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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  • October 2, 2017
    While I found the museum to be an excellent collection and enjoyed the time with friends, I would not have chosen here based on my experiences with these artifacts in Kyoto and other museums. That bei...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    I went back and Tokugawa Art Museum have plenty of things to see. To enter and just in time for the Guide to volandia who heard explanation. In or just watching practice admiration and interest before viewing exhibits of the day watching like you explained and well understood without difficult of more heard the description and studied the exhibits to understand so glad to come. Who will be sent summary description of exhibits: (weekends and holidays) 10:30-, 11:30-, 13:30-, 14:30-because each 15 minutes, the volunteers will explain in the lobby according to the time in you go, listen to ginger? Watch the fun increases many times over. On weekdays 11:00-, 13:30-, 15:00-explains (1 hour) with the clerk while it seems.
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  • September 29, 2017
    I felt in Japan a lot of exhibits. I felt not only the range of exhibits, great views of the Museum environment and not visible from the Museum of fine arts.
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  • May 3, 2017
    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.
  • April 2, 2017
    Very cool place with many aspects of Japanese culture on display. Would have been nicer if you could take pictures but it is understandable.
  • December 11, 2016
    Awesome nutshell with lots of samurai interesting stuff. I wish I could read Japanese, I'm sure I would have got a lot more out of it. The gardens around are marvelous
  • October 9, 2016
    Some good pieces but not enough explanations translated. Take the combo ticket with the garden for a pleasant walk.
  • October 26, 2016
    It may be a small museum, but it has some very nice pieces belonging to the Owari branch of the Tokugawa.

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