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Railway Museum, Saitama

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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Railway Museum by using our Saitama vacation builder.
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  • absolutely worth the visit....I was a bit sceptical at first, thinking just old trains - but it was really impressive, lots of history, so many full size trains, so much for kids to do and very much w...  more »
  • Its currently undergoing building works do the education centre on the first, second and third floors were closed. However, it was still a most enjoyable visit. The outside play area has also been rem...  more »
  • This museum shows various kinds of old Japanese train including steam train and Shinkansen which means first bullet train all over the world. You can enjoy train simulator just similar to true train c...  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.
  • amazing place. a lot of trains, Shinkansen, sleeping cars, steam and contena.
  • Very underrated museum. Everyone knows the Kyoto one but you should visit this one as well. Many locos in display from all eras. Turntable actually works and the steam whistle demo is certainly fun (get your ears ready, you've been warned). N scale layout, kids ride on layout,observation decks for photos of shinkansen and Jr local trains. Great shop as well. Spent about 5 hours and really enjoyed ourselves. Very easy to get to. Very kid friendly. Lots of photo opportunities.
  • Great place if you have people who love trains, like my son, who had a field day with all the trains on display. It's also easy to access via the trains so travel was not a hassle.
  • Interesting museum. You can enter most of the railcars there. Also there is at 15h a small show with one of the locomotives.