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Address: 3-47 Onari-cho, Omiya-ku, Saitama 330-0852 , Saitama Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 48-651-0088
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The Railway Museum Of Japan ..….. \o-o/

Wow! I have never seen so many locomotives in one place. They have so many actual trains on display. Awesome! Old trains from way back and current trains (bullet train) are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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98 reviews 98 reviews
61 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Wow! I have never seen so many locomotives in one place. They have so many actual trains on display. Awesome! Old trains from way back and current trains (bullet train) are all displayed. One can actually walk inside some of the trains, cool ha? Very modern museum, I must say! Well, if you are in the area, do pop in... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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92 reviews 92 reviews
27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This is by far the best railroad museum I have visited. It's exhibits are in pristine condition, and represent an extensive span of Japanese rail history. The 2nd floor wall shows Japanese railroad history from its beginnings in the 1840's to present day. The downside here is that too much is only in Japanese.what is quite interesting, especially given the... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

A fascinating museum for people of all ages who have an interest in railways. There is a stunning collection of large exhibits but not a lot in the way of smaller items. For children there are loads of interactive exhibits - one particularly impressive one involves driving miniature trains round a layout in the grounds obeying the signals etc -... More 

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Japan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I went with my infant son to the railway museum and we had a blast. My son was able to wander (run) around the full size trains, then head to the kids' area to play with toy-size ones. There were places to eat, plenty of toilets, lots of things to see and plenty of places to sit and rest. We... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This museum is for train lover. They display a lot trains from time to time, and in real size. One of them is turning like turntable, at 12 pm and 3 pm, please make sure you watch it. They also have several trains driving simulator, from modern train to coal train. So your child (and you) can learn how to... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My son and I took the opportunity when we were in Japan this last summer to visit this railway museum. They have a wonderful selection of equipment on display with many of the exhibits with interactive components. Most of the exhibits had explanations in English so it was easy to understand that we were looking at. One of the best... More 

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Emerald, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Great way to spend a few hours with the kids and getting there is half the adventure. Lots of different trains to experience and simulators. We actually caught the train from Tokyo Disney and took just over an hour with train swaps at Tokyo and Omiya. The 'New Shuttle' that takes you to the station where the museum is located... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Entry is Y1000, and you use your IC card to purchase a ticket, then you swipe at the turn-styles, just like entering a train station. The English coverage is ok, could do with more though. At 3pm the loco on the turntable was spun a full 360 degrees and they let the whistle off a couple of times, takes maybe... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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107 reviews 107 reviews
21 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

odd it costs 470 yen to get from the middle of Tokyo a single stop ride to this museum which costs 190 yen. the museum is a must for train buffs (I am not one, but wanted to find out more @ the Shinkansen, which is 50 years old this year). its loud, kid centric and could do with a... More 

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Hasuda, Japan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Well worth a visit. We have been several times with our kids who seem to never get bored of walking around and spot different things every time. There are a heap of trains on display, a play room for kids full of train track they can assemble, train siumlators and a small outdoor playground. There is a miniature railway and... More 

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