“SCMAGLEV and Railway Park” in Aichi Prefecture, popular as a railway museum. There are exhibits of successive trains and SCMAGLEV (Superconducting Magnetic Levitation Railway), which you can actually ride. In addition, you can simulate a world of 500 kilometers per hour with linear speed. Besides, the largest train diorama in Japan is exhibited. It will be surprised that it is very realistically expressed. It is a spot that you can enjoy not only those who like train, but also those who do not.
Enter from the entrance, the first section is “Symbol Exhibition”. Here, vehicles that show the world’s highest speed per age are displayed. “C62” recorded the world’s highest speed of 129 km / h as a steam locomotive in 1954. In the center, “300X” which is the train service bullet train developed by JR Tokai is also being exhibited. “300X” in 1996 recorded the world’s highest speed of 443 km / h at the time in the train system.
Among “Symbol Exhibition”, SCMAGLEV is especially noticed. SCMAGLEV “MLX 01 – 1” recorded the world’s highest speed of railroad 581 km / h in 2003. You may not be able to imagine running at 500 km / h, but in “SCMAGLEV and Railway Park” you can simulate the world of that speed. You can enjoy it at the mini theater in “Superconducting Linear Exhibition Room”. There are actually seats in the mini theater, you can sit and experience. The CG image flows on the screen, and the scenery is reflected to the window inside the theater.
The size of the diorama of “SCMAGLEV and Railway Park” is the largest in Japan. It expresses the day in 20 minutes. It is made elaborately to details, and you can see the night view at night. Landscapes and buildings from the Kanto region to the Kansai region are finely made, so you will be wondering about it.
There is no restaurant in the hotel, but there is “Delica station”. There, a variety of lunch boxes such as limited lunch boxes and “Kids Lunch” with a rail car’s photo card are sold. After purchasing a box lunch, you can eat and drink in the train displayed outside. Because this train is air conditioned and fully equipped, you can spend comfortably. The train does not move, but you feel like you are traveling by train.
The railroad which was an always familiar existence in people’s life. The institution which introduces progress of rapid transit railway technology through object exhibition of the newest railroad, up to a steam locomotive and an old line, superconductive linear, mainly the Tokaido Shinkansen (Bullet Train) running through Japan, is “SCMAGLEV and Railway Park”. From the nostalgic steam locomotive, no less than 39 vehicles, such as the commuter train, special express train, and the electric locomotive, are exhibited.
Moreover, railroad diorama is proud of the greatest scale in Japan. The scenery of the area along Tokaido Shinkansen is reproduced finely, you may be so in to it that you forget about time. Anyone from adults to a children can enjoy it.
Particularly, the superconductive linear which is the advanced technique that Central Japan Railway running this museum is proud of is a focus of public attention. Not only exhibit the vehicles which recorded the world fastest of the railroad, the mechanism is explained intelligibly. The exhibition which can experience the virtual traveling of the run by 500 km/h is very popular.
Some vehicles can be observed the inside not to mention what you can look at from the outside, too. It is the section using a simulator to be extreme popularity for children. It is also possible to taste a favorite train deeper, operating or becoming a conductor.
In addition, there is also a corner which can study progress of a railroad and the influence on society, such as yhe structure of a railroad, the birth unknown episode of the Shinkansen, etc. It will become a special memory to eat the lunch bought inside the hall within the vehicles of outdoor exhibition. There is also the kids space which can play preschool children and parents.
|Name:||SCMAGLEV and Railway Park|
|Address:||Kinjofuto 3-2-2 Nagoya Minato-ku, Aichi 455-0848 Japan|
|Access:||Nagoya Rinkai Kosokutetsudo-sen Line “Kinjofuto-eki Station” (2 minutes walk)|
|Price:||1,000 yen (Adult)
500 yen (High School Students or under)
200 yen (Preschool children)
Please refer the official web page.