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Kyoto Railway Museum

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Kyoto Railway Museum

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Experience a Japanese tea ceremony in Kyoto while wearing a kimono for an authentic taste of traditional Japan. Suitable kimono options are available for women and men, and you receive guidance on how to wear the provided kimono. Once you have donned the kimono, your tea master starts the tea ceremony. This package includes green tea and Japanese sweets, with ample time for photo ops.
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coco h wrote a review Jul 2020
121 contributions1 helpful vote
Adults can have fun & learn about trains,operation too Quite big place I’m not into train but I loved
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Oscar Lee wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
Having visited both the Railway Museum in Saitama and Kyoto Railway Museum in the same trip, I would say the Kyoto one offers much better experience to non-rail fanatics, as the interactive displays there did a better job in introducing the different aspects of railway operations. Not only the train driving simulators that appeal to train operator wannabes, but also the "backend" operations like ticket booking. For instance, you can print your own magnetic ticket from a real ticket machine used in JR stations and put it into a fully-functional turnstile, where the image of a steam locomotive will be printed on the ticket for your collection. It is this attention to details that made the Japanese society tick. The roundhouse is also very impressive and the steam locomotive ride is certainly a highlight in my trip to Japan.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Philip in Oxford wrote a review Feb 2020
Oxford, United Kingdom442 contributions30 helpful votes
If you like trains then this is an exceptional museum. Loads to see inside and out. Steam through to bullet all are here. History, excellent and well laid out exhibits covering the history and engineering. Some trains you can walk in, others are on show. Take a trip out to the old station and loco shed and see a number of operating steam trains. The cafe has views over some of the busiest tracks in Kyoto so worth a coffee and watch the trains go by.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Tony B. wrote a review Feb 2020
Auburn, California3 contributions
Wish I'd had more time. Even though there's not a whole lot of English support, I still found it very interesting.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Gordon D wrote a review Feb 2020
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Travelling with my wife and 11 year old grandson, I thought this would be a bit of a ho-hum collection of trains and train-spotters. How wrong I was. A collection of exhibits and interactive activities on an impressive scale, you don’t need to be a train fanatic to enjoy this one. Don’t miss the diorama (imagine a model train set with 2.7 km of track), the chance to let one of the kids drive a Shinkansen simulator at 270kph, or the extraordinary collection of heavy-duty engineering marvels. Staff are super helpful and friendly. A must see if travelling with kids.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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