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Nagahama Railway Museum (長浜鉄道スクエア)


Museum / Science Museum

A railroad museum located in Kitafuna-cho, Nagahama City. The museum consists of the former Nagahama Station building, constructed in 1882 and the oldest extant station building in Japan; the Nagahama Railway Culture Hall, and the Hokuriku Line Electrification Memorial Hall. Visitors can tour areas of the station building such as the old waiting area and stationmaster’s office as well as view relevant exhibits. In addition, the museum has train models, a D51 steam locomotive which visitors are allowed to sit in the driver’s seat, and an ED70 ac electric locomotive. The museum’s observation deck offers a super close view of the trains running on the Hokuriku Line track.


Shiga Pref. Nagahamashi Kitafunachou 1-41 (Hikone / NagahamaArea)

phone 0749634091

9:30-17:00(Latest entry16:30)

Review of Nagahama Railway Square

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/10/16 Photographable old building
The building sits nicely on its site. It is said to be the oldest existing railroad station building in the country.

We were here for autumn foliage and the trees in front of the building were at...
Reviewed:2018/04/08 Rail Fanatics Heaven.
A small, but very well set-out museum. Being a steam train enthusiast, we took our time to check-out the exhibits.
Reviewed:2015/02/23 Interesting but only in Japanese
The building and the trains inside are very beautiful and interesting. But if you can not read Japanese Language it will be boring.

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Shiga Pref. Nagahamashi Kitafunachou 1-41 [map]
Hikone / NagahamaArea
9:30-17:00(Latest entry16:30)
[Admission fee] Adults300yen, Elementary/Junior High School Students 150yen
* Admission fee is different during the event period, 20 discounts for 20 people or more
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*Station west parking lot is available adjacent
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Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Visitors to Shiga prefecture are almost always hopping east across the prefectural border from Kyoto, and they are almost certainly Lake Biwa-bound. Covering an area of 670 square kilometers, Lake Biwa makes up the bulk of Shiga prefecture, with beautiful lakeside paths that offer myriad walking and cycling opportunities, connecting a string of museums, shrines, and picturesque views that finally lead you to Hikone Castle on the eastern side of the lake.