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Diorama Kyoto Japan

A Must-see Large-scale Diorama for Families

Diorama Kyoto Japan covers 12.3 x 17.3 meters (a total of 285.15 square meters including the underground extra track), and features 2.7 kilometers of track. It is truly one of Japan's largest railroad dioramas.
More than anything, this diorama is well known for the highly intricate designs of Kyoto sites and scenery.

Temples, shrines, and historical sites are easily spotted. The various model trains running among them can be operated from a control board that resembles a real train's driver's seat. It is truly a special experience that will create amazing memories for any visiting families.


There is a popular astronomy show airing every 30 minutes. Constellations sparkle in the night sky, and as the lights begin to come on in the town, so do those inside the train cars, creating an enchanting atmosphere.


Drive a real locomotive engine!

Other unique features of our diorama are the driver's seats of the Blue Train and freight train EF 66 electric train (which actually ran on tracks) from which you can operate the HO scale model railroads.


Kids can rent and wear a conductor's cap as they run the HO scale Express Hayabusa while watching video hooked up to a miniature camera attached to the train! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for young train lovers to create lasting memories.

Driving Experience 15 min. ¥1,000
※Reservations required

HO Scale Sagano Model Train

The Sagano Romantic train ("Sagano") is recreated at 1/80 HO scale at Diorama Kyoto Japan's expansive diorama set.

All aboard! HO Scale Sagano

Rental Layout

Would you like to run our own HO-scale model trains on our world-class layout? If you love model trains, this is a great opportunity to drive your favorites on a large-scale diorama. We hope you'll bring your trains and create lasting memories!


This is a rare opportunity to run trains on one of Japan's largest layouts! The controller, of course, has the same specifications as the real control board. Enjoy running your favorite train through intricately re-imagined Kyoto sites and neighborhoods.

Reservations are accepted. If you make a reservation, you can reserve a specific date and time. Reservations are accepted for both individuals and group bookings for off-sites, meetings, and more. (Feel free to ask a staff member for help on how to operate the controller, etc.)

Rental Layout Admission
First hour (includes admission fee)
Every 30 min. thereafter
Diorama Gallery

A gallery of photographs showcasing the intricate details of Kyoto neighborhoods and model trains at Diorama Kyoto Japan.

Diorama Gallery

Hours & Admission

9:00-17:30(last entry at 17:00)
※When running extended operation:9:00-18:00
  (last entry at 17:30)

Open when the Sagano Romantic train is operating

Yearly Calendar

Entrance fee






For those riding the Sagano Romantic



Group discount(15 or more persons)



Facility Fees

EF66 Series Locomotive Operation



Model Controlle



Mini Diorama Operation



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