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Nagoya-City The Tokugawa Art Museum

  • The Tokugawa Art Museum
  • The Tokugawa Art Museum
  • The Tokugawa Art Museum
  • The Tokugawa Art Museum
  • The Tokugawa Art Museum

The Sumptuous Wealth of a Military Clan Once
More Powerful Than the Emperor Himself, Which Ruled Japan for More Than 250 Years!

A must see for all tourists! Located on an area that once was the retirement villa of the Lords of Owari, this utterly important facility houses a magnificent and meticulously maintained collection of over 12,000 hereditary heirlooms of the Owari Tokugawa clan, lords of Nagoya Castle.

The Fabulous Treasures of The Tokugawa

The museum collection contains swords and other weapons, suits of samurai armor, tea ceremony utensils and ceramics, art and calligraphy, Noh costumes and masks, furnishings and a whole lot more. Among the most valued items are the National Treasure listed, and therefore rarely displayed, Genji Monogatari Emaki, three Heian Period hand-painted scrolls depicting the Tale of Genji, dating from the 1130s.

The museum also boasts 9 Designated National Treasure items, 59 Important Cultural Properties, and 46 Important Art Objects. The array of gorgeous artifacts on display changes regularly, and fascinating special exhibitions keep the crowds returning for more.

The adjoining Hosa Library contains over 110,000 books, scrolls and other literature belonging to the Owari Tokugawa clan, 3,000 of which were presented to the first lord, Yoshinao, by his father and shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu.

Indulge in the opulence, the beauty and the luxury enjoyed by the ruling Tokugawa clan, and the treasures they have preserved for all to see.

  • First Exhibition Hall
  • Second Exhibition Hall
  • Third Exhibition Hall

Various special and planned exhibitions held throughout the year

At the museum's special exhibitions, traditional Japanese culture is presented following various concepts, including the annual "Special Exhibition: The Tale of Genji Emaki Scrolls" and the "Owari Tokugawa Family Hina Doll Festival." Please enjoy the collection handed down by the feudal lord family, which boasts one of the most impressive reliquaries in Japan in both quality and volume, while appreciating family heirlooms such as national treasures and important cultural properties up close.

  • Tale of Genji Scrolls
  • Dairibina Doll Ornaments
  • Furry Dog Toy

They Live Among Us!

Tourists would be relieved to know that, despite the dramatic conclusion of the Tokugawa Shogunate in 1868, by means of the Last Shogun's Resignation, the family descendants, although diminished in power and wealth, still walk among us, leading simple lives. In fact, this unique museum's existence is owed to the clever foresight of one of them, for instead of just sitting and waiting for the remaining fortune to be defiled and taken away, he decided it was best to donate everything to the municipality in Nagoya-city. And for that we, as well as the Japanese people, are very grateful.


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  • Souvenirs
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  • Bus Stop
  • Nursing room
  • Wi-Fi
  • Card
Location : 〒461-0023
1017 Tokugawa-cho, Higashi-Ward, Nagoya-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Adults 1,400 yen; University and Senior High School students 700 yen; Junior High and Elementary School students 500 yen
*: Groups of 20 guests or more eligible for 200 yen discount (regular tickets) or 100 yen (other tickets).
*: Admission free of charge for Senior High, Junior High and Elementary School students every Saturday.
*: Fees subject to changes during special events or exhibits. Should accuracy be critical please verify with direct sources.
*: Common passes for the Hosa Library, Tokugawaen Garden, Nagoya Castle and Shirotori Garden also available, please inquire at the entrance.
days / hours
: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (last admission 4:30 PM)
*: Opening hours may vary due to events, etc.
Parking : -North Parking Lot (Underground)
Cap. 79 ordinary cars (including 2 spaces)
*6:00 AM to 11:00 PM
-South Parking Lot
Cap. 4 large vehicles / 3 handicapped spaces
*9:15 AM to 5:45 PM
・Ordinary cars: 100 yen every 25 minutes - Maximum 1,000 yen/day
・Large vehicles: 500 yen for the first hour, 500 yen for every 30 minutes after that
・Handicapped: free of charge
Restrooms : Available
Holidays : Monday (opens Monday if it coincides with a holiday or postponed holiday and closes the next weekday), December 29th to January 1st.
Phone number : 052-935-6262
Approximate time for sightseeing : 1 hour

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
Should accuracy be critical, please verify this information using a direct source, whenever possible.

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  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    •10 min. southwards walk from South Exit of Ozone Station of the JR Chuo Main Line.
    •10 min. southwards walk from Exit 3 of Ozone Station of the Meitetsu Seto Line.
    •From Nagoya Station Bus Terminal, take the Me-guru Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus to Tokugawaen, The Tokugawa Art Museum, Hosa Library (ride takes approx. 37 min.).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 20 min. southwards from Kusunoki I.C. of the Nagoya-Daini-Kanjo (Mei-Nikan) Expressway via Route 41.

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