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Kyushu Railway History Museum

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Address: 2-3-29 Takitaki, Shimoji-ku, Kitakyushu 801-0833 , Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 93-322-1006
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Good Place to Visit for Train Lovers

I visited this place with my kids & just can't stop taking pictures. You can walk through the train history of Japan. My kids could also drive the train on their own & the little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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104 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wen spent time looking for the parking lot and couldn't believe so far it was located. It was more than 5 mins walk to the actual museum. On a hot summer day of 36C, it was impossible for us to walk there with children. However, because it is a station area, there is nowhere else to park. We eventually have... More 

Thank travelmomVancouver
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236 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is really informative as well as creative. First, the museum is arranged to be like a train station: there after platforms, tracks, retired trains and waiting rooms. In the main building, they concisely introduced the history of Kyushu railway, the development of train types, extensions of routes and the inner equipment to the public. So many kids are... More 

Thank HungYi L
Portland, Oregon
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49 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

There's only a few cars and a few displays inside, but there's a ¥100 train simulator where you can drive a JR train from station to station. You get to walk into a couple different old sleeper trains and can sit in the engineer's seat of several other trains. It's next to the station and worth the time.

Thank htodd503
Hong Kong, China
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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Being one of the first places in Japan to develop rail services, this museum gives an entertaining retrospective of this journey from steam journey to shinkansen. The train simulator is particularly fun and great value at on 100yen!

Thank cocuye
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

I visited this place with my kids & just can't stop taking pictures. You can walk through the train history of Japan. My kids could also drive the train on their own & the little kids would definitely love it. I went there on Monday & not much tourists thus saving time for queuing. You can enjoy discount by showing... More 

Thank SusannaShu
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Generally not a fan of museums, but somehow, I found Kyushu Railway Museum interesting. Its entrance fee of 300yen is more than worth the amount and quality of stuff one will see here. Upon entering, a collection of real, old trains/locomotives (from 1930s to 1970s) are lined up for display. The trains look nicely maintained and polished. Visitors can enter... More 

1 Thank dokodesuka
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Fab little railway museum, a model for how these things should be done. Static display of old Japanese trains was great big steamers to cool 50/60's spaceship inspired deseil and electric trains. The history museum is also great again with brilliant interactive stuff to do. Visitors should do the train driver simulator - feels like you are really driving a... More 

1 Thank Mike H
New Zealand
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34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Good little museum for kids and adults, lots of information, some wonderful old trains and plenty to keep the kids interested. Easy to get to, take a train from Kokura station to Mojiko and jump off at the end of the line.

Thank Danchichris
Hong Kong, China
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255 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

For fans of steam engines. Short walking distance from Mojiko Station. Get a 20 percent discount off admission fee for Kyushu JR pass holder

1 Thank GGHolliday
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

Real steam and electric trains and coaches plus a very good model railway and really well laid out. great for kids and adults

Thank clearbeer

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