Did you know that the world famous car company Toyota used to be a textile-making company? The Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology is a great place to learn the history of industry and technology.
Sakichi Toyoda is the well-known inventor of Japan's first power loom as well as a founder of the Toyota Group. His contributions to the development and modernization of Japan's machine industries is widely recognized.
The location and buildings of the pilot factory built in 1911 by Sakichi Toyoda to research and develop automatic looms have become the museum. It is a huge 41,600 square meters with an exhibition floor area of 10,750 square meters.
The museum offers the 6 exhibitions listed below, and various demonstrations such as Demonstration of
Metal Working Technologies (Casting, Forging, Cutting) are held throughout the day:
• Textile Machinery Pavilion
• Automobile Pavilion
• Steam Engine
• Toyota Group Building
• Toyoda Shokai Office
English-language tours run every Sunday between 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm. Tours visit the Textile Machinery Pavilion and the Automobile Pavilion.
Museum brochures are available in 6 different languages (English, simplified/traditional Chinese, Korean, and Thai). An audio tour (200yen) is also provided in English, Chinese and Korean.
The location is family friendly and accessible place.
Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology
1-35, Noritake Shinmachi 4-chome, Nishi-ku, Nagoya
Tel. (052)551-6115 Fax. (052)551-6199
Fee: General admission (18+) 500 yen
Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (enter by 4:30 p.m.)
3 minute walk from Sako Station on the Meitetsu Nagoya Line
25 minute walk or 5 minutes by car or bus from JR & Kintetsu Nagoya Station
10 minute walk from the No. 2 exit of Kamejima Station on the Higashiyama Line (subway)
Free parking is also available
Our WiFi is available in this area.
Apr. 10th, 2015