Where To Stay In Tokyo: Shibuya Or Shinjuku

Shibuya vs. Shinjuku – which is the one for you?

Tokyo is a vast metropolis of 23 city wards, each one with its own alluring personality and charm. While two of Tokyo’s most popular wards, Shibuya and Shinjuku, are positioned next to each other, they can provide very different experiences.

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How To Save $100 On Your Year End Holiday To Japan

Japan holidays don’t have to be expensive!

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Holidays to Japan often cost us an arm and a leg, but this doesn’t have to be the case! With Klook’s end of year sale, you can have the same experiences in Japan at a fraction of the price! The Klook team has put together ideas for you to ensure you can experience all of Japan while saving big.

Apart from the pulsating city of Tokyo, Japan has so much more to offer! From gorgeous landscapes in Kyoto to delicious food in Osaka, don’t restrict yourself!

Enjoy unbelievable savings to theme parks like Universal Studios Japan in Osaka and Disneyland in Tokyo and even on activities like a kimono experience along the historical streets of Kyoto! It doesn’t matter if you’re travelling solo, with friends or even family – we’ve got some itinerary ideas for you.

Enjoy S$100 off epic experiences on Klook

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With Klook’s end of year sale, you can enjoy everything Japan has to offer at a smaller price tag! The promo is open to Klook users residing in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand. Please refer to the following table for the respective promo codes:

Bangkok Night Lights Tuk Tuk Tour
Tour of Bangkok on tuk tuk, entrance fees to temples, bottled water, guide, food/dinner included
S$79Find out more!

Step 1: Check out S$450 worth of products with promo code “YES100”

Step 2: After checking out with S$450, an email will be sent to you with a UNIQUE promo code within 24 hours. Input this promo code into your Klook mobile app and get another S$50 off when you check out with a minimum of S$300!

Check out the Klook end of year sale guide to find out how you can maximize those savings!

You might be thinking, it’s so difficult to unlock S$450 let alone S$750! Well, the Klook team has done the math for you so read on to find out how to save big this holiday!

Meet all your transportation needs with the Japan Rail Pass!

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There is no easier and more convenient way to discover the Land of the Rising Sun than taking a ride on Japan’s extensive rail network! Pick between the 7,14 or 21 day pass to explore all the cities in Japan! From Shinkansen, Limited Express, local trains, Monorail, JR buses, to the Miyajima Ferry, this rail pass is definitely the easiest and fastest way to explore all of Japan!

Check out our guide to the Japan Rail pass here for details on how to use your pass!

Klook your Japan Rail pass for the CHEAPEST passes on the market!

Street go karting AkihabaraS$36Find out more!

1. For the Solo Traveller

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Many of us just want to escape from our daily lives and what better way to do that than a solo trip? Apart from being Asia’s gastronomic capital of the world, the Japanese are also known to be extremely polite and friendly, making it the perfect destination for solo-travellers.

1.1 Find your zen in the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest

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Escape from the bustle of city life in Arashiyama, Kyoto – famed for its beautiful landscapes and well-preserved ancient royal court. Of course, you can’t forget the lush green bamboo lined forests that Arashiyama is famous for!

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Following that, take a stroll in Okochi Denjiro’s traditional Japanese garden Okochi Sanso Villa, supposedly built as a picture of everlasting beauty. After that, explore one of Kyoto’s Zen temples the Tenryuji temple, where you can get one of the best views of Arashiyama!

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Finally, complete your journey at the Togetsukyo bridge, known for its beautiful reflections of the Oi River.

#Klook Insider Tip : Arashiyama is particularly picturesque during the cherry blossom season (early April) and mid-autumn (second half of November) season. In December, lanterns line the streets and bamboo groves during the Hanatoro illluminatio.

If you want to experience all that beautiful sights listed above and more, why not opt for the Klook Arashiyama Bamboo forest tour! Have a local take you around and tell you all the insider information about the places. Why get there yourself when you can get picked up from your hotel?

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Klook your tickets to the Arashiyama Bamboo forest tour and all you’ll need to do is flash your mobile e-voucher and get ready to take in the beautiful sights of Kyoto.

ActivityRetail priceKlook price
Universal Studios Japan 1 day e pass372368
Go karting Akihabara148144
Total price520512
With Klook end of year sale promo applied462
Total savings 58

1.2 Explore Osaka’s best with the Osaka Amazing Pass!

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Conquer the best sights of Osaka with just one pass! This pass gives you FREE access to 30 Osaka attractions including iconic landmarks like the Osaka castle and Osaka Zoo, as well as boat trips along the Tombori river! The pass evenit doubles up as a transport card with UNLIMITED use of the Osaka subway, tramway and bus networks! All these and more at a price of only S$30? What a steal!

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If you’re looking to make the most of your Osaka experience, this card will definitely do the trick. You’ll also get special offers and discount coupons at a number of shops and restaurants in Osaka! Find out what attractions are included here.

Weekday Day Ticket
Admission from 5am to 8pm on weekdays- includes access to all sauna and bathing facilities, sleeping room, hair dryer and pillow, outdoor swimming pool and clothes and towels.
S$14Find out more!
Weekend Day Ticket
Admission from 5am to 8pm on weekends- includes access to all sauna and bathing facilities, sleeping room, hair dryer and pillow, outdoor swimming pool and clothes and towels.
S$16
Night Ticket
Admission from 8pm to 5am daily- includes access to all sauna and bathing facilities, sleeping room, hair dryer and pillow, outdoor swimming pool and clothes and towels.
S$17

Klook your Osaka Amazing Pass and all you need to do is flash your mobile voucher to redeem your pass! Check out the redemption counters here. If you can’t decide whether to get it or not, just book it on the spot! Afterall, it gets instantly confirmed!

4G WiFi (Japan Airport Pick Up) for Japan
Pick up from Narita / Haneda / Kansai / Chubu Centrair / New Chitose / Naha airport
S$6/DAYFind out more!

1.3 Cycle through the cobblestone streets of Kyoto

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If you’re looking to break away from the cliche tours of Kyoto, this is definitely the tour for you.
Ride through the Miyagawacho Geisha district, the second biggest entertainment district in the city! Say hello to geko women and their maikos as they stroll through the stone laden streets of Gion dressed to the nines in the delicate kimonos.

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Address:2-11 Minami 4(yo)-Jonishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
Opening hours: Mondays to Fridays: Lunch: 11:00am-3:00pm |Dinner: 5:00pm-10:30pm |Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays: 11:00am-10:30pm
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Klook your tickets to the Kyoto Backstreet cycling tour and all you’ll need to do is flash your mobile e-voucher and get ready to paddle! Don’t forget to wear comfortable clothes and closed toed shoes.

Tsukiji Fish MarketS$166Find out more!
Tokyo After 5 Food TourS$148Find out more!
Sapporo Kaniya HontenS$46Find out more!

1.4 Roam the streets of Tokyo’s most famous attractions

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Apart from Tokyo’s pulsating streets, her other charm is in it’s rich cultural and historical places of interest. Visit Tokyo’s most famous Shinto shrine – Meiji Shrine, where you can write your wishes and tie it to the prayer wall. Next up, stroll along the gardens and grounds of the homes of the emperor and the Imperial Family, the Imperial Palace.

Finally, after all that cultural places, venture towards the Tokyo business district, Nihonbashi! This is literally the heart of the city! Other than office towers, you definitely will be able to shop till you drop here.

Nanta Cooking Show
Address: Myeongdong: Unesco Building 3F, 50-14, Myeong Dong 2 Ga, Jung Gu, Seoul | Hongdae: B2F, 357-4, Seokyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Show Timings: Myeongdong theatre: 5pm and 8pm Daily | Hongdae theatre: Mon-Fri: 8:00pm;Sat-Sun: 5:00pm

Klook your tickets to the Tokyo walking tour and it comes with not only a pickup from your hotel but also an english speaking guide that will explain to you all you need to know about the sights. Afterall, who knows Tokyo better than the locals right?

ActivityRetail Price (S$)Klook Price (S$)
Tsukiji Fish Market and Sushi Making180166
Tokyo after 5 Food Tour148148
Sapporo Kaniya Honten6046
Total Cost500444
Price with Klook end of year sale promo applied394
Total savings106

1.5 Visit the world famous Mount Fuji

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Visit Japan’s most famous mountain- Mount Fuji is all its raw glory. Take in the untamed beauty of the mountain over a barbeque lunch cooked from hot stone lava plates from the very same mountain!

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Nothing says relaxation on a holiday than a spa! Ease into the steamy onsens while breathing in the crisp Japanese mountain air and leave all your worries behind. Once you’re all charged up, head to the Gotemba Premium outlets (the largest one in Japan) and shop till you drop!

