Takigashira, Isogo Ward, Yokohama City, where the Yokohama Tram Preservation Museum is located, is located along the Horiwari River on the way from Kannai in Yokohama towards Isogo on National Route 16.
This site, which was once the site of Yokohama City Tram's Takigashira vehicle factory, is now the Yokohama City Bus Takigashira office, and the first floor of the adjacent municipal housing is the City Tram Preservation Museum. It is quite rare to find a museum with a residential building above.
What's in the Yokohama Tram Preservation Museum?
There are currently 7 vehicles stored here. You can freely go inside and sit in the driver's seat and enjoy the retro atmosphere while touching the wooden handrail.
This cream-colored vehicle with blue lines also appeared in the movie "From Up on Poppy Hill" (produced by Studio Ghibli, 2011), which was set in Yokohama in 1963.
The old streetcar has a classic interior and has a nice atmosphere that could be renovated into a small bar.
This is the interior of a relatively new vehicle.
The floor is made of wood, but it looks similar to the interior of modern trains and buses. This one is quite retro, but if you compare it, the older cars look more luxurious.
It's not just the cars on display. Railway dioramas such as N gauge and 0 gauge have also been renovated, and new vehicles are running in N gauge.