Tobu World Square

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Tobu World Square
Tokyo Sky Tree in Tobu World Square.jpg
1:25 scale replica of Tokyo Skytree
Location Kinugawa Onsen, Nikkō, Tochigi, Japan
Coordinates 36°48′28″N 139°42′42″E / 36.807773°N 139.711761°E / 36.807773; 139.711761Coordinates: 36°48′28″N 139°42′42″E / 36.807773°N 139.711761°E / 36.807773; 139.711761
Website Official website

Tobu World Square (東武ワールドスクウェア) is a theme park in Kinugawa Onsen, Nikkō, Tochigi, Japan. The theme park contains over a hundred 1:25 scale models of famous buildings, including UNESCO-designated World Cultural and Heritage Sites, complete with 140,000 1:25 miniature people.

On 24 April 2010, a 1:25 scale model of the Tokyo Skytree was unveiled at the park. This is 26 metres tall, taller than the 19.95 metre replica of the New York World Trade Center.[1]

Night time illumination[edit]

Between November and March the park has extended opening hours. During this time approximately 1.4 million red and blue lights illuminate the park. Buildings such as the Tokyo Sky Tree, the Eiffel Tower and the Duomo di Milano are lit up with LEDs and spotlights. There is also a 150-meter tunnel of lights that leads up to the Alpine Roses Park.[2]

List of Exhibits[edit]

List of exhibits[edit]

Modern Japan zone[edit]

No. Exhibits Country Age Remarks
0 Tokyo Skytree and Composite Development Area Japan Japan 2012 On display from April 2010.
1 National Diet Building 1936
2 Akasaka Palace 1909
3 Tokyo Station 1914 with Shinkansen Yamabiko and Rapid Train of Chūō Line(running).
4 Tokyo Tower 1958
5 Imperial Hotel (Former) 1923 No existing (dismantled in 1968).
6 Tokyo Dome 1988
7 Tokyo National Museum, Honkan 1938
8 Tokyo National Museum, Hyōkeikan 1909
9 Yoyogi National Gymnasium 1964
10 Narita International Airport, Terminal 2 1992
11 Fujimaru (passenger ship) 1989
12 Japanese typical fishing port
Akasaka Palace 
Tokyo Tower 
Narita International Airport 
Fujimaru (passenger ship) 

America Zone[edit]

No. Exhibits Country Age Remarks
13 Statue of Liberty United States United States 1886 Cultural heritage.
Canal, Sluice and Port facility
14 City Pier A Late 19th century
Plaza Hotel 1907
Grand Army Plaza 1867
15 World Trade Center 1973 Destroyed by the 11 September attacks in 2001.
American Standard Building 1924
16 Empire State Building 1931
17 Chrysler Building 1930
Central park 1876
18 Flatiron Building 1902
Harlem, New York City
19 White House 1800
New York robbery 
Versailles in front of the World Trade Center 

Egypt Zone[edit]

No. Exhibits Country Age Remarks
20 Pyramid of Menkaure Egypt Egypt Around 26th century BC – 25th century BC Cultural heritage.
21 Pyramid of Khafre
22 Pyramid of Khufu
23 Great Sphinx of Giza
24 Abu Simbel temples 13th century BC

Europe zone[edit]

No. Exhibits Country Age Remarks
25 Parthenon Greece Greece 5th century BC Cultural heritage.
26 Roman Colosseum Italy Italy 80
27 Leaning Tower of Pisa 1372
28 St. Peter's Basilica Vatican City Vatican City 1626
29 Milan Cathedral Italy Italy 1813
30 St Mark's Basilica 1090 Cultural heritage.
31 Château de Chambord France France 1547
32 Palace of Versailles 1772
33 Basilique du Sacré-Cœur 1919
34 Notre Dame de Paris 1225 Cultural heritage.
35 Arc de Triomphe 1836
36 Eiffel Tower 1889
37 Belvedere Austria Austria 1723
38 Borgund stave church Norway Norway Around 12th century
39 Peterhof Palace Russia Russia 1709 Cultural heritage.
40 Saint Basil's Cathedral 1560
41 Peace Palace Netherlands Netherlands 1913
42 Magere Brug 1772
43 The Windmill of Kinderdijk Around 18th century – 19th century Cultural heritage.
44 The windmill of Zaanse Schans (A)
45 The windmill of Zaanse Schans (B)
46 Neuschwanstein Castle Germany Germany 1886
47 Buckingham Palace United Kingdom Great Britain 1703
48 Dover Castle Around 12th century
49 Tower Bridge 1894
50 Westminster Abbey 1245–1519 Cultural heritage.
51 Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster 1836–1868
52 Sagrada Família Spain Spain 1882 – (Under construction)
53 Alhambra Around 13th century – 15th century
54 Park Güell 1914
55 Casa Vicens 1888
56 Cathedral of Santa Eulalia, Barcelona 1058
The Parthenon 
1:25 scale replica of St Peter's Basilica 
windmill of Kinderdijk (left) and Zaanse Schans (right) 

