Asian Transit & Railway Museums
I have been to a few fine museums in Japan. There are many others that I have not visited. Please refer to my Railroad and Transit Museum links pages for many more museums. Please choose from the following list. They are listed in alphabetical order by country, then by city.
This museum is located under the Maglev station. It is mostly propaganda, but it is a free little museum
This is a neat little museum, with no real English to visit in Shanghai
This was formerly the Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum. It has been greatly expanded and renamed.
This museum is a 10-minute walk from the nearest subway station. It features trams and subways
One of the larger railway museums in Japan, with many Shinkansen’s, a maglev, and more traditional trains.
The largest railway museum in Japan, not too far from Tokyo, and conveniently one stop on a small train line from Omiya Station.
Modern Transportation Museum (closed)
This museum was located under the JR Osaka Loop Line. It closed many years ago, with most objects moving to the Kyoto Railway Museum
This small museum is all about trams. It is located within a Sanedai Subway yards complex, about a 10 minute walk from the subway station.
Arakawa Tram PArk
This is an outdoor park with former Tokyo trams next to the Arakawa (now Sakura) Tram depot.
This museum is all about the Keio Line. It is next to the Keio Line Tama Zoo terminal and a short walk from the Tama Monorail20+2 zoo station.
This museum is all about the Tobu railway, from steam to electric, located under a Tobu line station.
A must stop for a subway fan. A great little museum located under a Tozai Line subway station.
Tokyo Transportation Museum (Closed)
This closed museum was located in Kanda section of Tokyo, right next to the JR Chuo Line. It was rather cramped. The Railway Museum in Omiya is its replacement.
This museum is all bout the Tokyu! Trains, trams and buses.
This is a great operating model railroad the features one man’s collection.
Yokohama Streetcar Museum
This is great museum for the tram fan! It has several examples of Yokohama’s former tram network.