Museum Guide

A complete and detailed guide to museums in and around the Nagoya area. Click on any of the information buttons to open a full page of details such as open times, access and admission prices.

Futaba Museum – Cultural Path

With a striking orange western-style roof, grand parlor dappled with light through stained-glass windows and traditional Japanese-style rooms, this perfect example of East-West cultural fusion and Taisho-era romanticism has been restored to its rightful place as one of the major attractions of the Cultural Path that winds from Nagoya Castle to Tokugawaen. The former home of “Japanfs first actress”, Sadayakko Kawakami, and the “king of electric power”, Momosuke Fukuzawa, from the Taisho era to the early Showa era has been relocated and restored, and now stores and displays an amazing range of Sadayakko-related materials as well as literature with a connection to the local area.

Open

Tues – Sun: 10:00 ~ 17:00
Closed Mondays (Following day if Monday falls on a public holiday).

Admissions

Adults:  200yen (160yen if group of 20+)
Children:  100yen (Free for children no yet in school)

Access

Subway: Take the Sakura-dori subway line (red) heading for Nonami, and get off at Takaoka station. Take exit No. 2 and walk north for 10 minutes.

Train: Take the Meitetsu line to Amagasa station and walk south for 12 minutes.

Bus: Take the city bus to Iida-machi stop – 2 minutes walk. Alternatively a 5 minute walk from Shirakabe key stop.

Parking

Cars: 300Yen (Free if less than 30 mins)

Futaba museum map

Address

3-23, Shumoku-cho, Higashi-ku, Nagoya-Shi, 461-0014

Phone

052-936-3836

Website

http://www.futabakan.city.nagoya.jp

Email

Sada@actio.co.jp

Meiji-Mura Museum

Meijimura Located on a hillside facing the beautiful Lake Irura, Meiji mura, the beautifully landscaped open-air museum, features more than sixty buildings and other structures all dating back to Japanes Meiji era (1868-1912). From magnificent structures representing western influence to beautifully traditional Japanese structures made from wood, you can experience at first hand the culturally diverse architecture. Why not take a ride on an electric streetcar or a steam powered locamotive from the early Meiji era, or simply just stroll around and enjoy traditional Japanese stage performances whilst experiencing Japan how it once was.

Open

Mar – Oct 9:30am – 5:00pm
Nov – Feb 9:30am – 4:00pm

Admissions

Adult (18+) 1600yen / Senior (65+) 1200yen
High school student 1000yen / Junior HS student & Elementary student 600yen

Access

Train: Take the Meitesu train from Nagoya station to Inuyama station. A bus from the station (20mins approx.) will take you straight there.

Car: Via the Nagoya Expressway, exit at Komaki-Kita. Take the National Route 41 (30mins approx.)

Parking

Cars (900 spaces): 800yen (Mar-Nov) / 500yen (Dec-Feb)

Buses (100 spaces): 1500yen (Mar-Nov) / 1500yen (Dec-Feb)

Address

1 Uchiyama, Inuyama, Aichi Prefecture 484-0000

Phone

(0568) 67-0314 / Fax: (0568) 67-0358

Website

http://www.meijimura.com

Nagoya Science Museum

The Nagoya City Science Museum which has been visited by over 15 million visitors since opening in 1962, was was refurbished in March 2011 and now features the world’s biggest planetarium. With a diameter of 35 meters, the planetarium displays a highly realistic starry sky shown on the large over head screen. Please come visit the Nagoya City Science Museum not only for its value as a learning facility but as a tourist attraction as well.

Open

Daily, 9:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M ※Last admission time is 4:30 P.M.

Closed

Mondays or on the following weekday if a public holiday.

Third Friday or on the fourth Friday in case of a public holiday

Year-end and New-Year HolidaysDecember 29th to January 3rd

Admissions

   Museum & Planetarium  Museum only
Adults ¥800 ¥400
High School and University Students ¥500 ¥200
Junior High Students and Under FREE FREE
Nagoya residents over 65 ¥200 ¥100

Access

Subway:Use the Higashiyama or Tsurumai Line to Fushimi Station. It’s a 5 minute walk on foot from the 5th exit.

City bus service: From the Hirokoji Fushimi bus stop, 5 minutes on foot.

For Subway/Bus Schedules and Maps: “Transportation Bureau, City of Nagoya”

Meitetsu bus service: From the Shirakawa Koen-mae bus stop, 5 minutes on foot.

From Outside Nagoya: Get to Nagoya JR, Meitetsu or Kintetsu Station and take the Higashiyama subway (地下鉄/ Chikatetsu) line to Fushimi Station. Fushimi Station is one stop from Nagoya Station on a subway bound for Fujigaoka.

