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Tokugawa Art Museum, Nagoya
(3.9/5 based on 280+ 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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  • Great building with beautiful vistas out to the garden and grounds. Some highly informative displays about life in the palace. Also some first class exhibits including the scrolls. Some are copies but...  more »
  • Tokugawa Art Museum is located in Tokugawa garden, commentary cannot be seen easily, such as Lords of Ieyasu Tokugawa-Owari Tokugawa family came as a national treasure and important cultural properties, including numerous exhibits that is easy to understand, can be seen with. Open 10 a.m.-in 2 hours is required to visit. Hosa library facilities (open 9:30 ~: tour 30 minutes)-Tokugawa-en (opening 9:30-: tour 1 hour) also recommended. Walk 5 minutes (before the source of morality Temple) in high esteem in the bracken, light is also recommended.
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  • Empress furnishings that have been scattered by the abolition of family after the defeat and depression tend to be. Among them, Tokugawa Art Museum's many works of art and furniture of the Owari Tokugawa family was saved by a miracle. What such a collection is seen in others. In Tokugawa-en park adjacent to a reasonable size, good.
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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.