At the annual Seibu Train Festa, there is something for train fans young and old. This event is a rare chance to see inside Seibu's largest vehicle inspection facility. Demonstrations, exhibits, and interactive and experiential booths deepen your understanding of how trains and the train system works. Kids particularly will enjoy playing in the ultra-cute kid-sized trains, trying on the train conductor's uniforms, and watching some of the most elaborate miniature train sets. Train enthusiasts also take this opportunity to buy limited edition Seibu railway goods and parts (note that you will need to get an electronic admission ticket to this special sales corner -- see the Seibu website for details). Enjoy all-day stage events and the special train-themed food fair.
Only on the day of the event, there will be special direct trains from Hanno Station (Seibu Ikebukuro Line) and Koma Station (Seibu Chichibu Line) to the venue for the convenience of visitors. There will also be free shuttle service to and from Hanno Station. Visitors are discouraged from driving in private cars.
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For Sherilyn Siy, Asia is home. Born in Hong Kong, Sherilyn spent time in the Philippines, China, and now lives in Japan. She speaks English, Filipino, Chinese (or putonghua), and Hokkien, her family's local dialect. Running is one of her favorite ways to explore Japan. She proudly finished the 2015 Tokyo Marathon -- her first ever full marathon -- in 4 hours and 37 minutes. She was absolutely psyched when she got selected again to run the new Tokyo Marathon route in 2018. She hopes to complete other races in Japan.