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Seibu Train Festa | HIDAKA

June 1 @ 09:30 - 15:30

Free
Seibu Train festa

The annual Seibu Train Festa will take place on Saturday June 1st. It is a free event held in the Musashigaoka Carriage Marshalling yard in Hidaka. Normally a freight and operations railway center, the marshalling yard will be open to the public on the day of the festival only.

Seibu Train Festa
Seibu Marshalling yard. Image from Seibu Official website

The festival is very family orientated and will be of particular interest to train lovers of all ages. Apart from having a number of specialty train items on sale on the day, there are a number of events and hands on experiences for all and sundry to try out. Please note you need a special ticket that can be obtained on the official website to enter one section of the specialty store. They will go on sale this Friday (May 24th 2019).

Seibu Train Festa details

There are opportunities to learn about all aspects of the trains with special demonstrations and interactive exhibits. A popular element with kids is the booth where you can dress up in station master and train driver clothes, hats and gloves. Between noon and 12.30 pm there is a photo opportunity with

Seibu Railway Festa
近江鉄道100形 Image from https://tetsudo-ch.com/39122.html

There are a number of train specialty stores participating on the day with limited edition train merchandise on sale. You can also purchase food on the day as there are food booths. They even have stage performances.

Access

This festival is only accessible by train or on foot, i.e no cars. Last year they had a special train that ran into the marshaling yard, but they don’t seem to have that this year.

You can access Musashigaoka from either Koma Station or Hanno station. From the latter there is a free shuttle bus on the day of the festival. From Koma station it is about 12 minutes on foot.

The event will go ahead in the case of light rain, but it maybe cancelled if there is heavy rain or stormy weather. 

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Details

Date:
June 1
Time:
09:30 - 15:30
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Event Tags:
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Website:
https://www.seiburailway.jp/guide/event-campaign-info/event/musashigaoka2018/index.html

Venue

Seibu Railway Musashigaoka Carriage Marshalling Yard
Dai, 462-1
Hidaka-shi,, Saitama-ken 〒350-1253
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