The Railway Museum [鉄道博物館]

The Railway Museum
The Railway Museum
Photo by Railstation.net

Various railway vehicles
Various railway vehicles
Photo by Railstation.net

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The Railway Museum is literally a museum about Japanese railway.
It is located about 1.5 km north of Omiya station and is near the rails of Tohoku-Joetsu Shinkansen and JR Takasaki Line.

In Japanese, it is called "Tetsudô-Hakubutsukan".

Originally, there was Transportation Museum founded in 1921 near Akihabara in Tokyo.
It was closed in 2006, and this museum was opened in 2007 as the succeeding museum.

Japan's first railway opened between Shinbashi in Tokyo and Yokohama in 1872.

Since that, Japan became one of the countries with the world's most widespread railway networks.

In 1964, the high-speed railway "Shinkansen" by only Japanese technology was opened ahead of the world.

In this museum, many historic railway vehicles are displayed.

Imported steam locomotive in 1880
Imported steam locomotive in 1880
Photo by Railstation.net

The first Shinkansen in 1964
The first Shinkansen in 1964
Photo by Railstation.net

And the "Train simulators" are very popular with the children.
You can experience the driving of trains. (But many children and boys get in line always.)

It is opened from 10:00 to 18:00 every day except Tuesday, the year-end and New Year holidays.

The Railway Museum

How to get here

Get off Tetsudo-Hakubutsukan station of New Shuttle (A automated guideway transit) from Omiya station.
It is the next station of Omiya, and it takes about 3 minutes.

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