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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 #6 of 116 Attractions in Nagoya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

It's a interesting museum to get understanding of the history and future of the Shinkansen. A major setback is that a lot of information is not translated in English, so you'll need an audio guide. In the weekends the number of visitors is so high that there apparently is a lottery system for the simulator.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It is not the transportation museum but train, limited to only JR, museum. But it is still awesome! You can experience linear train, a magnetic levitation train, as you actually ride. With small kids, there are place they could play with toy trains. I want to visit one more time, but maybe two times is enough to visit.

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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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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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77 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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kl
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13 attraction reviews
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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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London
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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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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
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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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