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For Children and Railway fans ! Tour to The Railway Museum

(4) Reviews
5h $ 106 Price up to 12 people

Highlights

  • The Railway Museum (expected stay for 2-3 hours) (open: 10:00-18:00 (last entry at 17:30) except Tuesdays)
  • About one hour by train from Tokyo, about 80 minutes by train from JR Yokohama station、

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105.60 USD

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Support for moving by the stick or wheelchair during the tour.
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Overview

The Railway Museum in Omiya city (about one hour by train from Tokyo) is a very popular for children and railways fans in Japan. It's a wonderful facility to enjoy the exhibitions of many formerly actually used trains in Japan.

What to Expect

It'll be my pleasure to guide you to The Railway Museum in Omiya city. It is very popular among Japanese especially for children and railway fans. I recommend children and railway fans from abroad to visit there.

At the museum, you can learn the history and technology of railway in Japan, enjoy the exhibitions of many previously actually used train cars, experience train operation using interesting simulators, etc.

The museum's big collection of formerly used train cars includes steam and diesel locomotives, and retired Shinkansen (Bullet train), passenger and freight cars. Many of them can be entered or viewed from under.

The eatery and rooftop garden provide nice views of trains in service passing by. There are also an outdoor jungle gym and play areas for children, as well as an area with small tracks and mini trains, which visitors can try to operate (additional fee applies).

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Highlights

  • The Railway Museum (expected stay for 2-3 hours) (open: 10:00-18:00 (last entry at 17:30) except Tuesdays)
  • About one hour by train from Tokyo, about 80 minutes by train from JR Yokohama station、

Important

I can also guide you Okinawa, Kagoshima, Hiroshima, Kobe, Osaka, Nara, Kyoto, Shiga, Shimane, if you can pay my transportation fee from Tokyo or Yokohama.

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up in Tokyo 23 wards area,
What‘s not included
1. transportation fee (both you and guide):
e.g. 1) JR Shinjuku station - Omiya - The Railway Museum (two ways) : Adult 1320 Yen Children (6 years old - younger than 12 years: 660 Yen. 2) JR Tokyo station - Omiya - The Railway Museum (two ways) : Adult 1480 Yen Children (6 years old - younger than 12 years: 740 Yen. 3) JR Yokohama station - Omiya - The Railway Museum (two ways) : Adult 2220 Yen. Children (6 years old - younger than 12 years) 1110 Yen,
2. admission fee (both you and guide): Adult: 1000 Yen Elementary/Junior High/High -school Students: 500 Yen Children (Preschool children 3 years and up): 200 Yen,
3. lunch
Depart From
Saitama , Kanagawa, Tokyo, Yokohama
Meeting Point
At your hotel or place of your request
Ending Point
At your hotel or convenient place for you
Duration
5 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 12 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. How much will the transportation cost in the tour be?

A1. Information about some examples (as of January 1, 2018):
JR Shinjuku station - Omiya - The Railway Museum (two ways) : Adult 1320 Yen, Children (6 years old - younger than 12 years) 660 Yen,
JR Tokyo station - Omiya - The Railway Museum (two ways) : Adult 1480 Yen, Children (6 years old - younger than 12 years) 740 Yen,
JR Yokohama station - Omiya - The Railway Museum (two ways) : Adult 2220 Yen, Children (6 years old - younger than 12 years) 1110 Yen,

Q2. What will the admission fee be?

A2. Adult: 1000 Yen, Elementary, Junior High and High -school Students: 500 Yen, Children (Preschool children 3years and up): 200 Yen) (as of January 1, 2018)

Q3. When is the Railway Museum is open?

A3. 10:00-18:00 (last entry by 17:30, except holidays (Every Tuesday and the New Year's holidays) (as of August 1, 2016)

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 4 )
Joanne Joanne United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ best layover tour guide experience ”

Shinishiro-san was very friendly and informative. He was patient and very accommodating during our all too brief but fun tour of Tokyo during our layover there. If you are looking for a great tour guide to show you around Japan, we highly recommend him! We know we will when decide to come back to visit Japan again.

