Kyushu Railway History Museum

Kyushu Railway History Museum, Kitakyushu: Hours, Address, Kyushu Railway History Museum Reviews: 4/5

Kyushu Railway History Museum

Kyushu Railway History Museum
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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dokodesuka
Philippines18 contributions
May 2014 • Solo
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 some trains for a closer look (may need to remove shoes in one of the trains). However, information articles about each train are in Japanese. Going inside the building, there are some further exhibits of everything about trains, from old train rails, train records and tickets, to train staff uniform. There was even a collection of train bento (lunch) boxes, each one unique. Nice landscape posters of different trains are displayed as well. There is also a miniature model of Fukuoka's railway system, and the details are outstanding. Visitors may engage to train driving simulations for 100yen each which may be interesting for both kids and adults. Outside, kids can urge their parents to ride the small train and go around the museum garden area for 300yen per car. My last stop in the museum was 3 actual train cockpits. One can closely inspect the "dashboard" of old trains, even sit on the train driver's chair. Kids and adults alike got excited over the many buttons and switches to toggle.

The museum is some 5 minutes walk from Mojiko Station, just follow the directions provided in signboards (English/Romaji available). The station have a retro feel in it and goes well with their tagline for Mojiko as a "retro town".
Written May 13, 2014
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ETNN9099
London, UK562 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
The place is not too big but includes different century of Japan train display in the museum. About 5 minutes walking distance from Mojiko station. Most of the train still keeping quiet new and you also can enter the train to feel the atmosphere and decoration . Besides there’s a children’s place for kids to play and souvenirs shop to buy.
Written December 15, 2019
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Guslamyan
Hong Kong, China82 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
Not much to see and try not to park your car in the West end of the museum. They do not have a max charge per day. Most other car parks in Mojiko including the other car-park in the main entrance of the museum has a daily maximum charge.
Written June 30, 2016
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Phil C
London150 contributions
Oct 2019
I spent just over an hour looking around the indoor and outdoor exhibits. English language visitors get an English guide map, but all the information panels throughout the museum are in Japanese. You can buy drinks and ice cream on-site, but nothing more substantial. You're also requested not to consume your own food anywhere on the site. The train driving simulator costs extra. It takes around an hour to get there from Hakata station and is fully covered by the JR rail pass. Unless you are a really committed train fan, I wouldn't make too much effort to go. There is little else to do in the local area once you are there.
The miniature train ride was closed because it was raining.
Written October 21, 2019
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Chocolateloverlondon
London207 contributions
Aug 2019
This is one for anyone who is interested in trains. We had particular fun looking at (and going into) carriages, and pretending to be an actual train driver on a simulator that costs only 100yen (although NB the instructions are only in Japanese)
Written August 28, 2019
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Vinnie T
Bangkok, Thailand56 contributions
Jun 2017
I think for a non Japanese speaker you wont enjoy that much, you can see the old history but still some part it only has Japanese langue, interesting i still recommend to go,
Written June 9, 2017
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Odakyumatt
Ebina, Japan484 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
Small park with some very well kept locomotives and railcars. People love love trains will love this place, Not expensive to get in.
Written August 27, 2016
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mat_mak
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan5,893 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
There are several railway museum in Japan. This museum is one of the most smallest railway museum. Its building was renovated from an old building which was built about 100 years ago. A lot of materials and products about a railway history in Kyushu were exhibited. The most favorite one was an original model of SL train. Several rare trains were exhibited on rails. I was very excited! Admission fee was 300 yen. It's worth to seeing.
Written May 13, 2016
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Geowmeyer
FO119 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
This is a nice museum and would be fun for kids, especially the opportunity to drive a train in the simulator. My only complaint is that there is little English
Written March 30, 2016
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travelling2day
roadtrip682 contributions
Dec 2015 • Solo
This place is worth the visit while your at Mojiko Retro. Lots of old trains you can climb aboard....
Written March 15, 2016
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