The Tobu World Square (Mini world )

Tobu World Square is a theme park with 1/25th scale miniature reproductions of the historic relics and buildings around the world. It took 5 years for preparation and costed 14 billion yen, and was opened in April, 1993.

The park consists of 6 zones: Japan, modern Japan, Asia, America, Egypt and Europe. 102 buildings, architecture in 21 countries, are finely reproduced. Of those, 45 pieces are included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. There is the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, a pyramid, the Great Wall of China and so on; visitors can enjoy travel around the world just looking at them.
Also, 140,000 dolls of around 7 centimeters tall are placed in the park. At the miniature Tokyo Station, a sea of commuters is realistically reproduced. It is fun to look at the expression of each doll with binoculars. When a playing card which is sold in the park (1,000 yen) is used, some dolls start singing, dancing and playing musical instruments. When a photograph is taken at the angle so that the dolls are in it, it looks like real scenery.
Fine artisanal techniques can be found also in carvings and stained glasses of the buildings. 

Tobu World Square - 106 Miniature World Heritage Sites all 1/25th scale

Something in Russia.

Tobu World Square - 106 Miniature World Heritage Sites all 1/25th scale

Close up of the Vatican.

Tobu World Square - 106 Miniature World Heritage Sites all 1/25th scale

There are like one million miniature people in the park.

Tobu World Square - 106 Miniature World Heritage Sites all 1/25th scale

About 5-6 feet tall.

Tobu World Square - 106 Miniature World Heritage Sites all 1/25th scale

Bigger shot of the Vatican.

Tobu World Square - 106 Miniature World Heritage Sites all 1/25th scale

Parthenon or Pantheon.

Tobu World Square - 106 Miniature World Heritage Sites all 1/25th scale

Tobu World Square - 106 Miniature World Heritage Sites all 1/25th scale

 from a view that looks like it’s real.

The people are detailed too. This was someone’s job for 5 years.

Tobu World Square - 106 Miniature World Heritage Sites all 1/25th scale

Tobu World Square - 106 Miniature World Heritage Sites all 1/25th scale

The Sphinx.

Tobu World Square - 106 Miniature World Heritage Sites all 1/25th scale

I’d say maybe 8 feet tall.

Tobu World Square - 106 Miniature World Heritage Sites all 1/25th scale

If I had another person I would stand behind it like I was Godzilla. Someone did that after I took this shot.

Tobu World Square - 106 Miniature World Heritage Sites all 1/25th scale

The thin New York building.

Tobu World Square - 106 Miniature World Heritage Sites all 1/25th scale

Seriously, they look real in these shots.

Tobu World Square - 106 Miniature World Heritage Sites all 1/25th scale

White House.

Tobu World Square - 106 Miniature World Heritage Sites all 1/25th scale

Another for size comparison.

Tobu World Square - 106 Miniature World Heritage Sites all 1/25th scale

Budokan in Tokyo.

Tobu World Square - 106 Miniature World Heritage Sites all 1/25th scale

Something.

Tobu World Square - 106 Miniature World Heritage Sites all 1/25th scale

Another something.

Tobu World Square - 106 Miniature World Heritage Sites all 1/25th scale

Tokyo Dome with real game and crowd sounds inside. I bet workers can stick there head up inside.

Tobu World Square - 106 Miniature World Heritage Sites all 1/25th scale

The original Imperial Hotel.

Tobu World Square - 106 Miniature World Heritage Sites all 1/25th scale

An older palace in Asakusa.

Tobu World Square - 106 Miniature World Heritage Sites all 1/25th scale

From another view.

Tobu World Square - 106 Miniature World Heritage Sites all 1/25th scale

Tokyo Town. Wanted to climb it as well.

Tobu World Square - 106 Miniature World Heritage Sites all 1/25th scale

There were trains and shinks moving around that also looked real.

Tobu World Square - 106 Miniature World Heritage Sites all 1/25th scale

As mentioned above Tokyo Station.

Tobu World Square - 106 Miniature World Heritage Sites all 1/25th scale

With buildings behind it.

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