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The Railway Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A long trip from Tokyo- by train of course brings you to the holy grail for Japanese train buffs. A... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Reynella, Australia
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I'm not even that into trains!! But I felt like I was on cloud 9 in this museum! I couldn't wipe... read more

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The Railway Museum was built in Onari, Saitama City as the centerpiece of the JR East 20th Anniversary Memorial Project. This is a railway museum, and it preserves both the physical elements and heritage of railways in Japan and abroad. It also...more
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3-47 Onaricho, Omiya, Saitama 330-0852, Saitama Prefecture
+81 48-651-0088
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A long trip from Tokyo- by train of course brings you to the holy grail for Japanese train buffs. A wonderful representation of the history of rail in Japan

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank investigator2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not even that into trains!! But I felt like I was on cloud 9 in this museum! I couldn't wipe the smile off my face. Most of the people who go to this museum are parents with young children. But I can assure you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank himawarisun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent an afternoon here with 2 tweens. All of us thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Very wide range of exhibits across eras. Really interesting to see all the real exhibits and getting into most of them, the hands-on experience is great The train simulations were another...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

I brought my7 yr old to this museum and he had lots of fun. However some simulators have already booked out. Mostly in Japanese so can be a bit tricky to navigate.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JoN1728
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

This museum is an excellent and impressive history of Japanese railways and includes interactive facilities that are in Japanese and are very popular. A large range of trains are on display from steam engines to the present Shinkansen. Three different restaurants are available including sitting...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

The railway museum is not too expensive and it’s really worth it. But if you are planning to eat in one of the trains ( which is just an old model from 10 years ago that stinks) then please don’t. Because the food they sell...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

A new exhibition building opens in June, 2018. The History Exhibition is on the 4th floor of South Building. It contains social background in 19th - 20th century and development of railway technology (efficient commuter train network, bullet train etc...). In addition to that, the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 11holic11
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Finally a massive museum that doesn't feel crowded despite its magnetism for train lovers young and old. This is a great way to spend 2-3 hours on a Saturday in air-conditioning. Fairly good translations on the first floor train displays. They even show on a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Michelle C
Reviewed July 26, 2018

I didn't realise how much i enjoyed the visit until i sat on the train going back to Shinjuki that afternoon. The Railway museum is a great story of the train in Japan including the Shinkansen. You have an opportunity to drive a train through...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Brisflip
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Located outside Tokyo, about 30 minutes with the Tokaido/Utsunomiya line. After that you take the New Shuttle to the Museum. From the station there are clear signs to the museum. If you have a Suica card you can charge your card with entry to the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Sharon T
June 21, 2016|
Response from Michael C | Reviewed this property |
Take the Saikyo line to Omiya, then exit and take the New Shuttle (private railway) (if you don't see the sign ask at information desk) and it is 1 stop. There should be signs to the Railway museum.