Tokyo DisneySea - Chiba

Located in Urayasu in Chiba Prefecture in Japan, Tokyo DisneySea is a 176-acre theme park. It is the ninth theme park of the eleven worldwide Disney theme parks to open.

Tokyo Disney Sea
Tokyo DisneySea

Tokyo DisneySea History

Tokyo DisneySea opened on September 4, 2001. It was the most expensive theme park ever built, with an estimated cost of over $4 billion. Tokyo DisneySea along with its companion park Tokyo Disneyland is the only Disney Parks in the world not owned by the Walt Disney Company.

Tokyo DisneySea's Mt. Prometheus

Tokyo DisneySea map

Tokyo DisneySea's Universal-ish Globe

In 2013, Tokyo DisneySea attracted an estimated 14 million visitors making it the fourth most visited theme park in the world. It was also the fastest theme park in the world to reach the milestone of 10 million guests (having done so in 307 days after its grand opening). It toppled the previous record held by Universal Studios Japan's 336 days after the grand opening.

Got to meet Pluto and other Disney characters

The entrance brings you to the Mediterranean Harbor area

The different rides and attractions of Tokyo DisneySea are distributed in the seven uniquely themed areas of the park. These areas are:
  • Mediterranean Harbor
  • American Waterfront
  • Lost River Delta
  • Port Discovery
  • Mermaid Lagoon
  • Arabian Coast
  • Mysterious Island 
The park is famously known for its two symbols. The DisneySea AquaSphere ( a water fountain with a large model of the earth) and Mount Prometheus which is found in the center of the park much like the Cinderella Castle of Disneyland.

Check out my pictures of some of the places in Tokyo DisneySea:

DisneySea's famed landmark Mt. Prometheus

Can you guess who this guy is? at Mediterranean Harbor

The Venetian Gondolas at Mediterranean Harbor

The Tower of Terror found in the American Waterfront area

Outside the Toy Story Mania at American Waterfront area

Small boats are docked in the mini lake of the American Waterfront area

The lighthouse at the American Waterfront area

Aquatopia found at the Port Discovery Area

The Aquatopia ride

A futuristic submarine display at Port Discovery Area

Enjoy the Aquatopia Ride at Port Discovery area

The Aztec Temple at the Lost River Delta Area

Posing in front of the Raging Spirits ride at the Lost River Delta area

Jasmine's Flying Carpet ride at the Arabian Coast area

The Caravan Carousel Ride of the Arabian Coast Area

My daughter experiencing the Arabian feel at the Arabian Coast area

The Jumpin' Jellyfish ride at the Mermaid Lagoon

trying out the Jumpin' Jellyfish ride at the Mermaid Lagoon

Trying out the Journey to the Center of the Earth ride at Mysterious Island area

...and here are some night pictures of Tokyo DisneySea

Tokyo DisneySea's Arabian Coast

American Waterfront

Mysterious Island

Mediterranean Harbor

Tokyo DisneySea Globe

We visited Tokyo DisneySea during the 19th day of our 2014-2015 Japan Trip. No offense but compared to Tokyo Disneyland, I prefer the overall layout and design of the Tokyo DisneySea because it is more picturesque than the other. 

Tokyo DisneySea Rates:

Since prices may change anytime, click this LINK to check out the current price and reserve a ticket at Tokyo DisneySea.

Tokyo DisneySea Opening Hours:

Tokyo DisneySea is typically open from 9AM to 10PM daily. However, special holidays might affect the operating hours.

Why visit Tokyo DisneySea?

Tokyo DisneySea is the only one of its kind so far. You won't see another DisneySea anywhere in the world. As for the rides, in my opinion, most of the rides in Tokyo DisneySea is aimed more for teens than kids so if you feel bored in Tokyo Disneyland then why not visit Tokyo DisneySea. You might enjoy the selection of rides in this theme park.

Getting to Tokyo DisneySea:

From Haneda Airport, ride the Direct bus going to Tokyo Disney Resort. Travel time is about 45 minutes. 

You could also take the Tokyo Monorail from Haneda Airport to Hamamatsucho Station (23 minutes ride) then transfer to the JR Yamanote Line (6 minutes ride) then transfer to either the JR Keiyo or JR Musashino Line going to Maihama Station (15 minutes ride).

Overall rating


  1. Oh I love Disney! How fun there is one in Japan.

    1. You should visit Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea when you have the chance Jolie.

  2. This is really cool! It actually looks a lot like the original Disney World in Orlando, FL.

    1. However, this is the only DisneySea in the world. =)

  3. Omg looks like so much fun! Love the pictures!

  4. Gorgeous pics. Disney never fails, does it. Looks like your family had an amazing time.

    1. We really had an amazing time. I'm praying that we get the chance to revisit it again someday.

  5. Your photos really captured the beauty of the park! The fact that they hit that milestone of 10 million guests in 307 days is mind blowing.

    1. I definitely agree. I got my first million views after four years of blogging hahaha.

  6. This Volcano Bay looks so natural :) We visited similar one in Walt Disney world. Yes, Disney tours are fun!

    1. I would surely visit the other Disney theme parks someday. =)

  7. I have heard and read so much about this place that I keep dreaming of visiting it soon. Tokyo as a whole is one of my must see cities.
    Great photographs.
    Thank you for sharing.

  8. This looks incredible! I've yet to visit any Disney theme park and just talked to my French boyfriend to go to Disneyland Paris when we finally settle there. I'm really curious, but kind of scared of the crowds.

    1. Lucky you. I'm dreaming of visiting all Disney theme parks in the world. =)

  9. Ooohh. I love theme parks. I have never been here. I am going to check this out next time we go to Tokyo. I didn't know they are not owned by Walt Disney Company. But they use the branded name Disney. hmm. interesting.

    1. Please do visit Tokyo Disneyland when you get the chance. You'd surely love it.

  10. I would love to visit Urayasu in Chiba Prefecture in Japan. Tokyo DisneySea, a 176-acre theme park seems so exciting. Keshia Richmond

    1. You should visit Tokyo DisneySea when you are in Japan.

  11. I’m definitely adding this to our bucket list for next year

    1. Thanks for adding Tokyo DisneySea to your bucket list.

  12. Oh my! I had no idea about this but I am so crazy for Disney, so this will have to go on my list of places to go now!!!

    1. I'm excited to hear about your future trip to Tokyo DisneySea.

  13. OMG this is fun-tastic attraction! I am excited for my Tokyo visit this summer and definitely will add Disneysea to my itinerary :D

    1. I'm excited to hear that. =) Enjoy your Tokyo adventure this summer.

  14. I definitely want to come here one day!

  15. Beautiful pictures. I guess you really enjoyed there and had lots of fun. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

    1. You're welcome. Yeah, we really did have a blast when we visited Tokyo DisneySea.

  16. Wow! Awesome park. Heard a lot about Tokyo. Haven't heard about this Disney park. I will search about it more. Nice article and nice pictures. Thanks for sharing

    1. Thank you for visiting my blog as well. FYI, despite this theme park being named Tokyo DisneySea, it is actually located in the nearby Chiba Prefecture.


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