Kyoto Railway Museum | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

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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-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Phone +81-75-323-7334 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Last admission at 5:00 p.m.)
Holidays Every Wednesday (Open if Wednesday is a holiday) (Open everyday during spring and summer holidays), December 30th to January 1st
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 or the like 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 Sep 30, 2016

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