Play, Learn, and Experience at Kyoto Railway Museum

Hello world! It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to share our trip to Kyoto Railway Museum.


Kyoto Railway Museum

We can learn history of Japanese trains, and of course see cool trains and displays at this museum. Both children and adults would be able to enjoy.



It takes about 7 minutes by car from JR Kyoto Station, about 20 minutes by walk.

Kankijicho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto



Adult1,200 yen
University / high school student1,000 yen
Jr. high / elementary school student500 yen
Over 3 years old200 yen


Business Hours


*Admission until 17:00









This one on the left can be seen a lot in Okayama. Feels so home!


Participatory Displays

Kids can experience maintaining train stuff. I wish I were qualified to join…


Railway Turntable

Overwhelming gathering of steam trains! It was my first time to see the railway turntable.


Diorama Show

This show is scheduled almost every hour. Reservation is not needed but you should get your seat and wait in advance. Many people come in quite early. We planned to leave in the middle of the show due to our time schedule. However, we end up watching the whole show. Damn it was a lot more entertaining than expected! It’s true that time flies.


OK, let’s call it a day.



How do you find it? We figured that it takes ALL DAY to check the entire museum. We may need to go back and explore more another time. Hope it helps.

See you around!

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1 Response

  1. ᐃᓄᒃ says:

    Trains are certainly one of the best things about Japan. I wonder if there is a similar museum for buses?

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