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Introduction of exhibits

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Introduction of exhibits

Modern Japan

Modern Japan Zone

Modern architecture centered around Tokyo

  • Tokyo Skytree Town®
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    Tokyo Skytree Town®

    Although it is 25/1th the size, it is approximately 26m tall.

  • Tokyo Station
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    Tokyo Station

    One of the largest red brick buildings in Japan

  • Japan's first large-scale air dome
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    Tokyo Dome

    Japan's first large-scale air dome

Tokyo Skytree Town®

Tokyo Skytree®, constructed in Sumida Ward, Tokyo, opened in May 2012.The world's tallest radio tower was built using the latest technology, including a modern interpretation of ancient Japanese techniques.It has a height of 5m and observation decks are located at 634m and 350m."Tokyo Skytree Town" has been created at our feet, measuring 450 meters from east to west and approximately 400 hectares in area.

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Tokyo Skytree Town®

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Although it is 25/1th the size, it is approximately 26m in height! It is the tallest in Tobu World Square park.

A man falls and scatters documents!

A man falls and scatters documents!

Cherry blossoms bloom in spring, and persimmons ripen in autumn.

Cherry blossoms bloom in spring, and persimmons ripen in autumn.

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Tokyo Station

Built as the gateway to Tokyo, this building is said to be modeled after Amsterdam Central Station in the Netherlands.Although the roof containing the dome collapsed during the war, it is still one of the largest red brick buildings in Japan, and is still used by many people every day.The building is a reproduction of Tokyo Station at the time of its completion.
The real Tokyo Station also became the same as when it was completed in October 2012.

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The roofs on both sides are replicas of Tokyo Station before it burned down during World War II.
There are many people waiting for the train on the platform, and you can hear the announcements.

Many people ride the Chuo Line trains and the Tohoku Shinkansen for commuting to work, school, and travel.

The clocks in buildings and platforms are real 1/25 scale.Every time the hands of the clock move, it seems like the dolls are about to start moving.

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Tokyo Dome

Tokyo Dome is Japan's first large-scale air dome all-weather multipurpose stadium.It replaced the previous Korakuen Stadium, and the stadium can accommodate 56,000 people and is used for professional baseball, football, and concerts.

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The cheers you hear are a recording of the stadium during the actual Giants vs. Daiei match!

Giant mascot characters Javit and Sister Javit!

We also found a rare doll, Osumo-san!

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America

America Zone

Manhattan lined with skyscrapers

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    the statue of Liberty

    American national symbol

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    chrysler building

    77th floor art deco style building

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    White House

    The official residence of the President of the United States, well known in Japan

the statue of Liberty

This commemorative statue was a gift from France to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the independence of the United States.Located on Bedloe Island facing New York Harbor on the left end of Manhattan Island, it has become a symbol not only of New York but also of the American people.
Ancillary facilities: Canal water gate opening/closing, ship navigation B

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A life-sized picture of a foot is drawn on the ground.

Near the Statue of Liberty, there is a reproduction of a canal modeled after the Panama Canal.Let's recreate the mechanism of a canal and how ships move through the sea with different water levels using "Play Coin"! (100 yen per time)

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chrysler building

It is an art deco style building with a height of 320 meters and 77 floors.The tip of the scaly tower is said to have been designed after the radiator of a Chrysler automobile.Although there are many tall buildings such as the Empire State Building, many people still rank this building as the highest in terms of its beautiful shape.
Ancillary facilities: Central Park Amphitheater

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Check out the show window on the first floor!A doll of that famous movie star!

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White House

It is the presidential residence of the United States and has been used since the time of the second president of the United States, John Adams.It is called this name because it is a chalk-painted building located on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington.It is also familiar in Japan, as seen on TV news.

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There are nine fountains in the back garden, and the White House with the fountains in the background is a familiar sight in Japan, as seen on TV news.

You can see the front entrance that cannot be seen in real life.

There are dolls of the president and his wife and the vice president!

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Egypt

Egypt Zone

ancient pyramids and sphinx

  • Khufu Pyramid
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    Khufu Pyramid

    Ancient Egyptian buildings that are still full of mysteries

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    Sphinx

    guardian of the pyramids

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    abu simbel temple

    The building that led to the creation of a World Heritage Site

Khufu Pyramid

It is an ancient Egyptian building that flourished about 5000 years ago.Although the pyramids are said to be the tombs of kings, many parts of them are still hidden.The three huge pyramids that are lined up diagonally in the Giza desert north of Cairo are said to have the most beautiful shape of all the pyramids.

