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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 129 Attractions in Nagoya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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Glendale, Arizona
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This museum and display area of the future is a great place to visit. It is easy to get to by train, and takes 3-4hrs to look around properly, by a non train spotter. (I guess if you are train obsessed it may take longer) We did the new 500kph bullet train experience which is great fun and exciting to... More 

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Emerald, Australia
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23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Our 6 year old became obsessed with trains while travelling around Japan and we stumbled across this museum. We also visited 'The Railway Museum' in Tokyo and this facility has more trains and activities. You can also put your name down in the lottery to have the opportunity to drive the various simulators. Basically you get a ticket with a... More 

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