Our Comprehensive Review of Legoland Japan Hotel: The Lego Lovers’ Paradise

Lego plays a part in almost everyone’s childhood. Most of us are gifted a Duplo set before we graduate to ‘build your own’ Lego sets. When in Japan, a trip to Legoland in Nagoya is a natural next step for Lego lovers. A stay at Legoland Japan Hotel makes that experience even more special. 

A stay at the hotel is a great way to fully immerse yourself in the Lego universe. Welcome to my in-depth review of the Legoland Japan Hotel in Nagoya!

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Legoland Japan Hotel

In this article, I’ll share our personal experiences of our stay, walk you through the hotel’s features and amenities, and advise you on how to make the most of the stay yourself! 

Bed in Kingdom Room
Bed in Kingdom Room

Get ready to explore all the aspects that make this hotel unique and ideal for your next family vacation.

Our experience at the Legoland Japan Hotel

Thinking of splurging on a stay at Legoland Japan Resort Hotel? Read on as we assess its value, describe who is best suited for a stay at the hotel, and provide an overall rating of our stay. This will help you decide if this Lego-lovers’ dream stay is worth the extra bucks.

Is it worth staying at the Japan Legoland Hotel?

Legoland Hotel Japan is definitely one of the most expensive places to stay in Japan for families. However, if you have the time and the budget, my kids really, really loved staying here.

Based on our visit, here are some of the main reasons why I think staying at the Japan Legoland Hotel is worth it:

  • When you stay at the Legoland Japan Hotel, you are surrounded by a world of Lego, from the décor to the activities.
  • As a hotel guest, you are steps from Legoland Japan, making it a super-convenient place to stay. Especially considering that most guests (international and domestic) travel out of their way to Nagoya.
  • The opening hours of the theme park are significantly shorter than other theme parks in Japan, as I mentioned in my review of Legoland Japan. The shorter hours leave more time to make the most of the themed hotel facilities, restaurants and play areas.
  • The hotel is purpose-built for families, with a range of child-friendly amenities.
  • The entire experience of staying at the Legoland Hotel leaves lasting memories. It’s an adventure that your children will remember and talk about.

Who are the best people to stay at the Legoland Japan Hotel?

The Lego Hotel in Japan was created with young families in mind. 

The suite (the largest) room option at the Legoland Resort can sleep up to 5 people. It has a double bed, a set of bunks and a trundle bed. The smallest room at the Legoland Hotel sleeps up to 4 people. It has a double bed and a set of bunks.

The lobby and the restaurants are set up with families in mind. The Legoland Hotel lobby contains a giant Lego pit full of pieces for children to play with while their parents check in or make any additional arrangements for their stay.

Hotel Lobby Lego Pit
Lego Pit in Hotel Lobby

The Legoland Japan Hotel restaurant has several play areas – a Lego-themed indoor play space, a Duplo baby & toddler play space, and an outdoor playground on the terrace. A restaurant with a kid’s play area in Japan is difficult to find. So these playground facilities are an additional luxury for hotel guests. I’m assuming the designers of this restaurant area have young children of their own.

Duplo Area near Restaurant
Duplo Area near Restaurant

I believe that Legoland Hotel Japan is most exciting for families with children aged 0-10 years old.

Overall Rating of Our Stay at Lego Hotel Japan

Our family stay at the Legoland Hotel was something so special. It is an experience that my children have talked about a lot since.

My children were particularly impressed with the restaurant’s themed floors, indoor playground, and the Lego block-shaped potato fries!

Our room was on the “Kingdom” floor. Our room was so brightly coloured and full of lego filled decorations that I initially wondered if any of us would get any sleep at all! But we managed, and it was a fun and funny (simultaneously!) place to sleep.

Another family highlight was the elevators within the Legoland hotel. As soon as the elevator moves between floors, the elevator becomes a disco with music playing and disco lights flashing. We even found ourselves dancing next to other guests between floors. Such a cute idea!

The Location and How to Access the Legoland Hotel

Legoland Japan is located in Nagoya on reclaimed land in an area called Kinjofuto. The Legoland Japan Resort is on the south part of the port in this area, so it is right by the water.