Asia zone[edit]

No. Exhibits Country Age Remarks
57 Masjed-e Shah  Iran 1638 Cultural heritage.
58 Ananda Temple Myanmar Myanmar Around 1091
59 Angkor Wat Cambodia Cambodia Around 12th century Cultural heritage.
60 Taj Mahal India India 1653
61 Forbidden City China China Around 15th century – 17th century
62 Temple of Heaven 1420
63 Mogao Caves Around 4th century
64 Yungang Grottoes Late 5th century
65 Great Wall of China Around 3rd century BC
66-A Namdaemun South Korea South Korea 1448 For reconstruction in the destroyd by 2008 Namdaemun fire (for completion in 2011).
66-B Gyeongbokgung 1867 Exhibition from April 1999.
67 Dragon and Tiger Pagodas, Kaohsiung Taiwan Taiwan 1976
Making of The Last Emperor at the Forbidden City 
Great Wall of China 
Dragon and Tiger Pagodas, Kaohsiung 

Japan Zone[edit]

No. Exhibits Country Age Remarks
68 The pagoda of Ishiyama-dera Japan Japan 747
69 Tōshōdai-ji 759 Cultural heritage.
70 Yakushi-ji 680
71 Hōryū-ji 607
72 Kasuga-taisha 768
73 Ninomaru Palace of Nijō Castle 1603
74 Kinkaku-ji 1397
75 Ginkaku-ji 1490
76 Byōdō-in Phoenix Hall 1052
77 Kyoto Imperial Palace Around 13th century
78 Katsura Imperial Villa Around 17th century
79 Kiyomizu-dera 778 Cultural heritage.
80 The Great Buddha Hall of Tōdai-ji Early 8th century
81 Itsukushima Shrine Around 1168
82 Himeji Castle 1609
83 Zuigan-ji Around 828
84 The reliquary hall of Engaku-ji 1282
85 Kumamoto Castle 1607
86 Japanese Four seasons Spring (Rice Planting)
Summer (Bon Odori)
Autumn (Rice reaping)
Winter (Dezomeshiki – New Year firefighters' event)
with Tobu Railway's limited express "Spacia", Tobu 10000 series train, a steam locomotive, and a freight train (running).
87 Multilayer house in Tamugimata 1822
88 Residence of a wealthy farmer (The house formerly Sasagawa) 1826
89 Azumadachi (Scattered houses in Shōkawa) 1853
90 Gasshō-zukuri house in Shirakawa-gō Around 17th century – 18th century Cultural heritage.
91 Weathercock house, Kobe 20th century
92 Yamatomune house (The house of Yoshimura) Early 17th century
93 Yatsumune-zukuri house (The house of Toshima) 1758?
94 Kaichi School 1873
95 The bathhouse of Dōgo Onsen 1894
96 Ōura Church 1864
97 The palace formerly Glover, Nagasaki 1863
98 Dōzaki Church 1908
99 Shureimon Late 14th century
100 Sapporo Clock Tower 1878
101 Former Hokkaidō government office building 1888
102 Zoological park with amusement park (Create a model representative of British zoological park)
Itsukushima Shrine, Hiroshima 
Himeji Castle, Hyogo 
Japanese Tea Ceremony in Nijō Castle, Kyoto 
Zoological park (image) 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nothing very little about this miniature". Asahi Shimbun. 25 March 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Tobu World Square - Tochigi Travel Guide | Planetyze". Planetyze. Retrieved 2017-08-09. 

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