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Kyoto Railway Museum

Kankijicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8835, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-323-7334
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Brilliant presentation of railway history

We discovered this museum by looking for things to do on a rainy day - trains had stopped due to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
swexplorers2018
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Heywood, Australia
Railway Revelation

I have just returned from a fabulous day out at the Kyoto Railway Museum and what a treat it was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul C
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Perth
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Kankijicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8835, Kyoto Prefecture
Shimogyo-ku
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+81 75-323-7334
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We discovered this museum by looking for things to do on a rainy day - trains had stopped due to flooding - and we wanted an alternative activity. Neither of us are train buffs but we are interested in history. The first time we tried...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have just returned from a fabulous day out at the Kyoto Railway Museum and what a treat it was. From the time I walked in until the time I left there were delightful surprises around every corner. Staying at Gion a 25 minute bus...More

2  Thank Paul C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is located on the way back to the hotel after a visit to a temple. The approach through the park was very pleasant and it was a relief to enter an air conditioned building on a very hot July afternoon. The museum contains...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful place to visit if you are interested in trains or have kids (I am both!). It's a rare opportunity where you get to see all sorts of old and new trains and related things in one place. If you are familiar with Thomas...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a train geek, you will definitely love this place. There is so much to see that it's cool for even non-train nerds. I just wished that more of the plaques were in English because I feel like i could have learned a...More

Thank Mallory W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the museum on a rainy day in Kyoto, inspired by several Shinkansen journeys. The museum is excellent, well set out and has many many trains and displays covering the development of the modern railway in Japan. The train simulator in particular is great...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

We were there via foot from Kyoto station following gps. We took the path to Umekoji park, at the park entrance follow the signs to railway museum which is about 16mins.. There were many old and retired locomotives on display. My son got the lottery...More

Thank Shiang T
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

This museum is smaller than the JR park in Nagoya, and is very packed with students on school tours. The one in Yokohama is better.

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

so we got museum but I had sore leg no problems a wheel chair got out for me the good wife provided the muscell for the next two hours the museum is well laid out easy to be pushed around all under cover well present...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

The museum is located near the main Kyoto train station. It has a very rich collection of trains and memorabilia. There are signs in English everywhere. The steam train ride is a joy. For shinkansen lovers, the best place to see them is the museum's...More

Thank Silver P
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Shimogyo-ku
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub,
Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining,
and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with
tourists and local business travelers, making it a
competitive location for ever-new commercial
structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and
trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains.
Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and
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Gail B
20 June 2018|
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Response from juergen p | Reviewed this property |
sorry - we forgot, but not expensive, compared what you get to see there - really the future fo RW !
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jane n
1 December 2017|
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Response from sand2skis | Reviewed this property |
Walking there is flat and easy. If you have a decent pair of sandals, experience the streets of Kyoto for 20 mins. There is even a good department store (Yodobashi) and supermarket along the way, if you take a slightly... More
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General 1,200 yen College student · High school student 1,000 yen Junior high school student · Elementary school student 500 yen Toddler (over 3 years old) 200 yen Discount with JR Rail Pass.
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