Hara Model Railway Museum

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Hara Model Railway Museum

The Hara Model Railway Museum is located in Yokohama, where Japan's first railway started. The museum opens to the public a massive collection of models trains, said to be the largest in the world, made and possessed by Nobutaro Hara. The collection also includes many railway collectables other than the model trains.

One of the features of Hara's models is that they recreate cars from Japan, Europe, the United States, and other places around the globe. From steam locomotives to electric locomotives, those tell of an age when railways were making tremendous advances. With those models, visitors can enjoy the world's railways without ever leaving Yokohama.

Information

Area

Yokohama Station

Opening Hours

10 am to 5 pm (last entry at 4:30 pm)
Closed on Tuesdays (if Tuesday is a national holiday, the museum will close the day after)

Address

2F Yokohama Mitsui Building, 1-1-2 Takashima, Nishi-ku, Yokohama

URL

http://www.hara-mrm.com/english/index.html

Closest Railway Station

Shin-Takashima Station (Minatomirai Line), Yokohama Station

Tel

045-640-6699

Ticket Info

Adults: 1,000 yen, Junior high and high school students: 700 yen, Children (four and older): 500 yen

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