Japan Guide : Railway Museum in Saitama
Have you ever ridden on a train in Japan? In Japan, there are various railroads running in the east, west, south, and north except for Okinawa.
The place I would like to introduce to you is the “Railway Museum” in Omiya City, Saitama Prefecture. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the opening of Japan’s first railroad between Shimbashi and Yokohama on October 14, 1872 (Meiji 5).
At the Railway Museum, visitors can learn about the role of railroads in Japan, changes in railroad technology, and their impact on society, based on the concepts of “railroads,” “history,” and “education.
Specifically, in addition to exhibiting actual rolling stock while recreating scenes from those days, the museum features Japan’s largest railroad diorama, Japan’s first simulator using a “D51” driver’s cab, and hands-on learning using actual and model trains, all of which are full of attractions that will bring you closer to trains.
There are also many places where children can have fun learning about railroads. When you visit Japan, how about experiencing the history of Japanese railroads in a fun way?
They sell unique BENTO at the shop!
We brought our BENTO to the museum!
Railway Museum in Omiya, Saitama (YouTube #Short)
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