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Chiba
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Tokyo DisneyLand

An insider’s guide to the happiest place in Japan.

If Tokyo DisneySea isn’t enough to help you get your Disney fix, head on over to Tokyo DisneyLand for more fun, characters and rides. Aimed at a younger crowd, the park (which is actually located in Chiba prefecture) continues to expand yearly, ensuring magical moments with each visit. It’s also one of GaijinPot’s Top 5 theme parks in Japan.

Photo by: Of other days Go to TDL on a cloudy day to ditch the crowds.

As you make your way through the park (and wait lines), you’ll be entertained by other park goers dressed in Disney cosplay (especially around Halloween).

The park’s little details make it all that much more interesting. Search for “hidden Mickeys” all around the grounds. The iconic head and ears of Mickey Mouse can be found practically anywhere on the park’s spacious grounds — in rock formations, on the details of rides, in the carpets of the gift shops and even created by shadows.

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Of course, the big attractions are what make it memorable, too. Some that are unique to Tokyo DisneyLand are Pooh’s Honey Hunt and Monster’s Inc Ride and Seek, but you can enjoy crowd favorites like Space Mountain and It’s a Small World, as well. Once you hear the Japanese lyrics for “It’s a Small World,” you’ll never get it out of your head. You’ve been warned.

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Photo by: Saytolk Try a turkey leg, a signature food of the park.

While alcoholic drinks are not permitted on the premises, why not try Tokyo DisneyLand’s specialty gourmet items instead? The park’s famous giant turkey legs are an odd but perfect finger food. However, brace yourself for a bit of a wait, as that the lines for the savory treat can rival those of any attraction.

If you prefer something less messy to munch on, go for the popcorn. The flavor list is as long as it is impressive, with tastes such as curry, caramel, soy sauce and butter, salt, BBQ, honey, and milk chocolate.

Complete your visit by with the dazzling Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade Dreamlights, followed by the nightly fireworks display.

Before you go

A one-day passport includes admission to the park and access to attractions and entertainment. Some attractions may require an additional fee.

Open 365-days a year, this place doesn’t stop. It’s always crowded, particularly on weekends, national holidays and school vacations. If you don’t mind getting wet, plan your trip on a rainy day, and you’ll be able to get on all your favorite rides back to back with little interruption.

You can also take a cue from the locals and beat the crowds by taking advantage of the night passports, After 6 and Starlight Passports. Buy your tickets in advance online, or in person at participating retailers.

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Ticket Types & Fees

Starlight Passports – ¥5,400; After 6 Passports – ¥4,200; One-Day Passport – ¥7,500. Starlight Passports can be used from 3 p.m. on weekends and national holidays while After 6 Passports can be used from 6 p.m. on weekdays, excluding national holidays. If you opt for the full-day experience, minimize your wait time for popular rides by familiarizing yourself with the FASTPASS ticket system. FASTPASS gives you expedited access to up to three attractions in a certain period of time.

How To Get There

By train

The fun begins as soon as you get off the train at JR Keiyo Line Maihama station.

 

By bus

Bus service to the park from Haneda and Narita Airports, as well as other areas of Japan can be booked directly through bus operators.

Where To Stay

Sunroute Plaza Tokyo
  • Maihama 1-6 Urayasu-Shi, Chiba 279-0031
  • 8.1/10
  • 0.6 km
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Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel
  • Maihama 1-34 Urayasu-Shi, Chiba 279-0031
  • 8.3/10
  • 0.7 km
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Hotel Okura Tokyo Bay
  • Maihama 1-8 279-8585
  • 8.7/10
  • 0.7 km
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Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel Club Resort
  • Maihama 1-7 Urayasu-Shi, Chiba 279-0031
  • 8.4/10
  • 0.7 km
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