[From June Issue 2014]
This is an interactive railway museum that both children and adults can enjoy in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture. Focusing mostly on the Tokaido Shinkansen; from steam locomotives to magnetic levitation trains, there are 39 original vehicles on display. The shinkansen driving simulator allows you to experience operating a train in a life size driver’s cab while watching a big screen (Users are selected by lottery). The railway diorama is one of Japan’s largest and is both impressive and popular.
Nearest train station: Take the Aonami Line at JR Nagoya Station and get off at “Kinjo Futo Station.” Then it’s a two-minute walk from the station.
Admission: 1,000 yen for adults. 500 yen for elementary, junior and high school students. 200 yen for small children (preschool children over three).
Opening hours: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm (entry allowed up until 30 minutes before closing time)
Closed days: Every Tuesday (the following day if Tuesday is a national holiday). December 28 – January 1.