Shinichiro:

Dear Joanne, Thank you for your comment. It's my great pleasure and honor to be your guide on January 14. Though it's a very challenging and a little bit hard schedule to visit Tokyo Tower, Akihabara, and Asakura by your requests within about four hours because of your layover (stopover) at Narita airport, we could manage it by your strong cooperation. I was very impressed by wonderful harmony and relationship among your family members of three generations. Please give my best regards to them. Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any questions about Japan-related things. Very best wishes for health and happiness of your family. Sincerely Yours, Shin (Shinichiro Hazeki)

Colleen Colleen United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Yokohama in a day ”

Shin is experienced, knowledgeable, punctual, and friendly which are the qualities of an excellent tour guide. Our group of eight were fortunate to have Shin show us Yokohama. Our extensive itinerary included Sankeien Gardens, a nice Japanese lunch, a tea ceremony in the Landmark Tower, Silk Museum, flower display in Yamashita Park, and Chinatown. He was so helpful in even reserving the bus transfer to Haneda Airport. Thanks for giving us such unforgettable memories!

Shinichiro:

Dear Colleen, Thank you for your review comments. It was my great pleasure and honor to be a tour guide for you and your group members in Yokohama, and to know that you enjoyed the tour. Please give my best regards to your group members. I'll be happy to answer any of your Japan- and/or Japanese-related questions, if any. Very best wishes for your health and happiness. Shin

chi Chi United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 years ago

I have booked many tour guides in Japan in August 2015, and Mr. Shinichiro was one of my tour guides. I have to say he is the best tour guide out 6 guides I booked.He is well prepare, organize, and help you with anything you need. I booked with him all day Toykyo and all day Yokohama and both day, we have such a great time. His english was excellent. He even help me to resolve my limobus that I booked. I booked a round trip from the airport to hotel and hotel back to airport, but I have the dates wrong, I have it on the same day as when I arrived and leave. I try to explain to the guy at the limobus counter, but he didn't understand, so I asked Mr. shinichiro to help and he told don't worried everything is ok, its just a misunderstanding, the company will understand and will straighten wit... read more

Shinichiro:

Dear Ms. Chi, Thank you for your message. I'm happy that you returned home safely. I think you are now very busy again in your business and at home. I hope you and your family enjoyed the stay in Japan. It was my great pleasure to be a tour guide for you in Tokyo and Yokohama and I also enjoyed wonderful time with you. I really appreciate it. Please give my best regards to your family: your husband, your mother-in-law, and young members who must have had the fresh stimulus during stay in Japan. Best wishes for your continuous success in your business and happiness of you and your family. Please take care of yourself. Sincerely Yours, Shinichiro (August 20, 2015)

chi Chi United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 years ago

I have booked many tour guides in Japan in August 2015, and Mr. Shinichiro was one of my tour guides. I have to say he is the best tour guide out 6 guides I booked.He is well prepare, organize, and help you with anything you need. I booked with him all day Toykyo and all day Yokohama and both day, we have such a great time. His english was excellent. He even help me to resolve my limobus that I booked. I booked a round trip from the airport to hotel and hotel back to airport, but I have the dates wrong, I have it on the same day as when I arrived and leave. I try to explain to the guy at the limobus counter, but he didn't understand, so I asked Mr. shinichiro to help and he told don't worried everything is ok, its just a misunderstanding, the company will understand and will straighten w... read more

Shinichiro:

Dear Ms. Chi, Thank you for your message. I'm happy that you returned home safely. I think you are now very busy again in your business and at home. I hope you and your family enjoyed the stay in Japan. It was my great pleasure to be a tour guide for you in Tokyo and Yokohama and I also enjoyed wonderful time with you. I really appreciate it. Please give my best regards to your family: your husband, your mother-in-law, and young members who must have had the fresh stimulus during stay in Japan. Best wishes for your continuous success in your business and happiness of you and your family. Please take care of yourself. Sincerely Yours, Shinichiro (August 20, 2015)

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