Tokyo: Tokyo Disneyland 東京ディズニーランド
Tokyo Disneyland at Tokyo Disney Resort in Chiba Prefecture outside Tokyo is Japan's most popular theme park.
Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea are the two theme parks that make up Tokyo Disney Resort and both are considered a "rite of passage" for young Japanese people.
Tokyo Disneyland opened in 1983 and was the first Disney theme park to be built outside the USA.
The Tokyo Disneyland site covers 115 acres and received over 14.8 million visitors in 2012, with many now visiting from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and South Korea. DisneySea opened in 2001.
Tokyo Disneyland is the third most visited theme park in the world, after Disneyland in California and Magic Kingdom in Florida. Tokyo Disney Sea was the fourth most visited in 2012 with 12.6 million people.
Tokyo Disneyland comprises seven themed areas: Adventure Land, Critter Country, Fantasy Land, Tomorrow Land, Toon Town, Western Land, World Bazaar as well as hotels, shops and restaurants.
Highlights of Tokyo Disneyland are Cinderella Castle, the rides such as Space Mountain and Star tours and the colorful costume parades in the evenings under the lights.
Other standards are the Disney characters, magic shows and the mountain at Western Land. The World Bazaar is totally enclosed in a huge glass house and is a version of the Main Street attraction found at US Disney parks.
Tokyo Disney Resort
Tel: 0570 00 8632
Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday and public holidays 8:00 (or sometimes 8:30 a.m. or 9:00 a.m.) to 10:00 p.m.
Normal weekday 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday and public holidays 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Normal weekday 8:00 (or sometimes 8:30 a.m. or 9:00 a.m.) to 10:00 p.m.
Admission prices are the same for both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. The following is a selection of prices. (More expensive and cheaper kinds of tickets are also available.)
1-Day Pass Adult (18+) 6,400 yen, Junior (12-17) 5,500 yen, Child (4-11) 4,200 yen
2-Day Pass Adult (18+) 11,000 yen, Junior (12-17) 9,800 yen, Child (4-11) 7,600 yen
3-Day Pass Adult (18+) 14,200 yen, Junior (12-17) 12,700 yen, Child (4-11) 9,800 yen
4-Day Pass Adult (18+) 16,500 yen, Junior (12-17) 14,800 yen, Child (4-11) 11,500 yen
Tokyo Disneyland Access - how to get to Tokyo Disneyland
From Tokyo Station take the JR Keiyo Line or JR Musashino Line (about 15 minutes) get off at JR Maihama Station (South Exit).
There are direct buses from Shinjuku Station New South Exit (about an hour), Yokohama Station East Exit (about an hour) from Kawasaki Station East Exit (about 65 minutes), Tama Plaza Station North Exit (about 85 minutes), Koiwa Station South Exit (about 55 minutes), Kameari Station South Exit - city bus - (about 70 minutes)
Urayasu Station (Tokyo Metro Tozai subway line) - city bus - (about 25 minutes)
There are direct buses from both Narita Airport (about an hour) and Haneda Airport (about 50 minutes) and from Tokyo Station (25 minutes) and Akihabara Station (35 minutes).
Wangan Expressway 5 minutes (from Urayasu exit). There are around 8,000 car park spaces available.
There are long distance highway buses from Nagoya Station, Kyoto Station and Osaka Station as well as Kashima Jingu Station, Iwaki Station, Kobe Station, Wakayama Station, Matsuyama Station and Kintetsu Nara Station.
In the resort guests can travel around on either the Disney Resort Line monorail (Adult: 250 yen Child: 130 yen or buy a day pass) or the 1930s-style Resort Cruiser bus (Free).