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The Pyramid of Khufu in Giza, Egypt, was also built between 2680 and 2565 BC.
It is the largest of the three great pyramids of Giza, with a base measuring 1m on each side and a height of 230m when completed, but due to the top having collapsed, it is now 146m high.It is said to be the world's largest stone building, and it is estimated that the stones used weighed an average of 137 tons, and were piled up in 2.5 to 270 million pieces.
It is currently not possible to climb to the top of the pyramid, but the inside is open to the public for a fee.

Experience Egypt on a camel! ?How about one as a souvenir?

The scenery covered with snow is very magical.

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Sphinx

The Sphinx is said to be the guardian of the pyramids and has the body of a lion and the head of a king wearing a hood called Menes.The sphinx at the entrance to the Pyramid of Khafre at Giza was originally decorated with colors and had a beard like the other statues of the king, but it is now missing.

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The Sphinx in Egypt was built around 2680 BC as a guardian deity of King Khafre.The head is a human (a portrait of King Khafre), and the body is a fantasy monster modeled after a lion.Its length is 73.5m, its height is 20m, and its face is 4m wide. It wears a hood called Menes and a snake-shaped insignia, a symbol of royal power, on its forehead.Unlike the pyramids, it was built directly into a limestone hill.
The nose in the center of the face is said to have been scratched by the wind and because it was the target of military target practice.

At the time of the field survey, restoration work was being carried out, so the scene was reproduced.

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abu simbel temple

Built by Ramesses II, it is a typical rock-cut temple carved into rock.The four seated statues in the front, about 20 meters high, are said to be statues of Ramses II.

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The Great Temple of Abu Simbel in Egypt was built around 1280 BC.However, there was a risk that it would be submerged due to the construction of the Aswan High Dam, so with support from UNESCO, it took four years from 1964 to move it 60 meters above the ground.At that time, it was cut into several blocks and relocated, so you can see the remains of the cutting behind the building.It is 32 meters high and 38 meters wide, and the four statues in front are all said to be statues of Ramses II.

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Europe

Europe Zone

Romantic castles and historic buildings

  • San Pietro Cathedral
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    San Pietro Cathedral

    Headquarters of Roman Catholicism

  • Neuschwanstein Castle
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    Neuschwanstein Castle

    A castle as beautiful as a swan

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    Sagrada Familia

    An artistic building designed by the genius Gaudi

San Pietro Cathedral

St. Peter's Basilica, the headquarters of Roman Catholicism, is a building created by the world-famous leading painters and sculptors of the time, including Michelangelo.Nowadays, many people, including believers, gather from all over the world.

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St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, the smallest country in the world and most of which is a World Heritage Site, was built between 1546 and 1624 and is known around the world as the headquarters of Roman Catholicism. is.There are sculptures on the roof of the building in front of you.
The one standing in the middle holding a cross is a statue of Jesus Christ, and the six statues on each side are statues of Christ's 12 apostles.

The clock and 10 fountains in the square are real 1/25 scale.A clock ticks and a fountain created by Bernini lights up the exhibit.

If you sit down and look at the building, you can see it from the doll's perspective and see the building more realistically.There are many dolls in front of you, but there are 8500 dolls in St. Peter's Basilica.There are a total of 14 dolls in the park.

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Neuschwanstein Castle

This castle was built over a period of 17 years by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, who wanted to build a beautiful castle in Byzantine art that resembled a swan.Today it is called "Swan Castle" and is a popular destination for many tourists.It also served as the model for Walt Disney's fairytale castle, Cinderella Castle.

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Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany took 17 years to build starting in 1869 and was completed in 1886.This castle was one of the models for Disneyland's Cinderella Castle.It is also known as the Swan Castle due to its white and beautiful appearance. King Ludwig II, who built this castle, used Wagner's operas as its theme, so the interior decoration is decorated with murals and sculptures based on Wagner's operas. .

Check out the mural painted on the theme of Wagner's opera!It's actually built quietly on top of a cliff in the forest, so it's the only place where you can see the entire view from the front!

There are animals that appear in the Bremen Town Musicians!

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Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia (Church of the Holy Family) is an artistically outstanding building designed by the genius Gaudi.Gaudi died leaving the building unfinished, and it has been passed down to numerous architects since then, and has been under construction for more than a century, and is still under construction today.

