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Address: 3-2-2, Kinjofuto, Minato-ku, Nagoya 455-0848, Aichi Prefecture
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Great for train buffs and families

Went on a really busy day with long queues back to the train station. Museum staff were fantastic organising us, and it didn't take too long before we were inside. The exhibits... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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sac. ca
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Had a great 3 hours at this museum. Easy to get to from Nagoya station. Went on a Tuesday and there were no crowds to speak of. Possibly the most English friendly place I've been to anywhere in Japan. All the exhibits were understandable in English even without an audio guide. Lots of interesting exhibits with technical explanations about operations,... More 

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Train is the heart of Japan. It makes Japan and its people move. Having said that, the evolution of train is well explained in this museum. You can see the first model until the latest one. This museum is near to the Port Nagoya. Approaching the end of the rail line. The cost is about USD15. Total time to/ fro... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We did this to fill in some time, however, it was great. It was interesting to see the different models of trains. Loved the train simulator and, best of all, was the largest model railway I have ever seen. Could have watched it all day.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Went on a really busy day with long queues back to the train station. Museum staff were fantastic organising us, and it didn't take too long before we were inside. The exhibits are indoor which makes this an all weather attraction and there are plenty of trains & related exhibits to look at. There's also a diorama but the queue... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

You can see the history and the models of Shinkansen. I took quite a few photos there. It is concentrated about the history and development of JR and Shinkansen. 1000yen is quite expensive for those who are not interested about the JR.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Wonderful museum that tells you the type of trains they had way before my time. It really shows the professionalism and dedication the people have for JR. Somehow, the english descriptions just stopped appearing mid way through the museum - It is as though they have forgotten to include the english translations. Nonetheless, still recommended. For those who would need... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

A real treat for any rail fan, with exhibits of trains past and present. Dining options are available at level 2 though I didn't try it, and the venue is easily accessible by the Aonami Line (single trip 350 yen). When I was there (a Sunday), I had a souvenir phograph taken for 1030 yen. There are many souvenirs available... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Our friend brought my husband and I here on a Thursday and it wasn't crowded at all. We were there early and entered a raffle to buy tickets for the various train simulators. All three of us won spots; my friend had never had anyone he was with win a ticket, presumably because there are typically lots more people. We... More 

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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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