As the name of “Rail Way Building,” all floors are “Popondetta Akihabara,” the shop of model railroads. If you see the diorama in this shop, you may be surprised with its quality. As the biggest amusement, you also play running the train models in the diorama. They have books and buy-and-sell corner.
There are brand new models of Japanese N gage companies, many kinds of ASSY parts, and original freight train designed by Popondetta.
Many kinds of trains are displayed and sold. It must be a great fun for kids to adults.
The starter’s kit of diorama. The kit of structures which is likely in front of the station is only 1900 yen. Train models and rail road are excluded.
These are flags usually in front of the shops. By reproducing in detail, the world of diorama increase its realism.
The posing of people looks so real. In this package, people are enjoying Bon Dance in Summer.
These are the cars in town. Toyota cars and even taxies.
Even the structures under building are replicated. Carpenters are like alive.
This is the process that how diorama is constructed. The hills are made by polystyrene form. Painted and decorated all by hands. The small details make up the great scenery.
You can try to run the model trains between the huge landscapes of diorama (charge needed). The Akihabara station has also faithfully reproduced.
They also sell irresistible magazines and back numbers for railway lovers.
After 7p.m., the diorama changes its light up to night version. It is different from daytime and romantic like an another world.
ADDRESS：Rail Way BLD 3-3-3 Sotokanda Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0021
HOURS OF OPERATION：Weekdays10：00～20：30 Weekends10：00～20：00