Transfer to the New Shuttle at JR Omiya Station then get off at Tetsudo-Hakubutsukan Station and you’ll only need to walk a minute to get to the Railway Museum. Here, you can have hands-on fun learning about the development and evolution of railway technology from the early Meiji era, when rail got its start in Japan, to the present day. In addition to the items on exhibition, there are lots of other attractions including driving simulators for a steam locomotive, JR Lines, and the bullet train as well as a “train operators’” workshop classroom. There is also a miniature train system you can operate that runs along a 300 meters course outdoors – truly this is a museum where both adults and children can have fun. In addition, the building also includes a restaurant where you can take a break and a museum shop that has original goods on sale. The explanations and notes on the exhibits are available in English, Chinese, and Korean via QR codes and explanatory cards.

Location Information

  • Address

    3-47, Onaricho, Omiya-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama, 330-0852

  • Nearest Station
    Omiya Station
    ・ Hokkaido Shinkansen Line
    ・ Tohoku Shinkansen Line
    ・ Akita Shinkansen Line
    ・ Yamagata Shinkansen Line
    ・ Joetsu Shinkansen Line
    ・ Hokuriku Shinkansen Line
    ・ JR Shonan Shinjuku Line
    ・ JR Keihin-Tohoku Line
    ・ JR Tohoku Main Line
    ・ JR Utsunomiya Line
    ・ JR Takasaki Line
    ・ JR Saikyo Line
    ・ JR Kawagoe Line
    ・ JR Ueno Tokyo Line
    ・ Tobu Noda Line (Tobu Urban Park Line)
    ・ Ina Line (New Shuttle)
  • Phone Number
    Available languages
    only in Japanese
  • Hours
    Monday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Wednesday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Thursday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Sunday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Last admission 5:30 p.m.
  • Closed
    New Year’s holiday *Sometimes open Tuesdays during spring vacation, summer vacation, etc.

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