About Tokyo Subway Museum
The Subway Museum, located in Edogawa Ward, is a railroad museum featuring the subway, a rarity in the world.
The Subway Museum is a facility where visitors can enjoy learning about the history of subways in Japan and how they work, and is recommended for both adults and children.
Official web page
Adults 210 yen, Children 100 yen (4 years old +) Opening hours: 10.00-17.00
Every Monday (if it falls on a holiday, then it will continue to be closed on Tuesday; it opens on Monday of the 2nd/3rd week of August)
December 30-January 3
How to get there
It’s a little far away, 30 minutes from Shinjuku, but to be specific, take the Tozai subway line to Kasai Station and get off.
The simple main entrance of the museum
Buy your own ticket at the machine now and go through the gate (the ticket is the same as the kind you get in Tokyo nowadays)
The museum is divided into 13 areas, and the whole is divided into a learning area (various panels and models explaining how the subway was excavated, carriage manufacturing, early history, etc.) and an experience area (models and simulators). It takes an hour if you’re fast, but you’ll have to wait in line to play with the simulator on weekends.
Early subway display
This is the first Tokyo subway in 1927, the Ginza and Marunouchi lines.
In addition to the preserved carriages, there are wax figures inside to recreate the scene.
The stations are also restored.
There are also displays from the scientific point of view, such as excavation tools, methods, etc.
In addition, there are many modern subway cars that you can visit.
This is an oversized, 360-degree model of the railroad that shows the subway system near the Tokyo Tower – so you can see how the subway crosses underground.
This is Eva’s favorite driving simulator (P.S. FYI: There is also an airplane simulator at the Mitsubishi Museum of Science and Technology in Yokohama)
There are also souvenir stores
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This theater is actually playing cartoons.