Usui Tōge Railway Village

Museum in Takasaki

Kids, adults and trainspotters alike will love, love, love this rail graveyard-cum-beloved museum of the holy locomotive, with rolling stock, stations, carriages, simulators and years of Japanese rail history in a lovely rural setting. Take the train from Takasaki to Yokokawa Station (¥500, 30 minutes), the end of the Shinetsu main line.

The park is also within easy reach of Karuizawa (22km) for self-drivers.