SCMAGLEV and Railway Park
SCMAGLEV and Railway Park
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Johnstanno
Singapore, Singapore510 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This railway museum is slightly away from Nagoya central/station but accessible via Aonami line. We spent around an hour+ here touring the old trains to the current Shinkansen, playing with simulators and learning how the modern high-speed rails can travel at such fast speed. There are plenty of seats around so visitors can take their breather if required. Worth it if you could slot it into your itinerary!
Written 27 May 2024
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anakpantai
Jakarta, Indonesia231 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
SCMaglev and Railway park is located just outside of Nagoya. Using the Aonami Line from Nagoya station, it takes 30 mins to reach the park. The main focus of the park is more on the current and the future technology of the Japanese railways.

As the name suggests, you will see and learn a lot more about the SCMaglev (Super Conducting Magnetic Levitation) system that is currently being developed and tested. Lots of interactive exhibits that shows and lets the audience learn about how this system works, providing knowledge to educate the wider audience about this.

Also featured heavily in this park is the current high speed train, the Shinkansen, about the inner workings, the supporting system and how the network works. Especially impressive is how they managed to deduct the inner workings and explain it in a very easy and understandable way.

You can at least spend 2-3 hours in this place and learn a lot about the Japanese train system.
Written 8 April 2024
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Erico2709
Singapore, Singapore2,401 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
I think if you have time to kill, this is an option. I did learned a few things about the Shinkensen technology and history after the visit. However, the sad part is that the exhibit are mainly explained in Japanese so english speakers can only view the pictures and not much else. It would have been nice to provide english translation.
Written 21 February 2024
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James
Brisbane, Australia107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This is a must do in Nagoya, certainly a highlight of the trip. It caters to all ages and offers both English and Japanese information about each of the trains with a great gift shop.
I’d recommend at least 2 hours here, as there is plenty to see and learn, would be fantastic to see more on the MAGLEV side, although there is a seperate museum for that near Tokyo.
Written 22 December 2023
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Higuma 2017
Australia1,090 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
I cannot describe how amazed I was and how happy to see the old Doctor Yellow and the good luck it brings. With a good selection of Shinkansen (only here you will see the shark-like 100 series and the hoover-like 300 series) and a section dedicated only to Maglev, this is a railway museum unlike any other in the world. The three great Japanese railway museums, Nagoya, Kyoto and Saitama. I cannot decide which one is the best. I should not.
Written 15 July 2023
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Maurice Fordham
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Great for train lovers. Great explanation of the Shinkansen history and other train lines. Good explanation of Maglev with simulator. Easy to access without a guide, unless you wat ful explanation of the exhibits as not many English signs
Written 5 June 2023
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Mar Bea
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Well curated museum on the history and current operation of rail travel in Japan. A great opportunity to learn more about the importance of Shinkansen in Japan. Great English language translation and wifi to use your translation apps when necessary.
Written 29 May 2023
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Buckster21
London, UK368 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
It is worth the journey to get from the city centre down the Aonami line to see this great railway museum. There is a large range of trains from the earliest days to the latest Maglev designs with detailed explanations of everything you can see. There are simulators for many different kinds of train and the vast railway diorama shows off what can be done with railway modelling if you have enough space, and presumably time and money. We came away having been on many of the exhibits and learnt plenty from our enjoyable visit.
Written 10 January 2023
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Peter R.
Ulsan, South Korea1,422 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Arriving in Nagoya by train around mid-morning on a Sunday, my initial intention was to park my luggage in a locker at Nagoya Station and take in the Railway Museum before checking-in to my hotel. The Museum (in the Port area of Nagoya) is only accessible by taking the (private) Aonami Line train to the terminus station of Kinjo-Futo. Luggage parked, I made my way to the Aonami Line Transfer Gate at the far side of Nagoya Station only to be confronted by a queue of several hundred people (and crowd control measures in place), ...... simply to access the few ticket machines for the Aonami Line. I abandoned my proposed itinerary and headed off to the Toyota Museum instead.
Later I was to discover that the other major attraction adjacent to Kinjo-Futo Station is Legoland; probably a very popular destination on a Sunday. The Railway Museum is open on Mondays, so the following day I headed out for v.2 of my itinerary; no queue at the ticket machines but the train about to depart was already standing room only. As a late 60-something, I didn't fancy standing for the 24-min journey, so elected to get seated the next train on the opposite platform which was due to depart 15-mins later. Although this train too was packed by departure, I was relieved to find that virtually all the passengers, on arrival at Kinjo-Futo, headed off towards Legoland. Although it was raining heavily, the Museum is an ideal destination in inclement weather as there is a covered walkway from the Station to the Museum entrance.
Having toured Japanese Railway Museums in Kyoto and Kyushu on previous visits and rated them highly, the Nagoya exhibits were equally impressive. On entry, three items of rolling stock that set world speed records (C62 Steam Locomotive, 300X Shinkansen and Superconducting Maglev) are stunningly presented in near darkness. Walk through to the spacious open hall beyond and the advances in high-speed railway technology are showcased from early Electric Railcars to the latest Shinkansen. For me, the Railway Park is memorable for its' impressive array of various iterations of Shinkansen from Series 0 (1964) through to the latest Series N700 (displayed outside).
Written 9 May 2020
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Cathy L
Cairns, Australia78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I went with my husband who is a bit of a train fanatic, so was expecting to be bored. Not so. Great experience. There is something for everyone there but the very best thing was the diorama - you simply must see this, it is a marvel.
Written 10 March 2020
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