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Spain's Sagrada Familia, known in Japanese as the Church of the Holy Family, was designed by Spanish architect Antonio Gaudi.The gate on the east side is called the Nativity Gate and represents the time when Christ was born.There are four towers at the top, and a spiral staircase inside that allows you to climb to the top.
Also, the gate scheduled to be located on the south side is said to be the Gate of Glory, which represents the activities of Christ.There will be four towers at the top, similar to the Nativity Gate.The gate on the west side is called the Passion Gate and represents the moment of Christ's death, so there is a sculpture of him crucified on the cross.When this church is completed, there will be three gates representing Christ's birth, life, and death. There are four towers above each of the three gates, and there will be a total of 12 towers, representing the twelve apostles of Christ.Gaudi is said to have read the Bible many times when designing this church.

You can see up close the animal and plant sculptures that designer Gaudi loved so much (frogs, lizards, snakes, chameleons, turtles, vegetables, etc.)!

Construction began about 120 years ago in 1882, and it is still in the middle of construction, and it is said that it will take more than 200 years to complete.

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Asia

Asia Zone

Historical buildings in Asia, mainly in China

  • Taj Mahal
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    Taj Mahal

    All-marble building

  • Forbidden City
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    Forbidden City

    Representative of modern Chinese architecture

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    Kaohsiung Dragon and Tiger Tower

    Seven-storied pagoda towering over the lake

Taj Mahal

The Mughal king of India, Shah Jahan, had the tomb of his wife Mumtaz Mahal built in Persian style in marble on the banks of the Jamuna River.The Taj Mahal embodies the king's love for his wife, and the reflection of the building in the water in the courtyard and the colorful patterns on the walls are beautiful and captivating to the eye.

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It is a symmetrical all-marble building with a mausoleum in the center above the grave platform and maranas (spiers) at the four corners.

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Forbidden City

Construction began in 1403 during the Ming Dynasty, and continued as a palace for many years until the Qing Dynasty (17th century).It is a group of large, colorful buildings lined with magnificent buildings covered in yellow lapis lazuli tiles.Here, we recreated a scene from the movie "The Last Emperor" to bring you back in time.

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In the past, the color purple was considered a noble color and only emperors were allowed to use it, so it was called the Forbidden City.It is also a large site measuring 750m from east to west and 960m from north to south, with an area of ​​72 square meters and over 9000 rooms, all of which are currently preserved as cultural properties and open to the public.In addition, the large, richly colored buildings roofed with golden lazuli tiles are representative of modern Chinese architecture.

A spectacular scene from The Last Emperor!

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Kaohsiung Dragon and Tiger Tower

The Dragon and Tiger Pagodas are twin seven-storied pagodas located at Lotus Lake in Zuoying, 10 km from Kaohsiung, and tower over the lake.It is said that if you enter through the dragon's mouth and exit through the tiger's mouth, you will become a good person, and it has become a representative scenery of Taiwan.

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It is said that if you enter through the dragon's mouth and exit through the tiger's mouth, you will survive any disaster.The bridge leading to the dragon and tiger tower is curved because monsters can only run in a straight line.''It is also said to ward off evil spirits and bring happiness.

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Japan

Japan Zone

Japanese historical buildings

  • Kasuga Grand Shrine
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    Kasuga Grand Shrine

    Kasuga-zukuri is a style of main shrine that is widely seen throughout the country.

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    Rokuenji Kinkaku

    Mountain villa built by Yoshimitsu Ashikaga

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    Himeji castle

    It is also called Shirasagi Castle because of the white color of the castle walls and its beautiful appearance.
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Kasuga Grand Shrine

It is said that the predecessor of Kasuga-taisha was built east of Heijo-kyo Capital to enshrine Mikatayama, which had been considered sacred since ancient times. The main hall style of Kasuga-taisha is called "Kasuga-zukuri," a style of main hall widely seen throughout Japan.

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Kasuga-taisha Shrine, located in Kasugano-cho, Nara City, Nara Prefecture, is said to have originated when Emperor Genmei built the Heijo-kyo Capital and enshrined the deities traditionally worshipped by the Fujiwara clan at the foot of Mount Mikagayama. The shrine enshrines Takemikazuchinomikoto and four other deities in four parallel rows, and the four pavilions are also built in a horizontal row. The four main pavilions are national treasures. Kasuga-zukuri is a type of shrine architecture characterized by a wooden door in the front, wooden walls on the interior, white plaster on the exterior, columns painted in tan, a cypress bark roof, and an okiragi and two katsuogi trees on the roof.

It recreates the New Year's visit, so you can see a woman wearing a furisode!

