JRA Racing Museum was established on the purpose to secure a place for deepen a correct knowledge and understanding with the presentation of horse racing from the cultural aspect , in order to be useful to build the basis for healthy development of horse racing . The Museum was opened to the public on Saturday, October 26, 1991. Equine Cultural Affairs Foundation of Japan is run by current.
The contents of the Museum are the Memorial Hall of Fame which exhibits award famous horses and horsemen, the Gallery and the Special Exhibition Room for various exhibitions, three permanent exhibition rooms, the Museum Hall for multipurpose like exhibitions and events. Paddock equipped with high technology facilities, the Entrance Hall, etc.
In front of the Museum, there is a walkthrough promenade in the shape of the Epsom Racecourse, and on non-racing days, there is a recreation area within the racecourse for the enjoyment of family visitors.
We are all looking forward to welcoming you to the Museum.
The exhibits in this part of the museum introduce the attraction of horse racing from a variety of angles, and the special exhibitions are held in spring and autumn.
Special exhibition ( spring , 2013 )
“ Tokyo Yushun ( Japanese Derby )
and Tokyo Racecorse ”
“ The 10th Horse-Photograph
The Memorial Hall introduces the Hall of Fame horses and horsemen which have mede exceptional contributions to the development of Horseracing in Japan. The Memorial Hall displays portraits, bronze statues and related information of these horses and horsemen.
Bronze Statue of “Vodka “
( Awarded in 2011 as the 29th Hall
of Fame horse )
Exhibition Room 1
●The Development of Racing -300 years of Thoroughbred Romance
Visitors can learn in a comprehensible way about the birth of racing history in the United Kingdom , France, the United States, Japan and other countries through Photographs and captions.
Also exhibited are miniature georama reproducing the "The Crowd at Epsom Racecourse on the Derby day in 1856" and the "Horse Racing in Japan in the end of Edo Era ".
Horse Racing in Japan
(The End of Edo Era / Georama)
The Crowd at Epsom Racecourse
(The Derby Day, 1856 / Georama)
Exhibition Room 2
Understanding of racing horses and the backstage of racing in progress is introduced here. Actually used devices, while there are various to see and experience racing through state-of-the-art technology. This corner introduces the mechanism of the present racing from every aspect.
〈The Starting Gate〉
The actual starting gate is exhibited, which produced based on JSS30 type gate. Here astride a life-size model of a racehorse, you will become a jockey and experience the thrill of opening the gates for the race. In addition, you can become a member of the starter, and set the race in motion.
With astride robot racehorse, the screen in front of you reflects what you would see in a race. The screen will depict either the turf course or the dirt course at Tokyo Racecourse. The robots have two speeds, adjusted for beginners or experienced riders.
Exhibition Room 3
Nowadays, the horse racing is held all over the world. This corner introduces the horse racing of the world and the internationalization of horse racing in Japan. In addition, mementos of Japan Cup winning horses, such as racing colors, whips and horseshoes, are on display.
Racing colors and whips of Mairzy Doates
( The winning horse of 1st Japan Cup )
The Museum Hall (Uma no Manabiya)
There is the 150-inch projection monitor to show the various movies about horses and equine culture, with the graphical explanation panels and display of the concerned materials.
The exhibits in this hall introduce the horseracing culture and equine culture.
Three full-scale horse models (thoroughbred, draft horse and Japanese native pony) are displayed for comprehending the differences as each species.
The events are often held in the hall as multipurpose space.
- Opening Hours
On race days and Racing off-course betting days : 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
On other days : 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
- Days Closed
On March to November : Every Monday and Tuesday except national holiday
On January, February and December : Every Monday, Tuesday and Friday except national holiday
Year-end to New year's holiday, and other days
- Admission Fee
- Free (\200 racecourse admission fee on race day)
- From Keio Line Higashi-fuchu Station, a 10-minutes walk.
From Keio Line Fuchu Keiba Seimon Mae Station, a 7-minutes walk.
From Keio Line Fuchu Station, a 18-minutes walk.
From JR Musashino Line / Nambu Line Fuchu-Honmachi Station,
a 18-minutes walk.
From Seibu Tamagawa Line Koremasa Station, a 20-minutes walk.
- JRA Racing Museum
JRA Tokyo Racecourse 1-1 Hiyoshi-cho, Fuchu-shi,
Tokyo 183-8550 Japan
TEL : 042-314-5800
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