The SCMaglev and Railway Park is a railway museum owned by Central Japan Railway Company in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The museum opened on March 14, 2011.
The museum educates visitors on the advances in high speed rail in Japan through rolling stock display which include the next-generation Superconducting Maglev. It also displays a number of actual trains including historic steam locomotives, world record setting experimental shinkansen or the bullet train and the latest magnetic levitating trains.
It’s a place to learn about how the railway has impacted Japan's society, economy, culture, and lifestyle.
Visitors are accompanied by the host of exhibits. They are the ones who explains the different parts of the trains and all aspects of their operation and maintenance. There are a collection of 39 retired train cars which are displayed in the museum.
Some of the most popular attraction are the train simulators which include driving simulators and a train crew simulators where visitors can experience the duties of a train conductor.
This museum also houses one of Japan's largest train dioramas, with miniature trains running through incredibly detailed recreations of Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo.
An excellent English audio guide is also available for rent for 500 yen that provides detailed explanations of all of the museum exhibits.
The museum is a few steps from Kinjofuto Station, the terminal stop on the Aonami Line. The one way trip between Nagoya and Kinjofuto stations takes about 25 minutes and is not covered by the Japan Rail Pass.
Opening hours is 10:00AM to 5:30PM, the last admission is 30 minutes before closing
The museum is closed on Tuesdays. (When Tuesday falls in holiday, it is closed on the following day.)
Adult - 1000 Yen
School child - 500 Yen
Child age 3 and over - 200 yen
Additional fee for Train Simulator
Shinkansen Train Driving Simulator (15mins) - 500 yen per 1 time
Conventional Train Driving Simulator (10mins) - 100 Yen per 1 time
Conventional Train Crew Simulator (15min) - 500 Yen per 1 time
For the English Audio Guide, it cost 500 Yen per tour.
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