【Museum Map】Know More About Japanese Railroad at TOBU Museum
There has lots of interesting museum in Japan. All of them are special and can let you spend all day to have fun in it.
If you are interesting in Japanese railroad, you must like the Museum I would like to share you today!
Today I would like to introduce you TOBU museum, the museum just near by HIGASHIMUKOUJIMA station of Tokyo Skytree Line.
TOBU Museum is a museum about Japanese railroad and other public transport in Japan which open at the ceremony of TOBU RAILWAY. There has eight area in this museum that has different topic. You can know the history of Japan’s public transport in this museum.
When you arrive at HIGASHIMUKOUJIMA station, you can see the direction of TOBU museum immediately. Swing right and go straight then you will see museum’s gate.
Black poster on the left is the poster of SEIKO museum. I’ll introduce this museum next time.
This is the entrance of TOBU museum.
When enter the museum, you will see TOKYO SKYTREE's mascot stand in front of you.
Ticket vending machine is on the right.
It’s looks like one in any railroad station.
Just buy the ticket like buy the railroad ticket.
This is how ticket looks like.
There has different railroad car’s picture on each ticket.
I lost my ticket after enter the museum. Museum staff are very kind that he gave me new one, but the picture are not the same one.
(By the way, it’s amazing that museum staff are all can tell you which model it is after see the cars picture.)
There has Free locker in the museum.
You can put your bags and luggages in it so that you may not worry about where to put them .
You can also put babycars near the locker too.
The first thing we will see after through the entrance is...
The train No.5 which TOBU Railway used when they start the servises.
There has a same model which display outdoor. No.5 have simulation show four or five times a day.
The show is a five minutes simulation of train running on the railway. When the show on, it’s just like we came back to the year that the train be used.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3XAEVBIjjI Show’s video
In front of train No.5, there is the cars made from wood used about 100 years ago.
Yellow light, brown floor, navi sofa, and the smell of wood in the air let me want to sit here forever!
Almost all train display here are can be entered and can be touch.
When go inside one of those cars, you can start a travel with it and your imagine. We can not go many place once but we can use our imagination to travel the whole world.
In the museum, you not only can enter a train but also can “drive it”
Whether children or adult, you can enjoy the diving simulate here.
Don’t worry about you can’t not drive will, just try with the easy mode and have fun.
If you want to drive just like real diver, there has two kinds of simulate can let you challenge.
There has many young diver dive very will that day!
The way to drive simulation train are all a little bit different. If you want to try every simulation train, it will cost you half a day but I think it’s worth it.
I really don’t know how to drive so I choose to drive the most easy one with easy mode.
Haha! I am the train driver today!! (for five minutes)
The model I drive is that can see the toy train run on the railway by your drive. And you also can see the sight from driver sit on the train by the monitor.
Picture is what I make a mistake when stop at the plaform.
I think I should better just be a passenger.XD
Then I go on the second floor.
there are lot of display like diver’s uniform and station’s old singboard.
You can go inside the stationmaster room to see what actually looks like.
And there has timetable on the wall that is same as the real one.
If want to know more about each model of TOBU railway, don’t forget to watch the panorama show. The show will introduce TOBU’s train one by one. You can learn a lot by watching this show!
Watch the show on second floor just like flying in the sky!
There has seats at the first floor so you can seat here and see clearly every train.
And there has two train you can drive druing the show.(500 yen for charge.)
Resting area is at the second floor that the seat all made by old train or bus chair.
There has no reastrant here but you can take a rest and eat
I was know nothing about Japan railway before I came to this museum, and have nothing interesting in it too. But after I came to this museum, I found that it is really has a lot of interesting things of Japan railway that I didn’t notice before, and I really want to come here again.
If you are finish the trip of TOBU museum, you can take its ticket to the Mcdonald's near the HIGASHIMUKOUSHIMA station so you can buy frice or ice cream in a discounted prices.
The glutton like me will not let this chance go...
So I go to Mcdonald's and have a frice immidately.
Address: 4-28-16, Higashimukōjima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo.
Open hour：10:00~ 16:30 (Last addimition: 16:00)
business closure : Monday, New year holiday (12/29-1/3)
Adult 200 yen children 100 yen (4~ junior high)
Group: (above 20 person) Adult 100 yen children 50 yen (3~ junior high)
Babycar parking、Free locker、vending machine、reasting area (outside food allowed)
- 4-28-16, Higashimukōjima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo. MAP