Railway Museum, Saitama

Discover the history and heritage of one of the world's most advanced railway systems at Railway Museum. The institution aims to preserve materials from the railway's development and provides a historical context for its exhibits, which include numerous railway cars, train simulators, railway dioramas, miniature trains, and train-related books. The museum also boasts a shop, video booths, a multipurpose hall, a research room, and a cafe. With our world travel planner, Saitama attractions like Railway Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The main railway museum in Tokyo is a fantastic collection of steam and electric locomotives; royal train cars, rolling stock; railway workings; and models. Despite being a half hour from central Toky...  more »
  • Japan is one of the many images I think tank the rising. Tokyo's Shinjuku Station is the best in the world, known as the floating population of the day. The countries have a history as old tanks I think. Electric trains on the Shinkansen (bullet train), you obviously would like to visit with the kids.
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  • While it maybe an awesome treat for kids, it's also a great source of information and history for adults. We were impressed by the way they have laid out the exhibit space, and marveled at the simulat...  more »
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  • Good place to visit, especially for children. Suggest that you can go with your kids to visit the museum. Take a snail train, even try to drive a train. Check the details of old engines and also 新幹線. There is one or 2 restaurants in the museum. You can also try variety Japanese style train lunch boxes. It is really a nice place for both adults and children.
  • Varieties of train evoluation shown here. Spend the whole day is still not enough. Goog food and drink available hear.
  • amazing place. a lot of trains, Shinkansen, sleeping cars, steam and contena.
  • If you like trains, this is the place to see all different models of Japan trains. You can even try to be a driver!
  • Wonderland for kids. Adults can also enjoy here!

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Where to stay in Saitama

Not truly an established tourist destination, the accommodations of Saitama remain rather one-tone. Close to the main train stations that are such a key feature of the city, because of their connections with Tokyo, you'll find the majority of accommodations here, primarily coming in the form of business-style hotels. Modern, fairly ordinary, and with pools and restaurants as standard, they offer a decent place to bed down for the night. The depth and variety of Tokyo's accommodations lie just a half-hour train journey to the south.
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