Visit all these and more on the Klook Fuji Onsen and Gotemba outlet tour! Get picked up froom the hotel and have a guide take you around and tell you about the wonders of the mountain.

Taipei Motorbike Tour
Location: Hotel pick up or meet at Taipei 101/World Trade Center
Tour Hours: Daily 6am, 8am or 7pm
Nanta Cooking Show
Address: Myeongdong: Unesco Building 3F, 50-14, Myeong Dong 2 Ga, Jung Gu, Seoul | Hongdae: B2F, 357-4, Seokyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Show Timings: Myeongdong theatre: 5pm and 8pm Daily | Hongdae theatre: Mon-Fri: 8:00pm;Sat-Sun: 5:00pm

Klook your tickets and have all your transport all sorted out! Afterall, travelling around and finding your way could be a bit of a trouble when you don’t speak the language. Plus, having a local guide tell you what Japan is all about is truly the only way you should learn about the country.

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Motorcycle Maniacs
Sightsee Taipei in 8 hours with a local and see the top sights on a motorbike!
S$170Find out more!
Sunset Tour
Sightsee Taipei in 4 hours with a local, see the top sights on a motorbike and catch the sunset!
S$99Find out more!
Dawn Tour
Sightsee Taipei in 4 hours with a local, see the top sights on a motorbike and catch the sunrise!
S$99Find out more!

2. For Couples: Romantic getaway to Japan!

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If you’re a couple looking for a romantic escape, Japan definitely won’t disappoint! From energetic shopping streets to calm and serene landscapes, you’ll find all you want in one country! Plus, you’ll definitely be rewarded with not only crazy Instagrammable moments but also, Japanese food is truly a whole other culinary experience. With Klook’s year end sale, you can have the best dates of your lives in Japan, all with a smaller price tag! In addition, with TWO of you, you’ll hit the minimum spending in no time.

2.1 Live out your own fairytale in Tokyo DisneySea!

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I’m sure all couples dream of a fairytale relationship, well, while that may not be possible in reality, you can definitely try to achieve that when you spend a day in DisneySea!

Being the ONLY DisneySea in the world, you can definitely expect more extravagant and detailed visuals and decorations, in other words, a feast for your eyes. This also means those Instagram photos will turn out amazing!

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If there’s any ride you MUST take, it is Toy Story Mania!FastPass for this ride runs out very quickly, if not the fastest. We’d be sure to take that fastpass first if we were you. Journey to the Center of the Earth has also been said as one of the best thrills rides in DisneySea for its intricate decorations and themes.

Check out the Klook guide to Tokyo DisneySea to find out all the insider tips!

Handmade Leather Crafts Workshop (Starter Course)
Location: No. 15, Chaozhou Street, Da’an District, Taipei City
Opening Hours: Thursday to Sunday 10am to 7pm (last class is at 4pm)
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Don’t waste your time standing in line at the ticketing counters. Klook your tickets and enter the park directly! Plus, tickets are opening dated so visit any day you want!

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Muffin Coin Purse With Two Interior Pockets
Learn how to create handmade leather crafts. Choose your own color leather and customize your piece as you wish
S$67Find out more!
Good Friends Small Case
Learn how to create handmade leather crafts. Choose your own color leather and customize your piece as you wish
S$67Find out more!
Harui Small Hanging Coin Purse
Learn how to create handmade leather crafts. Choose your own color leather and customize your piece as you wish
S$81Find out more!
Small Wallet With Two Interior Pockets
Learn how to create handmade leather crafts. Choose your own color leather and customize your piece as you wish
S$112Find out more!

2.2 Dress up in a kimono for date day!

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Everyone likes dressing up for date night, well why not immerse yourself in the Japanese culture since you’re at it and dress up in a kimono! Stroll along the streets of Kyoto in a kimono and level up that Instagram game. You can even wear matching colored kimonos with your S.O for that #couplegoals.

Nantou Paragliding
Location: Taiwan Geographical Monument Center in Huxiao Village
Operating Hours: Friday to Wednesday 11am to 3pm
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Klook your tickets and all you’ll need to do is flash your mobile e-voucher, choose your favourite kimono and get ready to strut down those cobblestone streets of Kyoto!

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Nantou Paragliding
Embrace the sky with a 10-15 minute paragliding flight over Nantou's untamed terrain
S$125Find out more!

2.3 Get photobombed by polite deers in Nara

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Visit the beautiful city of Nara, once the capital of Japan, this place boasts to be a great escape from the big city. Most famous for its deer park where thousands of deers roam freely, be sure to grab a selfie with these polite creatures. If you feed them, they may even bow to say thank you!

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After that, head to the UNESCO heritage site, the Todaiji temple to see a 15 meter tall bronze Great Buddha statue. Look out for the Buddha hole in a supporting post of Todai-ji Temple. The hole is said to be the same size as one of the Buddha’s nostrils. Crawl through it and legend has it you will receive enlightenment in your next life

Tour timing: 12.10pm to 7.30pm

Nanta Cooking Show
Address: Myeongdong: Unesco Building 3F, 50-14, Myeong Dong 2 Ga, Jung Gu, Seoul | Hongdae: B2F, 357-4, Seokyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Show Timings: Myeongdong theatre: 5pm and 8pm Daily | Hongdae theatre: Mon-Fri: 8:00pm;Sat-Sun: 5:00pm

Klook your tickets to the Nara afternoon tour and you’re all set to meet those deers! Plus, it comes with a hotel pickup, so you’ll just need to flash your mobile vouchers and get ready to be surrounded by deers.

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Prices based on party of 2:

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Standard Pass
Get unlimited travel on Taiwan Railways for 5 days and unlimited travel on Taiwan High Speed Rail for any 2 days
S$125
Adult

S$63
Child (6-11)
Find out more!
Express Pass
Get unlimited travel on Taiwan Railways for 5 days and unlimited travel on Taiwan High Speed Rail for any 2 days, plus the option to reserve seats and travel on Taroko Express and Puyuma Express when seats are available
S$161
Adult

S$81
Child (6-11)
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3. For families: family-friendly fun for everyone!

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When it comes to planning for a family holiday, Japan is always near the top of everyone’s lists, and with good reason! Apart from being home to the family favourite theme park Disneyland, the country is known for being safe and clean making it easy to travel with children. When travelling as a family, it is definitely easy to spend a bomb! With Klook’s end of year sale, you don’t have to break the bank for a great time with the whole family.

3.1 Make the littles ones dreams come true at Tokyo Disneyland

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There are 2 rides you definitely must take that are unique to Tokyo Disneyland- the Pooh’s Hunny Hunt and Monster’s Inc Ride & Go Seek! Even though these rides always have the longest wait times, we promise they will be worth the wait!

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The parades at Tokyo Disneyland have also been said to be the most extravagant of all the Disney parks. A nighttime parade unique to Tokyo Disneyland- the Electric Parade Dreamlights is especially grand! With themed floats adorned in bright, vibrant LED lights, accompanied by well-known Disney music and characters, this parade is truly an incredible experience!

Check out the Klook Guide to Tokyo Disneyland to get all those insider tips on how to maximise your time at the park!

Chinese Fortune Telling
Location: No. 104, Section 2 Minquan E Rd , Zhongshan District, Taipei City (Near Xingtian Temple)
Opening Hours: Daily 10am to 5pm
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We all know that queuing for tickets can be a bummer! Well, instead of standing in line all day, you can just Klook your Tokyo Disneyland ticket and all you can enter the park directly! Plus, tickets are open dated so visit whenever you want!

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3.2 Marvel at mother nature’s creation : Mount Fuji

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You can’t say you’ve visited Japan if you don’t head to its most famous Mount Fuji! Take a ropeway up to the 5th station for a view you will never forget. Up at 2300 meters, the elegance of Japan’s natural beauty will be staring back at you.

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Sail along Lake Ashi and feel your troubles float away beside you. Don’t forget to snap a photo in front of the unique Torii immersed in lake Ashi.

Tour Timing: 7.30am to 8.30pm daily

Nanta Cooking Show
Address: Myeongdong: Unesco Building 3F, 50-14, Myeong Dong 2 Ga, Jung Gu, Seoul | Hongdae: B2F, 357-4, Seokyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Show Timings: Myeongdong theatre: 5pm and 8pm Daily | Hongdae theatre: Mon-Fri: 8:00pm;Sat-Sun: 5:00pm

Klook your tickets to the Mount Fuji and Hakone tour to skip the queues! You’ll even get picked up from the hotel so just relax and enjoy the views on the way to the mountain!

