I think we’ve found Alex’s ultimate amusement ride: a ticket gate. 

As I’m on the ultimate railway journey around Japan it makes sense to visit a railway museum. Inside, apart from fascinating explanations of Shinkansen technology, its next generation magnetic levitation train, a massive working HO scale layout and various older locomotives and carriages, is a working railway ticket machine and gate. And to use it costs nothing! 

Alex was also fortunate to get a drive of a Shinkansen simulator, which is decided on a lottery system. 

To get to the museum it was another ride on the Aonami Line, same as yesterday. 

Really worthwhile a visit, we all enjoyed the experience. 

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