Say hello to Tokyo’s mini Statue of Liberty
Overlooking Tokyo Bay is one of the most unique little tourist destinations in Odaiba: a replica of New York’s Statue of Liberty. At first glance it’s easy to be fooled into thinking that this is a to-scale recreation, but in reality it’s about 1/7th the size of the original.
Backdropped by the iconic Rainbow Bridge, this statue was first erected in 1998 in dedication to Japan’s ties with France. After a year on display, the statue was taken down, as originally intended. However, mini-Lady Liberty’s popularity was so strong that they brought her back for good in 2000. What’s particularly interesting about this statue is that it’s actually not Japan’s only Statue of Liberty: she has twin sisters in Shimoda and Osaka.