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Rice Divination
5-10 minutes fortune telling, 1 question only
S$21Find out more!
Rice Divination + Anthroponymy + Face Reading
10-15 minutes fortune telling, you can ask anything during this time
S$51Find out more!

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For a party size of 2 adults and 2 children:

Volando Urai Grand View Bathhouse
Location: No. 176, Sec.5, Xinwu Rd, Wulai Dist., New Taipei City 233, Taiwan
Opening Hours: Daily 8am to 11pm

4. For Friends: Squad goals in Japan

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Gather the whole squad and get ready to take Japan by storm and fulfil those #squadgoals! From racing in go karts along the streets of Tokyo to conquering the rides at Universal Studios Japan, you’ll definitely have an adrenaline filled trip!

Plus, bring the entire squad and you’ll definitely be able to unlock those discounts!

4.1 Unleash your inner wizard at Universal Studios Japan

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Spend a day in a place filled with movie magic! The Universal Studios Japan theme park is definitely a must visit if you’re in Osaka.

All you Harry Potter fans rejoice! One of the highlights of this part is definitely the Wizarding World of Harry Potter themed area. The Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride is definitely an experience you’ll NEVER forget! Apart from the rides, there is also a night show that features the students of Hogwarts battling off Dementors across the Black Lake!

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Don’t forget to check out the newest addition is the Minion Park! Featuring minion themed eateries, goods, play lands, photo op areas and also a Minion Mayhem 4D ride!

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ActivityRetail PriceKlook Price
Everland + 2 Way transfer308248
Dragon Hill Spa6056
Chuncheon Canoeing Tour14880
Total price 516480
With Klook end of year sale promo applied430
Total savings86

Klook your tickets to Universal Studios Japan and enter any day since the tickets are open-dated! Plus you’ll get to skip the long queues at the ticketing counters since you can enter directly with your mobile e-voucher!

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Bathhouse Only
1 hour use of Grand View Bathhouse for two
S$48Find out more!
Bathhouse & Afternoon Tea for Two
1 hour use of Grand View Bathhouse and Afternoon Tea Set for Two (served 2:30pm to 5pm)
S$73Find out more!
Bathhouse & Meal for Two
1 hour use of Grand View Bathhouse and Meal for Two (lunch served 11am to 2pm, dinner 5pm to 9pm, last order at 8:30pm)
S$118Find out more!

4.2 Race your buddies along the streets of Tokyo!

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Ever wondered what it’s like to be a character out of Mario Kart? Well, now you can find out! Race your friends along the streets of Tokyo in a go kart as you take in the sights and lights of Akihabara! These go karts even go up to 60km/h!

Dress up in your favourite cosplay outfits before hitting the roads and be sure to arm yourselves with go-pros and cameras to capture yourselves on the streets. But, when you’re this cool on the roads, others may photograph you too!

Ready, get set, RACE!

Northeast Coast Scenic Day Tour
Location: Hotel pick up or meet at Taipei Main Station East Gate 3
Opening Hours: Daily 9am to 5:30pm
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Klook your go karting experience, flash your mobile e-voucher and get ready to race!

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Based on a party of 4 adults:

Taipei 101 Observatory
Location: No. 7, Section 5, Xinyi Road, Xinyi District, Taipei
Opening Hours: Daily 9am to 10pm (last admission at 9:15pm). Hours may vary on national holidays.

5. Travel essentials to complete your Japan experience

There are a couple of necessities that you definitely cannot survive Japan without! From a transport pass (JR Pass) that will cover almost your transportation needs to a portable WiFi device that keeps you connected, get them now!

5.1 Stay connected to your loved ones (and social media) on the go!

When you’re in a foreign land, you’ll definitely need to navigate your way around or even search the web for translations. For all you Instagram addicts, this is definitely a MUST-GET! Upload all those Instagram stories wherever you are with this portable WiFi device.

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6. Gastronomic adventures in Japan

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You cannot say you’ve been to Japan if you haven’t eaten any Japanese food, in fact, many of us travel there solely for the gastronomic adventures! Here are some of the Klook recommended things you MUST try before leaving Japan.

1. Tour the famous Tsukiji Fish Market and make your own sushi!

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Find out what goes on in a day in the life of a fisherman as he hustles and bustles to provide Japan with the freshest seafood! After that, head into the kitchen and pick up sushi making skills from a professional Japanese chef!

#Klook Fun Fact: The most expensive tuna in the world was once sold off at an auction here for US$1.8 Million!

Klook your Tsukiji fish market and sushi workshop tour and it is all inclusive! Get picked up from your hotel, have a guide bring you around and tell you the secrets of the market and get a sushi lesson from a professional. Talk about all inclusive!

2. Eat and drink your way through Tokyo!

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Let a local guide take you through the backstreets of Tokyo where the locals hang out after work! Munch on yakitori (meat skewers), wagashi (Japanese sweets), Monja-yaki (pancakes), washed down with a beer or sake. The best part- these food places definitely won’t be tourists spots! You’ll be drinking with the locals, so don’t forget to say Kanpai!

3. Get CRABtivated in Hokkaido

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I’m sure many of us want to visit Hokkaido just to get a taste of the famous Hokkaido crab! Head to Sapporo Kaniya Honten in Hokkaido, a popular crab restaurant once located in a Japanese fishery! Enjoy a wide range of crab dishes including queen crabs, king crabs and even some hairy crabs cooked in a variety of ways. We would definitely go for the Queen crab hot pot if we were you.

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Taipei 101
One time admission ticket - fast track entry to Taipei's tallest building
S$23Find out more!
A Day at Sun Moon Lake
Location: Hotel pick up and drop off
Hotel pick-up time: 8am to 8:40am

Total savings:

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Live the #luxlife for less!

You don’t have to compromise on quality holidays just to save your wallets! With Klook’s end of year sale, have the best trip of your life to Japan without breaking the bank. Check out other Japan activities to add to your itineraries here!

Escape from the bustle of city life in Arashiyama, Kyoto

10 Place must visit for your Year End Holiday To Japan

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Holidays to Japan often cost us an arm and a leg, but this doesn’t have to be the case! With Klook’s end of year sale, you can have the same experiences in Japan at a fraction of the price! The Klook team has put together ideas for you to ensure you can experience all of Japan while saving big.

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How To Use Your Japan Rail Pass: Hokkaido

Explore Hokkaido hassle-free!

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Clean air, blue skies, undulating hills and majestic mountains – these are some of the things you can expect in Hokkaido! No matter what season you visit, you can definitely expect to return home with memories of beautiful sights and full bellies.

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If you plan to visit the many regions in Hokkaido but don’t want the trouble of driving across cities, you’ll need the JR Hokkaido rail pass! You’ll not just get to enjoy UNLIMITED rides on the JR Hokkaido trains but also some designated JR buses within Hokkaido.

Access using: TRA
Line: Ju Guang Hao/ Zi Qiang Hao
Nearest train station: Long Xi Station

Read on to find out how you can maximize your Hokkaido JR Pass on your next holiday to Hokkaido!

1. Transport trains covered by the JR Pass

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Each JR Pass caters specifically to different regions in Japan and comes with varying entitlements. Therefore, it is important to plan your itinerary carefully before deciding which JR Pass to purchase. While it is possible to cancel your JR Pass, do note that a 10% cancellation fee (of the cost of the purchased JR Pass) applies.

A La Campagne
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 10am to 8pm | Friday to Sunday 10am to 10pm.
Address: 245/96 Sukhumvit Rd, Tambon Na Chom Thian, Amphoe Sattahip, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20250

*For the 4 Day Flexi JR Hokkaido Pass, you are allowed to choose any 4 days you wish to board the train within a 10-day period from which the pass is effective.

**For the 6 Day JR East-South Hokkaido Pass, you are allowed to choose any 6 days you wish to board the train within a 14-day period from which the pass is effective.

2. Cities covered by the JR Hokkaido Rail Pass

The JR Hokkaido Rail Pass covers the following cities :How-To-Use-Your-Japan-Rail-Pass-Hokkaido-map
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This pass is great if you plan on travelling to multiple cities in Hokkaido! As compared to buying multiple one way single-trip tickets, the rail pass is definitely a more cost-efficient option!
These are the approximate prices (JPY) for one-way tickets between major cities in Hokkaido:

 

Just a 2 way trip from Wakkanai to Kushiro would already amount to more than the Klook cost of the Japan Rail Pass. Save your wallets and opt for the JR pass for a more cost efficient way of travelling!

3. Types of seats on the Japan Rail

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There are reserved seatings on the following:

  1. Shinkansen
  2. Limited Express Trains
  3. Express Trains
  4. Rapid Airport Trains

*Special and Sightseeing Trains are not eligible for reserved seating.

