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