2023 will marks the 30th anniversary of “Railway Day”.
Japanese train spotters take their hobby very seriously (ever seen the contest where people do vocal impressions of all the different train types?). Actually, all of Japan takes railways seriously, which is why we have awesome trains like the Shinkansen and why the Ministry of Land Transport is the official organizer of this event.
Timed to coincide with National Railway Day, there will be booths from the main rail companies and Thomas the Tank Engine — perennial favourite of pre-school children everywhere — will be there too.Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.