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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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Oustatnding Railway Museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Ebina, Japan
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Ebina, Japan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW 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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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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61 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Address: 3-47 Onari-cho, Omiya-ku, Saitama 330-0852 , Saitama Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 48-651-0088
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Saitama Prefecture  >  Saitama

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