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. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Kitakyushu fast, fun, and easy.
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  • Just as the idea of a wheel lightly, given time is left free to go. Admission is 300 per person, kids some cheap and parking was a basic 200 or so. Here's the best items are going to simulate the 3-passenger railroad train going to only two. One hour to go around the block when it comes to just the right
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  • Such large facilities is not. But I can ride in the cab of a train, and touching. The child was happy. Admission is less helpful.
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  • Walk away from the Moji port station, so access is convenient. Especially memorable is put in the room sleeping car train retired, can sit in the driver's seat of the car. You can taste the atmosphere of the time so you can actually ride (^ ^) in the exhibition room of the indoor ☆ ☆ retired train took the old type of sleeping car, so I had good experiences are leaving with something like this that was nice It was exhibited the Meiji era. The seats felt like a legendary old train from the tatami! was the better Memorial can learn by watching the history of the railroads, enjoy riding various trains. Recommend visits to the Moji tourist when the (^ ^) was comfortable with an assortment of souvenir shops!
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  • 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.
  • Nice little train that the kids can drive. Nice old trains to see.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Quite small. Much smaller than the one in Kyoto.

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Where to stay in Kitakyushu

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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