• INAX Live Museum

Tokoname-City INAX Live Museum

  • INAX Live Museum
  • INAX Live Museum
  • INAX Live Museum
  • INAX Live Museum
  • INAX Live Museum
  • INAX Live Museum
  • INAX Live Museum

Tokoname’s Unique Tile Museum

The INAX Tile Museum is located in the traditional pottery town of Tokoname. Here you can discover the wonders of ceramics and tiles, including decorative tiles from various periods across the world, and their uses. There are over 1,000 different tiles from the Orient, Islamic tiles, Spanish, Dutch, English, Chinese and Japanese decorative tiles on display. Replicated tiles from ancient Egypt and Asia, floor tiles, wall tiles, ceiling tiles, bathroom, kitchen and fireplace tiles,…who knew there could be so many uses for tiles? Obviously someone did.

  • INAX Live Museum
  • INAX Live Museum
  • INAX Live Museum

INAX Live Museum

The museum was established when a collector of ancient tiles, donated his collection to Tokoname City. Operated by Japans’ largest home hardware company, LIXIL Corporation, makers of the INAX ceramic toilets and toilet bowls, the museum also features some 150 elaborately designed and decorated porcelain toilets from Japan’s Meiji (1868-1912) and Taisho (1912-1926) periods, along with more modern designed, surprising toilets. Twenty-eight key exhibits keep your attention, and even the bathroom facilities become part of the experience. This may seem above children’s understanding and interest levels, but it really is a fascinating collection, and very well displayed too.

INAX Live Museum

The museums’ Clay Works and Tiling Workshop provides you with the opportunity to make your own clay, ceramic, and mosaic tile art objects and items, including ceramic tile clock painting, Deco mosaic Art, mini ceramic toilet painting, Lustrous Clay Ball creation and more.

A restaurant serving authentic wood-fired pizza, and souvenir shops with original merchandise round out your visit to this unique museum. By the end of the day you’ll be all tiled out!


  • Multipurpose toilet
  • Souvenirs
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
Location : 〒479-8585
1-130, Okuei-cho, Tokoname-City, Aichi
Fee : Adults 600 yen, high school and university students 400 yen, elementary and junior high school students 200 yen. Adults aged 70 and over 500 yen, disabled persons free
days / hours
: 10:00 to 17:00 (last admission at 16:30)
Parking : About 80 parking spaces, 3 bus parking spaces
Holidays : Wednesdays (opens in case of holiday)
Year-end and New Years (December 26 to January 4)
Phone number : 0569-34-8282

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  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    Take the Chita Bus bound for "Chita Handa Station" from Central Japan International Airport or Meitetsu Tokoname Station. Alight at "INAX Live Museum-mae" stop and 2 minutes walk.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 6 minutes from Meitetsu Tokoname Station.
    Approx. 10 minutes from Chubu International Airport (exit at the Rinku I.C.).
    Approx. 7 minutes from Centrair Line Tokoname I.C. (from Nagoya).
    Approx. 15 minutes from Chitahanto Road Handa I.C.

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