Old Shimbashi Station| Railway History Exhibition Hall

Current Exhibit

Special exhibitions are held under themes such as the history of railways and the local history of the Shiodome neighborhood.

Video Display

It is possible to view videos on plasma displays that tell of the historical circumstances behind the opening of the railway, the appearance of Shimbashi Train Depot in bygone days and the vibrant state of Shiodome.

History of Shiodome Area

Chronological tables and maps showcase the changes in the Shiodome District and the history of the development of the railway.

Scale model of old Shimbashi Station

This shows the overall picture of the Old Shimbashi Station that has been reconstructed in a model with a scale of 1:100 and explains the basic policy of its design.

Floor Window over Remains of Station Building Foundations

Part of the floor of the 1F Exhibition Hall is glass-sided, so it is possible to see the remains of the station building foundation stone as it was when it was opened. You can see in person part of history with the front entrance steps and the pointed end of the platform.

Large Ceramic Tile Reproduction of Hiroshige’s Shimbashi Station

This is a reproduction of the “Tokyo Attractions: Shimbashi Shiodome Steam Car Railway Station Stop” by Utagawa Hiroshige III on a large porcelain panel. Hiroshige III is known for drawing realistic works. This piece became one of the reference materials in determining the color tones of the building stones and exterior when reconstructing this station building.

Excavated Relics

This is a display of remains dug up in an excavation survey. This includes Western pottery used by hired foreigners, metal products used in railway work (e.g. ticket punches and tools) and train earthenware teapots.

Name Old Shimbashi Station: Railway History Exhibition Hall
Address 1-5-3 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-0021
Access 5 minutes on foot from the “Ginza Exit” of JR Shimbashi Station
3 minutes on foot from the “ticket gates in the direction of Shimbashi Station” at Shiodome Station on the Toei Oedo Line
3 minutes on foot from “Exit No. 2” of Shimbashi Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
3 minutes on foot from the “ticket gates in the direction of JR Shimbashi Station/Shiodome” at Shimbashi Station on the Toei Asakusa Line
3 minutes on foot from the ticket gates of Shimbashi Station on New Transit Yurikamome
Opening Hours 10:00 to 17:00 (Last admission 15 minutes before closing)
Closed Days/th> Mondays (However, if this is a public holiday, we are open on this day and the following Tuesday we will be closed)
Admission Fee Free
Opening Hours

10:00 - 17:00 (Last admission 15 minutes before closing)

Closed Days

Mondays (However, if this is a public holiday, we are open on this day and the following Tuesday we will be closed)

Inquiries

1-5-3 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-0021
Tel. 03-3572-1872


Media Support
East Japan Railway Culture Foundation
TEL: 03-5334-0623 /
FAX: 03-5334-0624
2-2-2 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo,
151-0053