Museum in today’s Shiodome area that is a reconstruction of the Shimbashi-Teishajo Station that was the terminus between Shimbashi and Yokohama. Constructed in 1872, this was Japan’s first railway line and a key milestone in the country’s road to modernization. The black steam train in the SL Plaza on the west side of Shimbashi Station was put there to make the centenary of the opening of the railway line. Apart from documenting the history of the this railway line and the area, the museum also includes artefacts from the period such as Western pottery used by hired foreigners and excavated relics such as ticket punches and tools.

The first section of track that connected Tokyo to Yokohama
The Old Shimbashi Station Railway History Exhibition Hall, 1 Chome-5-3 Higashishinbashi, Minato, Tokyo 105-0021
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Getting there
5 minutes on foot from the Ginza Exit of JR Shimbashi Station or 3 minutes on foot from the “ticket gates in the direction of Shimbashi Station” at Shiodome Station on the Toei Oedo Line.
10:00-17:00. The museum is closed on Mondays unless it is a public holiday
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