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Tokugawa Art Museum, Nagoya

(3.9/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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. Our Nagoya family vacation planner makes visiting Tokugawa Art Museum and other Nagoya attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I went to when I came to visit relatives from Osaka. We think of the Tokugawa family from the garden. Note that the small children it is unpopular.
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  • It is a Museum of living dolls wedding tools, such as that is understood. Advances also firmly, so taking the time slowly to be skirted.
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  • This museum is mostly about a young woman from Nagoya that was married to a Tokugawa shogun during the later years of the eco period. There are a lot of artifacts in the museum, worth a visit!  more »
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  • This museum is a treasure trove of items from the Tokugawa Shogunate and before. The organization is a bit odd, but you'll learn a lot, especially about Noh Theatre and the Tale of Genji scrolls
  • Some good pieces but not enough explanations translated. Take the combo ticket with the garden for a pleasant walk.
  • It may be a small museum, but it has some very nice pieces belonging to the Owari branch of the Tokugawa.
  • Excellent museum with very interesting exhibits, and a wonderful garden
  • Really disappointing. 1200¥ for a museum as boring as the living room of my granny. It has some interesting objects. But the presentation is boring. For non-japanese visitors many of the objects shown, keep their secret because there's no explanation what it is and what it was used for. For example there is this great armor, but neither materials nor symbolism of this piece of craftsmanship are explained. Wikipedia would have taught me more.