Facility Information

Shinji Sogo Memorial Museum

An honorary Saijo Citizen, Shinji Sogo served as the second mayor of Saijo City and subsequently as the fourth president of Japan Railways. With his fiery passion and transcendent skill, he realized his dream of a super-express project never before seen in the world, the Tokaido Bullet Train.
At the memorial center, we introduce not only the lifelong achievements of the “father of the bullet train” but also his beloved nature as “Old Man Thunder.”


Shinji Sogo Memorial Museum
Open Hours 9am – 6pm
Regular Holiday Closed Wednesdays
(If Wednesday is a holiday, closed the following day)
Admission fee Entrance is free
sketch map

Exhibit Information

His beloved possessions

・A recreation of his study
・Shinji Sogo’s handwritten calligraphy
・His beloved possessions


Goods for sale

Various items are for sale here, only available at the memorial center.