Tokyo Dome City, Saitama

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Thunder Dolphin roller coaster goes through this building.

EN: As I promised – I found some pictures which were not uploaded before, there are several of them taken in Tokyo Dome City entertainment park, which is located close to the Tokyo Dome (as the name suggests) and it is also approximately 3 kilometers far from the Imperial Palace. There is a famous roller coaster called Thunder Dolphin over there, that was the main reason I wanted to visit the park – I wanted to take the ride, which I did. It is one of the fastest roller coasters in the world, the main drop, which can be seen on one of the pictures, is really great, it is definitely worth a visit. Plus it is very cheap, the ride costs around 1000 yen. Prepare for the usual fact that the staff does not speak English at all, therefore you need to know that you have to remove everything – including glasses, rings, whatever else. This was a bit different from the roller coaster I rode in Universal Studios, therefore I was a bit surprised. But it was worth it, of course. One special note – there is the world’s first centerless ferris wheel in the world in this park, called Big-O. Several other pictures were taken from my friend’s flat in Saitama, the views of Tokyo from over there were very nice, especially in the evening.

SK: Tak ako som sľúbil – prvá várka fotiek je z môjho posledného dňa v Tokiu, kedy som chcel navštíviť zábavný park zvaný Tokyo Dome City. Ten sa nachádza vedľa multifunkčnej koncertnej haly Tokyo Dome, od Kráľovského paláca je vzdialený asi tri kilometre, teda pol hodiny pešej chôdze. Pri TDC je viacero zastávok MHD, vrátane Suidobashi, Kasuga a Korakuen. Do parku som smeroval z jedného dôvodu – je tam rollercoaster s názvom Thunder Dolphin, ktorý patrí medzi najrýchlejšie na svete, je siedmy najvyšší a pád z najvyššieho bodu začína vo výške 80 metrov. Maximálna rýchlosť tejto zábavy je 130 kilometrov za hodinu, čo si človek aj náležite užije. Vedľa rollercoastera je prvé koleso na svete, ktoré nemá stredovú os, s názvom Big-O. Problémom počas nasadania do rollercoasteru bol opäť zvyčajný fakt, že ani jeden zo zamestnancov nevedel po anglicky, snažili sa mi vysvetliť, že musím do skrinky odložiť úplne všetko, vrátane okuliarov a podobne – niečo, čo v Universal Studios nevyžadovali. V každom prípade jazda stála za to, cena je asi 1000 yenov, no nepamätám si to presne. Niekoľko fotiek Tokya bolo spravený z bytu mojej kamarátky v Saitame, výhlad odtiaľ bol naozaj výborný.

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Tokyo Dome Hotel

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Thunder Dolphin drop is on the left, Big-O ferris wheel on the right.

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Thunder Dolphin drop, this time on the right.

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View of Tokyo from Saitama

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Tokyo view from Saitama

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Tokyo view from Saitama

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