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The Japan
Japan
Pavilion
Pavilion
is a Japanese-themed pavilion that is part of the World Showcase, within Epcot
Epcot
at Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World
in Orlando, Florida, United States. Its location is between The American Adventure and Morocco Pavilions.

Contents

1 History 2 Layout 3 Attractions & Services

3.1 Attraction 3.2 Dining 3.3 Shopping 3.4 Entertainment

3.4.1 Matsuriza

4 References 5 External links

History[edit] The Japan
Japan
Pavilion
Pavilion
is one of the original World Showcase
World Showcase
pavilions and had been in planning since the late 1970s. Many attractions have been proposed for the pavilion and one show building was built, but left unused. Meet the World was one planned attraction and was a clone of the attraction Meet the World that was once at Tokyo Disneyland.[citation needed] But because management thought that the Japanese film's omission of World War II might upset many Veterans, it was dropped. The show was so close to opening that the show building and rotating platform was built, but not used. For years, Imagineers have considered building an indoor roller coaster attraction based on Matterhorn Bobsleds
Matterhorn Bobsleds
from Disneyland but themed to Japan's Mount Fuji
Mount Fuji
inside a replica of Mount Fuji.[1] At one point, Godzilla
Godzilla
or a large lizard attacking guests in their cars was considered.[citation needed] Fujifilm
Fujifilm
originally wanted to sponsor the ride in the early 1990s, but Kodak, a major Epcot
Epcot
sponsor, convinced Disney to decline the sponsorship.[1] Luckily, the Matterhorn derived design elements survived to be incorporated into Expedition Everest
Expedition Everest
at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Park.[citation needed] Another proposed attraction was a walk-through version of "Circle-Vision", in which guests would board and walk through a Shinkansen
Shinkansen
(bullet train) and look through windows (actually film screens) that showcase Japan's changing landscapes. The train would have shaken and moved like a train traveling through the countryside.[1] Layout[edit]

Pagoda at the Japan
Japan
Pavilion

The Japan
Japan
Pavilion
Pavilion
is made up of buildings surrounding a courtyard. The entrance to the courtyard features a Japanese Pagoda. A torii gate decorates the water in front of the pavilion. The area is filled with Japanese pools and gardens. At the end of the courtyard is the gate to a Japanese castle, including a moat, which leads into a display of Japanese culture. Attractions & Services[edit] Attraction[edit]

Bijutsu-kan - An exhibition gallery hosting long-term exhibits on Japanese art and culture. Its current presentation, " Kawaii
Kawaii
Life", features a look at Japan's "Culture of Cute." Agent P World Showcase
World Showcase
Adventure (June 23, 2012 – present)

Dining[edit]

Teppan Edo: Formerly called " Teppanyaki
Teppanyaki
Dining Room," chefs prepare stir-fried foods right in front of the guests, just like other teppanyaki restaurants.[2] Tokyo Dining: Originally occupied by two separate restaurants, Tempura Kiku and the Matsu No Ma lounge, Tokyo Dining is now a traditional sushi restaurant. They serve sushi, tempura and some other grilled items (such as steak, grilled chicken and so on). Katsura Grill: A counter-service restaurant located on a hill adjacent to the pagoda. Kabuki Cafe: Kaki-gori Garden House: Sake

Shopping[edit]

Mitsukoshi
Mitsukoshi
Department Store: The store is separated into four zones: Festivity, Silence, Harmony, and Interest, and sells many Japanese items, including clothing, jewelry, books, manga, anime items (such as posters), and toys. It has been expanded in recent years to include a far greater variety of items than before. More specifically, a greater portion of the store sells Japanese pop culture
Japanese pop culture
related items, presumably to take advantage of the growing interest in these types of products in America. To date, this is the only remaining branch of Mitsukoshi
Mitsukoshi
located in North America
North America
following the closure of Mitsukoshi's New York City location.

Entertainment[edit] Matsuriza[edit]

Matsuriza Taiko
Taiko
drummers at Epcot's Japan

Matsuriza are traditional Taiko
Taiko
drummers and a Japanese Storytellers located at the base of the pagoda.[3]

The show "IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, Epcot", seen from the Japan
Japan
Pavilion

References[edit]

^ a b c Abandoned - Epcot's Never Built Attractions (YouTube video). Bright Sun Films. December 15, 2017. Retrieved December 16, 2017.  ^ "Teppan Edo". WDWHistory.com. 2007-10-07. Archived from the original on September 11, 2016.  ^ "Matsuriza". Walt Disney Company. Archived from the original on 2007-10-30. Retrieved 2007-10-07. 

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