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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  • Nine national treasures and important cultural assets in many a museum. Entrance fee is expensive, but it's worth; Also exhibited is ingenious and is living at the time often find that
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  • Exhibition period dolls. Accompanists who are so lifelike, so real. Was impressed by the skills of people in the past. I wanted to see more slowly because it didn't have enough time.
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  • This is a very well laid-out museum with clear explanations in English as well! From swords to artifacts and a section for the Genji Monogatari scroll, it is worth the trip. There is even a nice garde...  more »
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  • For an important figure in Japanese history and the artifacts that they have it's disappointing that very little effort is taken to attract foreign visitors and to offer more explanations and details on the exhibits. Nothing ruins a visitors trip to a museum to pay that high entrance fee to go around and wonder what all the things are and have no idea. This is one reason why Nagoya attracts very few visitors and the ones that do make it out this far are left a bit disappointed.
  • A bit pricey yet still a recommendation if you went out of ideas
  • Very cool place with many aspects of Japanese culture on display. Would have been nicer if you could take pictures but it is understandable.
  • 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.
  • 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
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