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Tokugawa Art Museum, Nagoya

(3.9/5 based on 300+ 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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  • It is recommended to come by tourist bus is in walking distance from the nearest station,. You can know things about the place so you around the sights of Nagoya with a description of the guide is not limited only to arrive at your destination. Anyway wow exhibit click here. Sorry did not see exhibits some currently under construction. When you have finished the installation also comes hope.
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  • Special exhibitions of dolls did. The picture scroll of the tale of Genji. There are additional exhibits there. And enjoy with a Tokugawa-en. I think one day is not enough. The Tokugawa Art Museum, Nagoya Aquarium Nagoya Castle and Atsuta shrine. I have a lot of attractions
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  • Recommended by City line bus to go from Nagoya Station. Number and routes are often becomes shorter working hours, and arrives in a 10-minute walk from JR "ozone", will arrive in a 3-minute walk from line of bus stop "Tokugawa garden new good" from the. Tokugawa Art Museum is a private enterprise of the Owari Tokugawa family, permanent exhibition at "Lords of life and culture" split by feudal lords of their own below six are introduced. Ornament armor, sword display room 2: tea ceremony room no. 3: study: 1st Exhibition Hall, no. 4 Gallery: resolution No. 5 room 奥道 furniture gallery 6: Genji Monogatari emaki first exhibition room is breathtaking. Blade also koshirae were lined up one of the best but also mouth. It is a wonder that it's not a State-owned. Personal interest was the No. 3 exhibition rooms. Until the detailed decoration is a reproduction of the room at the time Lords have been made, but usually model and replica is used as valuable tools were being used at that time really was in the form of the State that was. All exhibition space are accessible without steps, and on the first floor had been thorough impression. I think anyone of any age can enjoy art.
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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.