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リニア・鉄道館Scmaglev and Railway Park

  • Culture / Art / History (Museums)
  • Around Nagoya
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  • ClosedTuesday, From 28 December to 1 January

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Around Nagoya
3-2-2 Kinjofuto, Minato-ku Nagoya-shi, Aichi 455-0848, Japan
  • Culture / Art / History (Museums)
Opening Hours
Tuesday, From 28 December to 1 January
Date of post:2015/07/24

39 rolling stock displays and Train driving simulators

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SCMAGLEV and Railway Park is located near Nagoya International Exhibition Hall on Kinjo Wharf. We can see the Pacific Ocean and industrial landscapes.
In the museum, there are 39 rolling stock displays in a huge space. The impact of actual rolling stock is overwhelming. We can watch the Shinkansen (Bullet Train) and the Superconducting Muglev as well as historical rolling stock.

Audio guides are available in many languages: Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese. So, we can learn more details about each exhibition.

In the latest experiment, the Superconducting Muglev recorded more than 600 km/h. JR is scheduled to start the first operation between Shinagawa Station (Tokyo) and Nagoya Station (Aichi) in 2027. If it opens, it will take only 40 minutes in the section.

There is Superconducting Maglev Room in the museum. We can learn the basic principles of floating and running which use the phenomenon of superconductivity. And also, we can learn other working and safety aspects through data, models and experiencing equipment.

Although we need to pass a lottery system and make payment of a usage, we can experience train driving simulators of the Shinkansen or conventional trains. This is one of features of this museum. It is difficult to experience those real simulators in other places. And, even if we do not pass the lottery, we can observe them freely.

Surrounding rolling stock displays, there are other exhibition rooms. We can experience and learn about actual railway data, history from various aspects. There is also a railway diorama room. It is a happy place for railway diorama fans. And, there is a theater to learn technology and history of railway through various videos.

At lunchtime, a staff brings a table and starts to sell boxed lunch called Ekiben at the corner of this museum. It seems to create some nostalgic atmosphere. And, we can eat the boxed lunch in an old train which is exhibited on the outside of the museum. As the other way, we can also buy the boxed lunch in the Deli Station.

At the museum shop, there are sweets and goods shaped like trains, books and many products related to railway. Most of them are goods only to buy here. So, please check it out.

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