Epcot Japan Pavilion: Top 5 Things to do

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The Epcot Japan Pavilion is a part of the World Showcase at Epcot. This place is incredible for every member of your family. It’s located between Morocco and American Pavilions, and it represents a combination of modern and traditional influences. Here, you will find lovely shops, food, and something that everyone will enjoy.

Top 5 Things to do in Epcot’s Japan Pavilion

Kidcot Fun Stop

Every pavilion in the World Showcase has a Kidcot Fun Stop. To find one in the Japan Pavilion, go to the outdoor area and go straight to the back of it. Then, go over the bridge, and you will be able to see the Kidcot Fun Stop from there.


You probably heard of this attraction. Several times a day, the group Matsuriza is performing by playing traditional Japanese drums. These drums are creating sounds similar to thunders, and the beats are very rhythmic, which creates a layer of sound that is very interesting. They also make unusual moves while they drum. Some say that their movement is described as a graceful dance.

Tokyo Dining

Japan is well known for its food besides its traditions and entertainment. Visit Tokyo Dining if you want to enjoy a beautiful environment while dining with your family. The restaurant has an impressive view of the water, which gives a soft touch to its very modern feel. The main dish here is, of course, sushi. However, guests also recommend that everyone should try tempura, chicken, and salmon here. Some say that it’s best that they’ve ever tried!

Top 5 Things to do in Epcot’s Japan Pavilion

Pick a Pearl in Epcot Japan

The largest department store in the World Showcase is Mitsukoshi. Here, you will find the Pick a Pearl station. Once there, you will be able to choose an oyster with a pearl inside. Over the years, this going here has become more of an entertainment than a shopping experience. The idea here is to open the shell and check how big is your pearl. Usually, they will be larger than average. When this happens, the Cast Members beat a drum, and everyone starts celebrating. You can also purchase an earring set, ring, or a necklace to hold the pearl you found.

Enjoy the Cast Members

The Cast Members are one of the things that people simply love in the Japan Pavilion. They are extremely helpful, friendly, and courteous. They are probably the best in the whole Disney World. Also, they are very willing to talk about Japan and their culture, and they show a beautiful example. You can expect them to teach you a couple of phrases in Japanese!

The Epcot Japan Pavilion is always a great place to visit whenever you visit the World Showcase. There are still new things happening, and they make their visitors feel very welcome with each visit. So, if you already haven’t, make sure that you visit the Japan Pavilion when you’re in Epcot the next time. You are guaranteed a lot of fun, exciting things to see, and the beautiful culture of Japan will charm you.

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