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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 #5 of 111 attractions in Nagoya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The museum have a full collection of railway coaches dating back to late 1800. It documents the development of Japanese railway until the latest bullet train. The bullet train simulator gives visitors the opportunity to experience driving a bullet train. The model of network of railroads around Nagoya with moving trains is interesting. The museum also have ample children's corner... More

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

As the top one museum of Shinkansen bullet trains, this is a must-see museum. A attractive spot not only for children but for adults who love trains. Come here and you can see more than 20 real trains, including four kinds of Shinkansen trains and the most advanced maglev trains.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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73 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Well I wanted something to do on a rainy afternoon, I'm the first to admit I had doubts about going here I'm not really interested in trains, but I was wrong. It's a really interesting place to see although much of the info is only in Japanese you can get the gist of it. The train displays are something else... More

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

our family really love this place. real size trains from the past all the way to the future. try the shinkansen simulators(even you are not lucky enough to drive the simultaor), standing beside it was really experience. must also try the maglev simulator that is available in english and japanese languange to explain the technology behind this future super fast... More

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546 helpful votes 546 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Just loved it. Even if you're not a great train fan you cannot but be impressed by the wonderful collection of trains gathered in this very large hall. It is wonderfully laid out and there is an English audio guide to help you get round.Trains through the ages are displayed and you can walk inside many of them. Around the... More

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West Vancouver, Canada
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91 reviews 91 reviews
13 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Our son was lucky to win the lucky draw to be able to pay extra 500 yen to experience the simulation drive, which was very interesting! The 100 yen which we all won was relatively worse, but still fun.

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Breda, The Netherlands
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 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
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33 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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