Parking

Limited paid parking at Shirakawa Park or numerous paid car parks around Sakae.

sciencemuseummap

Address

17-1, Sakae 2-chome, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 460-0008, Japan

Phone

052-201-4486 / Fax: 052-203-0788

Website

http://www.ncsm.city.nagoya.jp/en

 

Noritake Museum and Gardens

Established in the late 19th century by Ichizaemon Morimura and his brother Yutaka “Noritake” is in Japan, what Wedgewood is in England – The country’s most prestigious fine china and tableware producer. The magnificent grounds to the gardens include a welcome centre, craft centre, ceramic science museum and a Noritake gallery as well as the main museum. In addition, it is located just 5 minutes walk from JR Nagoya Station.

Open

Museum: 10:00 ~ 17:00

Craft Centre: 10:00 ~ 17:00

Shops: 10:00 ~ 18:00

Restaurants: 11:30 ~ 14:30 / 17:30 ~ 22:30

Admissions

Adults: 500 yen
Groups of 30 people or more: 450 yen per adult
Groups of 100 people or more: 400 yen per adult

High School Students: 300 yen
Group of 30 people or more: 270 yen per student
Groups of 100 people or more: 240 yen per student

*Junior High School Students and under Free
*Persons with a disability certificate and those 65 years of age and older with ID are admitted free of charge
*A combo admission ticket for the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology is also available for purchase at 800 yen.

Access

The Museums and Gardens are easily accessible from Nagoya Station, a 10 minute walk at most.  Just turn left out of the north exit walk past the large new Lucent tower building on your left and turning right at the next traffic lights. There are signposts most of the way.

Address

3-1-36 Noritake-Shinmachi, Nishi-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken 451-8501

Phone

052-561-7114

Website

http://www.noritake.co.jp/eng/mori/

Email

garden@n.noritake.co.jp

Tokugawa Art Museum

Opened in 1935 to exhibit family treasures that formed the inheritance of the 19th Owari Tokugawa Marquis Yoshichika. These items which were passed down through the generations of the Tokugawa family- The Art, furnishings, armour,garments etc, used by the founder on the Edo period form the core of the collection. Also artifacts cherished by his 9th son and founder of the Owari Tokugawa branch(Tokugawa Yoshinao) have been added to the collection. In all the museum boasts 9 items designated ‘National treasures’, 55 objects designated ‘Important Cultural Properties’ and 44 art works selected as ‘Important Art Objects’.

Open

Tues-Sun 10am – 5:00pm

Closed

Mondays (Following day if Monday falls on a public holiday) and between Late December and Early New Year.

Admissions

Adults: 1200yen (1000yen if group of 20+)

Students (High School/ Uni): 700yen (600yen for 20+)

Students (Elementary/JHS): 500yen (400yen for 20+)

Extra Info

Pushchairs, Wheelchairs – available.

Baby Changing rooms – available

Coin operated lockers – available

Access

Subway: From Sakae Station, take the Meijo Line (purple) to Ozone. Take Exit #3 – Then a 15 minute walk to the museum.

Train – JR: Take the JR Chuo line bound for Tajimi and get off at Ozone station (South / Minami Exit) – 10 minute walk to Museum.

City Bus: Take the ‘Key-Route’ city bus from Nagoya station (from green No. 7 bus-stop), bound for Hikarigaoka or Idakashako. Get off at Tokugawaen Shindeki bus stop – 3 minutes walk to Museum.

Meitetsu Bus: Take a meitetsu bus bound for ‘Hikiyama’ leaving from #4 boarding spot in Nagoya bus centre (3rd floor of Melsa). Get off at Tokugawa Sindeki bus stop – 3 minute walk to Museum.

Tokugawa Museum Access Map

Address

1017 Tokugawa-Cho, Higashi-ku, Nagoya 461-0023

Phone

052-935-6262

Website

http://www.tokugawa-art-museum.jp/english/

Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

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 truely 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 demonstation button allowing you to see them in motion. Everything in the museum has English explanations too.

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Open

9:30am-5pm (Tues-Sun), Admission until 4:30pm

Closed

Mon (Tues if Mon is a holiday) / New Year

Admissions

Adult(18+): 500yen / Senior(65+): Free

High school /Junior HS student: 300yen / Elementary student: 200yen

Group discounts apply and multi tickets available (Ask at Front)

Additional Notes

* Nursing Room and Baby carridges are available.

* Wheelchair are available at the reception.

* Audio guides available for 200Yen.

Access

Train: Take the Meitesu 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.

Parking

Free parking: Cars (210 spaces), Buses (10 spaces) - located near to Nagoya Station


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Address

1-35, Noritake Shinmachi 4-chome, Nishi-ku, Nagoya 451-0051 Japan

Phone

(052)551-6115 / Fax: (052)551-6199

Website

http://www.tcmit.org/english/