Tokugawa Art Museum, Nagoya

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Step back into the Edo Period at Tokugawa Art Museum, dedicated to telling the story of the Tokugawa shoguns who ruled Japan for 250 years. Located on the site where one of the family's feudal residences stood, the museum collects a number of artifacts related to the family, with antiques from around the world showcasing their economic dominance and tastes, as well as objects related to everyday life during the period. Admire the artistry of the ceramics and calligraphy, the pristine, carefully designed swords, and the elegance of the furniture the clan surrounded themselves with. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Tokugawa Art Museum by using our Nagoya holiday tool .
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  • Lamego louver star the Tokugawa-kōen. 30-40 minutes to watch. If you do not have an interest in the history of dare not being a tourist destination. Lake garden
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  • We visited with a garden. The exhibition area of the Museum of fine arts, many exhibits of art between the Tokugawa. I think in my life saw a crest of Hollyhock most days. I think compared to other museums, entrance fee is more expensive, but worth it.
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  • Sword has numerous exhibits, is magnificent in the Owari Tokugawa family of products. This is the exhibition of national treasures, such as the tale of Genji, spectacular.
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  • When I was here the illustrations and artwork was fantastic. This is a must see in Nagoya. From arguably the best period of Japanese history you get a great glimpse into the life and culture of a Samurai. Love the swords, nice to be able to get so close to them and the other works of art. The grounds are a good place for a walk.
  • Interesting artifacts displayed however as there was no English translation it was hard to follow the exhibit
  • Very nice small museum which displays Owari Tokugawa's treasure in Edo era. Owari Tokugawa was the second highest and powerful Samurai clan in Edo.
  • For an important figure in Japanese history and the artifacts that they have it's disappointing that very little effort is taken to attract foreign visitors and to offer more explanations and details on the exhibits. Nothing ruins a visitors trip to a museum to pay that high entrance fee to go around and wonder what all the things are and have no idea. This is one reason why Nagoya attracts very few visitors and the ones that do make it out this far are left a bit disappointed.
  • This art museum is unique among similar museums in Japan because it owned and operated by the House of Owari Tokugawa, one of three households owned by Tokugawa Ieyasu. The current director and curator is Yoshitaka Tokugawa. The collection includes many artefacts, artworks, priceless swords, and household heirlooms many of which are designated Japanese national treasures. The collection includes many items that have never been displayed publicly. Some of these become part of special exhibitions each year. It is best to do some reading about the collection beforehand to get the most out of the exhibitions. The English language resources are ok but don't do the museum justice.
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