Japan's largest railway museum opens in Kyoto

posted on May 1, 2016

West Japan Railway Co. opened the nation's largest railway museum to the public in Kyoto on Friday.

The Kyoto Railway Museum displays 53 train cars, ranging from a steam locomotive to a Shinkansen high-speed train car, in a floor space of about 30,000 square meters.

JR West expects 1.2 million to 1.3 million visitors in the first year.

The museum is an upgrade to the facility and exhibits it took over from the Umekoji steam locomotive museum, which closed in August last year.

source by the-japan-news
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