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Nagoya-City Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology (Toyota Techno Museum)

  • Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology (Toyota Techno Museum)
  • Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology (Toyota Techno Museum)
  • Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology (Toyota Techno Museum)
  • Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology (Toyota Techno Museum)
  • Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology (Toyota Techno Museum)
  • Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology (Toyota Techno Museum)

Museum of an Industrial Powerhouse, The Toyota Techno Museum

Japan’s manufacturing industry has long been the envy of other nations. One of the greatest success stories would have to be that of the Toyota Group, which began life as a textiles manufacturer. Group founder Sakichi Toyoda devoted his life to developing looms that would make Japan a world leader in textiles manufacturing. His eldest son, Kiichiro, then adapted the machinery and technology to commence building motor vehicles, giving birth to the Toyota Motor Corporation.

Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology(Toyota Techno Museum)

The Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, (Toyota Techno Museum for short) is located on the site of the original company in central Nagoya, not far from Nagoya Station, and utilizes the historical red-brick buildings of the original automatic loom factory to display the history of the Toyota group, from its humble beginnings as a textiles manufacturer to its evolution into an international automobile producer and more.

The museum is divided into a number of sections and pavilions, such as the Textile Machinery Pavilion, and the Automobile Pavilion. Many of the well maintained and displayed machines in the Textile Machinery Pavilion still work, and seeing them in operation makes the museum come to life. The working exhibits are fascinating, and the friendly guides are eager to share their extensive knowledge, which makes this an educational, informative and enjoyable experience for people of all ages.

From Textiles to Cars

The large number of motor vehicles in the two story Automobile Pavilion all look as though they’ve just rolled off the production line. (Incidentally, if you are a motor enthusiast, an additional ideal place to visit is the Toyota Automobile Museum in Nagakute, on the outskirts of Nagoya City!)

Technoland, aimed at the children, provides various hands-on educational experiences. Kids learn about textile manufacturing and automobiles through playing with interactive displays, tools and devices. English translations and signage helps make this museum even more pleasurable.

For adults, interactive demonstrations on such things as how steering and suspension works, how a gear box operates, planetary drive and so on, excite the engineer and techie, while educating the layman in a simple, enjoyable and informative manner. English translations and signage helps make this museum even more enjoyable.

  • Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology(Toyota Techno Museum)
  • Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology(Toyota Techno Museum)
  • Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology(Toyota Techno Museum)

You don’t have to be an engineer, mechanic, techie or car enthusiast to enjoy the Toyota Techno Museum, it’s educational, informative and fun for everyone. The museum is beautifully laid out and is complete with a restaurant, café, gardens and a museum shop too. If you have a Meguru Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus pass, then you can get a 100 Yen discount on tickets at the door !

Despite the official site saying you’ll need an hour and a half, leave yourself a good three hours to see and take it all in.

SPOT OVERVIEW

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Location : 〒451-0051
4-1-35, Noritake Shinmachi, Nishi-ward, Nagoya-City, Aichi
Fee : Adults 500 yen, junior high and high school students 300 yen, elementary school students 200 yen
Opening
days / hours
: 9:30 to 17:00 (last admission at 16:30)
Parking : 210 passenger car parking spaces, 10 bus parking spaces (free)
Holidays : Monday (the following day if Monday is a public holiday), year-end and New Years
Phone number : 052-551-6115

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ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    ・From Nagoya Station, take the Meitestu Nagoya Main Line.
    Alight at Sakou Station and 3 minutes' walk.
    ・From Nagoya Station, take the subway Higashiyama Line. Alight at Kamejima Station and 10 minutes' walk from exit2.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    15 minutes from Nagoya-Daini-Kanjo Expressway Kiyosuhigashi I.C.
    20 minutes from Meishin Expressway Ichinomiya I.C.
    10 minutes from Tomei Expressway Toyota JCT.
    10 minutes from Nagoya-Daini-Kanjo Expressway Nagoyanishi JCT.

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