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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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A Must Visit Even If Not a Rail Buff

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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83 reviews 83 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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
34 helpful votes 34 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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39 attraction reviews
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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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105 reviews 105 reviews
21 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 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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Pasig, Rizal, Philippines
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Ahh, The Railway Museum. Everything what you will see and experience is one of a kind - memorable, I should say. There are the old trains that have been preserved and they're very neat. The trains (or cars) that include are the ones used by the imperial family of Japan, the first shinkansen (bullet train), some old third class cars... More 

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