Visit Tokyo’s Small Worlds Miniature Theme Park for Free This Summer


The popular Small Worlds miniature theme park in Ariake, Tokyo, is now offering free entry to visitors who show up at yukata Where jinbei (traditional two-piece summer outfit). This generous offer is available from 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays until September 30.

The theme park is open until 8 p.m., giving you plenty of time to explore the Global Village mini-models, Sailor Moon and Neon Genesis Evangelion areas, and more. At the small Kansai International Airport, you can even watch a digital fireworks display.

Photo: Small Worlds

If you like what you see, you can even sign up to become a resident at Small Worlds. Well, figuratively speaking. With the Figure program, the theme park will create a miniature figure of you by scanning your body with a 3D scanner. A 1/80 scale model of you will then be placed in the Miniature World Summer Festival space. It’s not free, however. However, the ¥4,800 experience will also get you a 1:35 scale figure of yourself to take home along with the accompanying digital data to download to your phone.

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Photo: Small Worlds

Small Worlds has also set up a corner for you to participate in typical summer festival games every Saturday, Sunday and public holiday from 4pm. There are target shooting games, super ball and yoyo pickups as well as ring tossing – all for just ¥100 per game.

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Photo: Small Worlds

On Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., you can take part in a brooch-making workshop. For ¥500, you’ll create a small fan-shaped brooch choosing from a variety of summery designs.

Besides the aforementioned free admission, Small Worlds also offers discounted tickets until September 30. Discounted admission, now just ¥1,000 instead of the usual ¥2,700, is available after 4 p.m. every day of the week, including weekends and holidays. The only problem is that you always have to show up in a yukata or jinbei. (Discount tickets for middle and high school students are ¥700 and ¥500 for elementary students and children 4 years and older).

For more information, see the website (Japanese only).

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