Kyoto Railway Museum – trace the tracks of world-leading railway system development in Japan
Kyoto has one of the biggest railway museums in Japan. Through this guided tour, you will acquire a comprehensive understanding of Japan’s industrialization and transition of lifestyles amid rapid economic growth.
When the Shinkansen, or bullet train, was started in the year of the last Tokyo Olympics in 1964, steam locomotives were still in daily use in some regions in Japan. This gives you an idea of just how rapidly Japan’s railway systems have been developed, in addition to the fact that the total length of operation has reached more than 27,000 km (16,777 miles). The Kyoto Railway Museum has a breathtaking exhibition of passenger cars, as well as diesel, electric and steam locomotives, many of which are still in running condition. To know the development of the railway system is to know the history of Japan’s modernization, and the tour is an unmissable one. After the guided tour, please enjoy the huge museum at your own leisure.
|Date||October 18th, November 15th, December 20th|
|Time||Tour: 13:00-14:40 (Reception:12:50)/td>|
|Fee||2,000 yen with prior reservation and payment
Free for 12 years old and younger when accompanied by adult
Entry fee for Kyoto Railway Museum is NOT included.
(Kyoto Railway Museum: adults: 1,200 yen, university or high school students: 1,000 yen, elementary and junior high school students: 500 yen, children under 12: 200 yen)
|Meeting location||At the entrance of Kyoto Railway Museum|
|Remarks||No insurance for accidents or injury during the tour|