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Kyoto Railway Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Very conducive & informative

This is not a ordinary boring museum. Very interesting to visit especially if you go yo Kyoto... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
A great surprise!

We had an afternoon to spare so I looked up what there is to visit in Kyoto. My husbands family... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Darwin, Australia
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Kankijicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8835, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-323-7334
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is not a ordinary boring museum. Very interesting to visit especially if you go yo Kyoto during summer time.

Thank nisanurain
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an afternoon to spare so I looked up what there is to visit in Kyoto. My husbands family were big in the railway so when I spotted this we jumped in a taxi and headed off. Well, it was quite a surprise when...More

Thank darwintraveller2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A little bit too far to walk away from kyoto main station you will finde the lovely kayoto railway museum: it's - as you cold imagine - all about trains. you will find a original shinkansen series 0 there. in a country that runs and...More

Thank fleckenzwergl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely surprised at how much there is to do. Something for young and old, and plenty of activities. You could easily fill in 2-3 hours. Don’t forget to enter the Lottery to do the train driver simulation.

Thank William S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have pretty much everything about Japanese train, from Old steam locomotive to first Shinkansen train. Plus they also have many simulation to educate the visitors on how trains work in general. From railroad switch simulation to metro ticket inspection machine. You can also sign...More

Thank tahir94
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well laid out museum displaying the development of trains and the railways system in Japan. Some amazing and highly detailed displays. We went on a Sunday so it was mega busy-lots of kids and pushchairs. We took the steam train ride. which wasn’t that special...More

Thank Figs_Olives
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We took our 4 year old who absolutely loved it. We also really enjoyed it. There is so much too do here which is hands on and interactive. You can go inside trains, on trains, under trains, drive them, find out how they work and...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Took the kids along as they were sick to death of looking at temples (so was I actually). I wasn't expecting much, so when we walked through the front door and were accosted by a photographer trying to take a photo for "our good memory"...More

1  Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 19 July 2018

We discovered this museum by looking for things to do on a rainy day - trains had stopped due to flooding - and we wanted an alternative activity. Neither of us are train buffs but we are interested in history. The first time we tried...More

Thank swexplorers2018
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

I have just returned from a fabulous day out at the Kyoto Railway Museum and what a treat it was. From the time I walked in until the time I left there were delightful surprises around every corner. Staying at Gion a 25 minute bus...More

4  Thank Paul C
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Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub,
Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining,
and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with
tourists and local business travelers, making it a
competitive location for ever-new commercial
structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and
trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains.
Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and
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Gail B
20 June 2018|
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Response from mikef888au | Reviewed this property |
Hi Gail, Sorry I didn’t see your question earlier. From memory, it was 1700¥ for adults. No discount for overseas passport holders. Have fun!
jane n
1 December 2017|
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Response from sand2skis | Reviewed this property |
Walking there is flat and easy. If you have a decent pair of sandals, experience the streets of Kyoto for 20 mins. There is even a good department store (Yodobashi) and supermarket along the way, if you take a slightly... More
Vanessa G
2 May 2017|
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Response from swloo_sg | Reviewed this property |
General 1,200 yen College student · High school student 1,000 yen Junior high school student · Elementary school student 500 yen Toddler (over 3 years old) 200 yen Discount with JR Rail Pass.