Tokyo Disneyland

Anastasia Travelsia
Jan 26
Tokyo is Japan's capital and the world's most populous metropolis. I went there exactly for visit the Disneyland but found much more excellent things for visiting there. Let's see together.

About JAPAN RAIL PASS

It is the most economical means of traveling throughout Japan by rail.

It's also for the railways, buses, and ferry boats. There are two types of JR pass: Green (for superior-class Green cars), and Ordinary. Each of these types is available as a 7-day, 14-day, or 21-day. More information you can find on this page but be aware that you need to buy it before you go to Japan.

Let's start our journey.

Hamarikyu Gardens

Hama Rikyu Gardens is a beautiful and historical tract of parkland near the Shiodome district. The garden is moated, has tidal duck ponds, and visitors can enjoy charming floral and sylvan scenery. The Gardens also contain a ferry landing for boat trips on the river and the bay. To enter the garden, whether at its north-west Naka-no-gomon («Inner Gate») or its main northern Otemon («Main Gate»). The first thing you will see upon entering the Otemon gate is the 300-year pine on your left. Just beyond it, over a bridge over the Inner Moat, are the Flower Field and Peony Garden. Just beyond them are the Inabu Shrine and the Plum Grove. And just past the Plum Grove at the eastern tip of the gardens is the Tokyo Bay Waterbus Landing.

Ueno Park

It is a large public park next to Ueno Station in central Tokyo. Nowadays the park and its attractions have drawn over ten million visitors a year, making it Japan’s most popular city park. The home of a number of major museums, Ueno Park is also celebrated in spring for its cherry blossoms and hanami (the enjoyment of the beauty of flowers). The park has approximately 9000 trees. Also, there are a further 24,800 m2 of shrubs.

Ueno Park is home to a number of museums, temples and first zoological garden — Ueno Zoo.

The Imperial Palace

It is the residence of Japan’s Imperial Family. The inner grounds of the palace are generally not open to the public. Only twice per year (on January 2 (New Year’s Greeting) and December 23 (Emperor’s Birthday)) visitors are able to enter the inner palace grounds and see the members of the Imperial Family. Guided tours of the palace grounds are offered during the rest of the year, although no buildings are entered.

Odaiba district

It is a large artificial island in Tokyo Bay, across the Rainbow Bridge from central Tokyo. It was initially built for defensive purposes in the 1850s and has developed since the 1990s as a major commercial, residential and leisure area.

In recent years, Odaiba has become immensely popular with foreign tourists. Take a ride on Yurikamome line and water buses for a feel of Tokyo Bay’s sea breeze. After enjoying the entertainment, and having a taste of gourmet food and shopping at the various commercial facilities, you can go to spots where you can witness the beauty of the sunset and the night view.

Tokyo Disneyland

Believe or not but Tokyo has own Disneyland. And not only for kids. Here are lots of attractions for everyone. Tokyo Disneyland is five minutes walk from JR Maihama Station.

So to start you need to buy tickets. there are a few types of it:

1) One Day Passport (for entry to either Tokyo Disneyland or Tokyo DisneySea on one calendar day): Adult (18 and over) — 68 USD, Junior (ages 12-17) — 58 USD, Child (ages 4-11) — 44 USD.

2) Two Days Passport (for entry to one park per day on two consecutive calendar days and is not available as an open date ticket): Adult (18 and over) — 121 USD, Junior (ages 12-17) — 106 USD, Child (ages 4-11) — 79 USD.

3) Three Days Passport (for entry to one park per day on the first two days and entry to both parks on the third day and is not available as an open date ticket and must be used on three consecutive calendar days): Adult (18 and over) — 163 USD, Junior (ages 12-17) — 142 USD, Child (ages 4-11) — 105 USD.

4) Four Days Passport (for entry to one park per day on the first two days and entry to both parks on the third and fourth day and is not available as an open date ticket and must be used on four consecutive calendar days) : Adult (18 and over) — 205 USD, Junior (ages 12-17) — 178 USD, Child (ages 4-11) — 132 USD.

5) After 6 Passport (for entry to either park after 18:00 on regular weekdays and is not available as an open date ticket and on days when the park closes before 22:00): All ages — 38 USD.

6) Starlight Passport (for entry to either park after 15:00 on weekends and national holidays and is not available on days when the park closes before 22:00): Adult (18 and over) — 49 USD, Junior (ages 12-17) — 43 USD, Child (ages 4-11) — 32 USD.

Lifehack

Use the Fastpass. We didn’t know about it the first time and wasted a lot of time in lines. A Fastpass allows its holder to skip the line for a specific ride during an assigned one-hour time slot by using a priority lane. Any visitor can get a Fastpass for free by inserting one’s park passport into a Fastpass machine in front of the desired attraction. The Fastpass will display the time slot during which it can be used.

Get your first Fastpass early

Go for popular rides first (Fastpasses for popular rides get booked out quickly on busy days)

Get your next Fastpass as soon as it becomes possible!

Disneyland includes attractions that encompass the spirit of adventure. Here you can join a jungle cruise, explore the Swiss Family Treehouse, ride the Western River Railroad and sail with the Pirates of the Caribbean.

Fantasyland is based on the classic animated films by Disney and is home to the iconic Cinderella’s Castle at the center of the park, as well as other characters and rides such as Peter Pan, Snow White, It’s A Small World and Pooh’s Hunny Hunt, an original Fantasyland attraction unique to Tokyo Disneyland.

Tokyo Disneyland offers also parades during the daytime and nighttime.

Shibuya district

It would be a shame to come to Tokyo and not take a walk across the famous intersection outside Shibuya Station.

When the lights turn red at this busy junction, they all turn red at the same time in every direction. Traffic stops completely and pedestrians surge into the intersection from all sides. You can observe this moment of organized chaos from the second-story window of the Starbucks in the Tsutaya building on the crossing’s north side.

There is also located the statue of Hachikō. This Akita dog came to Shibuya Station every day to meet his master, a professor, returning from work. After the professor died in 1925, Hachikō continued to come to the station daily until his own death nearly 10 years later. The story became a legend and a small statue was erected in the dog’s memory in front of Shibuya Station.

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