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. Make Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology a part of your Nagoya vacation plans using our Nagoya trip itinerary planner .
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  • Machinery in Toyota's history and past exhibits and the history of Japan's industrial history. I am impressed by how to operate machinery in front of not interested in machines and vehicles.
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  • Not so much things to see and do ☺️ At first I thought I was going to see old cars and new concept cars but this was a museum to see how fabrics were made before. Staff are so nice though and place wa...  more »
  • The Museum is located a distance away from the Jr Nagoya Station, only 1 label history exhibits the evolution of the company held a very good.
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  • Probably most people didn't know Toyota started off in the textile industry and probably didn't know something else or there will not be any Toyota cars today. Excellent museum and the have live demo of the textile machines which were built in the 50s and are still kicking strong! Automotive shows lots of nostalgia 80s 90s car, their car mechanism and improvements over the years. Spent a good 3/4 of my day there. There are lots of English descriptions so guide is optional. However do look out English guide for the textile machines as they are on limited time slots. Textile department is really awesome. And.... Lockers are free with a refundable 100 yen deposit.
  • Very informative. Never thought I'd get so much pleasure from learning about developments in weaving. There are excellent demonstrations by the staff too. The section on how a motor car works is particularly fascinating...there are interactive demonstrations with examples of each part. Following this, there is a large ground space dedicated to the assembly line, including exhibits showing robots at work. Don't forget to watch the robot playing the violin - he/she plays at specific times.
  • A great historical museum about industrial engineering. Anyone interested in the fields of textiles, machining, metallurgy, automation, robotics, automobiles, and overall engineering things should give it a visit. The setting is very cool it is a preserved textile factory. And it is huge. Bigger than expected. The exhibits are extremely well done with working models of manythings and some actual working looms and heavy machinery. There is also an enormous functioning steam engine. Part way through you can even take a break and listen to a robot play violin. Tours are in English and Japanese. Location is close to the Nagoya station area and is easily walkable. The souvenir shop is hilarious with random things from the expected die cast models to car themed curry. There is even a kids themed area. I would give it 1 more star if I had the option.
  • Was fantastic did expect very much but the people showing the exhibits where as helpful as the could not knowing a great deal of English but the kids loved their excitement of what they were showing. If in the area worth a look can be done in about 3hours.
  • Spent nearly four hours here because if you truly are interested in what the museum has to offer, you won't rush. The first portion deals with nothing but textiles, and the second part deals entirely with the automotive side of Toyota. Lots of hands on exhibits, as well as live demonstrations, including a robot that plays the violin! There's a lot of information to process, some very technical, so it might not be the most interesting museum for a child. To an adult who loves cars and machines, it's heaven.

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