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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Nagoya SCMAGLEV and Railway Park

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The SCMAGLEV and Railway Park in the Nagoya Port area of the city is a new museum dedicated to trains and opened in March this year.

The SCMAGLEV and Railway Park displays the sleek new Maglev Shinkansen in addition to previous Shinkansen series including the 300, 500 and 700 and many other Japanese trains.

The museum includes lots of fun gadgets including iPad-type screens, as well as bullet train simulators and the largest model railway set in Japan. There are sections specializing on the history of the railways in Japan, the development of the shinkansen and a relics room. Visitors can also enjoy a kids' playroom, restaurant, theater and shop.

SCMAGLEV and Railway Park
Adjacent to Kinjofuto Station on the Aonami Line from Nagoya Station.

Hours: 10:00-17:30; closed Tuesdays

Admission: 1000 yen for adults; children 500 yen; extra charge for simulators.
SCMAGLEV and Railway Park Map

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