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Address: 3-47 Onari-cho, Omiya-ku, Saitama 330-0852 , Saitama Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 48-651-0088
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A huge amount of trains!

We loved this and we came out of Tokyo to check it out, it was worth it. There were a bunch of historical trains and the very first Shinkansen and how it worked. For most of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this and we came out of Tokyo to check it out, it was worth it. There were a bunch of historical trains and the very first Shinkansen and how it worked. For most of the trains you can go inside of them. Some areas display how the breaks work and the tracks. There is also a part for... More 

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Brno, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Two halls full of trains, most of them are accessible and well described in English. You can see first Shinkansen trains. Some exhibits are interactive and there is a large space that describes technical principles of trains - interesting for children and adults who have no knowledge of these principles (block system, diesel-electric car, brakes etc). Entrance 1000 JPY.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

A good variety of trains in the museum which was perfect for train enthusiast and for photo opportunities. They also have playground area for kids and a mini train to ride on. Love the bento boxes booth. Plenty of tables & seats to enjoy the bento boxes or you can also at the restaurant near the entrance. The souvenir shop... More 

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Long Island City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Our son loved this place. It is a short ride on a shinkansen from Tokyo station. Once you arrive you take a train shuttle to the museum. There are various trains from the early days, which you can walk through and explore. They have a room full of model trains running through a mini town. They have a playroom for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

There is so much I enjoyed about my visit to the Railway Museum..the building itself, the cared for & beautifully restored trains, the diorama, the simulators, the view from the fourth level, the science areas...but what was distinctly lacking was support for English speaking visitors. Whether they provide English speaking tour guides, portable audio equipment or written explanations in English,... More 

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Ashington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Brings back so many fond memories----its just great all round--cannot fault a single aspect of how my---and many other peoles dreams--are just drought back --like it was yesterday--thank you so much

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Lismore, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

This houses a display that shows not only trains and carriages but also the infrastructure for how they run. School groups can even control and run a miniature railway, with some kids driving the trains and others switching the tracks and signals. The library has books for all ages and in many languages about railways. There are limited descriptions written... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

It's cheap to get in at only 1000 yens - but I found this museum very disappointing. Only two halls had interesting exhibits for the informed visitor - and both had only scant information in English. I wouldn't recommend the detour of visiting here.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

What a lovely museum. We spent an enjoyable afternoon here. The children were climbing in and out of the trains. Do ask at the information desk- timing and Location of activities, demonstration, simulators, rides etc. We missed out on a few because there were no detailed English information on the brochures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

I visited with a friend who is a train fanatic and enjoyed it as well very much. There are a lot of open trains to climb in and get the feel of the older models. The first Shinkansen trains are cool to see and you understand why they are called bullet trains. Try the simulators and the interactive expositions.

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