The Railway Museum

  • June 30, 2013 · 12:00 PM
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For this meetup, we are going to visit the Railway Museum in Saitama City.

The Railway Museum was opened on 14 October 2007 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of JR East.  The mission of the museum is to preserve heritage of railways in Japan.  For the purpose, it houses about 30 railway cars from the Meiji period to present, as well as train cab simulators, railway model dioramas, and other displays associated with railways.

The museum is a popular destination for Japanese children and railway enthusiasts. I am not into train culture.  Trains are simply means of transportation to me, but I have been curious about the place since it opened.  Let's check out this unique museum before it gets mobbed by children during their Summer vacation.   This is not a typical Tokyo museum meetup event, but hopefully some of you are interested in joining us.


Location: The Railway Museum (Access Info)
Meeting Time: 12:00PM (12:00)
Meeting Spot: A
round
the South Gate of JR Omiya Station (Floor Plan)
Museum Admission Fee:
¥1,000

The official site of the museum

Chat session over Lunch
Once we get to the museum, we will start our exploration of the place from their cafeteria where dishes and various lunch boxes that are sold at Japanese railroad stations are served. Let's have a chat over your favorite lunch box.



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  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed it. The museum was better than I had imagined. Sorry I lost you guys at the end.

    June 30, 2013

    • Tatsuya

      Hi Kevin, Sorry to have lost you. See you next time.

      June 30, 2013

  • Chris A.

    It was great fun. It was my pleasure to meet everyone. Thank you greatly.

    June 30, 2013

  • Chris A.

    I'm here.

    June 30, 2013

    • Tatsuya

      Do you see us in front of the yellow sign?

      June 30, 2013

  • Tatsuya

    I am outside of the South gate, standing in front of a LOFT sign, a yellow sign.

    June 30, 2013

  • Gail N

    Hi How can i find you?

    June 30, 2013

  • Chris A.

    I'm on the local line! Sorry I will be 12:10. Where do you eat? I can meet there. Sorry.

    June 30, 2013

  • Chris A.

    I'm on the train now. I expect to be on time.

    June 30, 2013

  • Gail N

    Hi, should we wait at the south gate?

    June 30, 2013

    • Tatsuya

      Yes. The meeting spot is at the South gate.

      June 30, 2013

  • Katie

    I completely forgot about this event! I was just reminded by my calendar now. So i won't make it in time.

    June 30, 2013

  • Alex W.

    I am very very sorry to cancel at the last minute. I am not feeling well today, so I thought I would cancel now, just in case someone else could take my spot.

    June 29, 2013

    • Tatsuya

      Thank you for the update. Hope you take a good rest today and feel better.

      June 29, 2013

  • Chris A.

    Are there any free places ? I would love to go.

    June 27, 2013

    • Chris A.

      Many thanks.

      June 27, 2013

    • Chris A.

      That's great. I'm happy to come. I am looking forward to meeting you. Chris.

      June 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm so sorry, some family matter came up... I can't go. Hope to join one of next meetups:)

    June 27, 2013

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