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Kyoto Railway Museum Entry Ticket

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.

Kyoto: Private Walking Tour [Customizable]

2. Kyoto: Private Walking Tour [Customizable]

Explore the historic city of Kyoto and its temples and shrines. This private tour allows you to choose your own itinerary like this sample. Follow your guide to Kinkakuji Temple, Golden Pavilion or Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. After that, head to the Fushimi Inari Shrine, a famous spot due to the thousands of Torii gates. Take a photo of the god of agriculture enshrined in Fushimi Inari Shine. Stop for lunch before visiting Kiyomizu temple, and experience the atmosphere of Kyoto's most famous district as you meander through Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka. Afterwards, if you have time, visit the Gion district, the famous geisha area. The tour ends at your hotel, or a location of your choosing.

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What people are saying about Railway Museum, Kyoto

We booked a full day tour with local guide Kaori and we loved the experience! She was very well prepared and had already discussed with us what we would like to visit before the tour started. She had made a good program so we could see a lot of Kyoto without having to rush from one site to another. We visited Kinkakuji temple (the Golden pavilion), Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Fushimi Inari shrine !Thousands of Shinto gates) and Gion where Kaori gave us extra information on Japanese history and tradition. At noon we had lunch in a traditional Japanese restaurant, sitting on the floor. Very nice experience and very good choice of her! At the end of tour she gave us some tips on other things to do/visit in Kyoto and even arranged a taxi for us. We were very happy to have booked this tour and would like to thank Kaori again for the wonderfull experience!

Our experience with this system was very good, since we travel as a family and we like to take private tours to be able to go at our own pace. Our guide in Kyoto was AKIKO, an excellent person, very nice, with enough patience to wait for us, help us and answer all our questions. He showed us several very interesting places, he was even with us more than the scheduled time, despite having a family member in the hospital, which we greatly appreciated and we hope he has recovered. We loved the Gion neighborhood and were lucky enough to see some Geykos and Mayko. Quite a fabulous experience!!! Thank you very much Akiko!!

Kenji was great, patient and very amicable! He made our Kyoto day trip memorable... wonderful tips , very easy to travel with him... Gracias Kenji!!!!

Akiko reacted very individually to our wishes and gave us an interesting day with her friendliness.

Had a great guide , very knowledgeable , very flexible

very knowledgeable , very flexible and very sensitive to our interests and to our wishes .