New Railway Museum in Japan

A brand new railway museum is due to open this spring in Japan’s cultural capital, Kyoto.

aerial CGI of Kyoto Railway Museum

Kyoto Railway Museum will open on 29 April 2016, with a over 50 trains on display, telling the history of Japanese rail from the steam era to modern day Shinkansen bullet trains.

CGI impression of the terrace at Kyoto Railway Museum

The immersive museum will allow visitors to join a simulator to experience the role of a train conductor, from learning about the efficient bag carrying process (!) to using their equipment and even trying on their smart uniforms.

The museum will also have a 30 metre-wide model railway track (we love those!) with 1/80th scale miniature trains, and there is a 1km steam train ride experience.

The museum will open from 10:00 – 17:00 every day except Wednesday, with general admission for adults costing 1,200 yen (approximately £7) and children costing from 200 yen (approximately £3).

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