Tobu Museum
Sumida-ku: Museum
 
Tobu Museum: Sumida-ku
Sumida-ku / Museum
Open 10am-4:30pm (enter by 4pm). Closed Mondays.
Y200 admission
Average visit time: 20-40 minutes

A three-minute "Steam Locomotive Show," with spinning wheels and loud whistling, is held four times a day and is one of the main attractions at this local train museum. Another draw is the 13-minute "Panorama Show," held five times a day on a large HO-scale layout. This show represents a day in the life of Tobu Railways, starting at dawn when the first trains and subways of the day begin running.

The museum offers plenty of hands-on activities for younger visitors, who can operate train and bus simulators and run model trains on a couple of different layouts. Visitors can also climb aboard several train cars from various eras, and visit the museum's observation deck to catch a wheel-height view of passing trains on the adjacent Tobu line tracks.

Other exhibits focus on Tobu Railway history, railway maps, train tracks, a stationmaster's office, a scale model of a German castle, and the local crafts and history of the eastern-Tokyo communities that Tobu serves. Toy die-cast trains and buses are the biggest sellers at the museum shop.

The museum is located next to a station on Tobu's Skytree line, just two stops away from Tokyo Skytree.










Sumida-ku, Higashi-Mukojima 4-28-16.
1 minute from Higashi Mukojima Station (Tobu Skytree line)
東京都墨田区東向島4-28-16
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