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Yamanashi Prefectural Maglev Exhibition Center

2381 Ogatayama, Tsuru 402-0006, Yamanashi Prefecture
+81 554-45-8121
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Great stop on the way to Mt. Fuji / Five Lakes region

They have a range of exhibits on the train, how magnetic levitation works, and the impact that this... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2018
bocon13
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Palo Alto, California
fun exhibt

This museum is in a remote area outside Tokyo but worth a visit especially if you are facinated by... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2017
see1sea
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Sydney, Australia
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2381 Ogatayama, Tsuru 402-0006, Yamanashi Prefecture
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+81 554-45-8121
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

They have a range of exhibits on the train, how magnetic levitation works, and the impact that this new train will have on Japanese society. The day that we were there the train was running at 504km/h and passed by the viewing platform approximately every...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

This museum is in a remote area outside Tokyo but worth a visit especially if you are facinated by technology. The Maglev runs on a test track on certain days and you can see it passing by on the side of the building. It also...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Saw the Shinkansen maglev running past several times. Great exhibition centre too with interesting displays.

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Reviewed 21 November 2016

What a great idea - rather than just imposing a new rail system on the country, make the testing and implementation the subject of an informative and enjoyable exhibition. We could do with this for HS2 in England. The exhibition centre is reasonably self explanatory...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

What I liked: Many interesting and enjoyable exhibits. Good for children and adults. Clean, tidy and spacious. Free and plentiful parking. A nice part of the countryside. Great souvenir shop. What is tricky: A little out of the way. And always remember: Exceptional customer service....More

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Reviewed 2 May 2016

We ventured here on route from Kofu, Yamanashi to Yokohama during Golden Week. We had low expectations but we were really impressed. Coming from London originally with many huge world class museum and galleries within a stone throw of each other I;m normally pretty underwhelmed...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

excellent maglev exhibition center for introducing and explaining how high tech the maglev in detail by staff but unfortunately we missed the outdoor test

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Reviewed 7 October 2015

Excellent visitor centre attached to Maglev testing track. We watched the Maglev make several passes in front of us - totally amazing to watch! It shook the building! The visitor centre has models and explanations of how it works, but all in Japanese. Well worth...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2014 via mobile

In the linear visitor center, we can look around the state of the driving test, and a model of the linear central Shinkansen and various showpieces are introduced again. When we went, I did a test run, but do not seem to sometimes do it....More

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