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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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  • On this trip to Japan I had plans to visit this attraction. However, I was warned by fellow travellers that it remains overpriced. I'd agree. The ¥1000 entry (almost AUD12) was a little more than I ex...  more »
  • I went to SCMAGLEV and Railway Park Museum with a group of friends. This attraction would suit people with kids/families/teens also. I found this museum very educational and enjoyed it very much. You ...  more »
  • Japan rail has evolved tremendously over the years, and this park has a vast and enormous collection of all the possible train models in Japan's rail history. It's like traveling the past, present and...  more »
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  • Entrance fee for adult is 1000Yen, simulator is 500 Yen. Buying the ticket is dead simple, you just use the vending machine. And the staff is also able to help you. As for the trains, it's pretty interesting. However, it covers just few trains and shinkansen. Which is slightly disappointing, because in 60 or 90 minutes, you'll be done with the sightseeing and picture taking. Most descriptions are in English. From what I caught, you can also order audio guide for more in depth facts. There is also simple cafeteria and children's playground. Several toilets and vending machines with drinks
  • Great place for kids. It have explanation for some part in English. I go on Saturday and it was not crowded at all. Not so big but it's have a lot of place to take a rest.
  • If you like trains and historical trains at all, this museum is great. They have a bunch of trains and chronicle the history of japanese commuter rail from the 1910's. If you only speak English, most signs are translated acceptability.
  • A great place to learn more about trains in general and super fast Japanese trains: Shinkansen and SCMAGLEV (super conducting magnetic levitation train). Interactive, informative and entertaining. Prepare to spend a whole day there, eat a delicious bento (lunch box), and drink from a train-shaped water bottle. Even if you are not a train lover, come anyway, you'll learn about steam engine, magnetic levitation and more. Highly recommended!
  • Brilliant museum. Great collection. Spacious. Okay cafe. "Shinkansen ice cream tubs'' available.