Proximity to Legoland Japan

The Legoland Hotel is conveniently just a few metres from the Legoland Theme Park entrance. The lobby entrance faces the Legoland Amusement Park entrance. Directly next to the hotel, you will see the SeaLife Aquarium.

There are small discounts for aquarium entry tickets if you have already visited Legoland Japan on the same day, or you can purchase a combo ticket through Klook.

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Transport Options to Legoland Japan

By train: Accessing the Legoland Japan Resort from Nagoya Station is really easy. There is a light rail line called the Aonami Line. Take the Aonami Line (marked with light blue signs at Nagoya Station) to Kinjofuto Station. The trip from Nagoya Station to Kinjofuto Station takes approximately 15 minutes. Once you have arrived at Kinjofuto Station, follow the signs to Legoland Japan. The walk to the Legoland Resort takes a little under 5 minutes. However, it is an easy walk across a pedestrian bridge.

By car: Should you decide to drive to Legoland in Nagoya, please note that Legoland Japan has no car park. You will need to park at the Kinjofuto Car Park. It’s best to look at the access section of the Legoland Hotel website for instructions on how to enter the car park, as it’s a little tricky to turn off at the correct spot.

Nearby Attractions

Nearby attractions include:

The SCMAGLEV and Railway Park – a beautifully appointed railway museum where visitors can walk through and sit in different types of bullet trains and train carriages. There are also many hands-on train-related exhibits for children, such as train driving simulators and interactive exhibits teaching children how train brakes operate.

SCMAGLEV and Railway Park
SCMAGLEV and Railway Park

Maker’s Pier – a restaurant and shopping district just outside the Legoland Japan Resort. You will need to walk through this area before arriving at the hotel. This whole shopping and dining section is set up well for families. There are bubble stations and a giant roller slide right in the middle of the shops and eateries.

Slide at Makers Pier near Legoland Japan Hotel
Slide at Makers Pier near Legoland Japan Hotel

The restaurant options at Maker’s Pier include Japanese food, bakeries, a curry house and a pizzeria. It is good that this restaurant and small shopping precinct is close to Legoland, as the Lego Resort area is quite isolated.

Our First Impressions of the Legoland Japan Resort Hotel

We were most certainly in awe of the front of the hotel as it looks like the entire hotel is made out of Lego bricks (it also makes for an exciting arrival into Kinjofuto Station once you’ve spotted the walkway.)

Legoland Hotel Japan Main Entrance
Legoland Hotel Japan Main Entrance

The hotel walls and entrance are also decorated with giant Lego creations – the stingray was my favourite.

Checking in to the Legoland Hotel

The Legoland Resort lobby is full of happy children and parents building their own Lego creations in the big Lego pit. It’s a welcome distraction for children while parents fill in the check-in documentation, pick up hotel keys and plan for dinner options.

There is a shallow splash area that comes off the lobby. If you plan on using the pool area while you stay at the hotel, I recommend reserving an allotted pool time (maximum of 30 minutes) during check-in as it does get fully booked out quickly. Please note that the pool is only for children four and older. More information on the pool is below.

Important to note: Both the Legoland theme park AND the hotel do not allow wagon-style strollers at all.

Room and Suite Review

At the Legoland Japan Hotel, each floor hosts a unique theme and the rooms cater to all your family’s needs. With Lego-themed decor and family-friendly amenities, it’s more than just a stay. It’s an adventure.

Types of Rooms and Suites Available

The Legoland Hotel rooms are themed by floor (and the theming of the corridors on that floor is also in keeping with the theme.)

Kingdom Floor Corridor
Kingdom Floor Corridor

The Legoland Resort floor themes are as follows:

  • Pirates – Pirates, Treasure Map, Boats
  • Kingdom – Kings, Queens, Treasure and Jewels 
  • Adventure – Pyramids, Snakes, Treasure Maps 
  • Lego Friends – Lego Friends Character themed
  • Lego Ninjago – Lego Ninjas, Bamboo forests, Planes

Each floor has the same four types of rooms:

  • Theme (sleeps 4)
  • Premium (sleeps 4) 
  • Premium Plus (sleeps 5) 
  • Suite (sleeps 5)

When booking, some of these room types will have “premium view” after their room name. This means their room also looks over the Legoland Park grounds.

