*** 2019 UPDATE: Amazing World FUNABASHI has closed it`s doors ***
Amazing World is an indoor play center for kids ages 0 to 12 years. Amazing World branches are located inside malls so it`s a great place to stop in between shopping, a meal or both. Stop in for an hour (530 JPY) or pay 1050 JPY for a day pass with unlimited exit and re-entry.
Amazing World play centers house plasma cars, climbing equipment, slides, bouncy animals, jump houses, educational toys like the Wammy, Trix Track and building blocks. They have a large drawing wall, kitchen town, events space, separate baby room and nursing area and rest areas for parents.
We visited the Funabashi branch and were amazed at the space and low entry fee. We also visited the newer Kohoku branch and loved it! The Funabashi branch houses everything mentioned above including a sand pit, dress up studio with photo studio (additional fee), massage chairs for tired parents (extra fee) train ride and bouncy maze. They recently closed their cafe, but welcome patrons to bring in their own food. You can also purchase a bento at the supermarket located on the ground floor of the mall, eat at the restaurant floor or food court. They have a separate baby room (0-2 years) with age appropriate toys, and restrooms with a child-sized toilet and sink.
The Amazing World chain offers free holiday activities for kids. This month they are offering Halloween crafts and trick-or-treating for kids until October 31st. Kids can dress up and walk to two stations within Amazing World to receive snacks when they say “trick or treat”. The Kohoku branch`s dates & times are October 28, 29, 30 & 31 from 15:00~. Please register at the front desk. Time and date vary on the store. Please check the store website for times.
Amazing World Funabashi, Chiba Details:
Address: 2-2-7 Bambit Nanko Bridge Hamacho, Funabashi, Chiba Vivit Shopping Mall 4F
Business Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00–18:00; Sat, Sun & Holidays 10:00–19:00 (last entry an hour before closure). Please check the website for special closures.
Cost: 330 Yen Membership Fee for Adult; 530 JPY/per person/per hour OR 1050 JPY/per person for a day pass with re-entry. Membership to be renewed annually.
Access: 15 minutes on foot from Minami-kobashi Station on the JR Keiyo Line or 10 minutes on foot from Funabashi Racecourse Station on the Keisei Main Line.
Parking: In the building. The first 4 hours are free (must validate ticket) then 100 JPY per 20 minutes.
Amazing World Japanese website: https://www.amazingworld.jp/funabashi/ (Japanese only)
Additional Locations: https://www.amazingworld.jp/#indexShopBox
Official Shopping Mall Website: https://www.vivit-sc.jp/ (Japanese only)
Amazing World Indoor Play Center, Funabashi – 1050 Yen for All Day Play