Spotted! “Monorail” Kids’ Plates in Epcot’s Japan

Editor’s Note: While Epcot’s Japan pavilion is no longer selling the “monorail” plate, you’ll find them online with a search of “Shinkansen plate”. ;)

I absolutely cannot resist a stroll through Mitsukoshi Department Store in the Japan Pavilion whenever I am in Epcot. I mean, I have to have my Pocky fix, don’t I?! And on my last stroll through the store, something caught my eye that I was SUPER excited to see!

A little background: One reader question that we get over and over again is: Where can we find those cute kids’ plates that they use at Teppan Edo?

Kids' Plates at Teppan Edo -- Spotted!

It seems that guests think the plates look just like the front of the monorail. (Looking more closely, they may be airplanes, but there are no wings, so I’m all for the monorail theory.)

So I was so excited to share these with those of you who have been wondering!

To be honest, the price is pretty steep — they will set you back $49 to be exact. But, you’ll have a monorail on your kitchen table, so that’s pretty cool.

It Will Set You Back...But Don't You Think Your Little Darling Is Worth It?

So practice your “Please Stand Clear of the Door…” speech in English and Spanish. Heck, you might want to learn it in Japanese, too, just for good measure!

Will you get stopping by Mitsukoshi to pick up your “Monorail” Kids’ Plate on your next swing-thru Epcot? Leave a comment and tell us!


  1. says

    That is soo awesome!!! You’re right, the price is a little steep… But it’s a MONORAIL PLATE! lol I think I would be very very tempted to buy it.

  2. Zach says

    These actually look quite a bit like the kids’ bento boxes that are sold in some large train stations in Japan (such as the station in Kyoto, where I have seen them). I believe the intention there is that they resemble a Japanese bullet train, the Shinkansen. They are sold prepackaged with small portions of different meats, veggies, and rices and can be kept afterwards as a souvenir.

  3. Jenny says

    I agree it is a bit steep, but it looks glass. How big it is, that would also help me with do I get it or not?

    It does look pretty cool though.

  4. says

    oh my goodness.. first of all.. that is awesome. Second of all.. we have a choo choo soul CD and there is a song about a “bullet train” … and I never knew the actual name of it. Now I do! Shinkansen! Thank you!

  5. Sarah says

    I thought these were served with the kids meal at Tokyo Dining not Teppan Edo. We’ve dined at Teppan Edo many times with our own children and the children are given the same plates as the adults.

  6. Jen says

    This may be a nice splurge for a family with one “little darling” but it’s too costly for my 4 little darlings. Cute though!

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