Disneyland, Urayashi-shi, Maihama
Tokyo Disneyland enjoys enormous popularity as the biggest theme park in Japan.
Though the fact that it is called “Tokyo” Disneyland but is actually located in
next-door Chiba Prefecture may make some residents wonder about the name, the
road from the nearest station to the theme park is very beautiful and the park
itself definitely lives up to its reputation as the “Land of Magic Dreams.”
DisneySea (Urayashi-shi, Maihama)
Opened in 2003, Tokyo DisneySea is home to some excellent attractions and a more
romantic atmosphere aimed at adults, though children will enjoy it all the same.
The park boasts seven water-themed “ports”, each with a unique look and feel:
Lost River Delta, Port Discovery, Arabian Coast, Mermaid Lagoon, Mysterious Island,
American Waterfront, and Mediterranean Harbor. Each area also has its own restaurants,
attractions and shops.
Opened in October 1970, Kamogawa’s huge 40,000 square-meter Seaworld features
several different zones: Ocean Stadium, Surf Stadium, Rocky World, Eco Aquaroam
and Tropical Island. The park is famous for its killer whale, dolphin and sea
lion exhibitions and shows. In fact, the park was the site of the first trained
killer whale show in Japan on the park’s opening day.
A very long beach along the east coast of the Boso Peninsula, Kujukuri Beach is
a popular swimming and surfing area accessible from Tokyo. According to Japanese
folklore, Minamoto no Yoritomo (the founder of the Kamakura Shogunate) ordered
the beach measured which turned out to be 99 ri(an old unit of measurement), thus
the name "ninety-nine ri beach". Surfers and beach-lovers should definitely
check it out.