Growing up, I went to Osaka multiple times a year to visit my grandparents from Yokohama riding the Shinkansen. The train always stops by Nagoya so I’ve seen the city at least 100 times, but I’d never visited the city until this past summer. As I had never been to Nagoya, I didn’t know what to expect. However, our family ended up with two very fun days and I highly recommend visiting Nagoya if you have children.
Join my family on a 2-daytour, and if you are planning your visit I would highly recommend for 3 full days. Our 2 days felt rushed and we could have spent more time there visiting the city and doing more sightseeing.
Things to do in Nagoya Day 1
SCMAGLEV and Railway Park ???????
The first stop we went to is a train lover’s paradise, SCMAGLEV and Railway Park. The railway park is 27-minute train ride from Nagoya station. It has an amazing collection of Japanese trains including the Maglev that had set the world speed record.
Above Picture: The entrance with evolution of trains going from steam train to shinkansen at the very top.
Immediately after entering the museum, there is a large room with 3 trains that had set the speed record at various times throughout history. A steam train, an experimental shinkansen, and a MAGLEV train.
On the giant screen behind the train, there’s video playing highlighting the land records these trains have set.
The Guinness World Record Certificate for the world’s fastest train (581 km/h or 361 mph).
Most trains on display have information and spec on the historical importance of the trains.
You get to walk inside many of the trains on display.
After the first room, you will enter an even larger room with over 32 trains! As I said, it’s a train lover’s dream.
Inside Series 0 Shinkansen. I just had to take a picture of this nostalgic drinking fountain with a flat paper cup dispenser (that you’ll make into a cone shape for water). And the clas...