Tokyo One Piece Tower

Tokyo One Piece Tower was an indoor theme park for the popular Japanese manga series, One Piece. It opened on March 13, 2015[1] inside Tokyo Tower. Since its opening, it underwent a partial renovation and reopened on June 18, 2016.[2] It offered several games and attractions based on characters of the Straw Hat Crew from One Piece, entertainment shows, merchandise shops and themed restaurants, and seasonal events and campaigns.

Tokyo One Piece Tower
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Tokyo One Piece Tower Indoor theme park
Location4-2-8, Shiba Park, Minato, Tokyo
Coordinates35°39′31″N 139°44′44″E / 35.65861°N 139.74556°E / 35.65861; 139.74556Coordinates: 35°39′31″N 139°44′44″E / 35.65861°N 139.74556°E / 35.65861; 139.74556
StatusClosed
OpenedMarch 13, 2015
ClosedJuly 31, 2020
Operated byAmusequest Tokyo Tower LLP
ThemeOne Piece
Websitehttps://onepiecetower.tokyo

The core concept is that the whole park was an island in the New World called Tongari Island (トンガリ島), that the Straw Hat Crew landed on, and they created games and attractions for their fans with the islanders. The island's leader is Tongari Den Den Mushi who frequently appeared as the guide in some attractions and the website. Tongari (トンガリ) means "pointed" or "sharp" in Japanese and it refers to the shape of Tokyo Tower.

In 2016, it ranked 7th in TripAdvisor 2016 Traveler's Choice Top 10 Amusement Parks[3] in the Japan region.

The park closed down permanently on July 31, 2020, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its management.[4][5][6]

AttractionsEdit

 
Tokyo One Piece Tower Advertisement on a Bus

360 Log Theatre -The World of One PieceEdit

An experiential attraction where the famous scenes of Straw Hat Crew adventure from the manga series were projected onto a 360 degree omnidirectional screen. It was located on the third floor, the entrance floor of One Piece Tower, and was the first attraction to welcome visitors to the island.

Luffy's Endless AdventureEdit

A walkthrough attraction that followed the history of the protagonist, Monkey D. Luffy and his fellow characters. It was located on the 5th floor. There were life-size statues of characters, miniatures, and exhibition panels.

There was a movie theater with a wide screen at the end showing an original short film only available at Tokyo One Piece Tower.

Zoro's Soul of EdgeEdit

An interactive game based on one of Straw Hat Crew, Roronoa Zoro located on the fourth floor. Inside was a Dojo that Zoro established and the players must slash down cannons fired from the screen in front to defeat Marines with a sword using Zoro's skills.

Also, Zoro's and other characters’ swords and weapons were displayed on the wall inside this attraction.

Nami's Casino HouseEdit

An interactive attraction based on the navigator of Straw Hat Crew, Nami located on the fourth floor. It was a casino game where the players bet a certain amount of Berries, the world currency in One Piece, for a three-point match to win a jackpot. The winners with over a certain amount of Berries received a VIP card.

Usopp's Road to SogekingEdit

An interactive game based on one of Straw Hat Crew, Usopp located on the fourth floor. Players shoot the Marines with a slingshot, Usopp's iconic weapon for a given time. The last enemy was the World Government.

Chopper's Thousand Sunny ToursEdit

An interactive walkthrough attraction guided by one of Straw Hat Crew, Tony Tony Chopper located on the fourth floor. The whole attraction imitated the interior of Straw Hat Crew's second ship, Thousand Sunny. It included the kitchen and dining, Nami and Robin's bedroom, and other facilities inside Thousand Sunny.

Robin's Finding PoneglyphEdit

An interactive game based on one of Straw Hat Crew, Nico Robin located on the fourth floor involving the whole park. The players were given one Transponder Snail to find many ancient characters hidden all over the park to finally discover Poneglyph in the ancient remains.

Franky's ParkEdit

An area dedicated to the shipwright, Franky on the fourth floor. There was a pinball machine called "Franky's Ball Run" in the shape of Franky, a colorful children’s area with toys, and a small cafe called Franky's Cola Bar offering light meals and beverages.

