Tourist Attractions and Experiences

Shinkansen Park

The park features an exhibit of the lead car of the first-ever Shinkansen and an electric locomotive train that were manufactured in 1969 and 1954 respectively. In spring, large crowds gather near the Sakura Tunnel to view the cherry blossoms.

Shinkansen Park features an exhibit of a Shinkansen car and an electric locomotive train, and is located on the Aigawa Dam that is between the Aigawa river and the JR freight terminal. The first-ever Shinkansen car that rests on the rails was the lead car out of a 16-car train that was manufactured in 1969. It stayed in operation until October 27, 1984, and ran for about 5.32 million kilometers between Tokyo, Shin-Osaka and Hakata before retiring to this park. The electric locomotive train was one of the most famous and prolifically manufactured ones during the post-war period. Manufactured in 1954, it worked as a freight train on the Tokaido Main Line and Takasaki Line, and during the approximately 12 years before it was decommissioned in 1983, it was used to ship Kishu oranges on the Hanwa and Kisei Lines. Twice a day on Sundays, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, visitors can enter inside the train and the driver areas. In addition, within the 400 meters between Central Circular Loop and the Shinkansen Park, a tunnel of cherry blossoms will appear during spring time.

Basic information

Open to the public every Sunday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
A 13-minute walk from the Bampaku-kinen-koen Station on the Osaka Monorail
North side of Shinkansen Torikai Rail Yard, Aigawa-Minamimachi, Settsu-shi
06-6383-1591(Water and Greenery Division, Settsu City Construction Department)

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