This is a celebration of all things train related. The main attraction comprises the two large halls containing models of trains past to present, some of which you can actually step inside. However, it's also worth taking the time to check out the "side attractions" - you can try your hand at driving a bullet train via a software simulation program, you can sit through the virtual experience of floating at 500 km/h on a magnetic levitation train, and you can see a superbly detailed diorama of the train routes. This place is not exactly central, but if you have the remotest interest in Japan's train culture, you owe it to yourself to visit. Also check out the bridge and port area nearby to see a lesser-known part of Nagoya.
3-2-2 Kinjohuto, Minato Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi Pref.
Hours / 10:00-17:30 Holidays / Tue. (open on National Holidays and then closed the next day instead), Dec. 28 to Jan. 1 Admission / Adult ¥1000 (group ¥800）, high, middle & elementary school student ¥500 (group ¥400）, child (group ¥200）