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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.