All you have to do is present your JR Hokkaido Rail Pass at the station ticket counter (along with the date, train name and zone) and a Reserved Seat Ticket will be issued at no extra charge. Alternatively, you may purchase it one month in advance using JR-EAST Train Reservation.

When boarding, be sure to present both your rail pass and reserved seat ticket to the conductor.

Since reservations are free of charge, we encourage you to get them. By reserving, you’ll be guaranteed a seat in the cabin and it’ll be much easier to sit together when traveling with friends or family!

4. JR Pass voucher exchange points

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Once your booking is confirmed, you’ll be required to collect your Exchange Order Vouchers at the different pick-up locations or have it mailed to you. Be sure to select a pick-up date that is at least 3 working days from your checkout date! Also note that your exchange voucher will only be valid for 90 days so don’t book those passes too early! How-To-Use-Your-Japan-Rail-Pass-Hokkaido-railway
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Taiwan/West Malaysia/Thailand/Philippines/South Korea
Exchange Order Vouchers will be mailed to your address by registered post within 7 business days (excluding weekends and holidays).

Singapore
Exchange Order Vouchers can be self-collected from:

Nong Nooch Tropical Garden
Opening Hours: Daily 8am to 6pm
Address:34/1 Moo 7, Na-Jomtien, Satahip, Chonburi 20250 Thailand
Klook Cost: US$12 (฿395)

Do note that the JR Pass is only issued in Japan, and since the Exchange Order Voucher is linked with the personal details entered by the user, you must collect the passes in person with the original passport used when booking.

Upon collection, you will be asked to choose a date for which you would like to activate your JR Pass as well. This means that if your chosen starting date is 28th June and you begin using the pass at 11:59pm, your first day will end at midnight the very same day so start the day early to make full use of the the JR Pass!

5. Hokkaido Region Highlights

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There is every reason to purchase the Hokkaido JR Pass to make the most of your next holiday there. Sapporo beer aside, the region is popular and loved for its beautiful Insta-worthy landscapes and many hidden gems waiting to be uncovered and explored!
Witness the beauty of Hokkaido for yourself with the following Klook-approved activities!

5.1 Sapporo

5.1.1.Learn the secrets behind your favorite Japanese beers

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Learn the secrets behind everyone’s favorite Hokkaido produced Pale Ale Lager at the Sapporo Beer Museum ! Entrance is free while the real treasure appears at the end of the tour – beer tasting at a minimal fee!

Admission + Show
1 day entry into the Nong Nooch Tropical Garden and Show entry
US$12 (฿ 395)Find out more!
Admission + Show + Lunch
1 day entry into the Nong Nooch Tropical Garden and Show entry with lunch
US$20 (฿ 650)Find out more!

If you prefer Kirin beer instead, head over to the Kirin beer garden for some delicious WAGYU beef! The King Crab & Genghis Khan Grilled Lamb Course is a must-try for its unbeatable mix of delicious and tender lamb, fresh Hokkaido seafood, sure to satisfy the foodie in you.

Be sure to walk off all that food with a stroll in the Nakajima Park nearby! You wouldn’t want to get beer belly.

Max Muay Thai
Opening Hours:Monday to Thursday 7:30pm-8:30pm | Friday 6:00pm-8:15pm | Weekends 7:20pm to 9:45pm
Address: Max Muay Thai Stadium Pattaya,42/108 Sukhumvit Rd. Moo.9 Nongprue, Banglamung, Chon Buri, 20150
Klook Cost: US$37 (฿1200)

Klook yourself a king crab and Genghis Khan grilled lamb course and all you’ll need to do is flash your mobile e-voucher and get ready to FEAST!

   

5.1.2. Get one of the BEST views from the Sapporo TV Tower

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Get a bird’s eye view of the stunning city from the observatory at the Sapporo TV Tower observatory.

You’ll be rewarded with views of the vast Sea of Japan and popular ski resortIshikari Heigen from 90 meters above ground level! Remember to snap #travelgoals photos and upload them instantly to spruce up your Instagram feed with complimentary WiFi available at the observation deck.

Max Muay Thai Admission
1 admission ticket into Max Muay Thai Show
US$ 37 (฿ 1,200)Find out more!

Klook your tickets to skip the long queues at the ticketing counter! Don’t worry about wet weather spoiling your plans as Klook tickets are OPEN DATED. This way you can get rearrange those plans and ensure you get the BEST backdrop to those Instagram pictures!

Coral Island Snorkeling Tour
Time: Daily 8.30am to 3.30pm
Klook Cost: US$64(฿2090)

5.1.3. Have tea the Japanese way

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Your trip to Hokkaido would not be complete without learning the REAL art of serving tea. Take an inside look into the intricate Japanese tea culture as you savour authentic Japanese tea and sample Japanese desserts.

Upgrade your experience and experience brewing tea in a traditional kimono! You’ll also get to immortalise your experience with a take-home souvenir photo.

Pattaya Coral Island Snorkeling Tour
Half day tour at Coral Island with Parachute, Snorkeling, Seawalker, Jet Ski, lunch and 2 way transfer included.
US$64(฿2090)
Find out more!

Klook your tickets to the Tea ceremony and all you need to do is flash your mobile voucher and you’re all set for some qualiTEA time with your loved ones.

Cartoon Network Amazone
Opening Hours: Daily 10am to 7pm
Address: 888 Moo8 NaJomtien, Najomtien, Sattahip District, Chon Buri 20250, Thailand
Klook Cost: US$24 (฿800)

5.2 Otaru

5.2.1. Cruise through the city on the Otaru rickshaw tour

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One of the best ways to explore the quaint harbor city of Otaru is by rickshaw. Learn about the rich history and iconic streets of the city as your local guide takes you on a customized tour!

#Klook Fun Fact: The Japanese film, “Love Letter” was shot mainly in the beautiful streets of Otaru.Follow the exact spots where the fantasy love story was filmed and recreate your own version of the love story with your loved ones.

Single Day Pass
1 day admission into Cartoon Network Amazone
US$24 (฿800) Find out more!

Klook your tickets to the Otaru Rickshaw Tour and you’ll get a private tour of the city! All you need to do is flash your mobile e-voucher to the rickshaw driver with Otaru’/’小樽 on his back and you’re all set!

Pattaya Floating Market
Opening Hours: Daily 9am to 8pm
Address: 451/304 Moo 12, Sukhumvi-Road Pattaya Nongprue, Banglamung
Klook Cost: US$5 (฿175)

5.3 Furano

5.3.1. Munch on cheese at the Furano Cheese Factory

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Furano is synonymous with its picturesque landscapes and blooming lavender seasons. But, apart from the flowers, did you know the most delicious cheese is produced in Furano?
You’ll be in for an interesting experience at The Furano Cheese Factory where you can observe the production process of Local Camembert Cheese. All ingredients used in the produces are sourced locally gifting it with a distinct Furano taste!

Yes, you’ll be able to enjoy some cheese samples during the post tasting session!
At additional fees, you may attend hands-on workshops to learn the art behind making butter, ice-cream, cheese and even bread (advanced reservations required for bread-making workshop).

Admission Only
Entry to the Floating Market
US$5
(฿175)
Find out more!
Package A
Entry to floating market, row boat, zipline, monkey show, Thai folkways village, Thai costume dress up and photo taking
US$18
(฿600)
Find out more!
Package B
Entry to floating market, amphibious boat, zipline, monkey show, Thai folkways village, Thai costume dress up and photo taking
US$18
(฿600)
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Package C
Entry to floating market, row boat, amphibious boat, zipline, monkey show, Thai folkways village, Thai costume dress up and photo taking
US$20
(฿650)
Find out more!

5.4 Hakodate

5.4.1.Feast on seafood at the Hakodate morning market

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Hakodate is the third largest city in Hokkaido located in the South, best known for its delicious and fresh seafood!

The Hakodate Morning Market boasts a huge area spanning about four city blocks. So open your eyes wide, socks up and be ready to delve into the wide array of fresh seafood available. Think crabs, salmon eggs, sea urchins and squids!

Try your hand at catching an unlucky (or lucky for you) squid swimming vigorously in fish tanks. All it takes is a basic rod with a hook on the end and some arm skills…easy right? Achef will transform your fresh catch into a delectable squid sashimi!

Remember not to leave Hakodate without gobbling down the infamous Seafood Rice Bowl at “Donburi Yokocho Ichiba” located along the Morning Market.

