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Tobu World Square, Nikko, Japan


Tobu World Square is a theme park with 1:25 scale miniature reproductions of  historic relics and buildings around the world. It took 5 years to complete  and cost 14 billion yen.  It opened in April, 1993. The park consists of 6 zones: Japan, modern Japan, Asia, America, Egypt and Europe. 102 buildings from 21 countries, are finely reproduced. Of those, 45 pieces are included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. The exhibits include  the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, the Pyramid, the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal.  For visitors it would be like traveling  around the world.

As many as 140,000 peoples of the world on a 1:25 scale (size: 7 cms) live in the Park. Carefully examine them, and you would discover no two persons are alike. At the miniature Tokyo Station, a sea of commuters are  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. Exquisite craftsmanship marks the carvings in the buildings, and the stained glass windows.

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Open throughout the year, 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. daily
(9:30 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. from December 1 to March 19)
Adults 2,500 yen
Children 1,200 yen

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