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THE RAILWAY MUSEUM

Enjoy the Appeal of Railways! A Museum Filled with Exhibits and Experiences.

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Art Museum, Museum

THE RAILWAY MUSEUM, located in Saitama City, is a popular spot that can be thoroughly enjoyed by anyone who has ever taken a train. The museum is divided into 5 “stations” (exhibition rooms), themed after train carriages, science, work, history, and the future, telling a rich story of people and railways from multiple perspectives.

The largest of the exhibition rooms, the “Train Carriage Station,” has 36 actual train carriages lined up on display! From steam locomotives to electric locomotives and Shinkansen trains, the stories of each train carriage and their liveliness when they were in operation can be experienced through sounds, lights, photos, and more. Another huge point of appeal is the available experiences – visitors can try driving a miniature train, or enjoy driving simulators for steam locomotives and Shinkansen trains.

There are also plenty of “railway gourmet” options to choose from where you can take in the atmosphere of travel, including “Train Restaurant Nihon Shokudo,” where you can enjoy dining car dishes, as well as places selling “ekiben” bento boxes. Their most popular ekiben, packed in Teppaku original and Shinkansen containers, are quickly sold out, so be sure to get there early if you want one!

Highlights

  • As many as 36 real train carriages are on display at the “Train Carriage Station.”
  • Experience driving a railway vehicle and various jobs related to railroads.
  • The largest railway diorama in Japan is on display.
  • Museum-exclusive original goods are available for purchase at the museum shop “TRAINIART.”
  • Enjoy “ekiben” food culture born from the Japanese railway system.

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Photos

  • “Train Carriage Station” has 36 real train carriages on display
  • Miniature train driving
  • Experience driving a train in this simulation
  • “Train Restaurant Nihon Shokudo”
  • THE RAILWAY MUSEUM

Reviews

  • 林宇漢

    展示大廳擺放的各樣式車款,也有影片介紹,可以了解各車輛的歷史,還有舉行不同的活動主題,來到這裡不會讓你感到無聊

  • 楊棋玉

    來到這裡可以吸收鐵道相關知識,更可以了解日本鐵路發展歷程,還有列車駕駛體驗,小朋友都很開心

  • 謝志傑

    非常適合帶小朋友來玩
    還可以讓大人懷舊一下鐵路

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Details

Name in Japanese
鉄道博物館
Postal Code
330-0852
Address
3-47 Onari-cho, Omiya-ku, Saitama City, Saitama
Telephone
048-651-0088
Admission
Adults 1,330 yen; elementary, junior high, and high school students 620 yen; children (preschoolers over 3 years of age) 310 yen
※Free admission for children under 2 years of age
※Admission tickets are not sold at the counter or ticket vending machines. Please purchase a timed admission ticket at 7-Eleven, Lawson, or Ministop stores in advance.
※Please arrive at the time indicated on your admission ticket (entry before your designated time is not permitted)
Closed
Tuesdays, New Year’s holiday
Business Hours
10:00am-5:00pm (Admission until 4:30pm)
Access
(1) About a 1-minute walk from the Saitama New Shuttle’s Tetsudo-Hakubutsukan (Taisei) Station
(2) About 20 minutes by car from the Metropolitan Expressway Omiya Route’s Shintoshin-Nishi Interchange
Official Website
Official Website (English)