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Sanctuary of Truth
Opening Hours: Daily 8am to 6pm
Address:206/2 Moo 5, Soi Naklua 12, Naklua, Banglamung, Chonburi 20150
Klook Cost: US$13(฿440)

6. Choosing a Hokkaido JR Pass 

Having a hard time deciding with Hokkaido JR Pass to get? Here’s something to guide you along!

Scenario 1: If I’m planning to spend most of my time within Hokkaido, especially Sapporo and Furano, which pass should I get?
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Valid for 5 days, the 5 Day JR Hokkaido Rail Pass will give you access to the following:

Admission to Sanctuary of Truth
1 day admission to Sanctuary of Truth
US$13(฿440)Find out more!
Admission to Sanctuary of Truth + Round trip transfer (Pattaya)
1 day admission to Sanctuary of Truth + roundtrip transfer from Pattaya beach city area
US$13(฿440)Find out more!
Admission to Sanctuary of Truth + Round trip transfer (Jomtien)
1 day admission to Sanctuary of Truth + roundtrip transfer from Jomtien beach city area
US$13(฿440)Find out more!

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This is perfect for exploring the best of all Hokkaido! If you think 5 consecutive days might be a bit too long, look out for the JR Hokkaido Rail Pass Flexible 4 Days that allows you to choose any 4 days you wish to board the train within a 10-day period from which the pass is effective.

Scenario 2: If I’m intending to toggle between Tokyo and visiting places such as Sapporo and Lake Toya during my trip, which pass should I get?

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Since you’re spending more time in the Eastern part of Japan and areas along the South of Hokkaido, we recommend you purchase the 6 Day JR East-South Hokkaido Rail Pass!

With the 6 Day JR East-South Hokkaido Rail Pass, you are entitled to the following:

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Besides travelling between Tokyo and other parts of the Eastern region hassle-free, it also allows you to use it for any 6 days within 14 days of purchase date.

Scenario 3: It’s my first time to Japan and I’m thinking of exploring the many regions, should I still purchase the JR Hokkaido Pass?

Congratulations on booking your first trip to Japan, you’ll love it!

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In this case, it seems like you aren’t planning to stay in one specific region for long therefore we suggest you purchase the 7 Day Whole Japan Rail Pass (also available in 14 or 21 days).

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To Hokkaido we go!

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Are you ready to delve into the wonders of Hokkaido? All that’s left is picking out your preferred JR Pass and perhaps booking a personal Airport Transfer to be transportation-worry free! To immortalize your trip and share those Insta-worthy moments, remember to snag yourself a 4G WiFi Device as well!

Still unsure about how the JR pass works? Check out our guide to the JR pass to find out more details about what exactly this pass does and how you should go about booking one.

Book your flights, pack your bags and get ready to explore Hokkaido! For a very limited time only, Scoot can take you direct from Singapore to Sapporo for as low as S$219! Direct flights from Singapore to Sapporo will only run from Nov 2017 to Feb 2018.

Scariest-Ever Universal Studios Japan Halloween Specials 2017 REVEALED

Be part of the scariest-ever event in USJ history

Scare-addicts – this is the event of the year you’ve been waiting for.

Gear up for one of the region’s most-anticipated Halloween event as Universal Studios Japan’s (USJ) unleashes its SCARIEST-EVER Halloween Horror Night!

The park pulls out all the stops for this year’s Halloween Horror Night with crowd favourites and all-new bone chilling attractions bound to unnerve even the most stoic visitor.

With the Halloween Horror Night Express Pass now available for sale, here’s what you need to know for an epic Halloween night out at USJ.

1. How to use the Universal Studios Japan Halloween Express Pass

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There are three different types of tickets available at Universal Studios Japan, namely:

  1. Entry Ticket
  2. Express Pass
  3. Halloween Express Pass

Here’s where things might get complicated, so we’ve broken it down for you into these few need-to-knows.

1.1 The Halloween Express Pass is not a USJ entry ticket

The Horror Night Express Pass is an add-on pass that gives you fast-track access to the special Halloween attractions at USJ. The USJ entry ticket is not included in the Halloween Express Pass and will have to be purchased separately.

If you would like to enjoy the benefits of the Halloween Express Pass, you will need to have both a USJ entry ticket and Halloween Express Pass on the day of your visit.

Klook me to Universal Studios Japan!

1.2 “Trauma 3: The Terrible Prison Lab” is a ticketed attraction

A regular USJ entry ticket will give you access to all of the Halloween attractions except Trauma 3: The Terrible Prison Lab.

Trauma 3 is a ticketed attraction and requires a separate ticket for entry (see “Trauma 3: The Terrible Prison Lab Admission Ticket”).

There are two ways to visit Trauma 3: you can either purchase a Trauma 3 admission ticket or a Horror Night Express Pass 5 – Trauma that gives you fast-track access to the attraction on top of other selected Horror Night attractions.

Klook me to Trauma 3!

1.3 Attraction timings may overlap when used with the regular USJ Express Pass

If you’re planning to purchase a regular USJ Express Pass and Halloween Express Pass, do note timings may overlap and you will have to choose one attraction over the other.

1.4 Prices vary according to date of visit

The Halloween Express Passes are only available from 8 September to 5 November 2017. Prices vary every day according to the park’s official terms and conditions, so be sure to select a specific date and package for accurate ticket prices.

Unlike the open-dated USJ entry tickets available on Klook, Halloween Express Passes are fixed date entry only and cannot be changed.

1.5 You need a printed copy of your Halloween Express Pass to use it

After purchasing your Halloween Express Pass on Klook, do be sure to print it out and bring it along with you. You can use the printed voucher directly at the relevant attractions.

You do not need to print out your USJ entry ticket. Simply scan the QR code on your Klook mobile e-voucher at the park entry turnstiles for admission.

Klook me a Halloween Express Pass!

2. Horror Night Highlights

This year’s USJ Halloween Horror Night program line-up is unique in that some of the Haunted Houses start from as early as 12 noon.

The program also promises to be so terrifying they’ve implemented age restrictions on some of the attractions, so do take note especially if you’re planning to visit with young children!

2.1 Street Zombies

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USJ is going all out this year with their street zombies and the promise that you’ll be attacked by 20 different types of the living dead – the widest variety in park history! Look out for some zombie entertainment as well in the form of the Zombie Mob.

Some new zombie varieties will only appear on rainy days, so there’s something to look forward to even if the weather seems a little threatening!

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2.2 Dead or Alive (Deadman’s Forest)

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In this attraction, guests will have to undertake life-or-death missions in a maze filled with zombies with the singular goal of stopping you from escaping. Take charge of your own destiny and complete the tasks in order to free yourself or join the undead in their forest hell – the choice is yours at Deadman’s Forest.

Day Sailing: 7am to 5.30pm
Night Sailing: 5.30pm to 7am

2.3 Trauma 3: The Terrible Prison Lab

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The highlight of USJ Halloween Horror Night, this walk-through attraction spans a whopping 35-minutes and is the longest attraction in USJ history!

Enter a word of mad scientists and horrific experiments playing on your deepest fears and worst nightmares come to life. Guests will have to wander through the attraction searching for an unseen exit whilst plagued with scenes of horror beyond your wildest imagination.

This attraction is rated a full 10/10 on the horror scale and only children aged 15 years old and above are allowed to enter. Enter at your own risk!

Roundtrip Weekday (Day Sailing) US$40 (HKD308)
Roundtrip Weekend (Day Sailing)US$43 (HKD336)
Roundtrip Weekday/Weekend (Day/Night Sailing)US$45 (HKD350)
One Way (Weekday)
US$21 (HKD165)
One Way (Weekend)US$23 (HKD175)

2.4 Cult of Chucky – Chucky’s Hospital Ward of Hell

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Chucky is back by popular demand and it’s scarier than ever! If you’ve watched Cult of Chucky, you’ll be familiar with the killer doll and his thirst for blood.

We can’t promise you won’t have the urge to throw all your dolls away after this, but we promise this year’s Chucky attraction will surpass every other USJ Chucky event!

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2.5 A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Maze 3

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Enter the freaky realm of A Nightmare on Elm Street and attempt to escape from the clutches of Freddy alive. Be prepared for unexpected surprises and try to anticipate Freddy’s next move as you wander through the maze.

P.S. Remember to watch your back.

Roundtrip Weekday (Day Sailing) US$39 (HKD304)
Roundtrip Weekend (Day Sailing)US$41 (HKD321)
Roundtrip Weekday/Weekend (Day/Night Sailing)US$43 (HKD334)
One way- WeekdayUS$22 (HKD170)
One Way-WeekendUS$21(HKD160)

2.6 The Exorcist: The House of Exorcism

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Remember that famous head-turning, spider walking scene? Good news! All of that (and so much more) will be reproduced in its full glory at the Exorcist attraction this year!

