After waking up in our room with great view on top of the Nagoya train station, we enjoyed the view outside while having breakfast:
We took the longish journey to the Toyota Factory (about as long as taking a fast train to Tokyo :)), for our toyota factory tour (on its on page)
Next, due to how long it would have taken to get around with public transport, we took an expensive but much faster cab directly to SCMAGLEV and Railway Park which we had seen quickly last year (1h15), and I thought was definitely worth a longer 3H+ visit.
While the shinkansen (bullet train) is actually not that fast (a mere 280kph) due to limitations from the train tracks built for much older and slower trains (the French TGV peaks at 350kph on newer commercial lines), the technology is nonetheless impressive, adn the train history in that museum is quite good:
the 3 Japanese trains that broke world records
What the new maglev will look like
note that it almost looks like an airplane inside
The main hall is of course where all the trains and history are located:
but waiting for 2027, that's a long time to wait...
in the meantime, you can ride the short test line for fun :)
They had plenty of simulators for people to play with and demos. There is a long line for the shinkansen simulator, but to be honest I don't think it's that fun or impressive to drive a train :)
The diaroma showing the shinkansen line going through Nagoya was quite good:
The displays showing how often the shinkansens run in a single day, and then how they are maintained was quite interesting. Watch the movie if you can:
Then plenty of time to look inside all the trains:
Older trains too:
After a good long visit of the museum, we went back to Nagoya to pick up our luggage and take a train to Tokyo: