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HARA Model Railway Museum

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Hara model railway

A good day for the kids with a good display, plenty to see and learn about the history of Japanese... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
Mackay, Australia
Impressive Collection

Definitely the biggest display of model trains and railway systems we’ve ever seen. Really... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2017
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1-1-2 Nishi-ku Takashima | Yokohama Mitsui Bldg 2F, Yokohama 220-0011, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 14, 2015

Our family lived in Yokohama for approximately one year and probably visited the Hara Model Train Museum more than 30 times. Our son just loves this museum. As described by others, there are two large diorama rooms: in the first and larger of the two,...More

4  Thank DesertDiplomat
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Reviewed July 18, 2016

I went here expecting it to be similar to the Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany, which I loved. While there are a few dioramas, it's absolutely nowhere near the same scale. There are however, a lot of model trains to look at. The detail is...More

2  Thank RockMeAsmodeus
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is Japanese Miniature Wonderland. Difference is size of Model. Bigger than O gaze and suspension is almost same as real railroad car and some of them use live wire for electricity. Until December of 2018, there has special exhibition of Tokyu corporation which...More

Thank Hiroshi317
Reviewed September 27, 2018

I have always liked train models but not that much. Never owned one or never been to any exhibition. Went to this museum mainly because of my husband and I don't regret. It's great! Especially the main hall with the huge train model set. You...More

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Reviewed September 23, 2018

A good day for the kids with a good display, plenty to see and learn about the history of Japanese rail,not really for adults.

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Reviewed August 26, 2018

As noted by others, this museum has a wonderful, extensive collection and terrific working model train setup. The best part (for which you need to reserve a time slot on entering the museum) is donning an engineer's hat, sitting at a realistic throttle, and guiding...More

Thank BSOfan
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

As you might expect there were lots of little children. It seems young children share a love for model trains around the world. Something some of us never outgrow, as was the case with the Mr. Hard, the museum’s founder and builder/collector of the train...More

Thank edmagnin
Reviewed May 29, 2018

I'm not a train enthusiast at all. But upon seeing the giant displays with the trains running through...I was so blown away and I just stood there with the binoculars staring and staring at the tiny figures, the trains, the details of the tiny buildings...More

Thank PuritaM1
Reviewed April 14, 2018

It is hard to believe that one man - Nobutaro Hara - did all of this. His collection is amazing. It is only surpassed by his skill in building. His talent is very evident. He traveled all over the world collecting photos, movies, train tickets,...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

We were very pleased to discover this museum, exhibition and model railway display. It depicts modelling at a very high level, the history and modellers talents. This is a must see item for visitors, even if you have little interest in railway modelling. Kids under...More

1  Thank GeoffS376
Reviewed January 12, 2018

The model trains made by Nobutaro Hara are a work of art requiring real craftsmanship, and you can tell how good he is by looking at the amount of intricacy and detail in each model engine on display. Good for both casual visitors and hobbyists....More

1  Thank chongcp
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Definitely the biggest display of model trains and railway systems we’ve ever seen. Really impressive that one man could collect everything rail including ticket stubs. Our son loved operating the model trains and having a go at being a train driver.

1  Thank Mishky1
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