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SCMAGLEV and Railway Park, Nagoya

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If you’re interested in vehicles, don’t miss paying a visit to SCMAGLEV and Railway Park, a museum dedicated to Japanese trains. Popular with children and families, the museum was established in 2011 and features 39 full-size vehicles. Admire the rolling stock vehicles, ranging from early 20th-century locomotives to superconducting bullet trains, some of which have broken world speed records in their heyday. Acquaint yourself with the history of the Japanese railway network, admire the large diorama, or try your hand at the train driving simulator. Make SCMAGLEV and Railway Park part of your personalized Nagoya itinerary using our Nagoya trip itinerary builder.
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  • Is a collection of JR Tokai, Railway Museum. Draw the driving experience of the Shinkansen and conventional railway lines. If the yellow bullet train here can see at any time. (Anime product of IC transport passes are not sold in other) you can buy your souvenirs here, just
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  • I went with the train like a son. Last train, exhibited a lot of retro trains. You can enjoy all over inside and outside the train. Ordered the Bento box lunch, in the train on display outside the Ekiben times. Here is the slip time ago something strange space. So you can see all of the train, also ideal for field trips for the children I (^ ^)
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  • Linear Shinkansen ride experience was very interesting. Also think convenience from 0-N700 Series Shinkansen, train like dying.
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  • I'll start by saying that this is definitely a place for train fans, so if you consider yourself that then you will love it. If not, I still think you'll find it enjoyable, although probably not for as long. The museum consists of two main rooms, one being rather epic, showing three of the fastest trains Japan has ever produced, one steam locomotive, one electric and the new Maglev, which is a sight to behold. The second room is gigantic and full of trains, most of which are the different models of bullet trains through history, as well as older inter city trains. This room also contains information and interactive exhibits which are largely in Japanese, but also include English. Most of these are interesting. There is also the opportunity to have photographs taken at the drivers seat of one of the trains. You're able to go into the passenger areas of the rest. The museum also has a huge model railway with lots of funny little details that you can spot, a raffle to enter simulators, which looked very exciting, and a cafe. There is a small room dedicated to new Maglev, with a movie in Japanese, but it's still worth going on as it stimulates a journey on the train, with vibrating seats and screens where the windows should be. This room also features more interactive displays about the unique technology, all of these are well worth a look. The shop is packed with merchandise, from ¥100 to ¥20,000, so you should be able to find something, be it chopsticks, a key cap, or models of the trains. I'd recommend this museum to anyone who likes trains, and it's perfect for all children. There's also seven train theme stamps inside, for you stamp collectors.
  • I wasn't a big fan of train until coming to this museum, which makes trains look cool for both adults and kids. It was my last stop of the day and 2 hours went by really fast. Wish I could stay longer to read up all the science and history. A must visit if you are in Nagoya!
  • Must see if you plan on visiting Nagoya. Nearly all exhibits are described in English. You can find there trains from 100 years ago as well as more recent Shinkansen and Maglev ones. ¥1000 per person but worth it. Slow walk around everything will take you about 3 to 4 hours.
  • What a great museum! If you love Shinkansens and trains in general this is the place for you. The Shinkansen on display are in perfect condition. The retired sets are a treat since the interiors have been preserved and it's like travelling back in time. Well worth the visit.
  • Good display of rolling stock, and very good English translations. Very cool model train diorama. However, explanations of the SCmaglev system were a little shallow for my tastes. Overall had fun.