Tokyo transportation and subway museums 東京の交通博物館

the tokyo files archives 東京ファイル

People often reach my blog with the search terms “Tokyo Transportation Museum”, “Tokyo Subway Museum”, or “Tokyo Train Museum”. Fair enough. Let me tell you what I know.

There are several museums in the Tokyo area related to trains, subways, and transportation. The ones I know are:

(1) Tobu Museum of Transportation & Culture 東武博物館 (map)

  • 35 minutes from central Tokyo

(2) (Oume) Ome Railway Park and Museum 青梅鉄道公園 (map)

  • 70-80 minutes from central Tokyo
  • a.k.a. “Oume Tetsudo No Koen” or “Oumetetsudeo Park”

(3) JR East Railway Museum 鉄道博物館 (Tetsudo Hakubutsukan) (map)

  • ~50-60 minutes from Tokyo Station
  • Just north of Omiya Station in Saitama, the museum is reached by the New Shuttle ニューシャトル, “a manually driven rubber-tyred people mover”

(4) Tokyo Metro Museum 地下鉄博物館 (map) (formerly the Subway Museum 地下鉄博物館)

  • 25 minutes from Tokyo Station on the Tozai Line
  • a.k.a. ちかはく Chika haku (short…

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