Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, Nagoya

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Witness the history of Japan's automobile industry at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology. At this redbrick factory site, you'll have a chance to see how a small textile firm transformed into a major worldwide car producer. Established in the summer of 1994, the museum features textile looms, advanced robots, and automobile displays. Plan your Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology visit and explore what else you can see and do in Nagoya using our Nagoya tour planner.
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  • We visited this museum on May 26, 2017. This was a very interesting and educational place to visit and we fell in love with this museum. We got there right before they opened. First we went into the l...  more »
  • This was a great place to view the history of Toyota and the growth of their brand in Japan and how they took it overseas. The layout was very well done cars from US and other country vehicles were re...  more »
  • I went to this museum with a group of friends. However, I think this attraction would suit all ages. It's educational and gives you another perspective on how Toyota has evolved over the years.  more »
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  • Here you can find out how in 3 generations the Toyoda family came from a lonely village in Japan to one of the biggest conglomerates in the world. We all know about Toyotas (don't even need to say cars). But they actually came from the textile industry. The exhibits are very informative and they have a very good guided tour program if you are interested. Closed on Mondays and sometimes Tuesdays.
  • I strongly encourage attending one of the free guided 45 minute tours (check times before you attend). Entrance is ¥500 and the guided tours add a great deal to the experience. The museum is very interactive and the tour provides a great deal of background information on both sections of the museum that you don't get from the plaques which are written in Japanese as well as English. You can take a great deal away from simply exploring yourself, however, I found it even more rewarding returning to the areas the tour went through after the fact. The tour gives you great background into the history and explains things not written and grants access to much more info and experiences. We went anticipating to spend two hours and spent half the day there! A very enjoyable part of Nagoya.
  • Big respect to the founders. Excellent exhibits. Eye opening. Don't miss this attraction if you're in Nagoya.
  • A place to visit to understand Toyota philosophy. Budding automotive engineering student can learn more here then spending one semester in college. Please take your time and enjoy the display and info.
  • It is an extremely excellent value, combined with informative hands-on demonstrations and wonderfully setup presentations. Surprisingly, many staff members speak English and always are willing to interact and even hand out souvenirs. Additionally, the automotive section is absolutely a gem for anyone who has ever seen something called an automobile. Just go. It's only 500 yen.