Small Worlds Tokyo

The world's largest indoor miniature theme park

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By Serena Ogawa    - 3 min read

Venture into a new world filled with your dreams and fancies—albeit on the miniature scale. Travel to Small Worlds in Ariake, Tokyo, to experience a micro-world of life and color. You’ll be transported into worlds both familiar and new at the many exhibitions held inside.

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(Photo: Small Worlds Tokyo)

Small Worlds is the biggest indoor miniature theme park in the world. Opened from June 2020, it consists of seven sprawling areas—each one just as enticing as the last. No matter what the weather is outside, you’ll be able to enjoy the whole world right before your eyes inside the facility.

Travel through the Gulliver Tunnel, which makes you feel like a giant. Undergo 3D scanning and have a miniature of yourself made to become a part of this small world. Or why not create miniature items to take home for you to enjoy. No matter how you decide to have fun at Small Worlds, you’re sure to make memories that last a long time.

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(Photo: Small Worlds Tokyo)

Visit a replica of Kansai International Airport to see the landing field come to life thanks to the genius of the engineers behind Small Worlds. Airplanes drive over the tarmac and pull into the terminal to carry away the miniature passengers.

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(Photo: Small Worlds Tokyo)

At the next exhibition, see the wonders of a space center with intricate details. The replica of the USA rocket will astound children and adults alike.

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(Photo: Small Worlds Tokyo)

In the world of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, you will be treated to the fantasy anime world created by Naoko Takeuchi. The hit series recently celebrated 25 years and has been memorialized in this miniature display. See Usagi and her friends hang out at their favorite spots in Azabu-Juban.

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(Photo: Small Worlds Tokyo)

At the Global Village Area, you’ll see replicas of some of the most famous sites from around the world. Feel like an international traveler as you journey from each fantastic location to the next.

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(Photo: Small Worlds Tokyo)

Neon Genesis Evangelion’s Tokyo III comes to life in two huge areas dedicated to the hit anime series. See Tokyo III in all of its splendor and technology and then travel to the café area were the miniature Evangelion suits are kept, ready to be deployed against angels at any time.

 (Photo: Small Worlds Tokyo)
(Photo: Small Worlds Tokyo)

Expect more wonderful displays in the future of Small Worlds. And after traveling through the Small Worlds exhibition floor, visit the Creators Floor to see how the miniatures were assembled and perhaps try your hand at making your own creations.

Small Worlds Tokyo is open from 9 am to 9:30 pm with the last entry at 9 pm. Entry is 2,700 yen for adults and 1,500 yen for children. Visitors may purchase advance tickets from the Lawson page, although the service is only available in Japanese.

Getting there

3-minute walk from Ariake-Tennis-no-Mori Station on the Yurikamome Line.
9-minute walk from kokusai-Tenjijo Station on the Rinkai Line.

Please note that there is no parking lot available for guests.

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Serena Ogawa

Serena Ogawa @serena.ogawa

Travel Editor for Japan Travel by day, novel-writing cat lady by night.

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Elizabeth S 2 weeks ago
You can make a mini me?
Sander van Werkhoven 2 weeks ago
This will definitely be on my list for my next visit to Tokyo!
Elena Lisina 2 weeks ago
I'd like to visit that place, thanks!
Kim B 2 weeks ago
Super cool! Reminds me a bit of the miniatures at Tobu World Square in Tochigi Prefecture!