Okinawa to get miniature model theme park exhibiting tourist sites all across the world

Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Okinawa theme parkA company that was based on Naha, Okinawa Prefecture is currently aiming to launch a new theme park in the prefecture around 2022.


This theme park would feature exhibitions of different famous cities all across the world utilizing miniature models.


The attraction would be entitled as Little Ambassadors’ Small World Okinawa. It would be constructed in the southern part of Okinawa Island jointly by Tokyo-based Small World Inc. and Ryubo Limited. Meanwhile, Small World has been planning to open a miniature theme park in Tokyo in the year 2020 using internet technology and this would be the first of its kind in Japan.


This entertainment facility in Okinawa would be featuring models of airplanes, trains and cars that move about in tourist cities and spots both in and outside of Japan, according to Ryubo.


As per this plan, the park would encompass an area measuring about 3,000 square metres and include dining facilities as well as shops.


There are many candidate sites for the park and the company would narrow the list by the end of this year.


The design might be considering a beautiful combination of popular animated characters and themes with the exhibits and also include a device that permits visitors to experience time travel on their smartphones. At this amusement park, cars and traffic lights would be controlled by computers.


The facility would be operated by Ryubo group company Ryuno Shoji Limited.


This company has forecasted that about 1 million people would be visiting the facility annually and would represent mainly tourists and families and might even attract students on school trips.


In order to build momentum for the theme park, Ryubo would host an event at its department store in Naha.


Here, the customers would be able to view miniature models and also eat food from around the world. Another miniature theme park is planned by Small World in Tokyo would have an area measuring about 7,000 square metres. It is hopeful that it would be able to attract as many as 2 million visitors annually, according to Ryubo.


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