World Showcase - Japan

A traditional torii gate welcomes visitors to the Japan pavilion, while the five-story pavilion provides the iconic landmark to this area. Walk past two stone sentries and you are inside the Bijutsu-kan gallery, where a rotating art show provides glimpses into the world of Japanese art.

Although there are no ride attractions in this pavilion, Matsuriza provides the thundering sounds of Japanese taiko drums, and candy maker Miyuki creates amazing confectionary animal wonders before your very eyes.

In place of an attraction is the Mitsukoshi store. A branch of one of the titanically huge department store chains in Japan, this store offers a selection of exotic and unusual souvenirs, as well as packaged snacks and candies. Although these foods often evoke quizzical faces in Western visitors, Japanese tourists delight in their discovery of familiar snacks from home

General Information - Hide Section
  • Location: The fifth national pavilion to the right as you enter World Showcase from Future World.
  • Date Opened: 10/1/1982
  • # of Rides and Attractions: 1
  • # of Entertainment and Shows: 2
  • # of Dining Locations: 4
Rides and Attractions - Hide Section

Entertainment and Shows - Hide Section
  • Matsuriza— Traditional taiko drumming.
  • Miyuki— Candy making of a type you've likely never seen before.

Dining - Hide Section
  • Kabuki Cafe— Kakigori (Japanese shave ice), sushi and other snacks, along with beverages.
  • Katsura Grill— Several interesting Japanese dishes for those in more of a hurry.
  • Teppan Edo— Watch your chef put on a show while preparing your food at the table.
  • Tokyo Dining— Tempura and other classic Japanese dishes.

Stores and Shopping - Hide Section
  • Mitsukoshi Department Store— An actual branch of a Japanese department store with all types of items from clothing, to food, to novelties.

In the Past... - Hide Section
Here you will find a list of selected rides, shows, or restaurants that have been removed fromWorld Showcase - Japan, never to return.

  • Rides and Attractions
    • Entertainment, Shows and Special Events
      • Dining
        • Matsunoma Lounge— A bar and lounge that offered a light menu as well as drinks. Closed July 2007. Replaced by Tokyo Dining. (???? - July 2007)
        • Tempura Kiku— Japanese fried dishes. Replaced by Tokyo Dining. (???? - July 2007)

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