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SCMAGLEV and Railway Park

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Address: 3-2-2, Kinjofuto, Minato-ku, Nagoya 455-0848, Aichi Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 50-3772-3910
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SCMAGLEV Museum

Nice place to view the train history of Japan. The museum is spacious and trains were layout nicely for you to walk around and you can also go inside the train to view the seating... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
leon l
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice place to view the train history of Japan. The museum is spacious and trains were layout nicely for you to walk around and you can also go inside the train to view the seating layout of various train model from different era. Spend around 1 hour in the museum.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being a 30 min ride out from Nagoya Station, this one isn't for the time strapped traveller. But if you have time, it's not too bad, quite well run, I didn't get the Audio Guide, but it might be useful.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We're big train lovers and we have decided to visit this museum first thing when we stayed in Nagoya. It's definitely a paradise for people like us - first of all, it is enormous in size and it takes a lot of time to see the whole collection of beautifully arranged trains there! I enjoyed this place more than I... More 

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Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like trains, you should definitely leave the center of Nagoya and head to this museum. 100 years of train history are shown here with different objects, you can go inside of most trains. Moreover, there is a possibility to "taste" magnetic train and try to steer different types of train with simulators.

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Weymouth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The displays are ( of course) huge and housed in an aircraft hangar sized building about a 30 minute train ride from Nagoya Central Station. There are great views over the huge dock area. It was very interesting to see the Maglev train - plus there is a 5 minute ride in the simulator - 500km an hour ! Pros... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this museum, it was definitely a great experience. Japan is known for its trains and this is a great way to learn about how it works and all the different details. The simulators are nice as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This technology museum combines excellent exhibit design with much information about the technology involved in the artifacts, a rare combination. Very good introduction to mundane topics such as overhead electrical lines. Could wish for more information about roadbeds, rails, and other means by which shinkansen surpass western railroads in smooth, fast service.

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Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

This is your typical train display and the Only thing that makes it better than most is the information on how the high speed trains operate, the bogie display and the information displays are great and if you want to drive your own train you can.......

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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

If you're a train lover then this has a ton of actual trains for you to look at. If you're an engineer looking to learn about Maglev then there's enough to keep some interest but overall not as good. They had one room with detailed explanation of Maglev and some good experiments that show how the N-S magnets actually levitate... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

A museum to learn about engine development and train history. Lots of real train models, including ancient engines. Too bad the simulation game is only by lucky draw and we couldn't get a place. There are however plenty of other games and show rooms for children. Good for both adults and kids.

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