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[Kyoto Railway Museum]

A hands-on museum with a "discover, touch, and experience" theme

From steam locomotive to Shinkansen, 53 of the actual railway vehicles that led Japan's modernization are gathered here. The exhibition unfolds along the "discover, touch, and experience" theme and is about much more than just looking. It offers learning combined with fun for all ages, from children to adults. The roundhouse platform is home to 20 steam locomotives, and the sight of the engines lined up there in the shape of an open fan is quite spectacular. The Steam Locomotive No. 2 Service Shed adjoining the main building is where the steam locomotive maintenance and repairs take place, and visitors can also see these works being carried out. Visitors can also see actual steam locomotives in operation at close quarters, and can ride in passenger cars towed by a steam locomotive in the "SL Steam" ride experience (for an additional fee).
Address Kankiji-cho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto
Phone +81-570-080-462 (Inquiry time 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ) (Japanese only)
* The phone number is only for calls within Japan; it cannot receive calls from overseas.
Opening hours 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Last admission at 5:00 p.m.)
Holidays Every Wednesday ,year-end and New Years (December 30th to January 1st)
* In addition to the above, the museum is also closed on December 18th, 2018 and January 8th and 15th, 2019.
* Open on National Holidays, May 2nd, during spring holidays (March 25th to April 7th), and summer holidays (July 21st to August 31st).
* Temporarily closed in cases of heavy weather.
* Please check the website for details.
Admission fee Adults 1,200 yen, high school students and university students 1,000 yen, elementary school students and junior high school students 500 yen, children (age 3 and over) 200 yen
● SL STEAM ride fare
Adults, high school students and university students 300 yen, children (age 3 and over), elementary school students and junior high school students 100 yen
Access Take the City Bus Route No. 103 from "Kyoto Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 10 minutes, alight at "Umekoji-koen / Kyoto Tetsudo Hakubutsukan-mae".
Approx. 20 minutes walk from "Kyoto Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen.

updated on Mar 30, 2018

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