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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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District
Around Nagoya
Address
3-2-2 Kinjofuto, Minato-ku Nagoya-shi, Aichi 455-0848, Japan
Category
  • Culture / Art / History (Museums)
Opening Hours
10:00-17:00
Closed
Tuesday, From 28 December to 1 January
Website
http://museum.jr-central.co.jp/en/
Tel.
+81-50-3772-3910
Date of post:2015/07/24

Train experience

  • Sightseeing
  • Special Recommendations

SCMAGLEV and Railway Park is located near Nagoya International Exhibition Hall in the Kinjo wharf. You can see the Pacific ocean and industrial landscapes from there.
In the museum, there are 39 rolling stock displays in a huge space. The impact of actual rolling stock is overwhelming. You can watch the shinkansen (bullet train) and the superconducting Muglev as well as historical rolling stocks.

Audio guides are available in many languages: Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese.

In the latest experiment, the Superconducting Muglev recorded more than 600 km/h. The first operation between Shinagawa Station (Tokyo) and Nagoya Station (Aichi) should start in 2027 and should only take 40 minutes.

There is a Superconducting Maglev room in the museum. You can learn the basic principles of floating and running which uses the phenomenon of superconductivity. And also, you can learn other working and safety aspects through data, models and experiencing equipment.

You can experience train driving simulators of the shinkansen or conventional trains if you win a lottery and pay an extra fee. It is difficult to experience those real simulators in other places. Even if you do not pass the lottery, you can observe them freely.

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

At lunchtime, a staff brings a table and starts to sell lunch boxes only sold inside of Japanese trains and very popular in Japan at the corner of this museum. You can eat the lunch box in an old train which is exhibited on the outside of the museum.

At the museum shop, there are sweets and goods shaped like trains, books and many products related to railway. Most of them are goods that can only be bought here so you should definitely check them out.

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