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トヨタ博物館 Toyota Museum

  • Culture / Art / History (Museums)
  • Other Aichi areas
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  • ClosedMonday, New Year Holidays

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District
Other Aichi areas
Address
41-100 Yokomichi, Nagakute-shi, Aichi 480-1118, Japan
Category
  • Culture / Art / History (Museums)
Opening Hours
9:30-17:00
Closed
Monday, New Year Holidays
Website
http://www.toyota.co.jp/Museum/english/
Tel.
+81-561-63-5155
Date of post:2015/07/24

Exploring the history of the automobile

  • Historic / Cultural Experiences

Tourist Center Address : 41-100 Yokomichi, Nagakute-city, AICHI pref.
Japan Category : Automobile Museum
Opening Hours : 9:30-17:00, closed on Monday
Website : http://www.toyota.co.jp/Museum/
Tel. : +81-561-63-5151

1. Outline
Toyota Automobile Museum opened on April 16, 1989 as one of the projects of Toyota Motor Corporation's 50th anniversary. Toyota made a program to explore the history of the automobile, not only in Japan but also in the world, exhibits its splendid collection of cars to create the future harmony of people and the automobile. You can see always exhibition of more than 140 vehicles of historical importance, not only Toyota vehicles but also other manufacturing companies.

You will enjoy in the main building, Toyota's world-wide collection of vehicles, and you will learn the progress of car cultures and technologies since the first automobile created. Toyota is trying to show the fruitful relationship between people and vehicles, and also vehicles contribution for everyone's life and the society. And looking for coming centuries, Toyota is trying to challenge for the environmental concerns like global warming. One of the answer is environmental-friendly cars, an example is Plug-in hybrid car and the other is Hydrogen fuel-cell car.

2. Entrance Fee
Adults: 1,000 yen
Senior (over 65 Year old): 500 yen
High School students: 600 yen
Elementary School students: 400 yen
Group discounts are available

3. Access
From Nagoya Station, take a subway to Fujigaoka Station (25 minutes).
Via Linimo (Tobu Kyuryo Line): Get off at Geidai-Dori Station (10 minutes), then about five minutes’ walk.
Via Meitetsu bus: Get off at Nagakute Shako Busstop (15 minutes), then about five minutes’ walk

4. My recommendations
I personally like automobile very much. This museum is exiting for not only automobile fans but also art fans because classic cars are almost art. My favorite cars are; No. 1 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost (1910), it is like a dream car. No. 2 Mercedes Benz 300SL (1955), it is more than car and art of workmanship. No. 3 Toyota 2000GT (1968), this car has beautiful streamline and is famous because James Bond drove in the movie "You Only Live Twice".

5. Best visit time
Museum is air-conditioned, anytime is fine to visit.
Spring is beautiful with Sakura cherry blossoms, Autumn is also beautiful with colorful leaves around the Museum.

6. Others
Toyota has produced more than 10 million vehicles in 2012 and 2013, and its production number is always listed No.1 or 2 in the world, the largest company in Japan. The company was separated by Kiichiro Toyoda in 1937 from his father's company Toyota Industries, to start producing automobiles. Toyota's first passenger car, the Toyota AA, was produced in 1936. Now Toyota has got a great reputation with the environmental-friendly cars, ex. Hybrid cars, Plug-in hybrids and Hydrogen fuel-cell cars.

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