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Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum - CLOSED

Kankijicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8835, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-314-2996
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Magnificent Collection of Steam Locomotive

Japan plays important roles in steam locomotive industry in the world. Umekoji preserve various... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2016
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Value Experiences The Trains Industrial Revolution

Great experiences being surrounding will all locomotives in real! Especially so closed to the Steam... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2015
clarae T
Penang Island, Malaysia
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3 Mar 2016
“Magnificent Collection of Steam Locomotive”
14 Dec 2015
“Value Experiences The Trains Industrial Revolution”
Kankijicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8835, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-314-2996
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Reviewed 3 March 2016

Japan plays important roles in steam locomotive industry in the world. Umekoji preserve various steam locomotives, from the commercial to imperial locomotives and they kept well. This museum will be swarmed by children in the weekend, so this would be a good place for kids...More

Thank Pudyastomo
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Great experiences being surrounding will all locomotives in real! Especially so closed to the Steam Train. Its not only so attractive to children but so all adults. Seeing those engineers are still working hard to get it fixed, amazing! Riding on it for a round,...More

Thank clarae T
Reviewed 28 November 2015

I work for the railroad back home and thought it would be interesting to see some of the history of Japanese railroading. The working steam engines at this museum are very impressive, the roundhouse and facilities are equally interesting. Certainly worth stopping by if you...More

Thank Andy I
Reviewed 22 September 2015

We visited on a rainy day, but most of the attractions are indoors. The entrance is a transplanted station building about 100 years old, and of course you buy entry tickets from a ticket machine. The initial displays in the station building are sufficiently interesting...More

1  Thank JapanCustomTours
Reviewed 7 September 2015

If you like the age of steam, this is a great place to see Japans collection of locomotives. Allows you to get up close and touch the loco's.

1  Thank Nathan G
Reviewed 3 September 2015

I'd already decided to visit this museum. So arrived on a rainy day to find it closed. Disspointing. Missed the review of motosuzuki saying it was closing soon. Only checked the opening hours at the top of the page which are now incorrect; I've tried...More

6  Thank Jo878121
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Good array of Locos and carriages from the various railway eras of Japan. Enough things to see in the displays inside and outside. However, the train ride was probably THE SHORTEST STEAM TRAIN RIDE on earth....went about 500 metres.... That part was a total rort!!.

1  Thank Gary D
Reviewed 17 August 2015

A very nice steam loco museum. Not too much loco variety, as most of the display are roughly from the same age and generation. Yet, they have several operational engines and they give a good show. There also is a full size cab model and...More

Thank Broodney
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

I dont know if this worth visiting. But if you fans of train. This is it. With many collection of old train on display.

Thank YUFEC11
Reviewed 24 July 2015

I am not sure if this museum appeals to tourists from other countries. I really felt the vibration that comes from the historical effort of Japanese nation and people. The museum will be closed temporarily until next spring soon. So you should go there before...More

1  Thank motosuzuki753
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub,
Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining,
and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with
tourists and local business travelers, making it a
competitive location for ever-new commercial
structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and
trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains.
Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and
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