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“Great Place”

SCMAGLEV and Railway Park
Ranked #3 of 332 things to do in Nagoya
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Beijing, China
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Place”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

Excellent museum for young and old! Very clean inside and even for the youngest ones things to do - special play room with trains and tracks for them to built. It is not near - best and fastest way by train from Nagoya station (24 min).

Visited December 2012
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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great experience”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

Excellent place for those who are interested in Trains and techs.
The museum features 39 full-size railway vehicles and one bus exhibit, train cab simulators, and railway model dioramas.
There are 39 rolling stock displays, which include Maglev and conventional rolling stock. Three of the rolling stock on display have marked world speed records. These displays will bring back memories of the era during which they were operated. Touch, and go inside these rolling stock in order to experience the dynamism of railway for yourself.

Visited November 2012
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Toronto
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A Must for Anyone Interested in Railways”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Getting to this out of the way museum is well worth the effort as this museum is awesome. You can see and interact with how rail technology has evolved in Japan up to and including the most current mag-lev trains. You can walk inside perfectly preserved actual rolling stock shinkansen trains of the past present and future and there are many interactive exhibits including one where you get to pilot a shinkansen - try your hand at keeping the to-the-second schedule (I failed!). For extra fun buy an "eki ben" (sold Japan wide these are famous train station bento lunch box usually bought on the train platform) and go outside the museum to eat in one of the older trains set up just for this purpose. A fun afternoon - especially for families with kids on a rainy day and anyone interested in Japanese train technology. I even got a comprehensive answer to the question "Why first class is called "Green Class" in Japan?"

Visited November 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Surprised and enjoyed!”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Only 20 minutes on the train from Nagoya Station is a very impressive display of Japanese rail from the early 20th century to the newest developments in high speed rail. Well done JR this is a great spot to visit. Spend the extra ¥500 for the audio tour, well worth it.

Visited October 2012
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Museum with complete history about trains in Japan”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

If you love train, then put this on your must-visit museum before you die. It has a complete collection of trains and all explanation about how train system works in Japan. Make every single yen you've spent for the entrance fee worth by visiting this museum early, put your lucky draw in the box (they will randomize the ticket number for a chance to try the train simulator every 2 hours), and queue up for the diorama room.

I went there with my 5 of my friends with a huge backpack each, our bags didn't fit in the coin locker then the receptionist offered us to put our bags in their storage room for free.

Visited October 2012
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