Japan in World Showcase, Epcot park in Walt Disney World

The Japan pavilion is made up of buildings surrounding a courtyard. The entrance to the courtyard features a Japanese Pagoda.

Start your visit by walking through the Torii gate. In Japan you walk through these gates before entering a Shinto shrine, to mark the passing into the spiritual world. The five-story Goju-no-to Pagoda was inspired by the Horyuji Temple in Nara, Japan's ancient capital.

At the end of the courtyard is the gate to a Japanese castle, including a moat, which leads into a display of Japanese culture.

Mitsukoshi, Japan's 325-year-old retail giant has only one location in North America, and this is it. Toys, cosmetics, clothing, housewares, and even food—everything you'd expect from a department store, all imported from Japan.

Many attractions have been proposed for the pavilion and one show building was built, but left unused.





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