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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 5037723910
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Railway fans' Heaven

Amazing Railway museum by JR Central. Located in the suburb of Nagoya, but have easy access from Nagoya Train Station by a direct commute/express train within 30 mins. But this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kristen L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing Railway museum by JR Central. Located in the suburb of Nagoya, but have easy access from Nagoya Train Station by a direct commute/express train within 30 mins. But this line only accept Suica or local smart card or cash ticket, no Icoca or any other smart card. The museum is supper nice with great selection of 1:1 size train... More 

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Thank Kristen L
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent two hours going through here. Gave a really comprehensive description of railway expansion in Japan. Fun train driving simulation. Be aware that it is closed on some Tuesdays.

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Thank Ali-C-Cbr
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum for railway lovers. Has a numerous rolling stock to look inside as well as plenty of interactive displays and info in English. There is a great display on the Maglev and high speed rail as well as a working model railway.

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Thank merrynomad
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The highlight for me in this place was learning more about Shinkansen technology. There are examples of the specialised electric motors, bogies, tracks, points/switches and control systems used in these trains. There is also the chance to get up close to the real thing and gain a feel for its construction. The museum contains many more items of interest, and... More 

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Thank Allan L
Kaneohe, HI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great experience seeing so many old (and new) trains. A MUST FOR ANY RAILROAD FAN! You can, by lottery, drive a shinkansen train with a great Cinerama kind of screen!

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Thank Whitsiepoo
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walk in the park , inside have many kind of things to look for, from early to model . Very interesting and excided .

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Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I’ve read reviews of this place and they run the gamut from ‘It was great’ to ‘Bored to tears’. So first off, it must be mentioned that our kids are ardent Shinkansen & Tomica fans and this railway museum was pretty much 50% of the reason we were in Nagoya in the first place- so don’t expect whining from our... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Without a car, it takes about 20-25 minutes or so by train from Nagoya Station to get here. I ended up spending close to 4 hours here at the Scmaglev and Railway Park because there is simply so much to see ! There are plenty of real trains to look at from the old steam engines to the latest and... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

...come here to learn more. And there's a lot to learn, all presented here with Japanese and English clarity and working demonstrations of the technology. Much more than just looking at train cars. The darkened entry hall (with the steam and two shinkansen locomotives) is wonderfully dramatic, with an excellent short film running continuously.

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Thank Kairho1
Chiba-shi, Chiba, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Being a train-lover myself, this destination is one of the reasons why I decided to travel to Nagoya in the first place - and I wasn't disappointed.

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