Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, Nagoya Station area, Nagoya City (Nagoya-shi)

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Famous cars from around the world telling the history of the automobile. An interactive museum established by the 13 companies of the Toyota Group. The museum is housed in a red-brick factory from the Taisho Period (1912 – 1926) that remains at the birthplace of the Toyota Group. It exhibits textile machinery and automobiles as the main exhibitions. These show the changes in “manufacturing” the above from the early stages of machines to the latest ones, controlled by computers. You can enjoy these attractive facilities, with the opportunity to operate the machines of former days by yourself.

The museum features many great exhibits, including a real working machine and Toyota’s very first production car. Visitors can make cellular phone straps and miniature cars (for elementary and junior high school students) and both adults and children can have fun while learning about machines.

Fees: Adults: ¥ (JPY) 500- ¥ (JPY) 400 Jr. and Sr. high school students: ¥ (JPY) 300 – ¥ (JPY) 240

Elementary school students: ¥ (JPY) 200 – ¥ (JPY) 160

Hours: 9.30-17.00 (Last Entry at 16.30)

Closed: Every Monday (or the following day if a national or substitute holiday falls on Monday), year-end and New Year’s holidays.

Location and Contact: Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology Nagoya Station area, 1-35, Noritake Shinmachi 4-chome, Nishi-ku, Nagoya City (Nagoya-shi) 451-0051 Japan [Geo Coordinate: 35.182814,136.876581] Transport: Linimo [Geidai-dori] Walk 5min. TEL: 052-551-6115 FAX: 052-551-6199

Website: http://www.tcmit.org/english/index.html


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