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Modern Transportation Museum - CLOSED

3-11-10 Namiyoke, Minato-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 552-0001, Japan
+81 6-6581-5771
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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rio de janeiro
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271 reviews 271 reviews
80 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This not-so-small museum offers a nice range of real size trains, and models, posters, etc, as well as some cars and planes. The whole atmosphere is fascinating as well as the joy of the children. Don't miss the hourly show.

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Millville, New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We were told that everything was in Japanese, but we opted to give it a try anyway. The exhibits were well done and quite interactive. We did have some trouble with the model train displays and it was a bit disappointing that we could not make the Shinkansen work, which apparently any kid 4 or over could operate. All in... More

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Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

If your kids love trains, they will definitely love this place, and enjoy all the interactive activities inside the museum. There are clear signs inside the Bentencho Station so that you will find the museum easily. The whole visit with a young kid who is interested in trains is about 2 hours. The fee is 400 JPY for an adult... More

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Gold Coast
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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

The Modern Transportation Museum is located adjacent to the Bentencho station on the JR Osaka loop line . The Osaka municipal railway station is also located closeby. The museum has a great collection of Japanese trains both full size and in scale. The museum has rooms that showcase different technolgy, transport and eras. The outdoor plaza with the real locomotives... More

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Brisbane, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

These places bring out my inner geek. I was travelling on my own but noticed that the children who attended seemed to really enjoy the place. Older teenagers may find it a bit boring. I enjoyed the effort that have gone into some of the displays. Highly recommended.

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Bangalore, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

It is a very good place to learn about the development of trains in Japan. Very good display of the trains. The model trains are captivating. Must see for kids.

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Brisbane, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I thought this was interesting to see old trains and the new trains they are trialling ideas on. most of the displays do have english on the boards as well. its also right next to bentencho station.

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Dallas, Texas
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96 reviews 96 reviews
68 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

I love trains and came here to see what the museum is about..alot of young couples with children so felt out of place..displays are nice but not alot of English if any to explain..also saw displays about planes and cars..to get here. take the Osaka Loop to Betencho..station..

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

It was average - not super fantastic but if you have nothing else to do, then this is a good way to spend a wet afternoon like we did. Kids did not complain and went round the whole place, playing and exploring.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

a well preserved collection of mostly train related items including locomotives and rolling stock but loads of unsupervised small children running about everywhere.

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