There's a store in Japan where everything inside is miniature and adorable


Nyi Nyi Thet | September 16, 2018, 08:33 AM

If you're in Japan, interested in miniatures or just want to feel like a giant, you can take a swing down to Ikustam, in the Kanagawa prefecture.

The shop eases you into its really interesting concept.

The front of the house is guarded by Ultraman.

Image from Ikustam's website

Smaller things

Here is a good scale based shot on what you would probably look like in the shop.

Image from Ikustam's website

And there's even a little grocery store inspired portion of the shop.


Here are some of the other interesting items in Ikustam

A small cup of coffee for when you're a little tired.

Some fine culinary choices if you're on a diet.

And a weighing machine to measure the diet's success.

Also, a tiny tap.

And a tiny phone.

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Here's a pretty cool video showing off the place.

Ikustam was started in 2014, and is two minutes on foot from the Kamakura station.

Japan, Kanagawa Prefecture, Kamakura, Komachi, 1 Chome−3−4

It is open from 12pm-6pm, and public transport is recommended.

Prices vary from miniature to miniature, but this is a rather good price range you might expect to find.

So from around 200 yen (S$2.50) to 1,500 yen (S$18.40)


If you're not going to Japan anytime soon, why not try out a miniature store located in Singapore instead?

Located at Ion Orchard and Raffles City, Das Erzgebirge Haus does not focus entirely on miniatures, but does have quite a good collection.

Images from Das' website

Image from Das' Facebook

Image from Das' Facebook

The collection, as the name suggests, is heavily inspired by German culture.

With one Yelp review summing it up quite nicely.

For people who love Germany and their woodcrafts this is the place to go. Enjoying the in store music is for free.

Fair warning, according to Yelp, and the prices on their site, the figurines can get a tad pricey.

Image from Yelp

Still, no harm giving the shop a try.

Location: #04-20 ION Orchard, 04-20, 238801 and #03-27, Raffles Shopping Centre, 179103

Image from Ikustam's Website