1. Kyoto Railway Museum Entry Ticket
Enter the world of trains and railways with entry to the recently expanded and modernized Kyoto Railway Museum. Explore the history of vehicles, from steam locomotives to Shinkansen bullet trains. The museum houses 53 railway vehicles that make up an index of Japan’s modernization efforts. Get up close to historically valuable railway vehicles such as the first edition of the 0 Series Shinkansen, the 500 Series Shinkansen that made the Guinness Book of World Records for reaching speeds of 300 km per hour, and the C62 steam locomotive, boasting to be the largest in its class to tow post-war express trains. Visit the museum’s giant diorama which measures roughly 30 meters in width and 10 meters in depth. See miniature model trains that are about 1/80th the scale of the actual trains. The diorama replicates the rail yard and other facilities indispensable to the railway so you can experience the railway system as the models run along their tracks. Experience the job of real train conductors by using a simulator used for training. Learn the job of a conductor from all different angles including seeing the tools they use to try on the clothes they wear. Ride in passenger cars pulled by actual steam locomotives. The 1km round-trip takes about 10 minutes and gives visitors a small taste of how it felt to travel by steam locomotive.