Ryogoku / TOKYO SKYTREE(R),Tokyo
This is a hands-on train museum that is enjoyable for both adults and children. An operation simulator that uses an actual operator's seat is popular.
The museum was built by Tobu Railway Co., Ltd. in 1989 to commemorate the 90th anniversary of its foundation. It exhibits trains that used to serve the public, such as a steam locomotive of 1899, the year that coincides with the time of the company's foundation, and a wooden train that was in service in the 1920s. You can learn about the history of Japanese railway systems through the exhibition. There is also a simulation section, where you can experience the operation of the train and bus. This is popular among train enthusiasts. Children can experience the feeling of being a train operator by getting on an operator's compartment, sitting on an actual seat, and operating while looking at the monitor that displays the front view. There is also a panorama with a running 170-carriage model train, as well as an observation promenade at Higashi-mukojima Station where you can observe the wheels and engines of a running train at close range. The museum is close to the Higashi-mukojima Station on the Tobu Skytree Line.