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Rokuenji Kinkaku

This mountain villa was built by Yoshimitsu Ashikaga in 1397 and was called Kitayama-dono.After Yoshimitsu's death, the temple still stands today as Rokuon-ji Temple, but many of its buildings, including the Shinden and the meeting hall, fell into disrepair and were destroyed by fire.The building known as the "Kinkaku" because of its glittering gold-covered appearance is the Shariden Hall.However, this too was destroyed by fire in 1950, and the current one was rebuilt in 1955.

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Kinkaku, located in Kitayama, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, is the Shariden of Rokuonji Temple, which stands in front of Kyokochi Pond.Originally a villa for the Saionji family, it was inherited by the third shogun Yoshimitsu Ashikaga, the grandson of Ashikaga Takauji, and was renovated into a villa called Kitayama-dono.It is a three-story tower with a phoenix on the roof, and each layer has a different style and design.After Yoshimitsu Ashikaga's death, it became a Shokokuji school of Zen sect according to his will, and after Yoshimitsu's Buddhist name, it came to be called Rokuonji, but it is also called Kinkaku because of the gold leaf surrounding it.Although it was destroyed by fire in 3, it was rebuilt in 3 and continues to this day.

The building uses actual gold leaf, giving it a stunning shine.Additionally, the pond and bonsai make the building stand out even more.

Kinkakuji covered with snow

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Himeji castle

Construction of Himeji Castle began in 1601 by Terumasa Ikeda and was completed eight years later.The castle tower is a five-story, six-story castle tower with a basement tower on the first floor and a small tower connected by a crossing turret, making it a so-called continuous castle tower.It is also called "White Heron Castle" because of the white color of the castle walls and its beautiful appearance.

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Hirayama Castle is located in Himeji City, and Toyotomi Hideyoshi renovated the existing castle and built an early modern castle in preparation for his invasion of China. After the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600, Terumasa Ikeda became the lord of the castle, and it took eight years to undergo major renovations to reach its current size.The castle is approximately 8 meters from east to west and 1635 meters from north to south, and its interior consists of Honmaru, Ninomaru, Sannomaru, and Nishinomaru.The main keep has a 1744-story external and 5-story internal castle tower, as well as 6 smaller castle towers, which are connected by a ferry tower, making it a ``consolidated castle tower.''It is also called ``White Heron Castle'' due to the beauty of its large white plastered walls, and it is said that a monster lives in the castle tower, making it the setting for ``Tenshu Monogatari.''

The white color and beautiful appearance of the castle walls

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48 World Heritage Sites
No Exhibition building name Country Registration year
1 the statue of Liberty America 1984
2 Pyramid of King Menkaure Egypt 1979
3 Pyramid of Khafre 1979
4 Khufu Pyramid 1979
5 Sphinx 1979
6 abu simbel great temple 1979
7 Parthenon temple Greece 1987
8 Colosseum Italy 1980 · 1990
9 Leaning Tower of Pisa 1987
10 San Pietro Cathedral Eur-lex.europa.eu eur-lex.europa.eu 1980 ・ 1984 ・ 1990
11 St. Mark's Basilica Italy 1987
12 Chambord castle France 1981
13 Palace of Versailles 1979
14 Notre Dame 1991
15 eiffel tower 1991
16 peter fountain palace Russia 1990
17 St. Basil's Cathedral 1990
18 Kinderdijk windmill Netherlands 1997
19 Westminster Abbey United Kingdom 1987
20 big ben british house of parliament 1987
21 Alhambra Palace Spain 1984 · 1994
22 Sagrada Familia 2005
23 Guell Park 1984
24 Casa Vicens 2005
25 Masjid-i-Shah (I.e. 1979
26 Angkor Wat Cambodia 1992
27 Taj Mahal India 1983
28 Forbidden City Chugoku 1987
29 Tendan 1998
30 Dunhuang/Mogao Caves 1987
31 Yungang caves 2001
32 Great wall 1987
33 Toshodaiji Temple Japan 1998
34 Yakushiji Temple 1998
35 Horyuji temple 1993
36 Kasuga Grand Shrine 1998
37 Nijo Castle Ninomaru Palace 1994
38 Rokuenji Kinkaku 1994
39 Jishoji Ginkaku 1994
40 Byodo-in Phoenix Hall 1994
41 Kiyomizu Temple 1994
42 Todaiji Temple 1998
43 Itsukushima shrine 1996
44 Himeji castle 1993
45 Gifu Gassho style private house 1995
46 Old Glover House 2015
47 Oura Cathedral 2018
48 Shuri Castle 2000