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Scmaglev and Railway Park

Address: 3-2-2, Kinjofuto, Minato-ku, Nagoya 455-0848, Aichi Prefecture
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Ranked #4 of 150 things to do in Nagoya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

It's a interesting museum to get understanding of the history and future of the Shinkansen.There is a great display of model trains in various areas of Japan and a visual display of how Maglev works, a complete history of the passenger railroad in Japan. The museum is very easy to get to, get a train on the Aonomi Line from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Day trip from Tokyo on the Nozomi shinkasen then the Aonami line(24 mins) to the museum which is located at the bottom of the rail station steps. Very impressive displays of bullet trains and rolling stock, plus many exhibits and explanations of how they all work. My highlight was to drive a bullet train in the simulator,brilliant.Paid 500yen and straight... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We were looking forward to the railway park for my 5 yr-old train fanatic. The display of Shinkansen and other locomotives were indeed very impressive. But one has to ballot in order to experience the simulators and additional charges are required. There are designated time slots for the simulator experience. We were able to get the 1 pm time slot... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I think this museum offers excellent value for money. For 1000 yen you can spend 3 hours plus at the museum learning about the history of trains in Japan and about how the shinkansen works. There is a great display of model trains in various areas of Japan and a visual display of how Maglev works. One thing that is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It's a long ride from Nagoya to the Train Museum. The station to get off is Kinjofuto is which the last station. JR Pass can't be used here. The museum is very well laid out and informative with plenty of the explanations in English as well. You can see the development of the bullet train through the years and you... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

As the title states, may be boring for those not interested in trains or history for that matter. My 2 year old loves trains and he enjoyed it, as did I. They have a Tomica Pla-rail room where children under school age can play with the provided trains and build their own tracks. This was the highlight for my son.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This places showcases the best of Japanese rail now and old. It's a museum of the railway and showcases the latest in train tech. You will see old and new trains and also showcases how the latest bullet train operates. There is also a history room, Shinkansen simulation and photo taking opportunities. Kids can put on the captain's uniform for... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We visited on a crowded public holiday but still had a great time. The shinkansens were our favourite - they have one of each series and you can walk inside, sit down etc. The shinkansen simulator is great fun to watch even if you're not in the driver's seat! Fantastic gift store for the train spotters in your life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A complete history of the passenger railroad in Japan. There is at least one of every kind of engine and car ever used in Japan, up to and including the developmental MAGLEV being tested now. Well worth the short train ride and cost of admission.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This museum is new to me. I havent seen any museums before which showcase trains from the past. This shows the different trains from the past to present. This made me admire Japanese more. I was able to see how progressive they were even in the past.

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