Quick post on the theme park we visited with Cheesiepetit during our stay in Tokyo.
We are running out of new major theme parks to visit so we are starting to explore the lesser-known ones. Who knows we may find a few hidden gems!
Junya loves vehicles in general so we decided to bring him to see some trains this time.
The Keio Rail-Land theme park/Museum is operated by Keio Electric Railway Company and is located in Hino city, Tokyo. It is adjacent to the train station “Tama Dobutsukouen” on the Keio Dobutsuen Line. It’s quite a distance from Tokyo, we drove there and it took us about 40 minutes.
The exit of Tama Dobutsukouen station.
We were greeted by a real bus as we entered the museum. Bus is Junya’s first favorite vehicle. I think now he has advanced to helicopters and Shinkansen haha.
Little bus driver.
One of the most prominent features of the museum is the diorama display, which you get to drive your own mini train for 100 yen for 5 minutes. I can see the boys going crazy with this!
Little train driver.
I didn’t manage to get a picture but there’s also a train driving simulator that is very realistic. You will be coached by a real train-driver and it’s perfect for slightly older kids.
You can dress up for the train photo booth.
Also you get the opportunity to selfie all you want inside a (part of a) train, which you don’t get to do when you ride the real trains in the city. Unless you very buay paiseh hahaha.
Why sit so far apart like they just fought liddis hahaha.
There’s also an outdoor museum where you get to see 5 historical trains by Keio, which has operated for more than 100 years!!
(Only for the train enthusiast) Spot the EMU 6000, 3000, 5000, 2010, and 2400 series, which were retired from the tracks.
Would love to add one of these to Junya’s vehicle collection haha.
Interior of the Keio 3000 series.
There’s also a mini train ride for kids at 100 yen!
If you have toddlers who loves running around, there’s also an indoor playground on the second floor of the main museum for them to spend their energy.
Junya at the ball pit.
It can get pretty crowded during weekends and school holidays!
Hours: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM Museum is closed every Wednesday, year-end and New Year.
Public transit access: Tama-dōbutsukōen Station
Entrance fee: 250 yen for age 3 and above
So basically Cheesiepetit get to go in for free haha.
If you (or your kids) are a fan of Japanese railway, it would be quite a fun visit! The good thing is that after you are done with the theme park/museum, you can just walk across the road to visit the Tama Zoological Park.
Tama Zoological Park
Entrance fee is 600 for adults, kids go in for free!
This Junya already super tired but still wanna walk so baby Sakura’s turn to be in the stroller.
Outside the Insectarium.
It’s quite a large park and a lot of walking to do as most of the enclosures are huge to ensure animals to be able to roam more freely.
Three little cubs.
Two lionesses haha.
That’s all for now!
Leaving for Tokyo again tomorrow so I’ll have to work harder to catch up with updating!