Kyushu Railway History Museum, Kitakyushu

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History Museum Museum
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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  • 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,  more »
  • Kyushu Railway Museum The museum (former Kyushu Railway HQ building) is just next to Mojiko Train Station. I think the museum location is befitting as Mojiko is the starting point of Kyushu railway in...  more »
  • Museum is less than 5 minute walk from the Mojiko station. We had a JR pass, and it was a perfect side trip to get our money's worth from the pass. There is a 50% discount on the museum entrance fee f...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Japan train development museum ...information very clear and can watch train .. is good
  • kid's paradise!