Little World: Museum of Man

Do you wanna travel the world in just a day? Do you wanna be exposed to some countries’ cultures, customs and traditions? Or be stunned how intelligent and clever the Creator is having the capacity to craft different countries individualities? From ancient practices to modern habits, let me show you how to travel this small world in one day. Let’s take a trip to Little World in Inuyama, Aichi, Japan.

Little World is an open-air museum / theme park that introduces different cultures from around the world. Opened in 1983, with 22 country areas, the place allows you to visit traditional buildings, try on traditional costumes, and taste authentic dishes in specially designed restaurants.

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My sis and I at Little World’s colorful entrance hall.

This park of 1,230,000 sqm offers you opportunities to touch and learn the lives and cultures around the world by exhibitions indoors and open air. There is a collection of items from many places around the world. The open air exhibition is a 2.5 km walkway which has 33 buildings from 22 countries along it. And by so, prepare your feet if you opt to walk than ride in different kinds of countries’ mode of transportation. I recommend also that you walk as you stroll around to fully appreciate each exhibition.

imageFelt proud seeing our very own “Jeepney” as part of their countries’ representations. 🙂

In Little World, you’ll find reconstructed traditional houses from many countries such as Taiwan, Indonesia, India, the U.S.A., Germany, France, Thailand and many more. Let’s start the tour, shall we? 🙂

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Taiwan’s Farmhouse

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Bali, Indonesia’s Gentry House (1st&2nd pics), Indonesia’s Toba-Batak House (3rd)

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USA’s Indian Tent
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Okinawa, Japan’s Santuary
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Hokkaido, Japan’s Ainu House
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Okinawa, Japan’s Ishigakijima House Entrance
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Italy’s Alberobello House
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Souh Africa’s Ndebele Homestead
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Thailand’s Yao House
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Thailand’s Akha House
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Nepal’s Buddhist Monastery
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Burkina Faso’s Kassena Compound

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Germany’s Bayern Village

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Korea’s Landlord House

This museum has also an open space for animals.

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And of the 10 ethnic clothings, I really want to try Korea’s Hanbok. And so I did. For 500 JPY, I had the chance to wear it and took as many pictures as I like for 15 mins. They have different sizes and length for everybody’s body size and height.

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You can enjoy various activities in Little World. From wearing traditional costumes, world performance shows, passport stamps for kids to bus tours, your 1,700 JPY (entrance tix only) is really worth it. At the end of the day, despite the differences, it’s a small world afterall.

For more information about Little World, you can visit their website at www.littleworld.jp and look for the “English” icon for the English language version of the site.

Enjoy and have fun!

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Meiji Mura Museum: Gateway to Meiji Era

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