Family playtime in Japan’s theme parks

Several dozen theme parks are sprawled across the country, including old-school amusement parks and technology-centric ones. PHOTOS: DENISE LIM, FUJI-Q HIGHLAND, GHIBLI PARK, DISNEYLAND
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TOKYO – Stepping out of the green warp pipe, I do a double-take.

Piranha plants are bobbing out of plumber pipes and widening their teeth-lined jaws. Koopas are dashing to and fro, spinning golden coins are speckled across the hills, and Yoshi is orbiting around a tree.

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