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Scmaglev and Railway Park

3-2-2, Kinjofuto, Minato-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 455-0848, Japan
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Ranked #4 of 97 attractions in Nagoya
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
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Breda, The Netherlands
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Just kidding, a great museum to spend a few hours, beautiful building and great exhibit. One of the highlights to me was the Diorama room. The "pro" league of model railroads. As we were traveling Japan on a JR Rail-pass it was super to see the stations and trains we had just visited. The only peculiar thing is that this... More

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Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

This museum was fun to visit and was worth the side trip from Nagoya city. Easy to reach via a new train line, it is in an otherwise unassuming location. But in Japanese style there was still a 7/11 nearby so no need to go hungry! I was disappointed that the extensive exhibit on the history of Japanese railways had... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

The museum displayed large numbers of modern and vintage trains, covering the history of Japan's railway, as well as the latest advance technologies of Shinkansen. As a causal visitor, I totally impressed by the exhibits and the presentation. Don't miss the short video on JR frontline and maintenance support operation at the theatre near the cafe at 2nd floor. The... More

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I found out the hard way that most attractions are closed in Japan on Monday. Once I travelled quite some distance, only to find out the museum was closed. As was the museum next door, and the next one, and the zoo... So I was pleasantly surprised to find out the Scmaglev and Railway Park in Nagoya is open on... More

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Victoria, Canada
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136 reviews 136 reviews
69 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

At first we thought the 1000 Yen fare a little costly, but once inside we realized we were very wrong. This museum is worth every penny of admission and moment of your time. My wife and I both have casual interests in trains, but there is so much and everything is so well maintained, that this site truly is a... More

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Berkeley, California
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168 reviews 168 reviews
108 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The highlight of Nagoya for me. As mentioned by other reviewers the entry foyer features three record setting trains; a steam engine, the shinkansen, and the highly futuristic (feels more sci fi than real) Mag Lev train, a vehicle that runs on electromagnets and actually levitates. Obviously this is a prototype but it does actually work and it symbolizes a... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

First of all, this is not just another "train museum." It is the well-planned informative learning center in central Japan. Upon entering, you will be welcomed by the 3 amazing train of the 3 era. First, the fastest Steam Locomotive, then the recently retired Shinkansen, and the Super Conductivity MagLev train. In the next room, you will see the first... More

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Melbourne, Victoria
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Outstanding huge new museum in the Port of Nagoya Area. Highlights were the interactive hands-on displays of train technology. Great train driving simulator was done by a ballot system - enter ASAP on arrival.

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Oahu, Hawaii
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Put is simple this place is AMAZING!! I love trains and visit it each time I go to Nagoya. It is very well laid out and has a great mix of old and new, I could go on and on. We spent three hours there each time. They also have a lot of displays, interactive displays, simulators, etc. The model... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

As far as I know this is the largest train museum in Japan. Its exhibits include 39 trains and 1 bus. The easiest was to reach the museum is taking the Aonami line from Nagoya station. It only takes 25 minutes. I would recommend spending at least 2~3 hours at the museum. Snacks can be purchased at a kiosk on... More

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