Brook's Horror HouseEdit

A haunted house based on one of Straw Hat Crew, Brook. The players were given one salt ball (塩玉) to defeat zombies roaming inside the haunted house.

Tongari Island Photo SpotsEdit

There were numerous photo spots inside the park including characters’ life-size statues, portraits, special exhibitions, etc.

One Piece Live Attraction live showEdit

One Piece Live Attraction original entertainment show where live One Piece characters unfolded an adventurous story on stage. The theater was located on the 5th floor. Approximately four to six shows were held every day.[7] The storyline changes seasonally.

Title Performance period
One Piece Live Attraction 1: Welcome to Tongari Mystery Tour March 13, 2015 – April 10, 2016
One Piece Live Attraction 2 April 23, 2016 – April 9, 2017
One Piece Live Attraction 3: Phantom April 29, 2017 – April 7, 2019
One Piece Live Attraction 4: Marionette April 24, 2019 – 2020

Shops and RestaurantsEdit

Tongari StoreEdit

A merchandise shop inside the park on the third floor offering exclusive goods and items with original designs only at Tokyo One Piece Tower.

One Piece Mugiwara storeEdit

A One Piece official merchandise shop outside the park on the first floor of Tokyo Tower offering One Piece goods and items. There were exclusive items only on sale at Tokyo Tower.

Franky's Cola BarEdit

A small cafe inside the park managed by Coca-Cola lover Franky. It offered various light meals and beverages, and some tables and chairs to rest.

Cafe MugiwaraEdit

A library cafe located on the first floor of Tokyo Tower that offered foods and beverages inspired by different characters and stories from One Piece. It had more than six hundred books and comics from the world related to ONE PIECE, including original manga series, for visitors to read freely while they eat and rest.

It offered special monthly birthday menus for a certain character from One Piece. Also, it often collaborates with other events such as Ichiban Kuji[8]

It is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Sanji's Oresama RestaurantEdit

A restaurant run by Straw Hat Crew's cook, Sanji located on the ground floor of Tokyo Tower beside Cafe Mugiwara. It offered various meals in buffet style from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (maximum 70 minutes stay) and a la carte style from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. including a course menu and special events related menus.

"ORESAMA (俺様)" is a narcissistic way of saying "me" in Japanese and the first personal pronoun Sanji refers to himself in the One Piece series. His statue stood between Mugiwara Cafe and Sanji's ORESAMA Restaurant.

The interiors imitated various items or scenes from ONE PIECE such as a mast, prison bars, etc. for visitors to indulge in the world of ONE PIECE.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "よくあるご質問 | TOKYO ONE PIECE TOWER". 東京ワンピースタワー (in Japanese). 2016-06-08. Archived from the original on 2017-04-05. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  2. ^ "プレスリリース(6・18リニューアルオープン) | TOKYO ONE PIECE TOWER". 東京ワンピースタワー (in Japanese). 2016-06-08. Archived from the original on 2017-02-02. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  3. ^ "Best Amusement Parks - Japan - TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards". www.tripadvisor.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  4. ^ Komatsu, Mikikazu. "Tokyo One Piece Tower Posts Farewell Video to Thank for Five-Year Support". Crunchyroll. Retrieved 2020-10-03.
  5. ^ "Tokyo One Piece Tower Attraction Closes Down on July 31". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2020-07-17.
  6. ^ "Notice of Tokyo One Piece Tower close-down | TOKYO ONE PIECE TOWER". onepiecetower.tokyo (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-07-17.
  7. ^ "ライブ | TOKYO ONE PIECE TOWER". 東京ワンピースタワー (in Japanese). 2016-06-15. Archived from the original on 2017-02-02. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  8. ^ "Ichiban kuji × Cafe Mugiwara collaboration menus round 9! | TOKYO ONE PIECE TOWER". One piece Tower. 2017-01-25. Archived from the original on 2017-02-02. Retrieved 2017-01-25.

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