Rev head or not, you’ve GOT to see the Toyota Automobile Museum in Nagakute, Aichi Prefecture!
Over 120 cars from all eras across the world and in pristine condition are on display, 98% are original. Not just Toyota, but American and European vehicles, including many different and famous brands too, Mercedez Benz, Ford, Mazda, Porsche, Subaru, Isuzu, Rolls Royce, De Soto, Jaguar, Nissan and more.
Every vehicle on display looks like it just rolled off the assembly line.
One of the great points about this museum is,…you’re allowed to take photos! And there’s plenty to take! Highlights include a bright red and gold trim 1910 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, an early Toyoda Model AA from 1939, a classic 1955 Ford Thunderbird in fire engine red with white walled tires. U.S. President Roosevelt’s 12 cylinder armor-plated, bullet-proof Packard Twelve, a white, open top 1965 Jaguar E-Type, and even a pink Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz with huge rear fins and tons of blinding chrome!
Cars of every shape and size, of every make and model.
Honestly, the displays are magnificent! Even my mother, (a definite non-motor head!) was impressed by the scale, range and beauty of the cars. In an adjoining pavilion, there are more vehicles surrounded by household items, furnishings and toys from the matching times. See cars along with TV’s, washers, fashions and furniture from the 50’s, 60’s 70’s and 80’s.
Work your way amongst a showroom of classic cars
Man Meets Machine
Cars and homes through the years
Naturally there are cafes, restaurants and shops to check out too. Bring plenty of memory space in your camera, and tissues to mop up the drool, you’re going to need it!
Chris Glenn is a bilingual radio DJ, TV presenter, producer, narrator, MC, copywriter, author and columnist, and Japanese historian, specializing in samurai castles, battles, armor and weapons. He is an inbound tourism advisor, and is often called upon as a lecturer and speaker on Japanese history and topics. He was born in Adelaide, South Australia in 1968, and has spent over half his life in Japan, most of that time in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture. Chris is dedicated to promoting and preserving Japans’ long history, deep culture, traditions, arts and crafts.