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Reach an engaged audience with TDR Explorer

Want to reach an engaged audience interested in theme parks, pop culture, and travel in Japan, Hong Kong, and Mainland China? Our talented and creative team will assist in bringing your brand to TDR Explorer. We can also work with you to craft unique products.

Chris Nilghe aka TDR Explorer

Chris Nilghe, founder of TDR Explorer

I’m Chris, founder of TDR Explorer. I’m a small-town prairie boy from Saskatchewan, Canada, who took a leap and moved to Tokyo. Japan is where I began to love sharing my knowledge of travel through writing, video, and podcasting. With a rapidly growing audience, I created a new company dedicated to helping travellers with an interest in theme parks and travel to Asia.

TDR Explorer is a travel brand based in Tokyo, Japan. Since starting in 2009 as a humble blog, we’ve evolved into a trusted travel brand associated with theme parks in Asia (Disney Parks & Universal Studios) and other destinations.

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We have over 50k followers across social media platforms. We can help your brand reach our highly engaged and loyal audience. (We refer to these wonderful followers as “Explorers”).

Example Video

The TDR Explorer team is dedicated to creating useful and green content that will help travellers when they decide to travel. Here’s an example of one of our most popular videos.

Popular Posts

On Instagram, our engagement is over 5% and our audience loves what we have to offer in a crowded social media space. Here are a few of our most popular posts.


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THIS POPCORN BUCKET IS SO FLUFFY ?? Universal Studios Japan doesn’t play when it comes to their popcorn buckets. This one is pretty spectacular, don’t you think? Learn more about Christmas at Universal Studios Japan in my latest vlog (link in bio).⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ #tdrexplorer #ユニバーサルスタジオジャパン #usj #universalstudiosjapan #ユニバ #universalstudios #universalorlando #wizardingworldofharrypotter #universalstudioshollywood #universal #diagonalley #유니버셜스튜디오 #universalmoments #islandsofadventure #universalstudiosorlando #harrypotterworld #hogsmeade #orlandofl #orlando #reboooooooorn #universalstudiojapan #downtownorlando #hogwarts #osaka #harrypotter #大阪

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Featured On

Our team has been featured on NBC LA as part of the coverage of the reopening of Shanghai Disneyland in May 2020.

Site Stats

Our strongest asset is our website, with nearly 2 million page views in 2018. Our audience loves to keep up with new content on theme parks in Asia (Japan, Hong Kong, & Shanghai) and is hungry for advice on how to experience the sights and cultures of these destinations.

Website Stats in 2019

  • Page Views: 2.1 Million
  • Unique Users: 786k
  • Average Time: 02:02

YouTube Stats in 2019

  • Total Views: 967.6k
  • Watch Time (hours): 74.9k


  • Female: 62%
  • Male: 38%
  • Ages: 25-34 (48%)

Market Share

Our international market share is comprised of viewers from the following countries:

  • United States of America
  • Australia
  • Singapore
  • Philippines
  • Japan

How we can work together

There are many ways for us to work together, from blog content to YouTube videos to social media posts. We definitely have something that will fit your needs:

  • Content Creation (Written, Video, Audio)
  • Destination Promotion
  • Brand Ambassador
  • Advertising
  • Social Media Takeovers
  • Guest Posts

In addition, our talented team has various skills we are able to offer for your project:

  • Professional Custom Map Creation (Sample)
  • Trip Planning Consultation
  • Photography and Video Production

For rates, send us an email at

Our Products

In addition to our free content, we’re proud to offer premium digital travel guides. With over 4,000 copies sold since 2018, our guides have become an essential tool for theme park enthusiasts. Our digital products are crafted by our talented team in Japan and around the world.

Become a sponsor of our digital travel guides and reach thousands of serious travellers. Send us an email for rates at

TDR Explorer Guide to Tokyo Disney Resort (2020)

With over 3,400 copies sold, our most popular 200-page digital travel guide has become an essential tool for planning a trip to the 3rd most visited theme park in the world.

TDR Explorer Guide to Universal Studios Japan (2020)

This 200-page digital travel guide teaches you everything you need to know to plan a trip to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka (the 4th most visited theme park in the world). It also includes chapters on travelling to Osaka and Kyoto!

Are you ready to reach a passionate audience that is serious about travelling to Asia? Send us an email at We would love to hear from you and see how we can work together to make your campaigns a success.