonen Jump Tokyo Amusement Park Tokyo
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J World Tokyo Ikebukuro Indoor Theme Park
The J in J World is taken from Shonen Jump, and the attractions here are based on the most famous and popular Shonen Jump manga characters. (It’s often called Jump World Tokyo for this reason)
While this Japanese anime theme park was set up for Japanese visitors, staff were keen to help you with written and verbal (where possible) instructions in your language before you embark on each attraction.
Body gestures were helpful too!
If your bigger kids LOVED Dragonball Z, One Piece and Naruto characters, then it was a must-do.
For all other families, it was still lots of fun.
We advised you to allow 1-2 hours tops for non-fans and half a day at least for super fans.
Things to do at J World Tokyo Theme Park!
J World Tokyo attractions at this anime park included:
- Ride the ‘Scream out loud’ Straw Hat Horror cruise. What will you see in the pitch-black ocean? Who knows but prepared to be scared by the Straw Hat crew! (Available until November 6th 2016)
- Try a Dragonball Z virtual reality experience game (shooting) helping to release Kamehameha .
- Ride the Dragonball Z segway attraction (once around a circuit track)
- Navigate through traps as you walk through this Naruto-inspired game, with your instructions (in english) given through a transceiver.
- Ride the Soldier Dock adventure
- Ride the carousel
- Play for prizes in the J-Carnival Games world
- Eat food and desserts with a Jump theme. There’s J-World Kitchen Food Court, a J-Patisserie with all kinds of sweet cakes and treats, and Cafe Madamoiselle to choose from.
Shop at the J World Store
You were able to shop for your favourite J World -themed gifts and souvenirs including t shirts, character figures, and plush dolls
The Inside Scoop – J World Sunshine City
**Unfortunately, J World Sunshine City is now permanently closed**
Toadstool Rating (by the kids) – Shonen Jump Tokyo Amusement Park Tokyo
J World Tokyo Review.
If we spoke fluent Japanese and were super fans of Dragon Ball Z, it would have been 5 stars for us.
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