HARA Model Railway Museum


HARA Model Railway Museum

It succeeds in recreating the model of railway trains down to the last detail by utilizing authentic railway technology. The museum of Nobutaro Hara's model railway and his collection.

This museum invites the public to enjoy the massive amount of model trains and railway related items created or collected by well-known collector and creator of model trains Nobutaro Hara. Hara's models have two unique features. First one is that they are recreations of railway cars from not only Japan but also from Europe, the United States and other places, and the second one is that they are faithful to the originals. The model trains actually draw power from overhead lines, run on iron rails with iron wheels, and even make the same sounds as real trains. Enjoy watching or controlling the 1:32 scale models. Covering 310 square meters, the elaborate dioramas in which they run constitute one of the largest such facilities in the world. The museum also displays many railway collectables besides model trains: the first tickets issued, antique railway toys and other rare items. A five-minute walk from JR Yokohama Station, or a two-minute walk from Shin-Takashima Station on the Minato-Mirai Line.


  • Address

    1-1-2, Takashima, Nishi-ku Yokohama Mitsui Building the second floor, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, 220-0011

    View Map

  • Nearest Station
    Yokohama Station
    ・ JR Tokaido Main Line
    ・ JR Yokosuka Line
    ・ JR Keihin-Tohoku Line
    ・ JR Negishi Line
    ・ Line 3 (Yokohama Blue Line)
    ・ Tokyu Toyoko Line
    ・ Minatomirai Line
    ・ Keikyu Main Line
    ・ Sagami Railway Main Line
    Porta G Exit
    5 minutes on foot
  • Phone Number


    Our staff may only be able to communicate in Japanese.


  • Hours
    Monday 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 admittance is 4:30 p.m.
  • Closed
    If the national holiday falls on a Tuesday, then we will be closed on the following day.