Entrance to Sega Joypolis in Odaiba, Tokyo in September 2014.
Location Various
Theme Future, Video Games, Anime
Operated by Sega Live Creation (Tokyo and Osaka)
Sega Entertainment (Okayama)
Opened Depends on Location
Closed Depends on Location
Operating season Year-Round (All Locations)
Total 22
Roller coasters 1 (Tokyo and Quingdao branches only)
The first entrance to Tokyo Joypolis in October 1999.

Joypolis (ジョイポリス Joiporisu) is an amusement park chain that was first opened on July 20, 1994 in Yokohama, Japan. Joypolis centers have since opened in several cities in Japan and China with the parks featuring arcade games and amusement rides based on Sega intellectual properties.

Overall, 9 Joypolis theme parks have been opened, but as of 2016, only four parks remain operational: two in Japan (Odaiba, Tokyo and Umeda, Osaka) and two in China (Qingdao and Shanghai). The rest of the parks have closed due to low visitor numbers. The Odaiba, Umeda and Qingdao parks are currently operated by Sega Live Creation, while the Shanghai park is operated by Hong Kong based China Theme Parks. Sega announced in 2016 that China Theme Parks would acquire a majority stake in Sega Live Creation for 600 million yen, effective January 2017.[1]

Similar parks, owned in whole or part by Sega, called SegaWorld or GameWorks are also in existence.




Yokohama Joypolis


Tokyo Joypolis


Other Attractions


Osaka Joypolis


Other Attractions

Accident history

On April 20, 2005, Sega Corp. closed its Tokyo Joypolis (Odaiba area) theme park temporarily, pending a police investigation and an internal investigation into park safety procedures. The action came in the wake of an accident on the previous Monday in which a 30-year-old man died after he fell out of a ride. The ride, called "Viva! Skydiving," is a simulator ride that is designed to give passengers an experience of virtual skydiving. Apparently, the ride's operators allowed the overweight man to board the ride, even though the safety belt was not long enough to fit around his body. The man was secured only by an over-the-shoulder restraint, but Sega president Hisao Oguchi says that the restraint was locked in a "more loose position," causing the man to fall out. Reports indicate that, while Sega's official park operations manual forbids riders from riding without seat belts, Tokyo Joypolis had given its employees an unofficial manual that allowed ride operators to use their own discretion as to whether a person could board a ride. Sega says it was unaware that the park had its own manual.[2]

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Coordinates: 35°37′43″N 139°46′31″E / 35.628508°N 139.775161°E / 35.628508; 139.775161 (Joypolis)

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