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Otaru-shi General Museum, Otaru
(4.4/5 based on 80 reviews on the web)
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  • Good train museum located in Otaru, take a bit of time to walk there from the canal, children should like it here. 
  • This is the so-called Railway Museum. It becomes largest in Hokkaido. Has become a museum admission fee is 400 Yen, rather than just rail fans, families, etc. Going to SL "Shizuka No." greets. And active in the Meiji era, have been supporting the early Hokkaido train stage. Though this museum's highlights is outdoors. Cars once ran in Hokkaido, and were exhibited.
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  • "And General-" become main is still related to the railway, the inside the building "and noticed no." and 1st class vehicle ". 1" started the railroad exhibit is packed. All dangerous goods sheds and turntable authority garage is set on 1 acre of outdoor painting brick country designated important monuments and railway ties. Wait for steam locomotives such as steam locomotive of the oldest locomotives inside is as made in Japan and second-born, you can actually see "7150 victory no." and United States-made iron horse. You can throw, and watching or turn on the turntable if you're lucky, pulling the passenger cars, running. Diesel-powered vehicles, such as express "Rishiri" the express "North Sea" door open on the platform, such as to prepare for departure to nostalgia MAX! Or getting most both inside and outside the vehicle, so you can see the cab from the child, served to the elderly person.
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  • Not much to see in here. However, there's a small coffee bar with some excellent beer and coffee. Some antiquities for sale at reasonable prices. Found a cool old ship's flag for 1500 yen.
  • The ground floor of this museum focused exclusively on Hokkaido's railway network, with exhibits described in both Japanese and English. Upstairs was less well organised with no English labelling. Overall a slightly disappointing experience.
  • A good place to know about the expanding history of Otaru and Hokkaido.
  • I think as the birthplace of the Hokkaido Railway, a respectable institution. Can I get to the SL and then he can take on the exhibition vehicle. Regretably, is invisible from outside the train. It is good to appeal to more public facilities.
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  • Showa nostalgia for train lovers! That could not be accomplished even stopped his car in the middle of touring left him too much time until closing time! Even though the Museum is 90% of rail-related exhibits. So many SL travel and outdoor exhibits of sunny days is recommended.
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