Set in two vast pavilions, the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology is one of the most impressive, yet under-rated museums in Nagoya, if not Japan. An amazing collection of textile and spinning machines (90 is all) represents the changes and advances through the 19th and 20th centuries. Move on through into the Automobile Pavilion and enjoy a truly informative history lesson. The history of Toyota is presented to you before you find yourself in the main pavillion where machines are still working and have a demonstration button allowing you to see them in motion. Everything in the museum has English explanations too.
Train: Take the Meitetsu train from Nagoya station to Sako Station (1 stop, 3 mins). Exit the station, cross the main road and turn right. The museum is 1 minute on your left.
On Foot: From Nagoya JR station turn left, cross over to the opposite side of the road and keep walking straight for about 15 minutes. When you get to a ministop convenience store, walk to the next set of lights (not including the lights on the corner of ministop) and turn right. the Museum is 50 metres on your left.
* Nursing Room, Baby carriages and wheelchairs are available at the reception.
* Audio guides available for 200Yen.