The museum is like a theme park where you can enjoy an operation experience and appreciate the display of the largest model railroad diorama in Japan and a real 36-carriage train.

Take the New Shuttle from the JR Omiya Station to the Tetsudo-Hakubutsukan Station, then it is a one-minute walk from the station. It is a museum where you can learn, through hands-on experience, the railway technology; transitions in the systems; and the history from the early Meiji era, when the Japanese railway started, to the present. What attracts the most attention in the building is the model railroad diorama. As a diorama using railways as the theme, it is one of the largest in Japan. Other than the exhibition, there are many attractions such as a laboratory where you can experience ticketing and designing of trains, simulators of a steam locomotive, the JR trains, and bullet trains, and operator experience workshops. There is also a miniature operating train that you can operate on the track with a length of approximately 300 meters outside of the building, so it is a facility that adults and children can enjoy together. In the building, there are restaurants where you can relax and a museum shop that handles original goods as well. As for the explanatory note on the exhibits, English, Chinese, and Korean versions are available via the QR codes or explanatory cards.


  • Address

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

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  • Nearest Station
    Omiya Station
    ・ Hokkaido Shinkansen Line
    ・ Tohoku Shinkansen Line
    ・ Akita Shinkansen Line
    ・ Yamagata Shinkansen Line
    ・ Joetsu Shinkansen Line
    ・ Hokuriku Shinkansen Line
    ・ JR Keihin-Tohoku Line
    ・ JR Tohoku Main Line
    ・ JR Utsunomiya Line
    ・ JR Takasaki Line
    ・ JR Saikyo Line
    ・ JR Kawagoe Line
    ・ Tobu Noda Line (Tobu Urban Park Line)
    ・ Ina Line (New Shuttle)
  • Phone Number


    Our staff may only be able to communicate 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.