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The Railway Museum, Saitama

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Must see · Science Museum · Railway
Discover the history and heritage of one of the world's most advanced railway systems at The 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 The 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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  • I came here with my 6 year old son in early Feb for a visit on a weekday. A very interesting museum with plenty of trains to see. Many of the carriages were open for visitors to go inside and see the....  more »
  • You can really see how the Japanese put their passion into action in this world-class railway museum. The restored train car exhibits are certainly the most eye-catching ones for the average visitor.....  more »
  • Really nice location for a family day. Tons of interesting things to do and activities to join. Some activities are on a time schedule so it’s important to plan ahead to get the most out of your visit. I went on a weekday and it was fairly busy but I could see it be extremely busy/crowded on the weekends and/or holidays. Some of the more popular activities have time tickets to prevent overcrowding, this is also something to keep in mind when planning your trip.
  • Love the museum! A tad far as my family chose to walk from the train station instead of taking the electric tram. Though my Japanese isn't good enough for me to understand the exhibit, the displays of the various trains in service in the past is impressive. Coupled with cute bento boxes shaped like trains or in train themed packaging, it's a nice place to spend half a day browsing. Definitely a place to spend money on train themed items from souvenirs, books and train models. Suitable for families with kids that are wowed by trains as they have some kiddie rides.

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