If you’ve ever wished you could shrink yourself and live in one of the amazing model worlds Japan is so famous for…now you can!
Small Worlds—a vast, animatronic, model-trains-on-steriods theme park that not only reimagines Tokyo, but the Sailor Moon and Evangelion versions of it—offers a one-year “residence permit” that allows a tiny 3D-scanned model of YOU (dressed and posed any way you like) to be placed in the world of your choosing!
The park is all indoors, but it’s both huge and detailed, so you can spend many happy hours exploring all its nooks and easter eggs. It’s divided into three different themes: Global Village, Sailor Moon and Evangelion.
All photos but the first one were taken by my friend who runs the excellent Where In Tokyo website, and you can see lots more great snaps here!
Open: Every day
Hours: 9:30 – 20:00
Admission: ¥2700 per adult
If you want a tiny version of yourself to live in Small Worlds for a year, the “Residency Program” costs ¥19,800 per adult, and includes a personal 3D scanned model figure in the costume (BYO) and pose of your choice and a one-day group pass to return to view the figure placed in your chosen model
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8 thoughts on “Live Your Best Miniature Life for a Year in Tokyo’s Small Worlds Theme Park”
This looks incredible Jonelle thanks I have bookmarked this…if they ever let people back into the country would love to check it out
We should get miniatures of ourselves made and put them in the same town! Then at least we could be in the same place lol
Are we actually able to do that? hehe I would be keen if so. I think one day we should enjoy some matcha tea and cakes together in Japan in real life, I would so look forward to that xxx
Maybe in a temple somewhere hehe
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Absolutely! I would love to read and review this Jonelle, absolutely. My email tokyoalleyways [at] protonmail [dot] com
I received it, thank you so much Jonelle I am really looking forward to reading it. I will review it on here afterwards of course. I am so happy to support your work in any way shape or form. Much love
Thank you, lovely fellow blogger! You are the BEST, and I’m so happy to know you!