Old Shimbashi Station Railway History Exhibition HalL

旧新橋停車場 鉄道歴史展示室

Old Shimbashi Station  Railway History Exhibition HalL

An exact reproduction of the Meiji-Era Shimbashi Station, the first railway terminal in Japan.

When it opened in 1872, Shimbashi Station was the first railway terminal in Japan. Old Shimbashi Station is a faithful reproduction of the original building in the same location. The Railway History Exhibition Hall exhibits items associated with Shiodome, the birthplace of railways in Japan. You can also view special railway-themed exhibitions for free. Also, you can see excavated metal items such as ticket punches and other tools used to operate railways, as well as earthenware teapots used in trains. Part of the first floor is glass-walled, allowing you to observe the original building's stone foundation. The spot with the stone foundation and ”Mile 0” sign is a designated National Historic Site, ”Old Shimbashi Station.” A five-minute walk from the Ginza Exit of JR Shimbashi Station.


  • Address

    1-5-3, Higashishinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-0021

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  • Nearest Station
    Shimbashi Station
    ・ JR Tokaido Main Line
    ・ JR Yokosuka Line
    ・ JR Keihin-Tohoku Line
    ・ JR Yamanote Line
    ・ Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
    ・ Toei Asakusa Line
    ・ Yurikamome
    Ginza Exit East
    5 minutes on foot
  • Phone Number


    Our staff may only be able to communicate in Japanese.


  • Hours
    Tuesday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Wednesday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Thursday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Last admission 15 minutes before closing
  • Closed
    Open national holidays and public holidays, closes following Tuesday