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The Railway Museum

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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
3-47 Onaricho, Omiya, Saitama 330-0852, Saitama Prefecture
+81 48-651-0088
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Reviewed 13 August 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

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 26 July 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

Thank Brisflip
Reviewed 25 June 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

Thank Critic_4_hotel
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

This does not match the train museum in Nagoya...but it's still a treat. Very accessible from Tokyo and it's a great place to see a collection of trains from old to modern. A miniature train track is displayed in a small auditorium and it's really...More

Thank BertSG
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

A really good museum with a lot to do for kids - there is a bit of a lack of English signage (although there is an English leaflet and the museum’s website has quite a lot of English info) Various things need extra tickets and...More

Thank Bobbbbbbbbbb
Reviewed 20 May 2018

We bought a package at the station that including a trip on the bullet train, the monorail and the entrance fee to the museum. A great place to visit with plenty to see and hands on activities

Thank fameboy67
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

As others have noted, the Railway Museum is a short train ride from Tokyo, and this museum makes for an excellent rainy day activity from Tokyo. It boasts an awesome collection of replicas of train carriages and locomotives that were used in Japan. The ongoing...More

Thank YP C
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

The train museum is quite a way out of central Tokyo but we really enjoyed the trip. We have a three year old who is very excited by trains - their highlight of the trip to Japan was going on a proper Bullet train. At...More

3  Thank Ben T
Reviewed 23 January 2018

I took my boy to visit this museum, and we spent the whole day there and we both love it 100%! The train displays are comprehensive and most of them you can get into the driver seat or the passenger carriages. The cafe offer lunch...More

2  Thank colman_lee
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

It’s a nice museum to visit especially for train enthusiasts. We were impressed with the first few trains and the Shinkansen, then the interest started to wane a little. Had lunch in the first floor cafe. Food was ok. Nonetheless the time spent in the...More

1  Thank Babymuji
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Sharon T
21 June 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.