The Yokohama Tramway, nicknamed the "Chin-Chin Tramway," served the people of Yokohama for 70 years from 1904 to 1972. The Yokohama Tram Museum opened in August 1973, a year after the tramway was discontinued, on the former site of the Takigashira Rolling Stock Factory, and was rebuilt in 1983 on the first floor of the current municipal housing complex.
Inside the museum, seven streetcar cars, stop signs, and paving stones have been preserved in their original form, and the museum has been recreated so that visitors can feel the "time" and "atmosphere" of the time when streetcars were running.
In the history section, the theme of "Yokohama's Development and Transportation" is explained in an easy-to-understand manner, from the reclamation of Yoshida Shinden, which was the foundation of Yokohama's development, to the opening of the port of Yokohama, the Great Kanto Earthquake, post-war reconstruction, the heyday of the streetcar system, and its discontinuation, as well as the six major projects that formed the basis of Yokohama's urban planning and the transition to the subway system.
A streetcar that used to run through the streets of Yokohama is on display. Enjoy a trip back in time by sitting in a seat in a retro tramcar. You can also sit in the driver's cab. You can also take a commemorative photo wearing a school cap.
|Address||3-1-53 Takigashira, Isogo-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa -ken|
|Business Hour*1||9:30 to17:00 (Admission until 16:30 p.m.)|
|Closed*2||Every Monday (or the next day if Monday is a national holiday), New Year's holidays (12/29 - 1/3) The museum is also open on Mondays during spring, summer, and winter vacations.|
|Genre*3||Industrial design, history|
|Entrance Fee*4||Adults (high school students and older) 300 yen, 3 years old to junior high school students 100 yen|
|Access*5||Take the city bus from Yoshinomachi or Bandobashi Subway Stations and get off at Takigashira Bus stop, or take the city bus from JR Negishi or Kamiooka Stations and get off at Yokohama Tram Museum. Take the Keikyu Bus from Yokohama Station East Exit and get off at Takigashira Bus Stop.|
|*1 The last day of an exhibition or event may end early. *2 There are also end-of-year and temporary closures *3 Blanks refer to all genres. *4 Admission prices may vary depending on the event. Check for senior citizens, children and group discounts.*5 The times shown are approximate.|