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Hara Model Railway Museum

Hara Model Railway Museum

The Hara Model Railway Museum opened on July 10, 2012 (Tuesday) in Yokohama, where Japan's first railway opened.

This museum is open to the public to view the world's largest collection of railroad models and railroad-related collections that Nobutaro Hara created and possessed.

The first feature of Shintaro's model trains is a collection that reproduces railway vehicles from all over the world, mainly in Japan, Europe, and the United States, when railways made remarkable progress from steam locomotives to electric locomotives. That's it. You can enjoy the world's railways while staying in Yokohama.

The second feature of Shintaro's model trains is the faithful reproduction of real trains. The model draws electricity from overhead wires and runs on iron rails with iron wheels. Above all, I would like you to pay attention to the "running sound". You can hear the same sound as the real thing with the sound of the joint of the rail. Gears, leaf springs, bearings, swaying pillows, brakes... Although you can't see it from the outside, the model running is realized by installing the technology used in real railways. The museum has prepared one of the world's largest indoor dioramas open to the public, in which a first-gauge (approximately 1/32 scale) model railroad actually runs.

Shintaro had a deep love for railways and technology, and whenever there was a technological innovation in railways, he would actually go to see it anywhere in the world, ride it, and record it on 16mm film and with a camera that was rare at the time. We will introduce some of the huge amount of railway materials, travel materials, and technical materials collected in this way at our museum. You will also be surprised that those technologies are installed in the actual model.

The numerous models and materials that Shintaro collected are valuable not only for the history of railways but also for the history of modern industry. It can also be said to be a yearning for new industries or a dream for new industries.

We are looking forward to your visit.

Detailed info

Business hours
  • 10:00~17:00(最終入館 16:30) ※予告なく営業時間を変更する場合があります。
Price

大人 ¥1,000  中学・高校生 ¥700  小人(4歳以上)¥500 (消費税込)
障がい手帳をお持ちの方と、そのお付添いの方(1名様)は上記料金から300円割引です。窓口にて手帳をご提示ください。

Access
神奈川県横浜市西区高島一丁目1番2号 横浜三井ビルディング2階

JR「横浜駅」徒歩5分、横浜高速鉄道みなとみらい線「新高島駅」徒歩2分
※専用の駐車場はございませんので、ご来館にあたっては公共交通機関または当ビル内および周辺の有料駐車場を ご利用ください。

Closing days
  • 毎週火曜日(祝日の場合は翌営業日に振替)

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