SCMAGLEV and Railway Park

SCMAGLEV and Railway Park, Nagoya: Hours, Address, SCMAGLEV and Railway Park Reviews: 4.5/5

SCMAGLEV and Railway Park
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Peter R.
By Peter R.
Impressive array of various iterations of Shinkansen from Series 0 to Series N700!
Jul 2019
Arriving in Nagoya by train around mid-morning on a Sunday, my initial intention was to park my luggage in a locker at Nagoya Station and take in the Railway Museum before checking-in to my hotel. The Museum (in the Port area of Nagoya) is only accessible by taking the (private) Aonami Line train to the terminus station of Kinjo-Futo. Luggage parked, I made my way to the Aonami Line Transfer Gate at the far side of Nagoya Station only to be confronted by a queue of several hundred people (and crowd control measures in place), ...... simply to access the few ticket machines for the Aonami Line. I abandoned my proposed itinerary and headed off to the Toyota Museum instead. Later I was to discover that the other major attraction adjacent to Kinjo-Futo Station is Legoland; probably a very popular destination on a Sunday. The Railway Museum is open on Mondays, so the following day I headed out for v.2 of my itinerary; no queue at the ticket machines but the train about to depart was already standing room only. As a late 60-something, I didn't fancy standing for the 24-min journey, so elected to get seated the next train on the opposite platform which was due to depart 15-mins later. Although this train too was packed by departure, I was relieved to find that virtually all the passengers, on arrival at Kinjo-Futo, headed off towards Legoland. Although it was raining heavily, the Museum is an ideal destination in inclement weather as there is a covered walkway from the Station to the Museum entrance. Having toured Japanese Railway Museums in Kyoto and Kyushu on previous visits and rated them highly, the Nagoya exhibits were equally impressive. On entry, three items of rolling stock that set world speed records (C62 Steam Locomotive, 300X Shinkansen and Superconducting Maglev) are stunningly presented in near darkness. Walk through to the spacious open hall beyond and the advances in high-speed railway technology are showcased from early Electric Railcars to the latest Shinkansen. For me, the Railway Park is memorable for its' impressive array of various iterations of Shinkansen from Series 0 (1964) through to the latest Series N700 (displayed outside).

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Peter R.
Ulsan, South Korea1,348 contributions
Jul 2019
Arriving in Nagoya by train around mid-morning on a Sunday, my initial intention was to park my luggage in a locker at Nagoya Station and take in the Railway Museum before checking-in to my hotel. The Museum (in the Port area of Nagoya) is only accessible by taking the (private) Aonami Line train to the terminus station of Kinjo-Futo. Luggage parked, I made my way to the Aonami Line Transfer Gate at the far side of Nagoya Station only to be confronted by a queue of several hundred people (and crowd control measures in place), ...... simply to access the few ticket machines for the Aonami Line. I abandoned my proposed itinerary and headed off to the Toyota Museum instead.
Later I was to discover that the other major attraction adjacent to Kinjo-Futo Station is Legoland; probably a very popular destination on a Sunday. The Railway Museum is open on Mondays, so the following day I headed out for v.2 of my itinerary; no queue at the ticket machines but the train about to depart was already standing room only. As a late 60-something, I didn't fancy standing for the 24-min journey, so elected to get seated the next train on the opposite platform which was due to depart 15-mins later. Although this train too was packed by departure, I was relieved to find that virtually all the passengers, on arrival at Kinjo-Futo, headed off towards Legoland. Although it was raining heavily, the Museum is an ideal destination in inclement weather as there is a covered walkway from the Station to the Museum entrance.
Having toured Japanese Railway Museums in Kyoto and Kyushu on previous visits and rated them highly, the Nagoya exhibits were equally impressive. On entry, three items of rolling stock that set world speed records (C62 Steam Locomotive, 300X Shinkansen and Superconducting Maglev) are stunningly presented in near darkness. Walk through to the spacious open hall beyond and the advances in high-speed railway technology are showcased from early Electric Railcars to the latest Shinkansen. For me, the Railway Park is memorable for its' impressive array of various iterations of Shinkansen from Series 0 (1964) through to the latest Series N700 (displayed outside).
Written May 9, 2020
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Cathy L
Cairns, Australia64 contributions
Feb 2020
I went with my husband who is a bit of a train fanatic, so was expecting to be bored. Not so. Great experience. There is something for everyone there but the very best thing was the diorama - you simply must see this, it is a marvel.
Written March 10, 2020
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Clarence79
Hakodate, Japan14 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
Awesome exhibits that will wow you how much train has evolved in a short span of time, and much of it due to Japan. Here's the BUT.
The place is massive and there is so much to see. So if you plan to really learn more about everything, go first half of the day so you have the option to stay for the full day. I went late and had to rush through some of it before closing. Secondly, limited / lacking in English explanation is also a problem.
Written January 13, 2020
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docajc
Philippines147 contributions
Dec 2019
Coming from someone who is not remotely interested in trains, the place was actually very interesting to see. Spent around an hour or two here. I can just imagine someone who loves trains visiting the place. They could easily spend half a day learning about the different models.
Written January 8, 2020
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David S
Melbourne, Australia648 contributions
Dec 2019
Our second Japanese railway museum after visiting the one in Kyoto on our last Japanese holiday. Take the non JR Aonami line from Nagoya station - cant use JR pass - to Kinjfuto station and short walk from there. Yen 1000 entry fee to museum and we were lucky enough to be able to get a timeslot for our 12 year old on the Shinkansen simulator, and for Yen 500 he was able to have the time of his life. Heaps to see and a great cafe up on the second floor where we enjoyed some extremley tasty Bento boxe lunches. Japan is famous for its trains and visiting this museum or the one in Kyoto provides some wonderful memories.
Written January 6, 2020
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Wilmer
2 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Spent 7 hours with my 3 yr old who loves train. It is awesome place. People are extremely helpful and nice despite of not speaking English.
Written December 13, 2019
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Andrew S
2 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
I visited this Museum, and thoroughly enjoyed it. There's plenty to see and even a large play area for the Children. A must visit if you love trains.
Written December 6, 2019
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foryouforme
Singapore, Singapore377 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
We spent about more than an hour here. Were impressed by the trains we saw. There is also a little cafe on level Two for visitors to take a short break. Legoland is also a short distance away!
Written December 4, 2019
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ThomasChoo
Singapore, Singapore97 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Wow, we just loved this place. We always love the trains in Japan and this place would provide you a good history to the evolution of the trains in Japan, including the Shinkansen. A great place to spend close to 3 hours. Highly recommended!
Written December 1, 2019
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PinkRhapsody
Melbourne, Australia37 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
This museum was so good that even the non train enthusiast would love it.
They have a lot of different things to do/try including a Shinkansen driving simulation.

My husband and baby loved it.
Written November 30, 2019
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