SMALL WORLDS TOKYO: The World’s Biggest Miniature Theme Park Now Open

16.June.2020 | SPOT

SMALL WORLDS TOKYO opened its doors to the public on June 11, 2020, with all necessary precautions in place to tackle the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

SMALL WORLDS TOKYO is a miniature theme park that covers an 8,000 square meter area which is split into seven different areas made up of moving miniature models: the Kansai International Airport, the Space Center, World Streets, Sailor Moon, Neon Genesis Evangelion Tokyo-3, and Neon Genesis Evangelion Evangelion Cage.

 

The facility brings a new level of immersion the likes of which the world has never seen. It is a joint project between Japanese creators Tatsuya Kaneko and Shōji Kawamori and a team of Japanese engineers.

SMALL WORLDS TOKYO also has its own souvenir shop, as well as a restaurant called WHITE ART.

Not only can you see the six miniature areas—you can live in them too. The “Figure Program plus Resident Rights” scans a person’s whole body using 3D scanning to create a 1/80 scale figure of yourself which can be placed into any of the six areas, including the Sailor Moon one.

The WHITE ART restaurant offers a dining experience that simulates the relaxation you feel when you finally arrive at the hotel of your travel destination. A special menu has been whipped put by head chefs of famous restaurants in Tokyo.

The Souvenir Shop sells not only original SMALL WORLDS TOKYO merchandise like the “Rocket Bottle” or wireless speakers, but exclusive items made in collaboration with Sailor Moon, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and more too. There are even workshops, such as how to make your own miniature model.

 

Discover a whole new miniature world at SMALL WORLDS TOKYO.

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    31.May.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    The world’s biggest miniature theme park SMALL WORLDS TOKYO has announced that the highly-anticipated Sailor Moon area will open on June 5, 2020.

     

    The Sailor Moon area gives people the chance to be turned into miniature 1/80 scale figurines and live there. In the run up to the grand opening, members of the official Sailor Moon fan club “Pretty Guardians” will have early access to this program from May 29, 2020.

     

    What is SMALL WORLDS TOKYO?

    SMALL WORLDS TOKYO is a miniature theme park that opened Ariake district of Tokyo earlier this spring. The park covers an 8,000 square meter area which is split into seven different areas made up of moving miniature models: the Kansai International Airport, the Space Center, World Streets, Sailor Moon, Neon Genesis Evangelion Tokyo-3, and Neon Genesis Evangelion Evangelion Cage.

     

    What is the Sailor Moon figurine program?

    The Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon series is set in Tokyo’s Azabu-Juban district, which is the setting for the area in SMALL WORLDS TOKYO. During the day, the series heroines, including Usagi Tsukino, live a lively life in Azabu-Juban. At night when the street lights turn on, the girls transform into Sailor Guardians under the moonlight.

     

    On the opposite side of Azabu-Juban district you can see Crystal Tokyo, a future capital city in the 30th Century which also appears in the original series.

     

    In the exclusive Pretty Guardians fan club area of the exhibit, members will find miniature figurines of themselves, making it feel like they really live in the world of Sailor Moon. More details on this program can be found on the official fan club website.

  • SMALL WORLDS TOKYO: New Details Drop On Sailor Moon & Evangelion Areas at Tokyo’s Miniature Theme Park

    01.December.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    The date has finally been revealed for the opening of the all-new SMALL WORLDS TOKYO in Tokyo’s Ariake district: April 25, 2020.

    The park will cover an 8,000m2 area across its four floors: the Departure Floor where visitors arrive at the doorstep of the world of SMALL WORLDS TOKYO, the Departure Lounge where you can enjoy delicious food from around the world, SMALL WORLDS where you are thrown into multiple different worlds, and the Creators Floor where you will get to see these miniature worlds being created on a day-to-day basis.

    The main floor, SMALL WORLDS, is made up of seven areas: the Kansai International Airport Area, the Space Center Area, World Streets Area, Sailor Moon Area, Neon Genesis Evangelion Tokyo-3 Area, Neon Genesis Evangelion Evangelion Cage Area, and the newly-announced Tokyo Area which for now is a tentative title as they begin preparations for rolling out details about it.

    A new photo has been released, as pictured above, of the highly-anticipated Sailor Moon Area. It showcases the outside of series protagonist Usagi Tsukino’s house which the park confirms is now complete.

    The Neon Genesis Evangelion Tokyo-3 Area will also feature a visual attraction that makes use for AR/VR technology. It was made in collaboration with South Korean director Jae Cheol Hong. The park will also open a “Special Area” which will feature a miniature remodelling of Shurijo Castle in Okinawa, which was destroyed last month as a result of a fire. It will open sometime next year, and be subsequently moved to SMALL WORLDS OKINAWA, a new site set to open in 2021.

     

    The Citizens Rights Figure Program, which opened in August, received such overwhelming praise a second run began on November 29. The program scans a 3D model a person and have a figure of themselves placed in the area of their choice. The areas people can place themselves in this time are the Kansai International Airport Area, Space Center Area, and World Streets Area.

  • Miniature Theme Park SMALL WORLDS TOKYO to Open in Tokyo Next Spring

    10.August.2019 | Uncategorized

    The all-new SMALL WORLDS TOKYO theme park is set to open in the Ariake district of Tokyo in spring 2020.

    The park will cover an 8,000m2 area which will be split into seven different areas made up of moving miniature models: the Kansai International Airport, the Space Center, World Streets, Sailor Moon, Neon Genesis Evangelion Tokyo-3, and Neon Genesis Evangelion Evangelion Cage.


    The facility hopes to bring a new level of immersion the likes of which we have not seen before. It is a joint project between Japanese creators Tatsuya Kaneko and Shōji Kawamori and a team of Japanese engineers. Using the latest cutting-edge technology and delicate artistry in Japan, the staff behind this project have built a moving miniature universe that will transport visitors to another world.

    Sailor Moon fans will delight in the recreation of Azabu-Jūban, a district of Tokyo where the series protagonists reside, and Crystal Tokyo. Evangelion fans will also rejoice in witnessing Tokyo-3 as well as Evangelion Cages in which Evangelions are housed.


    Not only will visitors be able to look at the miniature world, they can become part of it too with the Citizens Rights Figure Program which will scan a 3D model of the person and have a figure of themselves placed in the area of their choice. Sign-ups for this program will open on August 9 at 10:00 (JST) on the park’s website.

     

    Details on tickets and facility specifics will be announced in the near future.

     

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