In depth explanation by a private guide makes you Japanese rail expert.
Japan has been building the bullet train system all through the country and exported it to overseas. It's safety level is compared to none. City train and subway system are one of the most organized one and also exported to overseas.
Learn about that with a guide who has been a railroad fan since his childhood for more than half a century.
With your request, the tour can be extended to visit the miniture train shops in Akihabara. (extension fee will be requested)
Note: Sundays or school vacation weeks are not recommended as there will be huge number of visiters are expected.
Meet at your hotel at 9:00
Train to the Railroad Museum.
Museum tour for 4 hours.
Move to the Akihabara train shop.
Train back to your hotel or disband at any convenient spot.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 8 hours
Tours not available on Tuesdays as the museums is closed.
The end of the year and beginning of the year are also off.
Trains and subways.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5000 jpy - The value is per person.
Local train fares, admission fees, lunch.
I do not drive travelers but need to use publicly available transportation measures. I do not guide underaged persons nor wheel chaired person alone unless accompanied by his/her family due to local regulation.
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We really enjoyed this tour. It is very educational and interesting. Mr. Akira is so knowledgeable about Japanese history of trains and was an enthusiastic guide. He was also very flexible and able to get us on the bullet train going back to Tokyo. It was a very enjoyable tour. Highly recommended!!