**Updated : June 2023**
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How to Get to Disneyland Tokyo?
Disneyland Tokyo is easily accessible via the public subway system in Tokyo, and lies about 45 minutes from central Tokyo on the JR Keiyo Line. Simply make your way to Maihama Station, then get out and walk the 5 minutes to the main entrance of Disneyland Tokyo! If you're coming from Narita Airport then it'll take about an hour - begin on the Keisei Narita Skyaccess Line then change to the JR Keiyo Line at Higashi-Matsudo Station towards Maihama Station. If you're coming from Haneda Airport then it'll also take about an hour - start on the Keikyu Airport Line that transfers to Hibiya Line at Ningyocho Station, then take the JR Keiyo Line to Maihama Station. If public transportation isn't your thing, other options include taxis - which are quite reliable in Japan. Airports also have the option of shuttles and airport limousines - which will be the spendier option.
It's also worth noting that Disneyland Tokyo has a large, locker storage area for guests to use. At 800 yen for the day (unless you open the locker more than once) you can store any luggage you have with you, and our carry on suitcase along with our backpack each fit with plenty of room left. Before you go into the park, after you walk across the bridge, this storage area can be found to the right - directly across from the main entrance!
Best Rides at Disneyland Tokyo
We have to be honest, the rides at Disneyland Tokyo aren't nearly as intense or as thrilling as the rides we're used to in the US - HOWEVER, the shorter lines definitely made up for it and it goes without saying that we had a blast! Since we only had about 7 hours to make the most of our visit - we opted to visit some of the bigger, more popular rides, but we've also listed the other rides below as well! With 6 main areas of the park to explore - there's something for everyone. If you're looking for some more thrilling rides, we recommend checking out Tomorrowland, Westernland, and Adventureland first. If you're going with family and have some young kids - or just don't like big rides - we recommend checking out Fantasyland and Toontown first.
Rides we Loved :
We also want to take a minute to mention the castle - the Cinderella Castle that is. Not only can you walk through it and see Cinderella's Glass Slipper, it's also one of the most iconic and picturesque spots in the entire park! We aren't experts on Disney Castles, but our friend Grace has an entire post dedicated to the best Disney Castles around the world!
Rides for Next Time :
Family Friendly Rides :
Although we tend to go for the more thrilling rides, there are plenty of family friendly rides in the park - entire areas in fact. We didn't have enough time to try every single ride at Disneyland, however, Toontown and Fantasyland happen to have a large selection of rides for children that aren't quite as intense. Our best recommendations if you're visiting as a family or with some younger kiddos would be to check out the Stitch Encounter, the Happy Ride with Baymax, Monsters Inc. Ride & Go Seek, and the rest of Toontown and Fantasyland.
The parade is also a HUGE attraction to Disneyland go-ers in Japan. Unfortunately, people will start lining up along the parade route hours before the actual parade - meaning unless you want to use your day waiting for the parade, then you more likely won't get a great viewing spot. However, we arrived at the parade line just about 15 minutes before it started and we were still able to stand a few rows back and enjoy our view of the parade over everyone's heads! With lots of dancing and colors, the 45 minute Disney Harmony in Color Parade was such a fun time we highly recommend trying to fit it in during your visit! Right now, it's at 5 pm every day.
Foods to Try at Disneyland Tokyo
In addition to having the famous popcorn buckets (that we never knew were a "thing" before our visit), there's plenty of character shaped foods to enjoy on your visit! We listed our favorites below, but there are plenty of foods that you should keep your eyes out for! It's also worth noting that once you choose your special popcorn bucket, refills are 600 yen, and there are over 20 flavors of popcorn to try! (Each popcorn stand has a special flavor.) Some of our favorites snacks were :
Other things we missed that you'll want to keep your eyes out for include...
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