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Address: 3-2-2, Kinjofuto, Minato-ku, Nagoya 455-0848, Aichi Prefecture
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Train Lover Paradise

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

If you like trains this is as close to heaven as you will get. It has a lot of Shinkansen trains and the new Maglev trains. Try the maglev simulator. Be prepared to spend a few hours. They have a tour guide you can rent and listen to in various languages. Easy train ride form Nagoya station

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

An excellent collection of Japanese engines and rolling stock including all the significant Shinkansen/Bullet Train models. Many of the Shinkansens are able to be entered to view the interior, with photos able to be taken at the controls of one. The museum runs a lottery system to have a go at one of a number of simulators the house.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I was disappointed that only 6 latest versions shinkansens were on display. I was hoping for see the older versions too. :-( Anyway, it was good that we could take pictures of them from the front. We did not have time to sign up for the simulators or I would have liked to try my hands on driving a shinkansen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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Singapore
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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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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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