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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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I had a great time at The Railway Museum. Most of the information is English. The museum has lots of different exhibits that mostly centre around the bullet train. There are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
ATTACKHAMMER
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Saitama Prefecture, Japan
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went with my father- there was little to do there. Express Train exhibit was good but given the size of the Japanese rail network there was not a great deal there.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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495 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a great time at The Railway Museum. Most of the information is English. The museum has lots of different exhibits that mostly centre around the bullet train. There are many different models on bullet train on display.

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Thank ATTACKHAMMER
jakarta
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46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Children of all ages will love this place. Lots of trains-any kinds! Pay extra 200jpy for a ride in a small train and we can ride simulators for free. Lunch at the train and there is even a conductor giving out tickets and checking on it later. What an experience.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

railway history ^_^ nice to visit. many things to study i like here. would like you to visit here too,, come..... come.....

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

If you love trains, go there. If you like trains, go there. If you are unsure, go there still. If you have kids aged 5-15, go there again!

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Thank thegeekgamer
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Fantastic museum charting the history of the Japanese railway. Whilst you can take a local train, I chose to take the Shinkansen to the Omiya station. It is more expensive but if you like trains then you may as well do it properly. Once at Omiya, follow the signs ant then take the "New Shuttle Train". Once here there is... More 

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Montreal
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

This museum is totally rad. There are trains everywhere. You can get into them. Take tons of selfies. Explore the history of the development of the Japanese railway system. You can even wait in line, and ride a "virtual" train - which is hilarious when you really think about it. But so cool. We don't have the "Train Culture" like... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

A huge place with trains from every age. Enough explanation in English to make it clear what's what (and if you take a smartphone you can look up more). It's lovingly done and perfect for anyone with any love for trains.Caters to all ages. Great shop. Well worth the trip from Tokyo for. Particularly if it's raining!

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

This museum was a long ride out of Tokyo, but definitely worth it! Once you get to the New Shuttle train much of the English starts to disappear, but it was still pretty easy to find the museum. The museum had plenty of English on signs, was easy to navigate, and easily took up 2-3 hours of time. It's a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Although it's a long trip from Tokyo, this museum is of course conveniently located to public transport. My visit time was around 4 hours. Time will vanish. I went on a weekend, and the museum was extremely busy because of this. The train selection is very broad and includes a great selection of original steam engines, and some very famous... More 

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