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Kyushu Railway History Museum

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Address: 2-3-29 Takitaki, Shimoji-ku, Kitakyushu 801-0833 , Fukuoka Prefecture
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+81 93-322-1006

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Nice for family day

Nice for family day, especially good for railway fans. The museum is right beside the JR station, within 5 mins walk. You may experience being a train captain and drive your... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 December 2016
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Nice for family day, especially good for railway fans. The museum is right beside the JR station, within 5 mins walk. You may experience being a train captain and drive your train, make it arrives on time.

Thank LloydCMC
Ebina, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Small park with some very well kept locomotives and railcars. People love love trains will love this place, Not expensive to get in.

1 Thank Odakyumatt
Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Not much to see and try not to park your car in the West end of the museum. They do not have a max charge per day. Most other car parks in Mojiko including the other car-park in the main entrance of the museum has a daily maximum charge.

2 Thank Guslamyan
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

There are several railway museum in Japan. This museum is one of the most smallest railway museum. Its building was renovated from an old building which was built about 100 years ago. A lot of materials and products about a railway history in Kyushu were exhibited. The most favorite one was an original model of SL train. Several rare trains... More 

1 Thank mat_mak
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

This is a nice museum and would be fun for kids, especially the opportunity to drive a train in the simulator. My only complaint is that there is little English

1 Thank geowmeyer
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

This place is worth the visit while your at Mojiko Retro. Lots of old trains you can climb aboard....

1 Thank travelling2day
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

Wen spent time looking for the parking lot and couldn't believe so far it was located. It was more than 5 mins walk to the actual museum. On a hot summer day of 36C, it was impossible for us to walk there with children. However, because it is a station area, there is nowhere else to park. We eventually have... More 

1 Thank travelmomVancouver
Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

The museum is really informative as well as creative. First, the museum is arranged to be like a train station: there after platforms, tracks, retired trains and waiting rooms. In the main building, they concisely introduced the history of Kyushu railway, the development of train types, extensions of routes and the inner equipment to the public. So many kids are... More 

1 Thank Bestlambert
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

There's only a few cars and a few displays inside, but there's a ¥100 train simulator where you can drive a JR train from station to station. You get to walk into a couple different old sleeper trains and can sit in the engineer's seat of several other trains. It's next to the station and worth the time.

1 Thank htodd503
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Being one of the first places in Japan to develop rail services, this museum gives an entertaining retrospective of this journey from steam journey to shinkansen. The train simulator is particularly fun and great value at on 100yen!

1 Thank cocuye

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