Overview of the facility
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The 100 meter-long promenade connects the museum’s entrance to the main building and serves as an outdoor space created in the image of a train station platform. A formation of actual railway vehicles are on display in an area that allows an abundance of natural light and breeze to pass through.
Main Building 2F
The second floor of the main building is built so that visitors can look down on the first floor displays. You can spend a long time enjoying this floor's interactive exhibits, restaurant, break space and more.
Main Building 3F
The “Sky Terrace” is an open-air viewing deck located on the south side of the third floor which offers a bright and spacious area full of flowers and greenery. Throughout the day, from this viewpoint you can see many trains running on the various lines, including the JR-Kyoto and Tokaido Shinkansen lines.
The former Nijo Station House
Built in 1904, this was known to be one of the oldest Japanese wooden station houses of its day. It was designated in 1996 as one of Kyoto city’s tangible cultural assets. It also offers an exhibit and a museum shop inside the station house.
This roundhouse is designated as an important cultural property of Japan. It functions as a turntable that changes the direction of the steam locomotives by rotating them in a dramatic fashion. The characteristic steam locomotives used from the Meiji to the Showa periods can be found on display here.