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The Railway Museum

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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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Nice experience... specially the simulator

Good place to drop by if you are around Omiya. Can spend 2-3 hours. Experience of driving a train on simulator is good. Kids would love it. There is also a 10 mins show of toy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Good place to drop by if you are around Omiya. Can spend 2-3 hours. Experience of driving a train on simulator is good. Kids would love it. There is also a 10 mins show of toy trains. If you have visited Tokyo Metro museum, this may be repetitive. Although language used for explanation is mostly Japanese only. There are restaurants... More 

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Minato, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Great place for those who love trains and the subway system. My kids had a great time going through the subways, eating on the subway/train cars outside, and seeing a bit of the history of their favorite train, the Shinkansen. It was well done, we were very impressed with all they had.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The huge collections of train from olden days till recent are truly amazing! A historical museum that tells lots of story which the younger generation could see, feel, learn and even experience it via their high tech simulations model. Be sure to view the Imperial Carriages its true beauty, the workmanship, engraved crafts, layout etc.. Remember to be gentle to... More 

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Ebina, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

They have outdone themselves on this museum. Most visited Railway in Japan or in Asia. Contains one of the original steam locomotive that went in service in Tokyo, They even have a steam locomotive that was built in the USA and sold to Hokkaido. If you come here, You will be blown away from all the types that is inside... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

This museum has huge collections of japanese train. It is a fun place for kids & train lovers. The big diorama is fantastic. The kids love to ride with its shinkansens, both mini & small ones. The history of japanese train is amazingly displayed. My son was having the best of his time there. He needed 2 days to explore... More 

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Galveston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I travelled with two Japanese friends to visit the museum in June. It was amazing. Most of the museum is inside a very large comfortable three story building. Actual locomotives and cars are on display. Many of them allow you to walk through them. Others are behind glass. There are cut out sections for explanations. There is a large working... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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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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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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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