A special event taking place at the Niigata City Art Museum celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Thomas the Tank Engine series, which has been loved by children across the world for decades. The event will have a range of items on display, including around 180 original illustrations from the books, and props used in the filming of the TV series.
There will also be limited edition Thomas the Tank Engine merchandise available to purchase, including tote bags, coffee mugs, coloring books, and more.
Adult admission to the event is priced at 1000 yen.
The Niigata City Art Museum is located approximately 10 minutes by taxi from Niigata Station, served by the Joetsu Shinkansen, the Echigo Line, the Hakushin Line, and the Shinetsu Main Line.
Buses are also available from the station to the museum - you'll find the bus area located outside the Bandai Exit. Take the C6 Yachiyobashi Line for around 15 minutes to the Nishiboridori 8 Bancho stop. From there, the museum is around 5 minutes away on foot.
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