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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. 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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  • Quite small museum and less Japanese art than I expected. Quiet and peaceful. I recommend visiting the garden, too. It's quite compact but refreshing.  more »
  • The museum was far from the subway. When we got off the station, we did not know which direction and there was no sign. We asked a lot of locals and they did not know. Happened to see some teenagers s...  more »
  • 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 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.
  • Very cool place with many aspects of Japanese culture on display. Would have been nicer if you could take pictures but it is understandable.
  • 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
  • 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.