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Kyoto Railway Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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For Fans of Locomotives

Charming museum. Lots to learn eg. history of transportation in Kyoto, advancements, technology... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lester O
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I didn't know quite what to expect, but damn was I blown away. I have to admit, i've always loved... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Kankijicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8835, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed today

There are many much more interesting places to see in Kyoto - so why on earth did I visit this one? Nothing much to interest an average train traveller. However, pretty straigth forward walk from Kyoto station.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Elina S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Charming museum. Lots to learn eg. history of transportation in Kyoto, advancements, technology, etc. Must visit the circular train berth & roof level for breadth taking view of Kyoto, highlight of the museum.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I didn't know quite what to expect, but damn was I blown away. I have to admit, i've always loved trains since I was a kid, my grandfather was involved with the railways and my love for them never disappeared. Here I am, years later...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank RD_Global_Wanderer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is 20mins walk from Kyoto Station. I will take the taxi there, esp when one have small kids. Very interesting exhibition. Although we don't get much information in English.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank janlovetrip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I definitely enjoyed my time here. Seeing so many railcars going all the way back to the early 1900s was certainly a sight to behold. In particular, it was cool to see the evolution of the Shinkansen over the years. My knock was the lack...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 547shankarm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A place which family with kids (young children and teens) to visit. A very well information about Kyoto Railway. Beside information, real old trains are able to try on, and many others.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pooh7470
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kyoto railway museum is a definite for the railfan or not. Set up by JR just a short walk fr on n Kyoto station, has a magnificent select of items dealing with all aspects of Japanese railways. The first rail museum I have been to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank N5636QKandreww
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Unlike most the world's railway stations, Kyoto Station has more than fast food. It also has some very good restaurants and shops to explore.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Davo60
Reviewed 29 October 2018

This place was a bit confusing to look for but once you arrived, you'll be amazed by the collection of the trains displayed there! I have seen a lot of photo of traditional and vintage shinkansan that I never thouyght I would see but here...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank chanapatm
Reviewed 24 October 2018

A lot of trains on display and also a lot of interactive experiences available. You can drive a toy locomotive on the short tracks or you can even see and play with several mechanical parts of the trains. For kids (and adults too :) )...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Laurentiu N
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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.