This museum was fun to visit and was worth the side trip from Nagoya city. Easy to reach via a new train line, it is in an otherwise unassuming location. But in Japanese style there was still a 7/11 nearby so no need to go hungry!
I was disappointed that the extensive exhibit on the history of Japanese railways had no English translations. Most other exhibits were in English however. The section on the technology of the Shinkansen, with cut-outs of various items like motors, pantographs, wheels, etc, was especially informative, even for the non train buff in our group. There were lots of activities for kids. We didn't bother trying to do the simulators which were very popular as it was a weekend.
It is worth noting that the museum is affiliated with JR Central and hence many of the exhibits were focused only on rolling stock and the history of this part of the country; it's not really a national museum.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.