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“Interesting History But Not Special”

Old Shimbashi Station
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Evening Tokyo Walking Food Tour of Shimbashi
Reviewed 26 December 2016

The building can be difficult to find but it is worth visiting and the railroad system has certainly changed around this area with the Yamanote Line and various high speed trains rattling by. The square in from the Shimbashi Station has an old train, amusingly right next to an open air smoking area.

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Reviewed 28 May 2016

Tōkaidō Line, Japan's first long railway line connecting Tokyo and Kansai area such as Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe, and started station was Shimbashi station, not Tokyo station which is the current starting station of Tokaido line. Here you will have some monuments remiding Japan's railway history though now surrounded by many skyscrapers.

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Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

When you look at the huge and chaotic Tokyo stations now, it's hard to imagine where it started, so this could be of interest. Hard to find but look for the buildings that appear in the photos. Unfortunately the building is not original and is mostly filled with a restaurant. There is a tiny exhibit downstairs about the original station and then a special exhibit upstairs about the Baltimore railroad(?). All free. OK if you're walking past, otherwise you need to be an enthusiast.

Thank mrdom
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Reviewed 24 June 2015

The building is at the first train station in Tokyo, and the exterior of the building which was built in 1872 and still in their care until today. Here you can find various information related to this transport, especially the history and variety of collections that they show.

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Reviewed 24 December 2012

This evening finally I found this museum. It is not as big as other museums in Tokyo. They only have two floors exhibition room. However this place is very important. If you admire railway system in Japan you should take a look at its history.

This Old Shimbashi Station is the first train station in Japan. In this building there is also 0 mile point that mark the first point for railway to connect shimbashi and yokohama.

You can enjoy several collection (old advertisement, tickets, maps, train model, etc.). Unfortunately for displayed things, they don't provide English explanation. The good thing, they still have video corner that has english explanatory.

This place is good for you who interests in history while hanging out in Ginza, Shimbashi or Shiodome area.

Free entrance fee!

5  Thank Ghanz
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