We were lucky enough to book a Kingdom Premium Room with a Park View.

Room Features for Legoland Resort Guests

Although small rooms are decorated down to the fine details – even the carpets are Lego-themed!

My children especially liked the bunks and the treasure hunt game set for them once we checked in. The in-room treasure hunt game was a quiz that led to a special code to a safe. The prizes in the safe contained small Lego sets and a Legoland Passport notebook (for collecting stamps at the Legoland theme park.)

Kingdom Room Bunk Beds
Kingdom Room Bunk Beds

For children who are too young to participate in a treasure hunt-style quiz, there is a Duplo set gift instead.

Amenities, Features and In-Room Entertainment

Every guestroom contains a refrigerator, hair dryer, shampoo, body soap, and conditioner.

All of the toiletries inside the ensuite in rooms are Lego-themed, as are the hot chocolate sachets at the mini-bar refrigerator.

Lego-Themed Hot Chocolate Sachets
Lego-Themed Hot Chocolate Sachets

The hotel rooms all have two televisions (one in front of the double bed and the other in front of the bunk beds) that connect to local free-to-air television stations. Additional channels show Lego movies and Lego TV shows on a loop 24 hours a day.

Kingdom Room Kids TV Decoration
Kingdom Room Kids TV Decoration

Laundry Services

Unfortunately, the Legoland Japan Hotel has no laundry services or coin laundry access.

The Legoland Hotel Restaurants and Dining Options  

The Legoland Hotel Japan has in-room dining and two themed restaurants. From the breakfast buffet at the Bricks Family Restaurant to the relaxed atmosphere of the Skyline Bar, you’re well covered.

In Room Dining

A short room service menu has a salad, a cheese plate, two pasta options and a teriyaki chicken rice bowl. The room service menu also offers some wine, beer and soft drinks.

A soft drink, tea and water vending machine is on every hotel floor. 

If you require a convenience store for snacks or drinks, you are best to stock up at the Kinjofuto Station at the store called “Daily Yamazaki Convenience Store” on the ground floor. It is open from 6 am – 10 pm daily.

Restaurants

There are two restaurants within the Legoland Hotel Japan. Both restaurants offer an allergen-free menu (be sure to ask for an ingredient list to ensure all options are safe for you and your family.)

The Bricks Family Restaurant

This restaurant is decorated with mini-figures and gigantic Lego sculptures. It really is like dining within a Lego exhibition!

Interior of Bricks Family Restaurant
Interior of Bricks Family Restaurant

The staff at the Bricks Family Restaurant are very bubbly and kind and speak English well.

A Lego-themed breakfast buffet is available for hotel guests from 7:30 am – 10:30 am. Keep in mind that the Legoland theme park gates open at 10 am. The breakfast buffet has an array of savoury and sweet treats for kids and adults, and most of the food is in keeping with the Lego theme. Breakfast table reservations can be made after 4 pm the day before.

Bricks Family Restaurant Buffet Breakfast
Bricks Family Restaurant Buffet Breakfast
Bricks Restaurant Breakfast Buffet
Bricks Restaurant Breakfast Buffet
Cereal at Bricks Restaurant Buffet Breakfast
Cereal at Bricks Restaurant Buffet Breakfast

The Bricks Family Restaurant is open daily for dinner from 5 pm – 9 pm. Dinner options are limited, and there are even fewer options for vegans and vegetarian patrons. The tablecloths are giant colouring sheets – all Lego-themed, of course. The dinner menu is very expensive for what it is.

Dinner Menu Bricks Family Restaurant
Dinner Menu Bricks Family Restaurant
Bricks Family Restaurant Dinner
Dinner at Bricks Family Restaurant

Some parents were making the most of the all-you-can-drink package while their kids played at the play areas – so I guess that could be one way to get your money’s worth.

Charging dinner to your room is not possible, so you will need to pay with cash or a credit card.

If I had to choose one meal option, I would choose breakfast. It was much better, and there was more variety than at dinner time.

The Skyline Bar

The skyline bar is open from 5 pm -9 pm. The Skyline Bar has its own large fish tank.

You can find further information on the operating hours and reservation process at this link.

