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At this manufacturer of naturally fermented soybean miso, we protect the traditional methods of "wooden kegs and natural fermentation" by using massive cedar kegs. The shop adjacent to the facilities measures out and sells freshly-made miso straight from the barrel. This miso maker repurposed a hangar that was used by the air force during WWII and an old elementary schoolhouse for its production facilities. There you will find some...
|Opening days / hours :||8:00AM to 5:00 PM|
|Holidays :||Sundays and holidays|
We hope that you will visit the Toyota showroom on the grounds of the Toyota Motors Plant as well. There, guests can get a feel for the thought process which goes into vehicle production, technologies used in the process, the evolution of hybrid cars, and other aspects of Toyota's cutting-edge automobile technology. Plant tours are also available by reservation.
|Opening days / hours :||9:30AM to 5:00 PM|
|Holidays :||Closed on Sundays, year-end and New Year, Golden Week Summer Holidays etc|
This commemorative hall operated by Toyota Motor Co. adjoins Kuragaike Park. Toyota Motor Co. built this hall in 1975 to commemorate reaching the production of its 10 millionth vehicle in the 35th year after its founding. Designed by the architect Fumihiko Maki, it presents a beautiful geometric form amid an environment surrounded by greenery. Inside the hall is the Toyota Establishment Exhibit Room, which is filled with passion fo...
|Opening days / hours :||9:30 to 17:00|
|Holidays :||Mondays (closed the following day if a holiday)/ year end and New Year period|
An intangible folk cultural property designated by the prefecture, the bonote is a martial art that is consecrated at a shrine festival. Here you will find a range of exhibits and materials describing it in detail. The Toyota region is home to many different variants of bonote. The exhibits go into detail about its origin, schools, and the implements used.
|Opening days / hours :||9:00AM-9:00 PM (Toyota Bonote Kaikan Permanent Exhibit room hours: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM)|
|Holidays :||Every Monday (except where Monday is a holiday), and January 1-4 and December 28-31|
This museum on the site of an old castle has views across Toyota. This is the site of the former Koromo Castle of Koromo Domain. The museum itself is like a work of art, with works installed even outside, creating a contiguous artscape. The bright building features a white motif and lets you relax in comfort. The collections include a wide range of works from Japan and overseas that span the modern era to contemporary work. The adjac...
|Opening days / hours :||10:00 AM-5:30 PM (doors close at 5:00 PM)|
|Holidays :||Monday (July 17/August 14/September 18)|
This folk culture museum opened in 1980. The former villa of a wealthy farming family has been reproduced here, with the rear house, main house, and bamboo house featuring a thatched-roof, wooden construction. The Asuke Mansion reproduces the handmade aspects that were a part of mountain life in the region, among them charcoal brazier cooking, traditional paper making, Kiji, and weaving. Ten different handicrafts are demonstrated by ...
|Opening days / hours :||9:00 AM-5:00 PM (doors close at 4:30 PM)|
|Holidays :||Thursday (or following day if falling on a holiday), year-end/New Year (12/24-1/2), third Wednesday of June, 12/16, and other irregular closings/openings|
Culture is spread through information, information is spread through communication, communication is written on paper, paper is produced in Aichi. Kozo is the Japanese name for the mulberry trees that seem to grow particularly well in the Obara region of Aichi Prefecture’s Toyota City. These mulberry trees have been the source of the particularly strong and versatile traditionally handcrafted washi paper produced here since at lea...
|Opening days / hours :||9:00 to 16:30|
|Holidays :||Monday (no substitute holiday if Monday is a public holiday, etc.), year-end and New Years (December 28 to January 4)|
The Obara district is well-suited to growing the mulberry plant, so it has been known as a cradle of papermaking since the Muromachi period. Washi-no-Furusato is a site where you can learn all about the charms of papermaking. The Obara Paper Art Museum offers both the Washi Artwork Gallery, where you can experience the charms of Obara paper crafting, and the Art and Craft Center, where you can try your hand at making paper. The Art a...
|Opening days / hours :||9:00AM-4:30 PM ■Workshop hours: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM|
|Holidays :||Monday (where Monday is a holiday, open; date not rolled over); year-end/New Year (12/28-1/4)|