Kyoto Railway Museum

If you like trains, this railway museum is highly recommended to visit.

The entrance fee is 1,200 yen for adults.

This museum is located right next to Umekoji Kyoto Nishi station on the JR Sagano line.

When you pass through the entrance, you see an open space with the actual train cars sitting in the middle of the floor.

There is the area where you can learn the history of Japanese railways as well as the structure of the train cars.

Personally, one of the highlights of this museum is the railway diorama show which is 15 minutes long that takes place multiple times a day. It is located on the 2nd floor.

There are a couple of eating/resting areas on the 3rd floor, where you can see a view of the ancient city of Kyoto. You can see Toji temple on your right and Kyoto tower on your left.

I recommend you try out walking through the wooded, quiet path that goes along the train tracks.

It’s really relaxing to sit on a bench listening to the trains come and go right next you.

There is also an aquarium in the same area. It’s a smaller city aquarium and I recommend it to those who are with little kids. They have a huge collection of jelly fish and it’s really fantastic. I’ll talk more about that in a later post.