Modern Transportation Museum

Attraction 3-11-10 Namiyoke, Minato-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 552-0001, Japan Published on: 28-07-2016

1 hour
10:00 AM - 05:30 PM
02:00 PM
03:00 PM
Second-time visit
Attraction
Cultural
Family
Museum
4.00 USD

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The Modern Transportation Museum ) is the corporate museum operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West) in Minato-ku, Osaka, Japan. It opened on 21 January 1962, next to Bentencho Station on the Osaka Loop Line.

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The Modern Transportation Museum (交通科学博物館 Kōtsū Kagaku Hakubutsukan?) is the corporate museum operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West) in Minato-ku, Osaka, Japan. It opened on 21 January 1962, next to Bentencho Station on the Osaka Loop Line. The collection includes steam locomotives, electric locomotives, diesel locomotives, a prototype of a magnetic levitation train, and the original engine of a Messerschmitt Me 163. The museum is scheduled to close on 6 April 2014, and the exhibits will be moved to a new railway museum due to open next to the Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum in Kyoto in 2016.

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Estimated
146.26 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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We were told that everything was in Japanese, but we opted to give it a try anyway. The exhibits were well done and quite interactive. We did have some trouble with the model train displays and it was a bit disappointing that we could not make the Shinkansen work, which apparently any kid 4 or over could operate. All in all it was a very enjoyable time.

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If your kids love trains, they will definitely love this place, and enjoy all the interactive activities inside the museum. There are clear signs inside the Bentencho Station so that you will find the museum easily. The whole visit with a young kid who is interested in trains is about 2 hours. The fee is 400 JPY for an adult and 100 JPY for young kid, which I think is a very fair price.

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The Modern Transportation Museum is located adjacent to the Bentencho station on the JR Osaka loop line . The Osaka municipal railway station is also located closeby. The museum has a great collection of Japanese trains both full size and in scale. The museum has rooms that showcase different technolgy, transport and eras. The outdoor plaza with the real locomotives and trains is especially good.The museum has appeal to all but would please those who like technology, especially trains. Recommended for sure.

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We were told that everything was in Japanese, but we opted to give it a try anyway. The exhibits were well done and quite interactive. We did have some trouble with the model train displays and it was a bit disappointing that we could not make the Shinkansen work, which apparently any kid 4 or over could operate. All in all it was a very enjoyable time.

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