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This museum is in a remote area outside Tokyo but worth a visit especially if you are facinated by technology. The Maglev runs on a test track on certain days and you can see it passing by on the side of the building. It also...More
What a great idea - rather than just imposing a new rail system on the country, make the testing and implementation the subject of an informative and enjoyable exhibition. We could do with this for HS2 in England.
The exhibition centre is reasonably self explanatory...More
What I liked:
Many interesting and enjoyable exhibits.
Good for children and adults.
Clean, tidy and spacious.
Free and plentiful parking.
A nice part of the countryside.
Great souvenir shop.
What is tricky:
A little out of the way.
And always remember:
Exceptional customer service....More
We ventured here on route from Kofu, Yamanashi to Yokohama during Golden Week. We had low expectations but we were really impressed. Coming from London originally with many huge world class museum and galleries within a stone throw of each other I;m normally pretty underwhelmed...More
Excellent visitor centre attached to Maglev testing track. We watched the Maglev make several passes in front of us - totally amazing to watch! It shook the building! The visitor centre has models and explanations of how it works, but all in Japanese. Well worth...More
In the linear visitor center, we can look around the state of the driving test, and a model of the linear central Shinkansen and various showpieces are introduced again.
When we went, I did a test run, but do not seem to sometimes do it....More