The railway museum in Omiya

Experience Japanese train history at the railway museum in Omiya

The railway museum in Omiya, is definitely a must visit spot for a fan of Japanese trains, but also other people can happily spend their time here.

For Shinkalion fans, this museum is known as the Shinkansen Ultra Evolution Institute.

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This museum has plenty of space, you can see old expresses and the first model Shinkansen.

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Japanese Shinkansens & trains

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The rolling stock is the highlight

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The largest exhibit is the railway turntable on the 1st floor

You can experience a simulation of an old steam locomotive.

Enjoy your virtual train journey in Omiya

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You can see old sleeping cars. Moreover, you can buy some famous Ekibens (Lunch boxes sold at train stations ) that are sold at various stations across Japan.

Our choice was the Tan ton bento from Sendai station.

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We ate this special lunch box in one of the countless old trains. There were some trains in the field of this museum. You can enjoy your lunch in them without actually riding one.

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Bento box

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How to access the railway museum in Omiya

You should take a new shuttle to the railway museum from Omiya station.

The Omiya station is not that small, the reaching the platform of the new shuttle is a “little bit” difficult.

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Japanese Shinkansens & trains

You can find more information and our advices here!