SCMAGLEV and Railway Park
Showcasing the history and technological ingenuity of the Central Japan Railways Company, the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park is an engaging museum that will entertain casual visitors as much as it does trainspotters.
A collection of 39 train cars and locomotives ranging from older, retired to models to the maglev prototypes, are on display on the first floor. The futuristic ‘maglev’ is a notable and fascinating addition to the collection. Set to replace the existing shinkansen network – over a long period of time – maglev trains use superconducting magnets to propel them forward in magnetic levitation = maglev.
The second floor is dedicated to interactive learning experiences for children and train simulators – fun for children and adults alike; while the museum also houses some of Japan’s largest model train sets including highly detailed recreations of Tokyo, Osaka and of course, Nagoya.
10:00 to 17:30
Open daily / closed on Tuesdays and Dec.29-Jan.1
Adult JPY1000 / Child JPY500 / Infant JPY200 (additional fees apply to use simulators)
From Nagoya Station, take the Aonami Line to Kinjofuto Station - 25 minutes / JPY360. The museum is a short walk from the station