Wotif you could combine the magic of Japan
’s greatest city with the fantasies of Disneyland? Just book yourself one of our Tokyo Disneyland hotels and this booming metropolis takes care of the rest. Tokyo
is simply amazing, and its world-famous theme park was cleverly built right near its heart, where it fits right in. You’ll find so many attractions – awesome parks, cool shopping locations, and quirky museums among them –spread out around Disneyland that it’s a cinch getting to know the city at the same time as Mickey Mouse and his crew.
Tokyo Disneyland is, without a doubt, a must-do in Tokyo. There are the favourites such as the haunting and jolting Splash Mountain, places that bring stories to life like Pirates of the Caribbean, Pooh’s Hunny Hut or Peter Pan’s Flight, and rides like Star Tours that send you out of this world. The fun is endless and your days will fly by while you’re here, before you even set foot in the other cool park, DisneySea.
But at the end of the day, it’s the surroundings that will really make you feel like staying near Tokyo Disneyland was the right choice. Just west is Kasai Rinkai Park, a beautiful corner with garden-like areas, hillsides covered with trees and dreamy, flowery meadows. It’s relaxing but it’s also fun to explore the space buildings and ride the 117-metre tall Diamond and Flower Ferris Wheel. In spring the cherry blossom trees are in full bloom here, which bring in the crowds. This is called hanami, a great tradition with food, alcohol, music and all-round fun. If you’re after a traditional Japanese garden, go further west and visit Kiyosumi Teien, a gorgeous refuge in the city whose fish and turtle-filled ponds, lovely trees and bridges seem to have been pulled from a painting.
There are three places nearby you can go for a little culture and to learn more about Japan. At the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, you’ll probably be just as impressed with the cool building as the art within it. Then there’s the Subway Museum, which has old trains and displays explaining the history of Tokyo’s great rail systems, but don’t be surprised if you find yourself staring at the big, fascinating miniature electric train set alongside visiting children! If you’re looking for something free and fun, Edogawa Natural Zoo has no entrance fee. Beautiful birds, penguins and small animals are kept here, and at certain times of the day they bring out hamsters and guinea pigs to overload visitors with cuteness.
That’s barely touching the surface of what Tokyo Disneyland’s surroundings have to offer. There’s enough to keep you occupied for weeks, and the more you go west, the closer you get to the city centre and the top attractions. Book your flights to Tokyo
and Tokyo Disneyland accommodation, and you’ve got one of the best theme park holidays money can buy!