Tokyo Daytripper: Tobu World Square In Tochigi Prefecture

The Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, The Statue of Liberty, The Pyramids, Angkor Wat, Taj Mahal, Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China as well as dozens of other archetectural structues. 102 of them in total and I managed to see them all yesterday but how did this happen I hear you ask! Well, that’s because my mate Gideon I went to Tobu World Square in Tochigi-ken which is a few hours north of Tokyo. All of these world wonders have been scaled down to 1/25 of their original size.

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I was really impressed with the attention to detail though I’m not sure if the snap-happy Japanese noticed so much of this in pursuit of getting their photos taken in front of the world famous monuments. This is the type of place they just love and in some ways is similar to Madame Tussauds in London. All completely fake but its as close as many will get to the real thing. Sad to say, but in some ways the birds-eye or panoramic views of these architectural works and ancient monuments will be sufficient for some.

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The European and Asian zones were the best for snapshots but I liked the Japan zone for detail (but not for photos) as it was more ‘model-railway-like’ than the rest. These many Japanese historical building structures showed the traditions and cultures of the country and how life is lived compared to the tourist traps featured in the other zones.

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I didn’t click here too much as I have been to or can go fairly easily to them given my location. The masterpiece though had to be New York City as this showed so much attention to detail with the little people (that’s the plastic figures and not the actual Americans!) living their normal lives and just going about normal business.

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10 Responses to Tokyo Daytripper: Tobu World Square In Tochigi Prefecture

  1. Melissa says:

    Hey Glenny boy! Sounds like your still enjoying yourself over there – those recent pics of the museum are fab!  I have been to pic number 22 and 37 this year in Barcelona – and yes def worth a visit!
    Keep the updates coming – good to hear/see what you have been up too!
    Mel x
    PS My Japenese friends (who I met when travelling) husband is called hikaru – do you know what the name means? As my Jap friend was trying to tell me in a letter, but I dont understand!?

  2. Gideon says:

    Hey that was a good trip ! Nice write-up and pics, you got some good ones right up close to the characters. My student actually works for Toyo films, whose props and models division made all that stuff using their experience in the big screen. Still amazes me that it’s all so accurate though, except of course for the omission of Godzilla. Look forward to the next one!

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