Amenities at the Legoland Hotel

Stay at the Legoland Hotel Japan for an array of handy amenities, including playgrounds, a splash pool, and a 24-hour concierge service. Plus, kids can join the fun of Lego-building workshops right next to the lobby.

Complimentary indoor and outdoor playgrounds 

The playgrounds are right next to the restaurants for children to use during or before and after meals. These restaurant playgrounds are open from 6 am – 11 am and then 4 pm – 10 pm.

Indoor Playground near Restaurants
Indoor Playground near Restaurants
Outdoor Playground on Restaurant Terrace
Outdoor Playground on Restaurant Terrace

Splash Pool Area

As mentioned earlier, there is a splash pool playground area for little children. Reservations are required for a 30-minute maximum time slot and cannot be made before check-in. 

This pool area is only for children older than four years old. Younger children can observe their older siblings from the poolside (with their parents).

Parents and children must wear swimwear when entering the water. Photography is not allowed in the swimming area.

Smoking Policy

Legoland Japan Hotel is an entirely non-smoking hotel.

Concierge Desk

The concierge desk in the lobby can assist guests 24 hours a day. If someone falls ill, this provides a great piece of mind for guests with small children.

On-site Gift Shop within the Legoland Hotel

This Legoland gift shop is inside the lobby. It stocks useful items such as umbrellas, ponchos, insect repellants, and tissues. 

There is also a small selection of Lego-themed sweets and some limited-edition Lego sets. My favourite was the Legoland Nagoya Lego set.

Exclusive Lego from the Gift Shop
Exclusive Lego Set from the Gift Shop

Lego-based Activities and Workshops

For 2000 yen per child, children can participate in Lego Building Creative Workshops at the Workshop next to the hotel lobby. Reservations are required.

Children can keep the Lego blocks at the end of the session. The workshop sessions are 30 minutes long and are held at 4 pm, 5 pm and 6 pm.

The workshops are only held in Japanese, but since Lego is such a visual medium, I don’t think it really matters if you don’t speak Japanese.

Legoland Perks for Hotel Guests

Unfortunately, there aren’t any special perks for staying guests – other than the convenience of having their accommodation and all of the play areas close to the Legoland theme park.

Guests of the hotel, similar to all Legoland Park guests, cannot leave and re-enter the park. The only loop-hole? Hotel guests can technically return to their room briefly for a forgotten item, such as a jacket. The day we attended, it rained all day, so we rushed back to our hotel room to change into dry clothing.

One special perk for children, though? If it’s your child’s birthday while you stay, they can attend a short birthday celebration with a little cake. They will get a Legoland-themed sticker.

Wi-Fi and Connectivity Options

Every guest can access high-speed internet upon check-in.

Accessibility Features for Guests with Special Needs

While Legoland itself has several wheelchair-accessible attractions and other more inclusive options – unfortunately, the Legoland Japan Hotel rooms cannot accommodate wheelchairs.

Check-Out Process

As guests cannot charge items to their room, express checkout is extremely fast. The key cards can simply be placed in the checkout boxes in the lobby.

The staff at Legoland Japan Hotel are happy to store luggage for guests before or after their stay.

The hotel staff can also assist with forwarding luggage to your next destination and receiving luggage before check-in. Just ensure that the name on your forwarding label is the same as the name on your hotel reservation.

Price and Value

The Legoland Hotel in Nagoya is very expensive so, for this reason, I don’t recommend staying more than one or two nights. It is good value as it really adds to the Legoland Japan experience, but I don’t think we would need to stay at the hotel again. Or, at least, not for many more years.

Comparison with Similar-Themed Hotels

While Legoland Hotel Nagoya is of a similar price point to the Tokyo Disney Resort hotels and even many 5-star hotels in the middle of Tokyo – the detail and level of service does not quite match the price point of other themed hotels in Japan.

Legoland Japan Hotel also isn’t as good at catering for guests with dietary needs or guests with physical disabilities compared to some of its theme park hotel counterparts.

Legoland Japan Hotel

Legoland Hotel Japan Rating: 8.2 out of 10 - With more than 1,200 positive reviews! 

Why choose to purchase your ticket through Klook?

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Frequently Asked Questions

This final section answers some common queries about Legoland Japan Hotel.

Legoland Japan Hotel
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