Tokyo DisneySea opened in September 2001 and was the second of the two theme parks at Tokyo Disney Resort. The park enjoyed great popularity from the start and became the first theme park in the world to hit the 10 million visitor mark fastest Covering 71.22 hectares, Tokyo DisneySea attracted nearly fifteen million visitors in 2018, making it the fourth most-visited theme park in the world.
This Disney park is unique in that it was inspired by myths and legends of the sea. It just consists of thematic areas: Mediterranean Harbor, Mysterious Island, Mermaid Lagoon, Arabian Coast, Lonely River Delta, Harbor Discovery and American Waterfront.
Tokyo DisneySea is located in Chiba Prefecture and therefore outside of Tokyo, but is easily accessible by public transport.
A quick walk, or three stops on the Disney Resort Line Monorail, from Maihama Station on JR’s Keiyo Line.
Toyosu Market is a wholesale market in Tokyo located in the Koto District. It was built on man-made land in Tokyo Bay and replaces the historic Tsukiji Fish Market, which was previously the capital's famous fish market. Opened October 2018 and is the largest seafood market in the world. The market in turn consists of two separate fish markets, one for auctions and the other for general sale, plus a fruit and vegetable market. There are also restaurants and a variety of options for visitors. Tourists can watch the market from a viewing platform on the second floor and take part in guided auctions and events. However, it is no longer possible, as was previously the case in Tsukiji, for visitors to be directly at the famous tuna events, a platform was built for this, from which one can see into the interior of the market. The modern building complex also offers a roof terrace and a shrine and is easily accessible by bus and train.
Tokyo Disneyland is a theme park based on the films produced by Walt Disney. It was the first Disney theme park to open outside the United States in 1983. It quickly became so popular that in 2018 it became the third most popular theme park with around 17.9 million visitors. Although this means that it can get a bit crowded quickly, large open areas have been specially designed to cater to enthusiastic crowds. Modeled on Disneyland in California and the Magic Kingdom in Florida, Tokyo Disneyland consists of seven themed countries and also offers seasonal decorations and parades. The areas consist of the World Bazaar, Adventure Land, Insect Land, Fantasy Land, Toontown and Future Land.
Japan's largest nightclub was born in 2002 and re-defined the Tokyo waterside area of Shin-Kiba that it called home. This mega Tokyo club came to be a mecca for the world's greatest DJs and iconic nightlife venue for Tokyo's dance music revellers. AgeHa has hosted countless legendary nights that has kept Tokyoites entertained every weekend over 20 years.
Tokyo Big Sight, also known by its official name of Tokyo International Exhibition Center, is the largest convention center in Japan. Located in the Odaiba area of Tokyo, it hosts numerous conferences, exhibitions and events throughout the year. Tokyo Big Sight is comprised of several buildings. The most notable section is the conference tower, which is made up of four inverted triangles balanced on columns. The reception hall inside can seat 1,100 visitors and the 22 conference rooms all overlook the nearby Tokyo Bay. Events are also held in both the East and West Exhibition Halls, as well as a rooftop exhibition area. The grounds are dotted with a collection of seven modern artworks from a variety of Japanese and international artists. Works include a stone, water and light creation by Korean artist Lee Ufan, a painting by Irish-born Michael Craig-Martin and a large-scale marble piece by Japanese sculptor Hidetoshi Nagasawa. Tokyo Big Sight offers a full calendar of events and exhibitions throughout the year, with many events taking place on weekdays. Popular and recurring events include the hugely popular Tokyo Anime Fair and the Tokyo Motor Show, as well as the biannual Design Festa which takes place every spring and autumn.