Kyushu Railway History Museum, Kitakyushu

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A former headquarters of the island’s railway network, Kyushu Railway History Museum today offers an insight into the development of train transportation over time. Explore the museum, designed as a train station with waiting rooms, platforms, and tracks. See the exhibits concerning different materials and products used in the industry, and don’t miss the original models of some of the country's oldest locomotives, as well as several rare trains on trails. Feel free to bring the kids, who'll have an opportunity to try the train simulator and take a short quiz related to railway. Using our world travel planner, Kitakyushu attractions like Kyushu Railway History Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 16, 2017
    A express the will deむkaete. Exudes a mortar and stands at the entrance to a very good atmosphere.
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  • August 14, 2017
    較 hostels other places large ferrous Michihiro, show less content, and Stadium-all these are to pay for free, but fair price, there are outdoor small cars can open Oh!
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  • August 10, 2017
    I went on a hot day around noon. To the parking lot but I was away, a little walk. Sweat was bot BOT (-. -; Instead of cheaper admission to re-entry is not allowed. Went for lunch and facility. (Around the restaurant because there is no) in a cool, diorama of each train of Kyushu, Hakata station, touched parts of the railway, you can slowly. For the iron boy won't eat w. There are souvenir shops and restrooms. Even diapers. The mini-train is not so hot, couldn't get in. Parents were also seen, but fan patter is so hot feeling. It would be comfortable if a bit more shade, etc. I think I want to go to when it is cool.
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  • June 29, 2017
    While its not as large in size or scope as the JR Central or JR East museums, still has quite a few static displays, and is great for an hour or two of exploration, especially if you have kids. Short walking distance from Mojiko Port and Mojiko Station, a good day-trip from Kokura or even Fukuoka.
  • June 23, 2017
    Nice little train that the kids can drive. Nice old trains to see.
  • November 3, 2016
    There are lots of Japanese trains to see, with different years. One special thing to do with kids is to get on a mini train, pretending to drive the train. All four Kyushu rails are there: yufu, yufu no mori, tsubame, and sonic. However, on top of the entrance fee, you still need to pay ¥300 more to try it, and it's NOT you who operate the train, it's just a pretend. Yet it's still fun, especially for kids.
  • July 5, 2016
    Lot of Japanese Railway history can be found here. Staff cam speak in English, some of them try to help you understand. Inside have a mini railway which you can pay 300yen to drive a little train, it was fun to play with yhe kids.
  • February 23, 2017
    Quite small. Much smaller than the one in Kyoto.

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Kitakyushu boasts a good number of accommodations to host its relatively modest amount of visitors. Primarily located across the canal from the city hall, the choice includes a number of high-rise hotels and simple "ryokan" (guesthouses). Take a look to the north of the main train station for the most luxurious options in town, with extensive views of the sea and the old buildings of the dock. Holiday rentals provide a particularly budget-friendly option further inland in the main residential districts.
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