Only the strongest people can walk into an eerie mansion modelled after one of the scariest movies of all time. Grab your ghost-busting posse and conquer it together!

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Address:88/5 Moo.8, Sakdidej Road, Tambon Vichit, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Opening Hours: Daily 5pm to 9pm

2.7 Sadako

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Sadako needs no introduction! This year, she’s crawling out of the TV and into your life at Sadako: The Cursed Attraction – in 3D!

Meet your favourite long-haired ghost at USJ – if you dare!

Kathu Waterfalls: Kathu, Kathu District, Phuket 83120, Thailand
Ton Sai Waterfalls: Thep Kasattri, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand

2.8 Gakko no Kaidan (Haunted School)

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Overnight school camps will take on a whole new meaning after you’ve gone through Gakkō no Kaidan! Modelled after the Japanese movie of the same name, this attraction will bring all your student nightmares to life.

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Address: 5/30 Chao Fah Tawan Tok Road, Wichit, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand
+66 88 752 1352
Opening Hours: Daily 8am to 10pm

3. Family-Friendly Halloween Specials

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If the ghosts and ghouls aren’t your thing, you can still join in the fun with “Festa de Parade”! This costume parade takes place during regular park opening hours. Join the music and the celebrations as performers don a wide array of beautiful costumes.

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Don’t miss the massive Happy Trick or Treat candy display and mischievous Minions trick-or-treating at the Minion Park!

Oh the horror

Can’t get enough of the Halloween scarefest? Check out our other articles for even more reason to freak yourself out:

Don’t forget to pick up some WiFi and other items you’ll need to survive a very spooky Halloween in Osaka!

Klook me to Osaka!

The Best Places To Stay For An Epic Disney Weekend In Tokyo

Tokyo Disney fever

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Everyone has had Disney fever at least once in their life! It’s probably the happiest epidemic ever to hit the inner child in us. If you’re a true Disney fan, Tokyo Disney Resort will be no stranger to you. It is home not only to the ever-fabulous Disneyland, but also the world’s only DisneySea!

The sheer amount of things to plan for a trip to Tokyo Disney Resort can be overwhelming. But don’t you worry! This accommodation guide for you to make the most of your stay in Tokyo, so you can save your energy to plan the most epic time at the Disney parks.

This article was written in collaboration with HotelsCombined. You’ll find more information on HotelsCombined and how you can reserve accommodation of your own at the end of this article.

Tokyo Disneyland

Tokyo Disneyland follows a tried and trusted template of enchanting, kid-pleasing fun but with a subtle Japanese twist. It takes all the best bits of the original Disneyland in California and Florida’s Magic Kingdom and weaves it together to create a distinctive east-meets-west experience. All the classic Disney-centric landmarks are also here! That includes Cinderella’s Castle and unique rides like Pooh’s Hunny Hunt and Monster’s Inc!

The resort’s undoubted appeal is with families with kids, and it certainly ramps up the cuteness factor in the captivating Toontown and adorable animatronics of Critter Country. Neighbouring Tokyo DisneySea has the lion’s share of the thrill rides. But there is still plenty of heart-in-mouth action to be had on the iconic Space Mountain and Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters shoot-em-up ride.

For more on Tokyo Disneyland, read our Klook guide and find out what makes it so special, snatching the title of third-most-visited theme park worldwide!

Tokyo DisneySea

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Nautical Tokyo DisneySea showcases a wild, watery kingdom of seafaring thrills and maritime based mayhem. Featuring themed “ports of call”, visitors can explore a Mediterranean Harbor, American Waterfront and Mermaid Lagoon, just to name a few. There are also lots of action on the boats, hi-tech wizardry in the form of live Fantasmic shows. For pure adrenaline thrills, check out the thrilling Tower of Terror and Journey to the Center of the Earth.

Most suited to adults and teens rather than tots, even if you’re a self-confessed Disney addict you’ll be entering a new realm at Tokyo DisneySea. There is so much to love about it, including its immaculate design concepts and scenery, often acclaimed as the best Disney park on the planet.

Disney delights are the obvious lure, but there is so much more to discover in and around Tokyo Bay. Check out the wonders of the deep at Tokyo Sea Life Park or climb aboard the Ferris Wheel at Kasai Rinkai Park for a bird’s eye view of the bay. The Urayasu neighbourhood is one of Tokyo’s less frenetic areas with widely photogenic boulevards and green spaces where you can experience a more carefree urban vibe.

For more Tokyo DisneySea goodness, read our articles on the guide to Tokyo DisneySea, all about the DisneySea attractions, and why Tokyo DisneySea is the only Disney theme park of its kind in the world!

Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea tickets are available in 1-Day or 2-Day passes.

Where To Stay

Tokyo Disneyland Hotel

Tokyo Disneyland Hotel

Even when the crowds have disappeared and the gates to Tokyo Disneyland are locked up for the night, the magic keeps coming for guests staying at the signature Tokyo Disneyland Hotel. There are 706 guest rooms in four categories. All range from elegant deluxe rooms to cavernous suites and whimsical character-themed accommodation. There is a generous sprinkling of pixie dust in the Tinker Bell Room, while the only thing lacking in the Cinderella Room is your very own Prince Charming.

The hotel is designed with kids in mind, offering an array of outdoor spaces to explore, including the Fantasia Court and the vibrantly coloured Alice’s Garden. Head to the Misty Mountains Pool for a delightful spot to unwind away from the constant hum of adrenaline rides and parades.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: ¥33,588 – ¥77,644 per night
Guest Rating: 9.0
Address: 29-1 Maihama, Urayasu, Tokyo, Japan

Disney Ambassador Hotel

Disney Ambassador Hotel

Immediately entering the exuberant lobby of Disney Ambassador Hotel, you’ll find yourself transported back in time to an evocative Art Deco inspired wonderland. There are wonderful touches of old world Americana found throughout the public spaces. The fabulous open air pool will have you dreaming of glamorous South Beach Miami. The hotel’s 504 rooms also display a touch of 1930s elegance combined with a distinctly Disney appeal, with subtle Mickey Mouse motifs in vibrant colours.

There are three Art Deco influenced eateries plus the undisputed family favourite Chef Mickey buffet restaurant, where kids can meet their favourite Disney characters in a casual setting. Although just minutes away from all the action, there is a laid-back tropical ambience running throughout the Disney Ambassador Hotel with attractive landscaping, water features and gently swaying palm trees.

Star Rating: 4.5*
Price: ¥36,393 – ¥79,393
Guest Rating: 9.0
Address: 2-11 Maihama, Urayasu, Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta

Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta

A stay at Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta offers a constant magical make-believe atmosphere. You are right in the park, literally in touching distance of Tokyo DisneySea. And yet, the hotel is nestled within a regal haven that exudes an Italian Renaissance flair. Each of the 502 guest rooms is peppered with a touch of Disney magic and divided into three distinctive wings (named Tuscany, Venice and Porto Paradiso). Intricate Italianate furnishings and elegant period art adorn the rooms, many of which boast huge rustic marble terraces overlooking the Palazzo canals or harbour.

For relaxation and a touch of luxurious pampering, the hotel offers spa treatments, an indoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and fitness room. Hotel guests get their own entrance to the park where they can skip the lines and come and go as they please. You are also just steps away from the Disney Resort Line that connects to Tokyo Disneyland park.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: ¥41,804 – ¥120,953
Guest Rating: 9.0
Address: 1-13 Maihama, Urayasu, Tokyo, Japan

Hilton Tokyo Bay

Hilton Tokyo Bay

While a fun-filled day at Tokyo Disney Resort is just a 10-minute stroll away, Hilton Tokyo Bay has an altogether more peaceful ambience. The standout feature is undoubtedly the huge lagoon style pool, surrounded by an attractive Japanese garden. It’s the perfect spot to kick back with a cool drink and soak in the soothing sounds of the ebb and flow of the ocean.

Tokyo’s fickle climate needn’t spoil the fun either. There is also a sizeable indoor pool and yet more leisure options with a well-equipped fitness centre and pampering spa rituals in the relaxation salon. The hotel marks a new standard in concept rooms, from the incredibly playful decor of the fairy-tale themed Happy Magic Suites to the vibrant pop art styling of the Celebrio Ocean view rooms.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: ¥9,888 – ¥82,120
Guest Rating: 8.5
Address: 1-8 Maihama, Urayasu, Tokyo, Japan

Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel

Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel

Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel is just steps away from the monorail to Tokyo Disney Resort, but it’s Disney-galore in the hotel as well! It’s brimming with kid-pleasing attractions like a large play area and video gaming arcade. Look out for photo opportunities with familiar cartoon characters as well! Likewise, the whimsical Treasures Room is a delightful penguin themed room awash with bright summery colours. Tactile yet tasteful, it doesn’t compromise on luxurious creature comforts.

Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel also exudes premium quality throughout, from the lush manicured grounds to the artfully designed lobby lounge and eateries. It manages to seamlessly fuse that fun-loving Disney atmosphere with an air of chic decadence.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: ¥9,406 – ¥80,778
Guest Rating: 8.5
Address: 1-9 Maihama, Urayasu, Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel Club Resort

Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel Club Resort

You’ll feel right at home in the carefree resort vibe of Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel Club Resort. Rooms feature spacious balconies, many of which offer a front row seat to Tokyo Bay’s famous ocean sunsets. Additionally, the family rooms are tastefully furnished. The authentic Japanese style rooms are also a real standout, with a generous 64 square metres of living space. Prepare for a magical day ahead at Disney with a post-breakfast dip in the inviting pool or a light workout in the well-equipped fitness centre.

Star Rating: 3.5*
Price: ¥8,771 – ¥52,890
Guest Rating: 8.1
Address: 1-7, Maihama, Urayasu, Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel

Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel

First impressions of Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel is striking, to say the least. A palm-tree dotted road leads to a huge gold coloured circular building that illuminates beautifully after dark. The interior is easy on the eye, where the stunning atrium rises to the huge glass rooftop with the ground floor lobby acting as the hotel’s lively social hub. Here you’ll find a stylish lounge, restaurant, casual cafe, quaint shopping arcade and grab-and-go bakery surrounded by lush foliage.

With the motto of “360 degrees of hospitality”, the contemporary styled guest rooms at Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel are set around the towering atrium. There are family-sized options in all categories, each tastefully furnished with a subtle splash of colour.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: ¥12,168 – ¥44,625
Guest Rating: 8.1
Address: 1-34, Maihama, Urayasu, Tokyo, Japan

Sunroute Plaza Tokyo

Sunroute Plaza Tokyo

You’ll be in the mood for some Mickey Mouse fun right from the get-go at Sunroute Plaza Tokyo. The hotel’s 696 rooms feature magical themes that focus on the whimsical world of make believe. These include the enchanted Castle Room, Wild West-inspired Frontier Room and cosy Cruising Cabin that little ones will especially adore. Many rooms come with expansive sea views for that carefree resort living vibe.

You get a choice of three on-site restaurants at Sunroute Plaza Tokyo that  range from all-day casual dining to top-notch sushi and French cuisine. The hotel also houses an on-site penny arcade to keep the kids entertained, and an official Disney branded store.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: ¥8,989 – ¥45,728
Guest Rating: 8.0
Address: 1-6 Maihama, Urayasu, Tokyo, Japan

Hotel Okura Tokyo Bay

Hotel Okura Tokyo Bay

Elegant relaxation is the byword at Hotel Okura Tokyo Bay. It is a swish urban resort that sits just steps away from all the Mickey Mouse induced mayhem. Expect subtle touches of cartoon magic yet quintessentially Japanese in both style and service.

Accommodation ranges from smart Superior family-sized rooms to opulent suites. Visitors can also choose to stay in a minimalist Japanese-style ryokan room. There are four distinctive on-site eateries serving up authentic Japanese, Chinese and Mediterranean-infused flavours.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: ¥12,087 – ¥68,717
Guest Rating: 8.7
Address: 1-8 Maihama, Urayasu, Tokyo, Japan

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All You Need To Know About Tokyo DisneySea Attractions

Uncover the magic of Tokyo DisneySea!

Tokyo DisneySea might come across as being the more ‘grown-up’ Disney park, but there’s definitely no shortage of Disney magic here!

Why do we say Tokyo DisneySea is one of a kind? You’ll have to read our Klook article to find out. For now, it’s time to dive deep into the themed lands to see what secrets each one holds!

About Tokyo DisneySea


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In Tokyo DisneySea, there are 7 different themed lands. However, keeping to the park’s nautical theme, the different lands are, in fact, referred to as ‘ports of call’. In DisneySea, you’ll find that they put as much importance to the sceneries as much as they do for their attractions. The architecture and designs are so that guests are made to feel like they’re really being transported into various foreign lands and era. That is truly the Disney magic at work!


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If you’re worried about language barrier, it’s a non-issue at Tokyo DisneySea. All signs, announcements and maps are in English. Cast Members in the park are also always ready to help and guide you.


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You can also ask for ‘story paper’ from Guest Relations. They’re essentially illustrated flyers with information in English on Tokyo DisneySea attractions. They make for really good keepsakes as well!

Wondering if there’s anything else you need to know about the park? Head over to the Klook ultimate guide on Tokyo DisneySea!

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For the full map, you can download it from the Tokyo Disney Resort website.

Top 12 Tokyo DisneySea attractions

Since the queues at Tokyo DisneySea get pretty long, you might not be able to squeeze in all the attractions into your day. So, here are the top attractions in the park that you should include as your priority:

   

Keep reading to find more about each port of call in Tokyo DisneySea:

1. Mediterranean Harbor


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As you enter Tokyo DisneySea, you’ll find yourself transported into the world of an Italian port city. Besides, breaking away from the typical main street that Disney parks are known for, DisneySea welcomes a V-shaped layout.


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Stepping into Mediterranean Harbor, you get a sense of being in an actual foreign city rather than a theme park with its carefully-designed architecture. The Portofino buildings that surround this port of call may look like a mere recreation of the fishing village, but they’re more than that! They’re actually hiding Hotel MiraCosta, Tokyo DisneySea’s in-park luxury hotel, in plain sight.


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Built as part of the park’s striking and outstanding design externally, the interior of Hotel MiraCosta is the “essence of luxury and an oasis of sophistication”. Additionally, as Tokyo Disney Resort’s most popular hotel, it offers guests a truly magical and fantasy-like experience of a lifetime.


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From this port of call, visitors can get on the DisneySea Transit Steamer Line, one of the park’s in-park transportation system. Reminiscent of ports in Venice, you can also find Venetian gondolas in Mediterranean Harbor, steered by cheery, jovial gondoliers.


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At night, this port of call comes alive with Fantasmic!, a show that is every bit dramatic as it is exciting and entertaining. It features gigantic water screens, lasers, lights, and fire to create a spectacular show.


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You can also find shops and restaurants scattered densely throughout this hub, allowing visitors countless of options. Magellan’s is the park’s fine-dining restaurant that has been said to serve amazing food as well as has an incredible luxurious theme! Another famous dining choice is Ristorante di Canaletto for some great Italian cuisine.

Getting There: Take the free shuttle bus from the Macau/Taipa Ferry Terminal or Macau International Airport and arrive directly at Studio City!

Opening Hours
: 12pm-8pm

Klook Cost:US$11 (HKD82)

2. Mysterious Island


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Sitting at the heart of the park is Mysterious Island, with its towering volcano that serves as Tokyo DisneySea’s prominent centerpiece. Mysterious Island is based off Captain Nemo’s lair from Jules Verne’s novel and is also known as Vulcania Island from the movie 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. In the park, you can find the ‘island’ within the volcano, Mount Prometheu.


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Mount Prometheu has been designed very impressively to resemble an active volcano. Visitors can witness the volcano erupting every so often, as well as steam coming out from the cracks on the side. This touch of Disney magic adds a certain sense of realism to the fantasy-like feeling of the park.


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Although it’s the smallest area of the park, this port of call is home to two of DisneySea’s top attractions, Journey to the Center of the Earth and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Visitors get on a ‘Terravator’ on Journey to the Center of the Earth, which is a ride that uses light, sound, heat, and motion resulting in a multi-sensory experience. The scenes throughout the whole ride are breathtakingly realistic and immersive.


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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, on the other hand, is a submarine track ride where visitors are submerged to explore the depths of the sea. With your own joystick, you can point your light in the direction of your choice to discover the mysteries that await you.


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Look out for the Refreshment Station to grab one of the park’s most sought-after snack – Nautilus Gyoza, aka the Gyoza Dog! Besides that, Nautilus Galley is also worth hitting up for some other tasty snacks like gyozas, turkey legs, and frozen beer.

Getting There: Klook to Khao Yai private car charter!

Opening Hours: 9am to 6pm

3. Mermaid Lagoon


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Multicoloured and vibrant giant seashells, coral, and kelp form King Triton’s undersea kingdom in Mermaid Lagoon. Of all the ports of call in Tokyo DisneySea, Mermaid Lagoon is perhaps the most colourful and caters more towards Disney’s younger audience too.


