Virtually a carbon copy of Disneyland in California, Tokyo Disneyland includes popular rides like Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Space Mountain. Other hot attractions include Toontown, a wacky theme park where Mickey and other Disney characters work and play, and Star Tours, a 3D thrill adventure created by Disney and George Lucas.

Adjacent to Disneyland, the DisneySea theme park is based on ocean legends and myths. It offers seven distinct “ports of call,” including the futuristic Port Discovery marina with its Nemo & Friends SeaRider theater, which takes you on a pretend journey under the sea; the Lost River Delta with its Indiana Jones Adventure; Mermaid Lagoon, based on the film The Little Mermaid; the Arabian Coast, with its Sinbad’s Seven Voyages boat ride; Mysterious Island with its 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea; and the American Waterfront with its Tower of Terror. Because DisneySea is unique to Tokyo, I personally think this is the one to see; its installations are a class act. On the other hand, if you have very young kids in tow, you’ll probably find more for them to do at Disneyland.