JR Tokai maglev, train park opens in Nagoya

Kyodo News

Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) opened the SCMaglev and Railway Park in Nagoya on Monday.

SCMaglev stands for “superconductive maglev.”

The park features an N700 bullet train simulator that has the same cockpit as a real shinkansen. The simulator lets guests operate the accelerator and brake pedals as its large video screen shows scenery changing as if viewed from the windows of the real thing.

The park will only allow 30 people a day to use the simulator to prevent crowding at the museum. It also has dioramas of train lines decorated with models of Nagoya Castle and the Tokyo Sky Tree, as well as an explanation of how maglevs work.

Admission is ¥200 for children over 3, ¥500 for elementary, junior high and high school students and ¥1,000 for adults.