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In this underwater world of The Little Mermaid, you can find the more subdued rides in the park. Mostly indoor-focused, when you step inside, you can find the decorations and lighting effects designed to make guests feel like they’re under the sea with Ariel and her sea creature friends.


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It’s an absolute delight stepping into The Sleepy Whale Shoppe when the shop is literally inside the mouth of a giant whale! Ironically, the underwater world of Mermaid Lagoon is the best place to go to stay dry when it rains in the park.

Getting There: Take the MRT to Phetchaburi Station or Makkasan Station and board the complimentary shuttle bus to Show DC Mall

Klook Cost: US$26 (THB840)

4. Arabian Coast


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Stunning towers, minarets, vibrant domes, quaint streets and a grandiose courtyard all make up the whimsical world of Arabian Coast, a recreation of the world of Aladdin and 1001 Arabian Nights. The Middle-Eastern and Indian influences are beautifully presented to visitors with intricate and magnificent designs.


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One of the top attractions in Arabian Coast is Sindbad’s Storybook Voyage. It’s a dark boat ride about Sindbad and his tiger, Chandu, on an adventure. Somewhat a cross between Pirates Of The Caribbean and ‘it’s a small world’, this ride is highly recommended!


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Casbah Food Court, a counter service restaurant in Arabian Coast known for their curry, is quite popular amongst visitors. Food aside, the decor of the restaurant is also a sight to behold. With an incredibly accurate depiction of the marketplace in Agrabah, you’ll feel like you’re actually stepping into a scene of Aladdin.


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Arabian Coast is also where you can find curry-flavoured popcorn. Besides that, the snack counter, Sultan’s Oasis is a great place to grab a quick bite and a breather. Their most popular item on the menu would be the Chandu Tail, which is a chicken-filled steamed bun. Other snacks include maple cream balls, soft serve ice cream, fruit juices and more.

AttractionsPort of callFun factorWhat to expect
Venetian GondolasMediterranean Harbor8/10A relaxing ride on water with a magnificent view (especially after sunset) and made more entertaining by two singing gondoliers.
Fortress ExplorationsMediterranean Harbor9/10A walk-through attraction of 10 interactive exhibits with an impressive Renaissance theme that is great for both children and adults. Visitors get to fire off cannons too!
Fantasmic!Mediterranean Harbor8.5/10 A spectacular show on water with effects like pyrotechnics, music, lasers, fire, a huge dragon, and vibrant, colourful lights.
Journey to the Center of the EarthMysterious Island10/10The star of Tokyo DisneySea where it takes visitors into the volcano before shooting them out. Along the ride, visitors are taken into an incredibly realistic exploration of the center of the Earth.
20,000 Leagues Under the SeaMysterious Island9/10An interactive ‘submarine’ ride to discover the mysteries and creatures lurking in the darkness of the deep ocean.
Sindbad's Storybook VoyageArabian Coast9.5/10A meticulously-detailed dark boat ride with lovable characters and catchy tunes that follows Sindbad and his tiger friend, Chandu on a journey in search for adventure.
Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Crystal SkullLost River Delta10/10Both a thrill ride and dark ride in the form of a jeep, visitors go through the ancient temple, dodging booby traps and supernatural forces in search for the Fountain of Youth.
Raging SpiritsLost River Delta7.5/10Featuring a 360° loop, this high-speed, thrilling roller coaster takes visitors for a ride through the excavated ruins of an ancient ceremonial site.
AquatopiaPort Discovery7/10A self-guided watercraft system that spins and moves in surprising turn for a mild and fun ride.
Big Band BeatAmerican Waterfront9/10An extravagant Broadway-themed jazz show that features Mickey Mouse and friends singing, dancing and performing with a live band.
Toy Story Mania!American Waterfront8.5/10An interactive 3D screen-based ride where visitors each have a cannon to shoot at targets and also go through several carnival games.
Tower of TerrorAmerican Waterfront10/10The classic Disney ride with an elaborate tour, a suspenseful build up, and compelling storyline leading to a thrilling free-fall.

5. Lost River Delta


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Located at the back of Tokyo DisneySea sits Lost River Delta with a prominent structure that is the ruins of an ancient Aztec pyramid. Inspired by the Indiana Jones movies, this port of call is all decked out in lush greenery to mimic the deep jungles of Central America and signs of an archeological expedition having taken place.


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The sense of adventure continues when you walk through the ‘town’ in Lost River Delta that is surrounded by old, weathered shacks and building.


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If you’re price-conscious, Yucatan Base Camp Grill is one of the most affordable restaurants in the park for meat dishes. Miguel’s El Dorado Cantina, on the other hand, is a cantina with indoor and outdoor seating that serves Mexican-inspired dishes. If you’re looking for a quick but hearty snack, however, Yucatan Sausage Roll from Expedition Eats is a great option.


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At Lost River Delta, you can also find the station to get on the DisneySea Transit Steamer across to the Mediterranean Harbour. Besides that, the most distinguished attractions in this port of call are Indiana Jones Adventure and Raging Spirits.

Street Zombies
Start Time: 6pm
Age Restriction: No entry for children under 12 years old
Horror Level: Street Zombies – 2 | Zombie Mob – 1

6. Port Discovery


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Travel to the future and join in the exploration of technology in Port Discovery, the park’s most futuristic port of call. Although not a large area, it’s home to a couple of notable attractions – Aquatopia and Nemo & Friends SeaRider. This port of call also serves as a station for the DisneySea Electric Railway.


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Aquatopia is a specially-designed, trackless watercraft system that allows guests to experience surprising spins and twirls in a large water lagoon.


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Nemo & Friends SeaRider is the latest attraction in Port Discovery, having only recently opened in May 2017. This simulator ride ‘shrinks’ guests down to fish size so they can get up close and personal with Nemo, Dory and friends!


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The Donald Duck ukiwa bun from Seaside Snacks between Port Discovery and Cape Cod is also a must-try snack in Tokyo DisneySea. Filled with shrimp, this steamed bun is shaped like a life buoy. How cute!

Dead or Alive (Deadman's Forest)
Start Time: 12pm
Age Restriction: No entry for children under 12 years old
Horror Level: 4

7. American Waterfront


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In American Waterfront, it’s separated into 3 areas – New York City, New York Harbor, and Cape Cod. All set in the scenes of the 1920s era, this port of call takes up the largest area of the park. It’s also where you will find two of the park’s top attractions, Toy Story Mania! and Tower of Terror.


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Tower of Terror in Tokyo DisneySea features an original storyline. The tower is also known as Hotel Hightower, and the whole experience of the attraction has the classic ‘tour’, build up and freefall that the ride is known for.


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Although not the most exciting, American Waterfront is a large area that is beautifully themed. It’s great for strolling around with places to eat and shop. In Cape Cod is where you’ll find the Duffy-dedicated store, Aunt Peg’s Village Store. It’s so famous that sometimes there’s a queue to enter!


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New York Deli is a popular dining choice amongst visitors for its amazing decor as well as their famous Mile High Deli Stack sandwich. It’s also where you can get Little Green Alien Mochi! If you’re in the mood to stuff your face, however, Sailing Day Buffet is a wonderful option. Also, head over to the Barnacle Bill’s stand for flavoured beer!


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Perhaps the most eye-catching structure in American Waterfront is the large-scale model of the steam-powered ocean liner, S.S. Columbia. The only attraction that is on the ship is Turtle Talk. Many also like to go to the upper decks for the view! Aside from that, you can find a couple of restaurants within the ship, namely S.S. Columbia Dining Room and The Teddy Roosevelt Lounge.


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It’s easy to forget you’re in a theme park once you enter The Teddy Roosevelt Lounge. Rich, dark wood, leather seats and beautiful light fixtures fill the lounge. A magnificent bar, fireplace and mural on the ceiling further enhance the decor. You can also find an array of alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks, hors d’oeuvres and sandwiches served in the lounge.


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Of course, if you’re tired from all the walking, you can get on one of the Big City Vehicles that transports visitors between Cape Cod and New York Harbor. In American Waterfront, you can also find stations to get on the DisneySea Electric Railway, as well as the DisneySea Transit Steamer Line.

Trauma 3: The Terrible Prison Lab
Start Time: 12pm
Age Restriction: No entry for children under 15 years old
Horror Level: 10

Why only dream when you can make it a reality!


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Experience the Disney magic for yourself

Only Disney can make dreams you never thought you had into existence. Experience for yourself the most unique, and wonderful adventure of a lifetime! The only regret you’ll feel is not going any sooner.

So, get your Klook 1-Day Pass to Tokyo DisneySea now! But we reckon one day might just be too short in one of the most amazing theme parks in the world. In that case, you’ll want to check out the 2-Day Pass!