Modern Transportation Museum, Osaka

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The Modern Transportation Museum (交通科学博物館, Kōtsū Kagaku Hakubutsukan) was the corporate museum operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West) in Minato-ku, Osaka, Japan. It opened on 21 January 1962, next to Bentencho Station on the Osaka Loop Line. The collection included steam locomotives, electric locomotives, diesel locomotives, a prototype of a magnetic levitation train, and the original engine of a Messerschmitt Me 163.

The museum was closed on 6 April 2014, and the exhibits were moved to a new railway museum which opened next to the Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum in Kyoto in 2016.
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  • This not-so-small museum offers a nice range of real size trains, and models, posters, etc, as well as some cars and planes. The whole atmosphere is fascinating as well as the joy of the...  more »
  • We were told that everything was in Japanese, but we opted to give it a try anyway. The exhibits were well done and quite interactive. We did have some trouble with the model train displays and it.....  more »

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