3H ¥310~¥1,330 Culture
1H from Tokyo

The Railway Museum opened in Omiya, Saitama City, on October 14, 2007 as the main project to commemorate the 20th anniversary of JR East.
In July 2018, the new South Wing was opened and the permanent exhibits in the Main Wing were completely renewed. This renewal has transformed the museum into a museum that develops a rich story of people and railroads from a variety of perspectives by dividing the museum into five stations : rolling stock, history, work, science, and the future.

Recommended point

The "Train Station" is the museum's largest exhibition room with 36 cars on display. Other vehicles are also displayed in the South Building and around the Mini Driving Park.

Recommended point

Five stations (exhibition rooms) with themes of "train car," "science," "work," "history," and "future. Centering on hands-on exhibits, a rich story of people and railroads is told from a variety of perspectives.

Recommended point

Experience simulated train driving with the "mini driving train" and "simulator! Don't miss one of the largest railroad dioramas in Japan.


3-47 Onari-cho, Omiya-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama, 330-0852 Japan

Access Information

New Shuttle Train Line from Omiya Station
Get off at The Railway Museum station, 1 minute walk.

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Business hours

10:00 AM -5:00 PM (last admission 4:30 PM)

Regular holidays and closed days

Tuesdays, Year-end and New Year holidays


Same-day admission ¥1,330 for adults, ¥620 for elementary, junior high and high school students, ¥310 for infants (3 years old and older and preschool children)

Parking Information

¥1,000 for cars / per day (tax included)
¥2,040 for group bus / per day (tax included)


Foreign language support (app. brochure): English, Traditional, Simplified, Korean, French, German, Spanish, Thai, Indonesian.

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