The sound of Taiko drummers may draw you to this pavilion, featuring traditional Japanese architecture and gardens, entertaining exhibits, updated eateries, and the Mitsukoshi department store. A beautiful and peaceful retreat. Allie’s KidTip: “Go through the Japanese garden. The goldfish are neat.”Get a full copy of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook here.
Ages: All ages
Pavilion Duration: 20 min.
PassPorter's Ratings for Japan
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The street performers are excellent with the big drums. I like the pick a pearl inside the store. The shop is excellent. Great souvenirs here.
DisneyKimber gave this a rating of 8 on 07/01/2016 at 12:51:50 am EDT
There is currently an interesting pop culture exhibit in here dedicated to kawaii which in Japanese means cute.
Horace Horsecollar gave this a rating of 7 on 06/30/2016 at 9:37:38 pm EDT
The dining and shopping options in this pavilion are amazing. The gift shop, in particular, has many Japanese curios that are difficult to find other than online. Really a fun area to visit.
Espeon200 gave this a rating of 8 on 06/30/2016 at 1:44:23 pm EDT
My kids absolute favorite gift shop in all the parks! It's great, love the whole pavilion.
TomiRocket gave this a rating of 9 on 06/27/2016 at 12:09:17 pm EDT
We love the department store - you can spend so much time in there! Venture all the way to the back and the very nice Japanese cast members will walk you through a sake tasting.
goofyboysmama gave this a rating of 8 on 06/26/2016 at 7:20:35 pm EDT
Disneygirl288 gave this a rating of 9 on 06/25/2016 at 9:07:40 pm EDT
We spend so much time here! Beautiful!! My kids love all the anime!
questkitten gave this a rating of 9 on 06/24/2016 at 3:24:29 pm EDT
Especially like the gardens, and the kids like the shop.
CheriePenguin gave this a rating of 7 on 06/21/2016 at 4:48:53 pm EDT
Always interesting. The Mikimoto store is a good place to get in lots of fun trouble!
KateLovesDisney gave this a rating of 7 on 06/17/2016 at 7:00:34 pm EDT
Having lived in Japan, this is always a nostalgic pavilion for me. The Mitsukoshi department store has lots of great offerings and the dining here is not to be missed. The Taiko drummers draw crowds as soon as you hear that first beat. I don't know if they still do it or not but they used to do spun sugar animals that were simply amazing!
Missi gave this a rating of 8 on 06/17/2016 at 1:51:55 pm EDT
Kids love to shop there
ashlvsq2004 gave this a rating of 9 on 06/15/2016 at 11:53:08 am EDT
This is a great pavilion. The department store is really fun.. lots of great souvenirs for kids.
EvaKi gave this a rating of 8 on 06/14/2016 at 1:03:28 pm EDT
We liked walking through the shops of Japan. My daughter loved picking out an oyster and getting a pearl!
MPoppins77 gave this a rating of 8 on 06/13/2016 at 7:59:27 pm EDT
Really enjoyed this country
handette gave this a rating of 8 on 06/13/2016 at 3:21:47 pm EDT
You at least need to check out the shopping here!
jodistrock gave this a rating of 7 on 06/12/2016 at 4:33:28 pm EDT
The gardens are nice. Like to look in the shops.
mom2three23 gave this a rating of 6 on 06/12/2016 at 11:47:51 am EDT
Love the gardens & drummers! It's a great place to sit and relax.
tlee gave this a rating of 7 on 06/10/2016 at 11:01:07 am EDT
Enjoy the gardens and drummers.
Big G gave this a rating of 5 on 06/07/2016 at 9:34:54 pm EDT
The drumming will draw you in from all over the world showcase!
I live with a 'Stitch'! gave this a rating of 6 on 06/05/2016 at 11:01:28 pm EDT
You must do the pick a pearl here for the women in your life (wife, mother, sister, daughter, etc.)
Urbss gave this a rating of 8 on 06/05/2016 at 6:45:19 pm EDT
Grounds nice, good place to walk around for a little rest.
cutiepie gave this a rating of 6 on 05/31/2016 at 6:13:32 pm EDT
Plan a lunch or a snack in the tranquil tea garden near the water. I never walk out of the shops empty-handed. The drummers put on a good show, too.
Marie the Cat gave this a rating of 8 on 05/30/2016 at 7:03:46 pm EDT
Love the shops! Great entertainment too!
MayraLR gave this a rating of 9 on 05/27/2016 at 11:47:17 am EDT
I love the shops.
smga1 gave this a rating of 7 on 05/27/2016 at 6:54:23 am EDT
Great for Hello Kitty items.
sherrymickey gave this a rating of 9 on 05/26/2016 at 11:57:19 pm EDT
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