I visited the Railway Museum on 31st May 2008, starting my journey at Ōmiya JR train station. The Railway museum is about 1.2 km away, so I decided to walk there. Another alternative is to take a local train to the station next to the Museum.
In the courtyard near the main entrance is a D51 steam locomotive display. This train has got a really huge smoke box!
Before I left the Museum, I exchanged the swipe card with a souvenir card to take home with me.