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Tobu World Square
Tobu World Square located in Nikko, Tochigi, is a theme park with miniature models of famous monuments and world heritage sites from around the world. The park is divided into six zones in the form of Asia Zone, America Zone, and Europe Zone, and has detailed reproductions of 102 structures from 21 countries including 46 world heritage sites. If you look closely, you will see that even the expressions and actions of the people at each site are created in such detail that it gives you the feeling as if you are traveling in that location.
- 209-1 Kinugawa Onsen Ohara, Nikko-shi, Tochigi
- Contact No.
- From Tobu Kinugawa Onsen Station, take Nikko Kotsu Dial Bus towards Nikko Edo-mura for 5 min and get off at Tobu World Square.
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- Summer (Mar.20-Nov.30): 9:00-17:00
Winter (Dec.1-Mar.19): 9:30-16:00
Open all year round
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 90 min
- Admission fee
- Adults: 2,500 yen, children 1,200 yen
※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.
Almost Real! Exhibits are Highly Identical
The miniature models are created in a 1/25 scale of the original and the quality of the assimilation, even when seen from close, is quite surprising. Not only are buildings and monuments recreated, but also the crowds surrounding it; 140,000 of these 7 cm miniature dolls supposedly inhabit the park.
Even the Plants are Realistic!
There are about 20,000 plants as part of the miniature models inside the park. Tobu World Square is committed to make each individual plant realistic and even uses real bonsai to produce them. You are sure to be amazed by the artisan techniques that recreate even the four seasons such as the sakura in spring, changing leaves in autumn and the snow in winter.
Capture Your World Trip in Pictures!
When taking pictures of the exhibits in the park, it is best to shoot from the eye level of the miniature dolls inside the exhibits. By doing this, it is possible to take pictures as if you were traveling in these locations yourself. There are also several signs indicating "photo spots" in the park that show recommended photo spots and introduce picture-taking techniques.
Secret Hunt for Hidden Popular Characters
Look closely at the exhibits and you will find miniature dolls of famous characters. In Italy, they are shooting "The Roman Holiday", on the Great Wall of China there is a character from the Chinese book "Journey of the West", and in the castle in Japan you can find a tonosama (feudal lord). Observe closely and see which hidden characters you can find.