Toyota City Museum of Modern Industry and Living
Established in 2005, this museum and cultural property aims to promote culture, arts, and education. The first museum of its kind in Japan, discover the characteristics of Toyota City through hands-on experiences and exhibits that introduce modern industry and the transition to urban life. Toyota City Museum of Modern Industry and Living works to preserve and make good use of the modern cultural heritages which exist in the city, together with promoting the exchange of culture and information between people.
Originally built in 1921 as the 9th Branch of the Sericulture Control Department and now a National Registered Tangible Cultural Property, the museum building itself is notable for its peaceful atmosphere. Easily participate in guided tours, craftsmanship courses, and other activities that will bring you closer to the industry of the region.
Various Special Exhibitions
In addition to the permanent exhibitions, special exhibitions are held under various themes such as “bridges,” “waterwheels,” and “transportation.” Beyond the special exhibitions on display, you can travel to nearby historical heritage sites to consider daily life and buildings from the past. Travel through time and get to know Toyota City on a deeper level.
Using items related to modern industry, make dolls, spin silk, craft coasters from "gara-bo" yarn with a hand loom, form flowers from silk cocoons, and so on in the favorably recieved craftsmanship courses.
There are also projects that children can complete, allowing children and parents to enjoy these unique experiences together.
A National Registered Tangible Cultural Property and a Recommended Photo Spot
Built in 1921, the museum makes use of the former 9th Branch of the Sericulture Control Department, a National Registered Tangible Cultural Property. This is one of the only heritage sites where you can imagine what it was like in the days when silk cultivation flourished in Toyota City.
Places such as the main gate and the window frames also have a photogenic quality to them. Other things to take photos of include antique toys or the exhibit of a Japanese living room with its nostalgic atmosphere.
4-45 Kitamachi, Toyota City
|Opening days / hours||9:00-17:00|
|Parking lot||15 parking spaces|
|Holidays||Mondays (open if Monday is a holiday), New Year's holidays (December 28 to January 4)|
|Access by Public Transportation||[Directions from Nagoya]
・From Nagoya Station on the Higashiyama subway line, go to Fushimi Station and transfer to the Tsurumai subway line (which connects to the Meitetsu Toyota Line from Akaike). Get off at Meitetsu Toyotashi Station. Walk approx. 7 min.
•From Meitetsu Nagoya Station, take the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line to Chiryu Station. Transfer trains and get off at Meitetsu Toyotashi Station. Walk approx. 7 min.
•From JR Nagoya Station, take the JR Chuo Main Line to Kozoji Station. Transfer to the Aichi Loop Line and get off at Shin-Toyota Station. Walk approx. 12 min.
|Access by car||Approx. 15 min. from Toyota I.C. on the Tomei Expressway|
|LINK||Toyota City Museum of Modern Industry and Living Official Web Site|
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